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Old 05-11-2004, 12:32 AM   #11
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I'd have to agree with Steve. I would go for two separate overflows and I would make sure either one of them, by itself, could keep up with the pump I installed. You could always have two drains in each overflow with one drain set higher than the other. That way you would only use it if one of the others stopped up for some reason. I know that sounds like overkill, but imagine all that water in the floor. Also, I'm thinking 30" may be pushing it for 250 watt lights...you might want to think about 400's depending on what you intend to keep in the tank. JMHO.
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i would deffinatly go with 4 400w. MH for that tank. I have a 21 inch dep tank and i wish i would have gotten a 400 w. halide. But i may add a second 250w. Just scared of heat issues.
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I think I am going with 2 overflows with 1- 1.5 inch drain in each one and 2- 1 inch returns in each overflow. I know this is a side note, but I dont think that 2 dursos will even fit in that one overflow. With the 4 - 400's do you think I am going to have heat issues?
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These are built in and drilled holes in bottom of overflows. And even the original design has 2 - 1.5 drains and 2 1 inch returns.
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These are built in and drilled holes in bottom of overflows. And even the original design has 2 - 1.5 drains and 2 1 inch returns.
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I think I am going with 2 overflows with 1- 1.5 inch drain in each one and 2- 1 inch returns in each overflow.
I think you'll be better off that way.

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With the 4 - 400's do you think I am going to have heat issues?
It depends you how you set it up. Are you going to have a full canopy over the tank or will it be open and use pendants? If you have a canopy, I think you'll need to have several fans running to maintain plenty of airflow. If you use pendants, I don't think it'll be a problem.
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They will be in a canopy, I will duct the air outside, but in the past I have had heat issues with 400's. The canopy is 12 inches of water though.
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