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Old 05-10-2004, 06:50 PM   #1
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I BOUGHT the tank!!!Need some recs on overlow placement!!

For those of you following, I bougth the 1/4 cylinder corner tank. It will be 4 foot along each wall in the back.

They talked me into 1 overflow box with 2-1.5 drains and 2-1inch returns right in the corner. Would you guys go with 2 overflows boxes along each wall instead?

Also is 4 -250 MH watts going to cut it? It will be 30 inches deep and 235 gallons.
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Lets see some pictures of this tank. Sounds very cool.
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Old 05-10-2004, 09:30 PM   #3
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Its not here yet, getting it made.
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You could always go into Microsoft Paint and just make a quick sketch of it if ppl are really not sure what it looks like...
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I've done that a few times, and it's helped quite a bit.
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http://www.tenecor.com/quartercylinder.php

This is a 70 gallon. Mine is a 235, same thing just bigger. I hope it clears it up.
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It is like a cheese wedge or a slice of pizza, just 30 inches thick
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Old 05-11-2004, 12:21 AM   #8
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Re: I BOUGHT the tank!!!Need some recs on overlow placement!

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They talked me into 1 overflow box with 2-1.5 drains and 2-1inch returns right in the corner. Would you guys go with 2 overflows boxes along each wall instead?
Personally I would have gone for two seperate overflows. Better flow potential as well as a redundancey in case something goes awry.

What was their reasoning for just one other than appearance?

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they just kept insisting, but I just did it today, so I can change. It is an extra $135 but in the overall expense, it is Really nothing. I was just looking at appearance. I keep coming back to 2 and really should go back to that, if for no other reason that it will be tough putting 2 dursos in one overflow
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Well if you are having the the tank built. Ok hold on. Are we talking built in overflows or overflow boxes. Here is what i would do if it were me since it is a big tank.

I would do two built in overflows or have the tank drilled. I would then have two or three or even four returns. One at each end of the tank and maybe two twards the middle. That will give you alot of flow. Of course you will have to have one heck of a pump. But it would be pretty awesome. That is what i would do if i had the money to get such an awesome tank.
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