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Old 07-10-2012, 06:24 PM   #41
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Supra I just reread the bean animal website and the reference model design pulls 2000 gph from the dt .. I think I'll just follow their guidelines ... Might even do an external box
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:51 PM   #42
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I'm a little confused with the write up, he uses 1" bulkheads with 1.5 piping, I would think the flow would be only as fast as the bulkheads. I'm leaning towards 1" everything. 2000 gph seems like a lot. I know you can slow it down. But I'm thinking smaller pipe smaller skimmer box.
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:34 PM   #43
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Yay I cut my first baffle on the wet saw for the sump today, I wasn't sure it was gonna work but it did I'm excited.... I have to wait now because the rest of the glass is at my brothers house -_-
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:43 PM   #44
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Ok now that I have these baffles figured out I'm thinking about the over flow box design..as I mentioned I want to do a external overflow box with a bean animal to maximize space in the tank, there will be 2 holes drilled with a small OF box so fishies and inverts won't get sucked up. The problem is that the small OF box is going on the side panel of the tank which is 18", this means 18" of surface skimming .. I could do a coast to coast but this tank is in a wall I do not wamt to see a long box running along the top of my tank (i sound like I'm whining I know). But I think I came up with a pretty good solution, maybe I can run a single skimming edge along the top .. if anyone had done this please let me know if it works
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I don't want a ugly coast to coast OF box along the top so I was thinking a simple skimming edge that feeds into a OF box on the side of the tank with home drilled for an external bean animal would b good.. if anyone have done this can you tell me if it works if not I would still like to hear your opinion
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:52 PM   #46
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Is the skimmer baffle going to be on 3 sides with the box on the outside?
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Is the skimmer baffle going to be on 3 sides with the box on the outside?
Yes the baffle will flow into a small box on the inside that feeds the external
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:13 PM   #50
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So the bulkhead has to be long enough to fit the glass and the external of box? And are you going to do double bulkheads, one to go to overflow box 1 to go to sump? Sounds like a good plan if that's what your thinking. I'm also doing in wall and would like to have as low profile overflow as possible. This would seem to solve that.
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