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Old 11-04-2010, 11:22 PM   #71
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So no matter where I put my heater at in my sump the evaporation will show in the return section?
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:17 AM   #72
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The location of the heater does not make a difference in that specific chamber. I have my return pump on a stand in the sump which makes the pump sit near the top. In case of an overflow box failure the pump will only move the allowed water into the DT. In my experience external overflow boxes fail because air is built up due to the return pump not being strong enough.
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:53 AM   #73
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i don't know what's worse, mopping up a few gallons of water, or purchasing a 100 dollar pump. i think i'd rather drill the tank and not do either.
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:20 AM   #74
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If I was to drill my tank is it just one hole and attach a connector with a hose to my sump..does some one more information or link with pictures on to what this looks like or some steps..
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check out glass holes.com. they sell the overflow box and the bit that matches it....
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:29 AM   #76
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I dont have a problem drilling the hole..its just where and what do I do with the hole afterwards?
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:34 AM   #77
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Ok thanks..i will look into that one..
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i would purchase one of those boxes from glass holes. they have instructions there.
you can also do a 90 with a strainer, like featured in this video. then you adjust the water height in the display by adjusting the elbow, as i was showing someone else here...
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:39 AM   #79
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ok thanks i will look into that one..i am assuming its the same for acrylic tanks
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:40 AM   #80
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so is drilling by far the best method and safest from any overflowing issues..
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