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Old 10-30-2011, 10:39 AM   #21
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The tank was used with these holes but as you see they are right under the frame. I was going to silicone lexan sheets to the inside since i don't think bulkheads will seal because of the frame . What do you think?
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is that the big tank? i don't think you can even get bulkheads that small.
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:42 AM   #23
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Yea thats the big tank . It has 4 one inch holes across it.
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:42 AM   #24
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if you drill also look up "herbie's ultra silent overflow" there is a big wright up on reefcentral. bulkreefsupply endorses it, if that means anything to you. im running something similar to it. and when i get the free cash im going to fully do it.
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oh and if you go to bulkreefsupply they have a couple vids. one mention of it is on the 6th vid of how to set up a saltwater tank, the other ones, just follow the links.

Ultra quiet reef tank overflow - YouTube
and here is another take on it.
Herbie Overflow - YouTube
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:49 AM   #26
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also if you cant find plugs i would imagine the silicone with acrylic patch would work too.
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:54 AM   #27
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i wouldn't drill the bottom of the tank unless you plan on installing a water tight overflow box around it. if the bulkhead ever leaks, you'll drain the whole tank empty.
as long as you use a pump that isn't pushing the drain to capacity, you won't hear much of anything. right now i have the mag 9.5 running on my tank and i do have standpipes, but nothing on top of them for noise reduction, and i can't hear anything. if i increased the flow, that's when i'd hear the suction toilet flushing sound.
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:55 AM   #28
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and here is the link to the actual article.

NEW plumbing method for an ULTRA QUIET REEF TANK!!!! LONG !!!! - Reef Central Online Community

also if you dont drill,
CPR CS90 SIPHON AQUARIUM OVERFLOW BOX by CPR Aquatic - AquaCave
CPR CS102 SIPHON AQUARIUM OVERFLOW BOX by CPR Aquatic - AquaCave
if you go this route, get the deluxe package. it will include the lift pump and lid.


sorry for the rapid replies
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Rapid replies are fine in my book lol. I think I'll just go with the overflow box and use the lexan to plug the holes. I would like to get bulkheads but since i have the issue with the frame I'd rather go the patch route since I know that would work.
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i really dont want to step on mr_X's toes. he knows what he is talking about.

that said im only offering another way of doing the same thing. ive got a mag 9.5 too and its running wide open with no restriction or redirection and my lift pump is louder than my overflow.
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