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Old 05-14-2013, 01:52 AM   #11
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The reviews on the Rio Plus look really solid... Isn't the point of the overflow box to prevent the main tank from draining down into the sump? So worse case, if it fails then the tank would continue to be filtered by the HOB filter? I'm all for the "you get what you pay for" and buying quality parts, but it seems an unnecessary expense when it's not the primary filtration and the overflow breaks siphon like it's supposed to...
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If the HOB overflow fails, your whole sump will be pumped onto your floor. IMO, rios are junk.
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Hmmm good to hear an opinion on them from someone other than a random Joe-Amazon, thanks for all your help!

For the overflow failing though, wouldn't that be independent of the return pump? Is there something I should be worried about with the Eshopps overflow? It seemed the only one I could find for a smaller tank...
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If you don't put enough water through it, it will build up an air bubble in the J tube and it will get increasingly larger until it fails. A snail coule get in the J tube and it would also fail.
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