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Old 03-26-2010, 12:43 PM   #1
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DIY Corner Overflow

Alright, i'm deciding that instead of using the stupidly small overflow box that the glass-holes kit comes with, i'm going to make my own corner flow, because i now how i can integrate my rock structure with the sides of the overflow.

So now my question is, would this be a good sheet to use? I know i can use acrylite because it says this is the best acrylic to use for overflows on melevs site.. I'm just wondering if this thickness is ok for an overflow:

ACRYLITE¬ģ FF (extruded) Black 9M001 GT

It's pretty cheap as well, so i would probably get a few pieces just incase i mess up lol. Also, what does it mean by (extruded)?
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it seems really thin but i have seen people use milk jugs as an over flow so i dont see how this wouldnt work
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Old 03-27-2010, 02:47 PM   #3
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Yeah it is pretty thin.. but this place has the best prices for this size and type of acrylic. Not sure.. maybe i'll accumulate a little more feedback first.
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thats the only thing I see with it is that its a little under 1/8" and might bow/break its seal. I think that the overflows that come in aquariums are that thin but they are made of PVC I believe (might be abs) and that is more rigid than acrylic How tall is your tank?
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The tank is 18 inches tall.
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I think you should be ok. its for your 25G cube right?
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Yep. I'm really considering this corner overflow idea, but i've yet to find the necessary material for it, and i honestly have no clue how the plumbing would work within a corner overflow. Would i have to drill the bottom of the tank? Or could i just drill the side of the tank like normal, and just have the bulkhead below the water line in the overflow.

Yeah.. i really want to do an overflow setup so i can use a sump, but i'm not sure i will. I might just want the tank by itself, and since it's so small.. i wouldn't really have any regrets doing so. But i still really want to setup a sump lol.
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I am not sure how you would do it. I would assume either way would work, the only thing is puting a hole so close to the edge on the side that I would worry about cracking. Someone with more experience with drilling glass tanks will have to chime in.
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Meh.. good point. Didn't think of that. I hope someone will chime in
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