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Old 01-06-2006, 11:42 PM   #1
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Diy overflow

I would like to make my own but not go through acrylic bending if i can avoid it. My thought is that a HOB power filter could be converted to an overflow. Let me know what you think. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-07-2006, 08:45 PM   #2
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Good Article for DIY Skimmer/Overflow Box

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Old 01-21-2006, 03:38 AM   #3
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Just checking up on you. Whats the status of the overflow?
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Old 01-21-2006, 10:16 AM   #4
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I decided that for a couple $ more i could get one made correctly instead of hoping i would make one right the first time. I didn't have the tools to do it properly and didn't want to buy them for a possible one time use. Thanks for checking to see how i made out.
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I went the pvc route when I made mine myself. Cost me about $15 in pvc pipe and a little bit of silicon. I figure mine maxed out around 150gph, but it's real easy to upgrade. What kind of price did you find on a premade one? Cheapest overflow box I found was around $50 before shipping.
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Old 01-21-2006, 03:45 PM   #6
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I found one that was 600 gph for $25 before shipping.
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Old 01-21-2006, 06:34 PM   #7
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where?
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Old 01-21-2006, 07:00 PM   #8
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ebay, expect i keep getting my bids sniped in the last 2 mins of the auction or the auction has inflated shipping rates (more so than normal) and when the auction closes s/h is equal to, or greater than your bid.
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Old 01-22-2006, 12:08 AM   #9
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That is exactly where i found it but for me up here in the north even with exchange, duty and shipping it is still cheaper than buying it for a canadian store.
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i never said it wasn't cheaper than a local LFS, its just not a killer deal that you would come to expect on ebay. its a trend that has been going on for the past 4 yrs, where people are inflating their s/h charges to make more of a profit, and its complete crap, and i hate it.

i would love to get a few sheets of acylic and start mass producing overflow boxes shipped a fair price, and put all those 'turds' out of business on ebay.
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