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Old 10-03-2012, 06:21 PM   #1
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Diy pvc overflow help

Just bought my inch PVC and I want to put my overflow together but I don't have my new tank yet it might be a 30 gallon bow but idk can I still make it bc I don't know the measurements of my tank does that matter or no can I make the overflow now without the tank if so some measurements would be helpful
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:24 PM   #2
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Just bought my inch PVC and I want to put my overflow together but I don't have my new tank yet it might be a 30 gallon bow but idk can I still make it bc I don't know the measurements of my tank does that matter or no can I make the overflow now without the tank if so some measurements would be helpful
I'm building the same for my freshwater Cichlid tank. You'll definitely need to know dimensions I would think. Is the tank drilled or are you doing a hob style? If its hob you'll need to know the measurements so that you can line it up with where you want your waterline... Make sense???
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Ooo yea ok it's hob style I dont want to drill a bow to much money at risk

Also what would the gph be in using inch PVC what gph pump should I use
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Ooo yea ok it's hob style I dont want to drill a bow to much money at risk

Also what would the gph be in using inch PVC what gph pump should I use
I'm totally in the same boat... Hooking mine up to measure gph tonight :/ my design is a lil different. I'm using 1in PVC but will be pushing twice the amount of water with a dual overflow. The formula for measuring gph is in my Malawi build thread... I could look it up for ya
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:32 PM   #5
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Na that's ok I'll look it up I think inch PVC is 350 gph so then I would need a 500 gph pump
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