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Old 09-02-2012, 09:22 PM   #11
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Thanks.. I'm still looking into it.. & it kind of did.. Mine is going to be looking pretty different compared to that video..
Update, for anyone still following this, I have decided to not use a syphon box.. Heard of too many stories where it broke syphon & the main tank flooded.. Since my 75 has leaked before & seeing the pain in the butt it was.. I've decided not to go that route.. Instead I'm debating 2 things... Buck up & buy a canister or another HOB filter.. Or figure out if my tank is drillable.. If so I will possibly settling for an overflow.. Tuesday I will find out if my tank is tempered.. If it's made of old glass I will be putting my sump together..
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:02 PM   #12
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Have you considered building a DIY Overflow system it would save you from having to drill your tank, and has the added benefit of not having to worry about it siphoning your tank since it will only remove a pre set amount of water based on the height of the intake tube. Total cost should be around 20$ + or - I'm considering this for my tank as the way to go since money is tight.

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Have you considered building a DIY Overflow system it would save you from having to drill your tank, and has the added benefit of not having to worry about it siphoning your tank since it will only remove a pre set amount of water based on the height of the intake tube. Total cost should be around 20$ + or - I'm considering this for my tank as the way to go since money is tight.

HOW TO: DIY Overflow - YouTube
I actually picked up a tank 72G bowfront that is already drilled.. Came with sump return pump, trays, stand, canopy.. Pretty much everything except lights, heater & media.. But when I get everything I need for that one.. & get it cycled, & figure out what im doing with my current tank, I'll be moving my fish in it, & hopefully making another Cichlid tank of some sort.. But I'll have to decide on filtration.. Since I was given a frontosa, I thought about looking into getting a second one, & making it a breeding tank But I know they get huge, & not 100% sure if thats even possible..
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