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Old 06-01-2015, 07:17 PM   #11
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And here I thought I had to just live with a devils advocate and now you guys/gals are playing it too! Jk I really appreciate the advice. I will look into the cpr overflow and aqualift pump later when I have more time.

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Old 06-01-2015, 07:43 PM   #12
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It's an older tank right? Drill that bad boy. Ebay sells the hole saws cheap. I've read 2 accounts of hob over flow failure in the last week. Anything worth doing...

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Old 06-01-2015, 07:45 PM   #13
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It's an older tank right? Drill that bad boy. Ebay sells the hole saws cheap. I've read 2 accounts of hob over flow failure in the last week. Anything worth doing...

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Nope brand spanking new.

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Nope brand spanking new.

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Oh, though I saw wood grain trim in that pic but it may as well been cardboard.. either way.. drill if possible.

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It does have wood grain trim but its brand new. The wood trim matches almost everything else in the room.

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It does have wood grain trim but its brand new. The wood trim matches almost everything else in the room.

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:tugs collar: wood grain is cool

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It looks better than the black trim and stand i have.

Lfs is getting a wet/dry sump in on Friday so I'll return the fluval then.

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I used Lifereef or reeflife, forgot the name of a hob. It claims that it never fails and it doesn't require any additional pumps.

So far so good, I even tested it multiple times over the course of year to mimic any fails I can predict for my tank. It uses gravity to draw water out of your tank. You should check it out. Its a bit pricey and always on back order. Check out some YouTube videos on it.

Bottonline is anything could fail, u just need to plan ahead in case of a failure.


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Thanks I will look into those.

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There certainly are no fail systems!
This is why drilling has been suggested.

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Carey really nailed it saying drill now or it is too late!
Practice on other glass.
The BRS link I offered sells drill bits and matching bulkheads for less guess work.
I have used reef octopus and cpr(along with the real old school tube overflows in the 1980's!).
I'll never run a DT tank that is not drilled again!
I have ;180 with 2 overflows,2@120 with 2 overflows each,and a 75 with 1 overflow.
Sumps make life simple,not more complicated.
Drilled tanks make them effortless almost.
I have flooded every HOB overflow I have owned at least once!
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