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Old 05-17-2009, 04:26 PM   #1
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Best overflow for a non drilled tank?

So I was thinking on embarking on my DIY sump/fuge. I have a 55 gallon non drilled tank. I was looking through several sites and trying to find a good overflow for the tank. I'm a bit confused as you which might work best. I'm a bit blonde to this sump thing LOL. Which would be easiest to set up? I'm looking for something I can just 'plug and play' basically...or could I DIY that as well?

any suggestions as to how good/bad these may be would be great

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Overflow Box - Up to 75 Gallon - Single - 6 in. x 3 in. x 10 in. | Wet/Dry Aquarium Filters | Filters | Aquarium - ThatPetPlace.com

Reef Aquarium Filtration: Eshopps Overflow Boxes

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I use Eshopps on my 120. They are great. I have had 0 problems with them!
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Tagging along... had the same question.
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I use Eshopps on my 120. They are great. I have had 0 problems with them!
I used to use them on my 55 gallon reef. They are the best IMO.
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Beware of the continuous siphon, wier type design, <eg CPR>. They have a tendency for air to collect in the siphon & you must use a small pump to evacuate the air in the siphon or you will flood.

I have a DIY version of the wier design, and siphon break is a constant problem. <Others have reported same with this design.> Switched to siphon tubes (like the Eshopps), no problems since.
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i read some articles on the Eshopps they clamed to only get half of the gph they are rated for anyone els have this problem or hear of it
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the eshopps has worked great for me since i got it but i used a diy pipe version first you can see a image of it in my diy album on my page it worked great but needed to be taken outside once every two weeks and rinsed out because it would clog a little and lose a little flow rate but would still flow a little i only bought my eshops because i wanted it to blend in to my tank a little better, but i am glad i bought the eshops it works great no problems at all
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Overflow Box - Up to 75 Gallon - Single - 6 in. x 3 in. x 10 in. | Wet/Dry Aquarium Filters | Filters | Aquarium - ThatPetPlace.com here is the one i use my tank is also a 55 works great comes with everything you need to get the water from the tank to the sump except for pipe or hose in my case which i used my old hose from my diy from mine which was nothing except a vacum cleaner hose lol worked great cleaned it out first of course
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