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Old 03-01-2006, 06:30 PM   #11
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Yeah, I'm thinkin patch n drill is the way to do this. It'll make building the stand a lot easier too. And that external overflow box idea is just the bomb... Brendan, you got me convinced. Between you and the local reefers (I said reefers not reefer) I really just don't see any reason to risk losing all the water. I'd rather plumb a reef rack in from about 3/4 up the back and working its way down, with some loc line coming in from a little higher. Been checkin reef central and they got a thread on manifold style closed loop plumbing that is kinda interesting. Either case... Thanks all for your input!

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A closed loop system it's not so much an advantage, but the sump drain should be on the bottom. The fewer turns on the way from the overflow box to the sump, the greater the capacity and the lower the risk of clogging.

Where will the closed loop pump be located? Will you be able to reduce the number of elbows with one setup or the other?

Here's one guy's idea of what to do with bottom drilled holes:

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