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Old 01-18-2010, 03:08 AM   #1
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Drilled Tank Leak

How do you fix a leak in a fully functioning large 180g drilled tank that has a leak in the seal where the water exits the tank to the sump. How long do the seals last before you might have a problem?
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:28 AM   #2
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I presume you're talking about the bulkhead.. If it's the seal between the bulkhead and the glass just try giving it a slight twist to snug it up. If that doesn't work you could drain the tank till it's below the overflow height and the remove and replace. If it's where the hose connects.. again try to tighten, if no luck replace the clamp, if no luck replace the hose
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:21 AM   #3
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Is there a good web site that shows how to drill out and connect piping for a drilled tank?
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:08 AM   #4
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Overflow Box

Is it better to get an overflow box where it has intakes at bottom, middle and top or just the top. I worry about the whole tank draining accidently.
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YouTube - How to - Aquarium overflow / sump / refugium. Some tips
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:58 AM   #6
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I got a Reef Octopus overflow, Best thing ever invented. Even if my power fails, Or somehow the syphon doesnt syphon.. I have no overflow anywhere. And even if the power goes out, Then restarts.. The syphon will start by itself.

If you want a video of my tank and how it works, Let me know and i'll do one!
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Is it better to get an overflow box where it has intakes at bottom, middle and top or just the top. I worry about the whole tank draining accidently.
I never saw an overflow box with the intake anywhere but the top. If they were at the bottom or in the middle, I don't see how the overflow would even work.
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I never saw an overflow box with the intake anywhere but the top. If they were at the bottom or in the middle, I don't see how the overflow would even work.
I agree, never saw one like that before.

In my opinion you cant go wrong with a lifereef or eshopps overflow box. I have been using 1 of each for a few years now. If setup right, theres no chance of a flood.

Are you talking about an internal overflow such as all glass or perfecto? They have holes in the box in different locations to pull water from bottom/middle level of tank. I think the concept is cool but it doesnt really matter.
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:43 PM   #9
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I apologize, I was talking about an overflow box in the tank with pre-drilled holes in bottom of tank. If it goes by another name, my apologies.
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If you have one that drains at the top you dont have to worry about the tank draining all the way. Mine`s at the top.
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