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Old 05-24-2015, 08:32 PM   #1
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How to form a diy overflow out of hard plastic

Looking for what I can form it out of also, like could I cut a trash can apart an use the plastic to form it or would the plastic posion the tank. I want something dark preferably black I'm color


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they (who are they!) sell overflows you can install for a reasonable price(about same as a Rubbermaid garbage can).
CPR Retrofit Overflow Box - Bulk Reef Supply
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there are many other sources also.
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Whoops, I forgot the word for what it's called right now, but it's not an overflow box. It's the hard piece of plastic that cover the intake of the sump. Usally curved to fit the corner o the tank were it's drilled


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What part of this are you looking for?
http://www.amazon.com/All-Glass-Aqua.../dp/B0002DJAZQ
The curved part is the same as what I posted besides shape and application.
Do you already have holes on the bottom of tank?
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How to form a diy overflow out of hard plastic

Actually I'm gonna have to drill through the sides o the tank as the bottom is tempered, so I'm going to have the bulk head in at a different angle, I'm thinking at least a 60 degree which is why I'm looking at a diy thing as its so ofd


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Look into coast to coast skimming or bean animal.
The plumbing issues are up to you, my point is more drill as high on the back as possible.
Bulkreefsupply sells bulkheads and matching drill bits(how convenient).
Coast-to-Coast Overflow | Melev's Reef
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Overflow Kits - Glass-Holes.com dope aquarium stuff

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