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Old 03-01-2012, 06:56 PM   #11
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Valid points. They will guarantee not to break it if I have it checked at a glass shop and verify it's not tempered. I have limited space to put this tank and figured I could be 3-4" closer to the wall with no plumbing coming out of the back of the tank. That is my main reason for wanting to go this direction.
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You will need to build an overflow box around the pipes, just like store bought RR tanks. You know this, right? How will you do this? Glass?
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You won't need 3-4" behind the tank... if you do a glass holes kit, you'll need 2-2.5".... and you'd want that anyways. While I agree with Dougs reasoning behind the overflow box on the back, I think a full length overflow box would help a lot with noise...if it bothers you.

FWIW, I'm considering buying a new 40b and putting a corner overflow in it to replace my current tank...
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Try sliding a piece of airline tubing down that black tube glass holes overflows provide. Move it up and down until you find the sweet spot.
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You will need to build an overflow box around the pipes, just like store bought RR tanks. You know this, right? How will you do this? Glass?
They do a glass box covered with black plexi. It looks like a store bought RR tank when they are done.
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