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Old 08-26-2005, 05:24 AM   #1
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Overflow box

Any suggestions for an overflow box? Manufacturer, size, place to buy, etc.

We've got a RIO 14HF pump (840 gph/10 ft. - flow/max head). What would suit that? We've got approx 5 ft head on it now.
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http://www.lifereef.com asells some good quality U tube overflows.
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Overflow Box

We purchased a CPR CS100 overflow, thinking this would allow us to use the full power of our pump.

If I'm understood, if the overflow box is too small, and you're using a larger pump, the tank will overflow, but if you're using a bit bigger overflow box, with a lesser output pump, you should be okay, correct?

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correct.. as long as your overflow can handle the output of your pump or more you'll be okay..
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Thanks for your answer greenmaji!

We're off to Lowes as soon as UPS gets here to get some PVC and get started on this project.
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If your overflow can not keep up with your pump, you can simply plum a "T" fitting into the return side of the pump and then route a pipe with a valve in it back into your sump. You can then open or close the valve to achieve the flow back into your tank.
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