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Old 06-15-2012, 09:45 AM   #1
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I'm getting a 75 gallon tank that is not predrilled and has tempered glass. So, I'm going to have to get a HOB overflow. What are your thoughts on these?
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Get a deluxe model CPR overflow. It comes with a vacuum pump to keep the syphon. I wouldn't recommend any other overflow.
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Yeah thats the one I was looking at. I just didn't know how they did incase of a power failure or anything like that? or if they leaked?
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With the pump it will restart the syphon. I lost power a few times in the middle of the night and never had a mess and the tank was running fine. Just maintain the pump well and you should be good to go. I'll be replacing my pump yearly since they only cost around $20 or so for peace of mind.
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I have used the 600 gph Aqualine overflow. I got it off ebay and I havent had any trouble with it. It doesnt lose its siphon if the power goes out. Here is the link to it. I hope thats ok to do.

AQUARIUM SINGLE OVERFLOW BOX W/BLUE SKIM CUP 4 NON-DRILLED TANKS/WET/DRY FILTERS | eBay
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The CPR overflow is not the best out there. If the aqualifter pump happens to fail you are looking at a huge mess. I would recommend the Lifereef hob overflow or even the eshopps one. If they are setup correctly they will never loose siphon and there is no pump necessary.
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The CPR overflow is not the best out there. If the aqualifter pump happens to fail you are looking at a huge mess. I would recommend the Lifereef hob overflow or even the eshopps one. If they are setup correctly they will never loose siphon and there is no pump necessary.
+1 on the eshopps...
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I've had both an eshopps overflow and the cpr one. I have to say I like the CPR one a million times more. I have yet to have any accidents with it, and I have a backup aqualifter pump and a rebuild kit just in case.

When my power goes out like it did twice yesterday, lol, it just stops the siphon. As soon as the power comes back on it kicks in and starts the siphon again.

I had zero luck with the eshopps keeping siphon on both tubes and got tired of sucking up salt water to start the siphon. :-(

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Hondatec what type of pump are you using???
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Just the aqua lifter pump that comes with the overflow.
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