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Old 10-04-2012, 02:48 AM   #11
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Well there's no such thing as a dumb question it's all about learning. But if your running a pipe down into the sump you should put a shut off valve so your sump doesn't overflow when your power shuts off
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:03 PM   #12
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So is it better to drill? Do I still need overflow box if I drill or just a ball check valve?
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:27 PM   #13
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If its not drilled yet a hob overflow would work. I mean the opening of the tube is at the top of the tank. If it was at the bottom the tank would drain until it got to that point.
When you drill the bottom of a tank you put an acrylic box around it. It will only drain to the top of the acrylic box. My 75 only drains about 3 gallons of extra water to the sump when I kill the power to the tank.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:50 PM   #14
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Ok so now I'm confused, I've been told you drill the top of the tank. I've read a lot about overflow boxes being loud is there a way to prevent that? Is there anyone who can send some pics of your drilled tank and the plumbing to the sump. Even if it's not drilled I like to see the plumbing from overflow box too. Anything will help. Thanks.

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Old 10-04-2012, 01:00 PM   #15
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I would use a overflow box and a ball check valve
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:19 PM   #16
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You can check out the 75 gallon reef build in my signature. I have videos and pictures of the whole thing.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:33 PM   #17
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Dumb question again, how do I get to your signature. I'm a newbie.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:37 PM   #18
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I'm new at this too so I'm not sure sorry
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:47 PM   #19
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:56 PM   #20
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Reef octopus HOB on my sump. It worked awesome when it was on the DT, now it seems not to pull so much. Maybe my water is cleaner since the sump?

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