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Old 10-04-2005, 10:17 PM   #1
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Remove overflow box on Oceanic Reef Ready?

Hi all!

Quick question... I am thinking of removing the overflow box from my Oceanic 58 gallon. I really don't like the room it takes away from my tank.

I would just plumb in a drain PVC pipe and return PVC (DIY style) spary bar pipe (thinking Grey schedule 80/40 stuff) where the bulkheads sit now.

Anyone see any issue with doing this? TIA!
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If its a glass tank.. sure it could be done..
Problem is.. it might still be under warrantee, you might want to contact them about how that would effect it.. (most have a very long warrantee period actually, compared to cheaper tanks)
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Old 10-05-2005, 09:58 AM   #3
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Thanks for the response.

It is indeed under warranty, for the next 4 years! Oceanic has a great warranty. I'm not too worried about voiding this... tanks are faily cheap compared to the stands/equipment/livestock.

Just wanted to know if there were any known issues by removing it.

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Old 10-05-2005, 10:02 AM   #4
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I've never been a big fan of the top to bottom overflows myself. Check your concerns on warantee, as the mage suggested.

If you're going to go through with it I would probably do much the same as you described, except I might keep the top 5 or 6 inches of the overflow that i'm removing, and attach a bottom piece of PVC, make a bulkhead to attach the pvc to the bottom and still use it as my overflow... if I could do it and make it look decent.
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Old 10-05-2005, 10:20 AM   #5
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Took me a minute, but I figured out what you were saying about the overflow. Interesting idea, though I know I don't have the skills to fabricate something like this.

I presonally don't see any issue in removing it, besides the warranty, which I will check on today.

I plan to hide the 3/4" PCV pipes which will become the drain and return as well. Thinking I can create a tall formation of rock to accomplish this.

Thanks for the continued advice!
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