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Old 04-23-2011, 12:48 PM   #21
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Ok, I see how the water gets into the overflows, kinda like my cube. When the water is behind the overflow cover is there a hole in the glass for the water to go down to the filter? Or do you still have to buy overflow boxes to go over the lip?
No the water fills the overflow box and then enters the 2 pipes pointing down,the 3rd pipe pointing up is the emergency pipe in case the other 2 get blocked,this is known as the coast to coast,This is what I would use.
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Drilled are a lot easier to use, good choice.
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:49 PM   #23
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I'd recommend getting the tank drilled. If you have tempered glass then you obviously can't get it drilled, but I don't think I've seen a tank with the sides tempered. You can also get the bottom drilled, but the bottoms of tanks are more commonly tempered AFAIK. I've heard bad stuff about the u-tubes and how hard they are to start up, and how unreliable a lot are. I think drilling holes is just the way to go.
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Yep I agree with him. If you didn't buy it yet, drill it. It will save you from a lot of problems
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I would go with Hillage although my syphon overflow has never given me any problems you just need the correct sized return pump for the overflow,this is where most people have their problems.For example:if you use an overflow box capable of handling 800 gph you should use a pump that after head loss pumps around 750gph,If your return pump is too low(lets say 450gph)the flow going through the U tube isnt fast enough to pull any bubbles straight through it and eventually causing an air break and flood.
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:56 PM   #26
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I've been pricing predilled dual overflow tanks.

Ok, I now undersatnd the very very basic part. What are your opinions on using the wet/dry I currently have. It's supposed to be rated to 125g at least. I don't see much room left over though after the output pump is put in. What about my skimmer and heater? I already have this filter so I wanted to see if I didn't have to invest in something else.
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:58 PM   #27
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You could get a external pump and save some room in it
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:00 PM   #28
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I'd recommend at leasst skimming over this. It explains what a sump or wet/dry is, the differences between a wet/dry and a sump, and why a sump would be good. Truthfully I'd go with a sump because of the advantages, but if you can't afford it or don't want to shell out the cash for it, then go ahead and use the wet/dry. They both would work, but I think the sump has more advantages to using it.
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i just recently setup my sump maybe 2 days ago 10G under my 55G and i got a reef octopus in sump skimmer , had to get an overflow box because my tank wasnt drilled still waiting for the reef octopus to break in its only been 24 hours though
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I am trying to fit a skimmer under my 10 gal sump. How did you do it?
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