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Old 07-04-2014, 02:48 PM   #21
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No. You will definitely have to mount them high enough for even coverage. With either fixture you will run into the same problem. What I would do is get rid of the canopy and mount the lighting on the wall behind the tank.
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Old 07-04-2014, 02:53 PM   #22
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Without canopy I think tank would look funny. I'll take a pic. Without canopy I could definitely wall or ceiling mount some tao's for sure though


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Old 07-04-2014, 02:55 PM   #23
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I don't think it will look funny. Many people don't use a canopy. Top down viewing is the best IMO, and you lose this with a canopy.
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Old 07-04-2014, 02:59 PM   #24
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I guess it would look better with lids off too. But then overflow is so loud




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Old 07-04-2014, 06:28 PM   #25
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There are ways to quiet the overflow if you need to. Take some close ups of that.
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Old 07-04-2014, 06:36 PM   #26
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Ok will do at store now. The overflow cascades down about 19" to the drain line that feeds downstairs. The drain line has a PVC mesh tube that is covered with sponge as a pre-filter. I have tried marine land filter sponges 3/4 the way up the overflow and that didn't help.


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Old 07-04-2014, 06:43 PM   #27
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Ahh...you need some sort of standpipe. Google "standpipe for overflow".
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Old 07-04-2014, 11:16 PM   #28
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Just went and bought supplies. Made it and will see how it works will post pics after fireworks.


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Old 07-05-2014, 01:20 AM   #29
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I greatly apologize for pulling this thread so far off topic. Mr. X, If I could meet you I would buy you a beer. That is amazing. So it was about 10.00 to take care of it.

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