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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-15-2010, 01:48 AM Thread Starter
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DIY overflow

I was thinking of doing the wier design of overflow.

See any problems/benefits of this design?


The design can be found here:
http://www.melevsreef.com/acrylics/overflow.html


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-15-2010, 02:04 AM
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should work fine, But you may want to add a stand pipe to the outlet or it will sound like a toilet flushing at all times.

Just incase it helps a single 1" pvc pipe verticle drain will flow 600gph with no restriction. Such as 90 degree bends.

Post some pics when you get started. I have made several pvc pipe DIY overflows. But have allways bought ones like this.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-15-2010, 02:11 AM Thread Starter
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Ah, well I'm going to pick up supplies maybe this weekend and after i make this, get a sump going.
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Sounds good

Are you using 1/8-1/4" acrylic and the norm?

Do you plan on running a aqua lifter pump on the top U?
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-15-2010, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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using 1/8.

I'm unsure about what you mean by aqualifter. You talking about the pump I'm going to use in the sump to run water back into the tank?
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I was thinking of doing the wier design of overflow.

See any problems/benefits of this design?

outgassing of co2?
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I'll have a diy co2 setup in the sump, hopefully this will counter that.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-21-2010, 11:42 PM
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What size slots are you putting in the weir? Too large and any small fish will be sump surfing. With the hang on the back there is always the danger you'll lose the siphon, this will create a flood as your sump overfills your tank. You could always drill you tank.
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