Could you explain to me how that overflow box works? Like how does it start siphoning the water? I don't get how it can get water over the water line. Thanks!
Any plans on Fauna?
The overflow box works via siphon, there is an aqualifter pump that sucks the air and water out of the "U" shaped channel creating a vacuum that allows the water to flow through the channel. The only bad design of HOB OF boxes is that this is the point of failure in the system. Pump goes out and, well you can get the picture...
I'm thinking of about 50 cherry shrimp to start, add a bunch of ottos, and then I'd like to add about 5-6 dozen small schooling fish, maybe tetras. I was thinking of Cardinals, but now I'm pondering a different coloring. Orange, Red? Ideas are welcome here.
Cover the OF body opening to baffle the sound
The OF actually has a cover over the outlet tubes with a "silencer" thingy. I have taped this all up to seal it and that has helped quite a bit.
Replacing the stock stand pipes with piping; 1st taller, 2nd shorter with a valve inline. I dialed the flow restriction to flood the active drain. Basically running a single drain tuned to the pumps return flow with the second for safety if a blockage happens at the valve.
I might try adding some pipe with drilled holes to bring the water level up some over the outlets. Thanks for the ideas!