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post #46 of 50 (permalink) Old 06-12-2013, 08:06 PM
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A note from someone with a 'coast-to-coast' (full tank width) overflow and beananimal (herbie w. two down-turned drains) drain system...long weir is great, but shrimp/stupid or curious fish are quickly sucked over and into the sump.

So plan for a holding area, or do something to prevent them from getting sucked over. I haven't gotten around to it yet, but I've read that gutter guard mesh is the best option. (now that I've written this...going to HD tonight to pick some up...)
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That is what I meant. Good that you can fit a larger box with two drains then.
while herbie's have great advantages. it looks like im the only person who reccommends a singular drain with the correct sized piping.
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So plan for a holding area, or do something to prevent them from getting sucked over. I haven't gotten around to it yet, but I've read that gutter guard mesh is the best option. (now that I've written this...going to HD tonight to pick some up...)
most definitely, I have tons of gutter guard mesh from HD in the attic. I use it now to hold down moss.

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while herbie's have great advantages. it looks like im the only person who reccommends a singular drain with the correct sized piping.
what would you suggest is a properly sized single drain for around 400 gph? my issue is all commercial boxes are not big enough for anything over 1 inch.
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most definitely, I have tons of gutter guard mesh from HD in the attic. I use it now to hold down moss.



what would you suggest is a properly sized single drain for around 400 gph? my issue is all commercial boxes are not big enough for anything over 1 inch.
i'd drop down to 300 gph then and supplement with powerheads
however if u can get a 1.25 bulkhead that would suffice
1.5 inch drain can do around 750-800 gph fairly silently

CPR cs150 has a 1.5 bulkhead already.. its what i use on my 75
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Ah. yea i do recall seeing 1.5in external boxes. I wanted to drill my tank and do an internal box.would you happen to know if they have bigger sized internal boxes?
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