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Cleaning clear pipes gets old fast, cleaning anything does really. I debated having two outlets on either side for symmetry but am glad I didn't. The big decision was how far down to drill the hole, I wanted surface movement but no splashing...I think the OCD also wanted it in the middle of how tall the overflow was. It worked out but wouldn't put it any higher, the tank has lots of surface movement.

Also, having it plumbed as a peninsula style led to the single outflow being effective and getting that circular flow pattern which is desirable.
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Is is possible to provide a top down drawing of the flow/piping?

For me having surface moving is key as the exchange is important to me and one of the factors i always build into Aquariums. The technical side I am very interested in. My next project will be excess of 100 GAL so I am using the tech from your setup as a guideline.

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Is is possible to provide a top down drawing of the flow/piping?



For me having surface moving is key as the exchange is important to me and one of the factors i always build into Aquariums. The technical side I am very interested in. My next project will be excess of 100 GAL so I am using the tech from your setup as a guideline.



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No problem, do you want like flow pattern in the tank or a pic of the plumbing under the tank?


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Flow pattern please.

One question, I am guessing the flow will keep out most but do you have some sort of screen on that 1" outflow pipe?

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Flow pattern please.



One question, I am guessing the flow will keep out most but do you have some sort of screen on that 1" outflow pipe?



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No screen, nothing has ventured in yet. At water change the shrimp might entertain it a bit but they would get blown back out. The nerite snails stayed out as well when they were in this tank. By far the inhabitants prefer the overflow, shrimp can get by anything it seems.

Here are a couple pics, the tumble in the valley isn't pronounced like the photo but it's a low flow area especially when the P. erectus gets tall. It basically goes over top all the rear stems in the back, hits the far right side and gets pushed all the way to the bottom then follows the "front" of the hills across the bottom. It spreads out considerably going right to left across the bottom and hits all the tops of the plants.



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Thanks Hendy8888 that looks like the direction I am considering for the new project. Aesthetics are important to me as well and how clean your tank looks is the best example I have found out there that demonstrates that.

The flow is perfect. I appreciate the response, as from the looks of it, others as well.\

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The colors! So vivid!
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Easily my favorite tank of 2020! I love the color varieties of both the plants and the T5 bulbs. I am 100% going with that type of overflow system on my next tank. I had an FX5 attached to 2 bulkheads at the bottom of my tank, but I always struggled with surface biofilm.

Do you use any type of spray nozzle or is it just a naked bulkhead where the return pump leads into the tank?
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Thanks Hendy8888 that looks like the direction I am considering for the new project. Aesthetics are important to me as well and how clean your tank looks is the best example I have found out there that demonstrates that.

The flow is perfect. I appreciate the response, as from the looks of it, others as well.\

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Can't wait to see it! I really strived to keep this build clean looking, takes a bit longer tracking down specific parts but it's part of the journey.

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As the bulbs were warming up, heavily red.


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Easily my favorite tank of 2020! I love the color varieties of both the plants and the T5 bulbs. I am 100% going with that type of overflow system on my next tank. I had an FX5 attached to 2 bulkheads at the bottom of my tank, but I always struggled with surface biofilm.

Do you use any type of spray nozzle or is it just a naked bulkhead where the return pump leads into the tank?
Thanks! Biofilm is no fun to look at, need some sort of skimming in most planted tanks. Air stones can work too but that look isn't for me. You will love the "ghost" style overflow, a few different brands and I'm happy with Modular Marine. They have clear bottoms on the external box which is great to shine a light through when netting shrimp that get through the internal box. They were also the only company willing to do custom orders if you need it.

As for the outflow it's a single 1" naked bulkhead, see post #358 for a picture and explanation.
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