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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-10-2017, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Question Corner overflow - Bean Animal

I just purchased a 125 gallon tank with pre-drilled dual overflows with a 1" and 3/4" bulkhead in each side.

I am thinking about having the full siphon (1") and the trickle overflow (3/4") in one corner and the emergency overflow (1") with the (3/4") piped up and over the overflow to a spray bar running the length of the back of the tank.

Should I switch the trickle overflow and the return pipe sides? Less turbulence on the dry overflow side instead of the full siphon side or it doesn't really make a difference?
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If you have the emergency and return in the same overflow you'll have stagnant water in that corner.

I went with a dual herbie in my 125 reef ready tank and couldn't be happier. One full siphon and one trickle overflow in each corner and I ran the return up over the back with a full length spray bar.
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That sounds like a good idea. Thanks
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I agree, it's better than what I was going to suggest. ?
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Dual herbie overflows and over the back returns is the common solution. Spray bars make for great surface agitation, but if you are just aiming for flow in the tank, a simple dump tube is much more effective.


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The return I am going to try a spray bar first. My biggest concern was the overflow and having one corner stagnant.
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