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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-14-2017, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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I'm having trouble coming up with an idea for the most unobtrusive overflow possible for my tank.
The problem is that the tank is very slim. It is 48" wide 9"tall and 5" front to back. I'm turning it into a nano river tank for hillstream loaches and white clouds. There is a thread for it with pictures here

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh....php?t=1026673

The main problems are it is so thin, I can't really put an outside the tank box on the back because there is no room behind the tank.

The best option I could find is here at this site,

https://www.marineaquariumsa.com/thr...verflow.19764/

but nowhere can I find details on the GPH of it. I'm looking for around 200-300 GPH through the tank, so not a ton compared to most overflows but it may be a lot for the very small area I'm wanting. Anybody have any ideas? Thanks!

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.... anyone? Maybe?
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I don't know if overflows really do what you want to do for a hillstream tank. why not do a internal manifold? something like a matten foam filter on one side of the tank with a pump behind it. then have that pump plumbed to a spray bar under the substrate on the other side of the tank.
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Do you have any space behind hte tank also is it rimmed or rimless.

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I don't know if overflows really do what you want to do for a hillstream tank. why not do a internal manifold? something like a matten foam filter on one side of the tank with a pump behind it. then have that pump plumbed to a spray bar under the substrate on the other side of the tank.
I'm trying to keep as much plumbing as possible out of the tank. While it is wide, it's only FIVE inches front to back and 9 tall. Even a small sized manifold pipe would take up a lot of room. Also I just want to build a sump because why not? Lol

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Do you have any space behind hte tank also is it rimmed or rimless.
It is a rimless tank, you can see some pics of it in the link I posted above. The tank it right up against the stand so I will have to drill through the stand to get behind the tank.

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The link to your thread didn't work for me; just took me to the front page of the forums.
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The link to your thread didn't work for me; just took me to the front page of the forums.


Sorry, try this link https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh....php?t=1026673
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I'm surprised that noone in your build thread suggested a canister filter with the intake and return at opposite ends of the tank. ZooMed makes a canister filter designed for turtle tanks that would fit that size/volume very well, and they're only about 30-40 bucks depending on where you get them.

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I'm surprised that noone in your build thread suggested a canister filter with the intake and return at opposite ends of the tank. ZooMed makes a canister filter designed for turtle tanks that would fit that size/volume very well, and they're only about 30-40 bucks depending on where you get them.
I agree. You can even fit your cannister with an overflow adapter.
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The link to your thread didn't work for me; just took me to the front page of the forums.
I edited the link so it should work now

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I'm surprised that noone in your build thread suggested a canister filter with the intake and return at opposite ends of the tank. ZooMed makes a canister filter designed for turtle tanks that would fit that size/volume very well, and they're only about 30-40 bucks depending on where you get them.
I actually have two of those small filters you are talking about. Their gph is nowhere near what I would require for a river tank. Even before they get clogged and slow down (which happens quickly) I need around 200 gph, I'm sure I could find a canister that could do that, but I'd rather build a sump instead.

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