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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-07-2009, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Help with overflow tank

I was given a 125 acrylic tank with an overflow system in the back (Seaclear System II) but I think that I would lose too much CO2 if I used it as is.

I've been thinking of using a couple of large diameter siphon tubes on one end and putting the CO2 reactor and a dedicated submersible pump and the heater on the other end. Since there would be no turbulance from the overflow, I'm thinking it would be OK. Normal filtering would be with an Eheim 2028 and I would use a couple of powerheads for more circulation.

Am I thinking in the right directions?

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You might want to start with a set of Durso Stand Pipes.
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I had thought of the Durso standpipes but didn't want to drill through the bottom of the tank. I had also considered putting one on the front of the overflow chamber but did not want a white plastic piece against the black background.

Thanks for the suggestion.... I'm almost ready to start setting things up. I'm waiting for the light bulbs from AH Lighting and that cool double chamber drop checker you sent to me yesterday.

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you can do external durso standpipes
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