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I have a hard filter question for you guys =)

I was wondering if it was possible to have an overflow type of filter that does NOT require drilling or any modifications to the tank itself. I don't like the HOB and the internal filter because it's not hidden like the overflow with the sump. Does anyone have a link, picture, or plans of an overflow filter for a nano tank (by nano I mean under 2 gallons). Thanks.

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Well, I don't have any plans for overflows on a 2gal, but I know that it's possible. Basically, you have to hang an overflow-box on the back of the tank, which is just about as big as a HOB filter! Doesn't see worth it to me . . .
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hob overflows are available. but like said above, its pretty big.
i have one for my 55 gallon and couldn't imagine one being made for a 2 gallon aquarium.
plus its alot of hardware. you'd need the overflow, a space under your tank for all the water to go, another tank to hold some water, and a pump to push the water back up.
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I'd stick with a small filter like the Red Sea Nano (HOB). All you see is basically the tube which comes down into the tank. The rest of the filter sits behind the tank and can't be seen. I'm about to put a Oceanvision backing to the Ocean Free tank to hide the lines and filter from being viewed when looking directly into the tank.

The problem with using an overflow box is that you'll end up with a larger compartment in the back (HOB) or end up with a pump inside the tank. It would just be easier and cleaner to go with something like the Red Sea unit instead.

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Please check the DIY section on the topic "DIY Mini Canister Filter for nano tanks" because I've just posted something that may be helpful for you guys
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It is pretty easy to get an overflow setup in a nano tank. If building the tank yourself Put a peice of black acrylic in the back with enough room to fit a small pump in a corner and media on one side. one of the top corners will be the actual overflow of the tank. Simply cut out lines to allow ater to flow through. then add a series of walls to hold media that it will flow over and into. Then in the opposite side of the overflow simply make a compartment big enough to fit a return pump and outlet that hangs over the top. if not building just add the piece into a existing tank
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