Herbie Overflow Standpipe with 2 Corner Overflow Boxes? - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,108
Herbie Overflow Standpipe with 2 Corner Overflow Boxes?

Anyone running Herbie Overflow Standpipe with 2 Corner Overflow Boxes? My understanding is that it will not work having primary drain in one of the boxes and the backup in the second overflow box. Everything I have read online points to this. Wanted to confirm if anyone else has tried.

If the above is true, what do you suggest running Herbie type overflow with 2 Corner Overflows?

Each overflow box has 2 bulk heads 1 inch each
Jim_PA is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-02-2012, 07:25 AM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Sammamish WA
Posts: 41
disclaimer: I don't have an overflow yet, and I am just learning about Herbie overflow.

That being said, I don't think it matters whether the primary and backup drain(s) are in the same overflow box or not. If the primary clogs, water level will rise on the tank, and will rise on both boxes, activating the backup drain siphon wherever it is.

I think that what matters is that you backup drain(s) must yield high enough flow to handle the maximum flow of your pump.
makutaku is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-02-2012, 11:02 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
HD Blazingwolf's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 4,907
As
Long as the overflows are equal height the emergency drain is designed to run full siphon. If ur standard drain can handle the flow then the emergency drain will be fine

Sump Pimp #7

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
HD Blazingwolf is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-02-2012, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,108
I have primary drain in each overflow, and second drain in each overflow, I have my returns over the back of the tank. It working out well for the last 2 months, just wish I did not have to have over the top returns, but that way it works for me. It dead silent, which makes the wife happy, which in turn makes me happy. If the wife happy everyone happy. ha ha
Jim_PA is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-02-2012, 03:28 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
HD Blazingwolf's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 4,907
if drain one can handle ALL the flow, then make the other drain be the emergency so u dont have to have over the back tubes

Sump Pimp #7

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
HD Blazingwolf is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-02-2012, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,108
Quote:
Originally Posted by HD Blazingwolf View Post
if drain one can handle ALL the flow, then make the other drain be the emergency so u dont have to have over the back tubes
Backup Drains are always dry, I think maybe one time they had water because I was trying to make some changes.
Jim_PA is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome