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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-07-2014, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Tank and sump


I decided that I want to drill my tank and setup a sump. I already got the sump and now I'm at the point where I can drill and setup all the plumbing.
Does anybody here have such a setup? If yes, could you post a picture?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-09-2014, 02:32 AM
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Depends on where you want to drill. You have to verify that the pane you want to drill is not tempered glass. If it is determined you don't have tempered, you have the bottom, the side and the rear. I went with a rear pane bean animal overflow on my garage project. Check out the link in my sig for reference. Also in that same thread, I have a side drilled overflow on my main display 90g tank. For a bottom drilled tank you can do a stockman, a hofer gurgle buster, a herbie and a durso. The bean animal is pretty much a side or rear type install and in many regards, the best overflow drainage method you can install.

On my 40g I am doing a internal overflow in which the bean in part internal and external. On my 90g I am doing the internal/external overflow in which the bean is only on the outside of the tank. The 90g plumbing is not installed but you can see the internal wier in the pic I have posted.

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