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  1. DIY
    Hi, Trying out DIY CO2 using Citric acid and Baking soda. Below is my setup. Citric Acid (Bottle-A) -> Baking Soda (Bottle-B) -> Needle valve -> Solenoid -> One way valve -> Diffuser (Aquarium) Here is the problem i faced. After making everything work and pressure at 1.5 kgf/cm², I...
  2. Equipment
    Starting to collect equipment to get a tank up and running I do not want to drill my tank. Looking for a hang on back overflow that would allow for a Bean/Animal style system Years ago when I was in this hobby, I DIY'd one out of glass. It worked beautifully, but was broken in a move. I...
  3. DIY
    I recently bought a 75g tank that is drilled in the bottom right corner. I was kind of dreading putting in a big ugly overflow box, I always thought they were ugly. So Ive been trying to think of ways to make something that is minimally invasive and not too hard to do. I came up with this idea...
  4. For Sale/Trade
    Hey guys I am selling a used mame overflow. It is in great condition and has been very well taken care of. Starting up a larger tank and therefore upgrading to a larger overflow. I'd like to sell it for $160.00 shipping included free anywhere to the lower 48 states. PM me if interested...
  5. DIY
    I just purchased a 125 gallon tank with pre-drilled dual overflows with a 1" and 3/4" bulkhead in each side. I am thinking about having the full siphon (1") and the trickle overflow (3/4") in one corner and the emergency overflow (1") with the (3/4") piped up and over the overflow to a spray...
  6. DIY
    So I have a very unique sized tank (48"x5"x9") That Im planning on turning into a nano river tank for some hill stream loaches and things like that. Im putting a sump on it mostly to increase the water volume because its only about 10 gallons. So for the overflow I thought it may be fun to try...
  7. Tank Journals
    Hi All, This is my first post, although I’ve been lurking and learning from this forum for some time now. I know the post is long, but during my research and planning, I had a hard time finding examples of others who have combined a FW tank with a sump. I hoped that taking a leap on the...
  8. Tank Journals
    Hi All, This is my first post, although I’ve been lurking and learning from this forum for some time now. I know the post is long, but during my research and planning, I had a hard time finding examples of others who have combined a FW tank with a sump. I hoped that taking a leap on the project...
  9. Equipment
    I am about to set up a new dutch style 75 gallon and am planning to avoid canisters all together this time. I've decided to use the KollerCraft TOM RP3 overflow box.... I keep getting some conflicting advice on what size pump to use, as in gph. I see some recommending to not exceed 600 gph...
  10. DIY
    Background: I've been out of the hobby for a few years (since 2010 when I deployed). At that time I was the proud owner of the rebuilt Big Clear Kahuna that I had picked up from Scolley and remade. When the deployment came around I simply couldn't expect my wife to watch our 4 kids and take...
  11. Fish
    As title says, For the first time sense I have had my tank set up the tetra's seem to be attracted to the overflow. I have a home made Durso set up so they seem quite content. .. I am wondering if there is a way to keep those ""and other"" smaller fish from getting in, without disrupting and...
  12. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I am doing a setup with planted tanks and recycling the water with grow beds in planters to grow some vegetables and herbs. And I am adding a few compost worms into the grow beds - so I think the term is Vermiaquaponics. But I don't think this term fully describe the planted tanks, and from my...
  13. Equipment
    I have a project in mind to mount a Glass-Holes Super Nano Overflow kit on a 20 tall. The sump would be a 10 gallon with foam block. Also thinking I would loop some pump water back into a second 10 gallon sump to grow floaters and then siphon back into the 1st sump. My reason for the floater...
  14. Equipment
    I am the proud new owner of a used 220 Gallon glass aquarium (72" w x 24" d x 30" h). There are two overflow boxes approximately 1/3 and 2/3 along the back wall with corresponding bulkheads in the bottom of the tank. I am new to non-canister/HOB filtration, is this as simple as hooking one of...
  15. DIY
    I have updated my overflow siphon. Here is what it looks like now: It looks better in the water: I decided to do away with a self priming venturi because it would spray bubbles into the tank every few seconds. It has run several days without any bubble accumulation, but i must admit I've only...
  16. Equipment
    I am setting up a Mr. Aqua 12G long rimless tank and am considering using a 20H as a sump, i was thinking i could use a hang on back overflow. My question is this: is there any brand of overflow you'd recommend? what flow rate should i be expecting/wanting for a tank this size? what type of...
  17. Low Tech Forum
    This is an idea that has been bothering me for some time, can't I just run two lines into my sump one for my in and one for my out with my water pump in my sump with both lines pre drilled (in case of power loss) so the lines can break the siphon once the water level has dropped a certain amount...
  18. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I know a lot of you are using sponge or mesh prefiltered canisters on shrimp tanks, but have any of you set up a true overflow and sump system? What kind of overflow are you using? Drilled through back with sponge over the fitting? Bottom siphoning in a weir with a bunch of scrubby sponges...
  19. DIY
    hi everyone first time i have ever posted so i am sorry if i dont get it right. i have a custom overflow i put in, and after much consideration of this ugly looking thing i have in my tank i would like to remove it. i have tried guitar wire, string, razor blade nylon ribbon and i can't get...
  20. Equipment
    Hello I am new to the site but not to keeping planted aquariums. I recently moved and this gave me motivation to set up a new tank. All my old tanks have used canister filters but I am thinking of using a overflow that will run into a fw refugium that will include a reverse flow ug filter. I...
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