Best overflow for a cube

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  1. Aquetas

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    Hi All

    I have a cube of 54cmX54cmX54cm that i recently obtained. Tank was designed for freshwater. Glass is 10mm thick and has black silicone. Also has a nice cabinet that it sits on.

    I want to covert the tank into a marine tank.

    I need to know the best overflow method which will make the tank super silent as i want to keep this in the bedroom :biggrin:

    I was thinking of the coast to coast method with 1 overflow in the back but not sure how noisy this will be. Im sure i can add a t junction in the back with the top of the tee using the Hofer Gurgle Buster method.

    The return can come over the top as the rim on the top of the tank has 2 groves in the back for wiring or piping to come over.

    Anyone have an ideas for me?
     
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    Thanks Riaan.

    Was thinking maybe a skinny overflow like the tanks Idol do.
     
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    Well, that pic is a skinny overflow, bur instead of having a design that goes all the way to the bottom of the tank, like a L shaped chamber, with outlet going out the bottom of the tank. The overflow is just shorter with outlets to the back.

    The skinny overflows relies on a ball or gatevalve to prevent that waterfall noise.

    Advantage of Idol skinny overflow is that the tank can be pushed closer to the wall.
     
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    Thanks @RiaanP. Will look at the Skinny overflow that idol does. What size bulkheads are those?

    Will defiantely be using a valve to control the waterflow.

    Now i need to get the tank drilled.
     
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    that tank in the picture, I had it drilled at Idol Marine. But just ask first for the fittings, they do have it, just ensure the sizes before you drill.
     
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    LOL. We got alot of them around here that rip you off with the prices lol.

    Doing the skinny overflow with bulkhead at the back.

    Getting Idol to drill the tank for me aswell.
     
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