Best type of overflow

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  1. Junz

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    Hi Guys

    i need some advice on an overflow, can you tell me which is the best way to go, my goal is to have a silent overflow, im not sure what other benifits there are with different types of overflows,

    please tell me which way i should go as well as a reason

    thanks
    Junz
     
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  3. Neil H

    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    depends on your tank dimensions and the space available ....

    C2C would be best .... skims more of the surface water
    durso pipe is the quietest and least prone to failure IMHO
     
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    C2C (Coast to Coast - the overflow runs the complete length of the tank) is probably the best, but can be difficult to build/setup as the overflow "lip" has to be 100% horizontal otherwise it overflows one side and not the other.

    As for noise, use a "Durso" pipe with air valve, it best, some poeple use ball valves on their down flow pipe, but this is a bit dangerious, as it is a restrictor and could get blocked due to the orifice being smaller.

    hope that makes sence.
     
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    i kind of have an idea on how it works, ok i need it to be silent more than anything else, otherwise my tank stays outside and i sleep on the couch.
     
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    And the problem is? :whistling: I need to take you under my wing.... won't that give you more time for the tank:lol::lol::lol:
     
  7. Pete

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    Junz m2c is if you have space behind the tank for plumbing c2c is the way to go, if no space then a box overflow with a dorso (quitest) then all plumbing runs in the box overflow and in the cabinet nothing outside....
     
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    You could also do an internal C2C with internal plumbing. I have a C2C and no plumbing outside the tank, very neat.
     
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    Agree withlighty- that method does look very neat and tidy
     
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    C2C is the best as mentioned by the guys. Just make sure your tank is 101% level for this type of overflow,
     
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