Designing my future cube

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  1. RiaanP

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    I'm designing a 800 by 800 cube. That is 600 high.
    For the overflow I got to this.
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    The overflow box is 400 by 80mm and outlet pipe will be 50mm. With a eggcrate gate. I do not want the overflow from corner to corner C2C as the tank will be viewable from 3 sides.

    My question, would this setup create noise?

    If yes, I have to make the overflow box deeper and wider and lower the outlet. So that I can fit another bend inside to face up, with a durso fitted (will use a soil vent valve).
    But I want the box to be "invisible".

    Any suggestions?
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    on the outside where u have the elbow, use a 50mm t-piece and run the verticle a little higher then the water level and use a end cap with a small hole drilled in.. l
     
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    Have you considered a centre overflow?
     
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    RiaanP Thread Starter Moderator

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    Thanks Dallas.
    Ok your suggestion is to create the Durso outside. I understand, just a question on that, what will happen if the inlet is not fully underwater. Because it will then suck air from the inlet? Or should this not matter?

    Central overflow, This is a 800mm cube, and the LR stack will be in the center. Will not have enough space around the outlet pipe for the larger pieces of LR I have.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    depends on what u having on the inside, i have another elbow facing up and seems to be silent enuff, my nano has external durso's the one is silent the other is not, still trying to figure a nice way of doing it
     
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    I would personally add another 50mm overflow pipe. I'm a bit paranoid when it come to things blocking up and flooding the place especially with eggcrate blocking the entrance to the pipe
     
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    Very true ;)
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    or even a 32mm, my nano has 2 x 20mm and 1 x 32 mm with a c2c with holes on the bottom
     
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    Riaan, i think dallas has a great idea.... i dont think it would "suck air" at all....... you may want to consider having 2 pipes rather than one?? perhaps 2x 32mm rather than 1x50mm....
     
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    I was building a 600x600x600 but did 900x400x500
     
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    did you start your own thread of the build?
     
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    cube are excellent for Reef tanks
     
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    Can you post a better picture of the overflow. I can see you added something to the top at the inside, but ca not make it out, also theT as the back, does it have something on its top?

    Yes, I had in previous design two outlet pipes, Will make it 2.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Riaan on the top of the T i have about 5cm of pipe to make sure its always above water level, then i have a end cap with a hole drilled on the side so i can twist it to control the amount of air going in, will take a pic tonight
     
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    RiaanP Thread Starter Moderator

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    Another question,
    On 10mm glass, how close can two 50mm holes be drilled to each other, without running the risk of cracking the tank?
     
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    if its drilled by the glass company, i would say u can get them close as there machinery does it perfectly 2-3cm, if done manually i would say about 5-10cm...
    check with Leslie
     
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    50mm would be the safest
     
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    [​IMG]

    the t piece has a pipe going to the sump and one going up with a endcap on the top. i drilled a small hole on the side of the endcap and the pvc pipe to adjust air going into the durso thereby decreasing noise. ill post pics of the actual durso later
     
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