Live rock in my overflow

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  1. Jog

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    I have to replace my (tank) fitting witch drain the water from the overflow, when looking at the photo. I can put a level controle pype on top of the tank fitting, that wil keep the water level in the overflow area at a sertain level (for examlple 100mm). I thougt of filling that area under the water level with live rock.
    The advantiges of that can be that the water drops from the top and fills the water with oxcegon in, like on a shallow reef in the see where you can see the swell braking.
    What do you guys feel, will I benefed or not?
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    Hi, in my opinion this will increase your filter capacity. You should also gain extra benefits due to this LR being protected from the fish, being a safe haven for pds to breed
     
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    Sounds brilliant Jog! CyberVic! WOW MAN! BEEN A WHILE! WHAT HAPPENED?

    Jog - yes - definitely a good idea to place actual LIVE ROCK in there.....
     
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    Sorry, I forgot to spell check my thread. My only concern is that materials like food can accumulate in that area witch can be harmful.
     
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    The food that accumulates there, will most likely be eaten by the pods.... if you worry - you can still put some hermits in there, to act as "cleanup crew".... or some brittle starfish...
     
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    That's a good idea.
     
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    I would leave it empty or run a scrubber there.that area will be a detritus trap if you put small pieces of rock in there.
     
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    No Falcon, do not put a scrubber in there, Been there, Done that.

    Ok the scrubber works, but, problem is your lights. Either have it inside the overflow... water + electrical stuff = shocking
    Or lights at the back, behind the tank, did not like that Idea either. Because you will heat up the tank glass in one corner, surely this can not be good.

    In my opinion, LiveRock in there will be the same as bio-balls. And everybody condemns bio-balls, so therefor I believe LR pieces will be the same issue.
     
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    Jz now im confused
     
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    Why you confused?
     

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