My cool Diy overflow

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  1. Renannchen

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    HEy, just want to share some pics on my diy overflow....
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  3. Renannchen

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    excellent build
     
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    very neat build! just one thing, I see you haven't put a priming pipe?
     
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    Nice and neat. Well done
     
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    Very nice
     
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    Like the "signature"...lol
     
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    Still busy doing some final toutches, the priming pipe will be a normal open and close velve at the top, thax for all the comments
     
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    That's awesome - did you use perspex? How did you cut the pieces to shape - did you use a dremmel? Sorry, last question ;), what adhesive did you use to glue the pieces together? I've tried making my own too, but as I couldn't find perspex, I had to settle with a PVC DIY overflow - YouTube - My DIY Overfllow.
     
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    yes i used perspex, i used and epilog laser cutter to cut the perspex, you do your exact drawing if the pieces you want on coral draw and the epilog will cut whatever you want, its all cut tofit and piece together like a puzzle, i use chloroform to stick the perspex together, the chloroform just is much neater then supper glue:thumbup:
     
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    Primer pipe, it is just a piece of 6mm tubing attached to the middle chamber. That you use to suck out the air so that the syphon can start. With a little block off valve. If you are using your mouth to suck out the air, use clear flexible pipe. Then you should not end up with salt water in your mouth every day.

    You will find that sometimes bubbles do enter this area. so it is a good thing to check daily that you do not have air buildup that would eventually stop or break the syphon. If the syphon does stop, you will pump your sump dry and flood the display tank.

    Or you can automate the bubble removal. You can use a special water pump to pump slowly water and air out of there. Or you can attach the flexible pipe to the venturi of an old style power head. But then do not use clear flexible pipe, but black micro irrigation pipe or else algae will grow inside the pipe eventually blocking it. This method will automatically start the syphon, restart it after power outage and remove all bubbles as they enter. No problems. I'm using this method now for 10 months with no problems. Except in the beginning when I used clear pipe and algae started to block it.
     
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    Nice work love the banding :thumbup:
     
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    thax rian will def have a look, you have any pics on this?
     
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    This is to keep the syphon between two sumps,

    Same concept

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    oh thanks for al the pics and vid guys really explain a few things
     
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    Awesome diy skills...
     
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    Excellent build;)
     
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    ok so i wanna build on of these for my new tank , it currently has just one overflow at 32mm and have been told its just going to cope, im wanting to build one of these , not the perspex type in a 32mm,

    1.will this be appropriate in a 32mm as i would like them to both run?
    2. should i go bigger say 50mm?
    3. looking at the youtube video, do i have to have the second bit with the small air to silence the water falling if i use a ball valve lower down closest to the sump?
    4. i would like to run this first to an ATS and then to the sump, will this work?

    sorry for all the question, please help this will be my first one

    thanks in advance
     
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