New Build

Discussion in 'Beginner Discussions' started by Sheldon Fry, 4 Apr 2013.

  1. Sheldon Fry

    Sheldon Fry

    Joined:
    16 May 2012
    Posts:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bloemfontein, Free State
    Hi

    Im Planning a new tank and need help with the overflow

    The tank size is 850x850x650 high

    Im planning a skinny overlow but not sure how far the overflow must be from the side of the tank

    Your advise will be greatly appreciated
     
  2. Guest




  3. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    24,039
    Likes Received:
    1,458
    Location:
    Centurion
    The overflow should be as wide as possible. The narrower the overflow means that you got more water head height in your tank. More water that drains to sump when power goes out.

    Plus the higher the actual water level is above the overflow rim, the easier it is for snails and smaller fish to end up in the overflow.

    Using overflow teeth will also increase water head height, and then your water could touch your bracing. Been there, done that, had to cut overflow box out and cut it shorter by 15mm.
     

Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Build Forum Date
New build General Discussions and Advice 18 Jul 2017
Ally''s 2m Build Large Tanks 4 Jul 2017
LED light builds.... Lighting 31 May 2017
Tank Builders PE General Discussions and Advice 8 May 2017
Planning to build bigger tank Anything DIY Related 28 Apr 2017
Tank builder needed (Edenvale/East Rand) General Discussions and Advice 6 Apr 2017
Frikkie's build thread Large Tanks 4 Mar 2017