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Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by Ridwaan, 20 Apr 2011.

  1. Ridwaan

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    Howzit Guys...

    Im in the process of designing my new tank.

    Im held back by the overflow location.

    Now ive had dual overflows, slimline overflows, single corner overflows before...

    So to make my design perfect. What overflow would you recommend.

    My tank will be 1500mm X 800mm Wide X 600mm High
    three viewable sides where one 1500mm side will be against the wall...

    Your suggestions will be highly appreciated:thumbup:

    Ridwaan
     
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  3. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I would suggest something simular to what im doing, as we are actuallt building the same size tank with the intention of it being viewed from 3 sides.. i went center back but made it normal so that i could fit return lines etc to that aswell. im going rimless so i really dont want anything that isnt going to appear neat.
     
  4. RiaanP

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    Standard overflow box in centre back of tank with Durso standpipe, not nice. will have reach issues trying to lift the standpipe once a month to flush it clean.

    Slimline designs, nice and in fashion. But I do not like the dependence on ball or gate valves.

    Do you have space, like 100mm behind the tank? Or will the tank be very close to the wall?
     
  5. nico.m.ferreira

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    Go for the overflow on the non view able side. Not too much of a fan of skinny overflows. The look nice byt maintenance is a hassle
     
  6. Ridwaan

    Ridwaan Thread Starter

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    Yes, I am also leaning towards a centre back overflow with 2 overflow pipes, 1 main and 1 emergency and two more pipes of which one is return and 1 for elec wires etc....
    Les, This tank is going to be made of 12mm glass, Would a 8cm wide euro brace suffice?

    I do have space at the back of the tank, was also thinking of an external overflow but guy who is building my tank cant cut an insert in the glass

    Very true..i had a slimline overflow, continuous noise issues and also dont like controlling it via ballvalve..Durso standpipe has always been a success with tanks that I had...
     
  7. Suhayl

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    Centre back overflow box or an external c2c overflow box. Check out Julian Sprung 3 sided tank with a wavebox too, you will like it.
     
  8. Ridwaan

    Ridwaan Thread Starter

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    u got a link suhayl?
     
  9. Suhayl

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    Sorry you would have to Google it.
     
  10. nico.m.ferreira

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    You haven't by any change see the over flow on Dewald from Dorry pets tank?
    He has a cube with 4 view able sides with a hidden c2c over flow.
     
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    O forgot to add if you want to copy my wavebox you welcome. I will give you all the extra information on what you need. I had to disconnect my wavebox on the 400L I have, scared of popping the tank. I will have to build a solid tank in the future to handle the pressure.
     
  12. Tony

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    I went will an external C2C overflow and I am very happy with it
     
  13. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Yes 8cm wide euro bracing should be suffiecient for a tank of that size..
     
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    Ridwaan
    I recently built my tank 1500x800x700high with a centre overflow with two 50mm outlets.
    I run a 7000L/h return pump with no hassles, there is some water flow "noise" however i havnt fitted my water silencer yet.
    Can easily handle a wave maker...

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