Reef Octopus Overflow Box how good are they

Discussion in 'Chemical Filtration / Low Nutrient Systems - LNS' started by asterix, 19 Apr 2012.

  1. asterix

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    hi all

    need advise, looking to convert my planted tank to FOWLR, but dont have ablitiy to drill tank. i been looking at these Reef Octopus Overflow Box anybody using them any advise.

    How do you find them would you recomend them, is it a good option to fitting a sump without drilling tank???

    Unless there is somebody that is willing to drill my tank at my place would also help. It just to heavy to move.

    Any advise thanks...
     
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  3. dizzyg

    dizzyg Red Sea Max 250

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    we use one on our work tank, its brilliant!
    initially we couldn't figure it out because the instruction manual is pathetic but now we love it.

    0 issues with overflowing
    0 issues with the siphon breaking.
     
  4. asterix

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    and with Power failures etc any issues? I'm assuming it automatically restarts.

    do you need to clean it often were the water goes throw or is it easy to clean?
     
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    we have never had an issue with power failures. just if the pipe on the top of the siphon comes out that will break the siphon. once power is back on the flow just resumes as normal.

    we have never had to clean ours, but it wouldn't be difficult if you needed to.

    initially we had the small pipe at the top just blocked off but there is a slight air buildup that happens but since then we have connected the pipe to one of our in tank blowers and this sucks the air out on a constant basis.
     
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