Rimless tank water level?

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    i am approaching a new build and hoping to go rimless it will be the same dimentions 1.200 x .750(perhaps slightly wider .800mm) x .650 (and deeper) as my old one but im wondering what level to set the overflow at?

    i was thinking 7 cm from the top? to accomodate for wavebox or wave action type pumps?

    im also wanting a bit of a distance to eliminate fish from jumping out although i realise this will be luck at the best of times.

    anyone out there got any comments?

    experience and opinions welcome
     
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    I've had jumping fish in my rimless tanks with the water level 40mm below the glass and have never had any fish jump. Guess it is luck though.
     
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    thanks for the input, i just dont want to limit myself in terms of wave action and wave height, im going LPS mostly again and prefer the gentle wave action to streaming pumps. i will uitilise the more directional pumps for periodic flow to export settlement on a tital type basis.
     
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    My vortechs wave made it right to the last 5mm on the top of the glass. The problem came in when one of the stream pumps decide to agitate the surface as the wave was at it's highest, end up with some water going over the edge. I would allow for around 7cm if you want a serious wave with some room to spare.
     
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    thanks that what i figured.. i dont want to rock them too viciously but i do want to ram up the waveheight/interval to get dirt kicked up into suspension.

    appreciate the input.
     
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    Agree Les, 7cm should be sufficent for an awsome wave action without any spillages.

    also from my experiances now the greater the wave the less the actual flow in the tank so you dont really wanna go overboard as it may look cool but not be doing the job that it should be doing.
     
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    shot, ya i realise flow at the bottom decreases hence me wanting some 6055's to offer some tidal flow patterns along the bottom.

    good input. i still feel like im missing something though. my biggest worry is my scaping and placement of coral. i actually want less and more open space for fish to swim.
     
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    check this out

     
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    That is freaking amazing WOW:yeahdude:
     
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