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Old 03/21/2005, 04:47 PM   #26
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I am at work and i forgot the camera at home, i did take pictures and will try and put them up tommorow, but once you see how easy this is you may wonder why you needed them.


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Old 03/22/2005, 09:36 AM   #27
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Very nice idea. I will have to incorporate this in to my new tank. Waiting for.

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Old 03/22/2005, 09:40 AM   #28
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oops. I intended to say "Waiting for pictures".

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Old 03/22/2005, 10:13 AM   #29
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oops. I intended to say "Waiting for pictures".

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Me too (regarding the need for pics). I've never been burdened with brilliance, but there's a good chance that a picture would clarify things.
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Old 03/22/2005, 04:07 PM   #30
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what a pain it is way harder to post a picture than to build this thing i cannot figure it out and i am gettin sick of tryin!


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Old 03/22/2005, 04:10 PM   #31
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Old 03/22/2005, 04:16 PM   #32
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tagging along. Want pics too !


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Old 03/22/2005, 04:36 PM   #33
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o.k i hosted them to that site or whatever now what? Why is this so hard?


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Old 03/22/2005, 05:27 PM   #34
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what a pain, i need a beer now![IMG][/IMG]


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Old 03/22/2005, 05:31 PM   #35
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Old 03/22/2005, 05:32 PM   #36
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notice the hole in the lid!

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Old 03/22/2005, 05:41 PM   #37
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Bill,

I for one very much appreciate the photos... Makes complete sense now. I'll try out your idea next week!

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Old 03/22/2005, 05:45 PM   #38
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You will be pleased!


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Old 03/22/2005, 05:58 PM   #39
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great idea, i tried the durso pipes and my pump pumped the water into my tank faster than the pipes could siphon. the siphon eventually catchs up but i never remember untill water is overflowing.


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Old 03/22/2005, 07:54 PM   #40
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With this there is not much guesswork with this it will not clog like some other designs, you can run your pump wide open, it is dirt cheap, and easy. If anyone builds one post how it works!


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Old 03/22/2005, 08:03 PM   #41
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I dont see why it wouldn't work on an HOB overflow.


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Old 03/22/2005, 08:05 PM   #42
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Dude, that looks so simple. Let me get this straight- it's just a piece of rectangular plastic that rests on top of your overflow with a large diameter pipe piece glued to the bottom of it and a hole in the top?

And its completely quiet?
You're a genius man!!
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Old 03/22/2005, 08:08 PM   #43
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Yes it is that simple, it came to me after several beers. It would work on the hang-on type but make the holes that the overflow tubes go through in the lid a snug fit to keep the noise in.


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Old 03/28/2005, 08:54 PM   #44
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anyone try it yet?


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Old 03/28/2005, 09:07 PM   #45
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Cool deal!!!!


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Old 03/30/2005, 10:06 PM   #46
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Bumpin' this... has anyone but Bill done it yet?

I'm getting fed up with the Durso, and want to try a new one...

Bill, tell me why this wouldn't flood? Doesn't look like it could. At least with my durso, I have it lower than the water level. If it ever filled up too high, the water covers the hole and creates a siphon that sucks it right out. I have an acrylic cover on top, so no critters can get in to clog it.

However, it's still a little loud, I think, and I do need to fix my drainage line, (it's a flexible tube type) because it runs parallel, and even rises maybe a half inch at the exit to the sump. It creates that stupid flushing effect, and it bugs the crap out of me.


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Old 03/31/2005, 01:49 PM   #47
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I think I need to try this. One question, where did you find the black acrylic? This might also help with my algae-in-the-overflow problem.


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Old 03/31/2005, 02:55 PM   #48
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I had the place that built my tank, build my acrylic cover. It's black. They had to measure the overflow box, but it only took them a day to make it.

I think I'm gonna try Bill's idea over the weekend. I'm just flood paranoid. I don't know if this could flood though. At least I know my current system can't flood from my overflow.


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Old 03/31/2005, 03:37 PM   #49
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flooding

it won't flood cuz i have been running one for about a month with an iwaki 100 (2000 gph) and have had NO problems. I have noticed that if you do not keep the hole open (poke out the salt creep) it will slurp a little. I have messed with the other types and thought they were a pain.


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Old 03/31/2005, 03:56 PM   #50
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Very cool idea!

how about noise from the drain in your sump??.........less??..more??..same??


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