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Overflow setup advice needed for 25g cube

Discussion in 'DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Projects' started by andre, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. andre

    andre Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Hi,
    I'm brand new. I bought a CL setup consisting of a 25 gallon cube marineland tank with stand, sump, skimmer, heater, etc. I bought a light (Maxspect ethereal) as well. The tank was setup previously with a HOB overflow and over the back return line. I would like to drill for a cleaner look, but not sure what the best setup would be. I first thought of doing a through the back overflow, but the tank's size means that it would push my light off center. :/

    After some googling/amazoning, I found this: https://www.amazon.com/All-Glass-Aq...515012429&sr=1-1&keywords=corner+overflow+box

    Does that make the most sense, or is there a better/simpler solution?

    thanks!
     
  2. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Because of the size of your tank I suggest a ghost style but it will cost more. Here’s the link, the Black box is inside the tank while the clear box is on the outside. And you can off set this to one side if you wanted. You will still need to drill returns but will take up less space inside your tank. There is a smaller version of that model but everyone says to get the size above what you need especially if you have high return rate.

    https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/eclipse-m-overflow-box-800-gph-eshopps.html
     
  3. andre

    andre Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Thanks! That's one option I was looking at, but even pushed all the way to one side it still moves my light off center. Maybe I need to get a different light.
     
  4. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Peninsula style tank? Put the box on the side and returns on the back?
     
  5. andre

    andre Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Nope! It's a 25 gallon rimless cube. On a stand.
     
  6. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    There’s no problem with the Durso though. Even better turn the return into an emergency overflow and drill your returns beside the overflow where you want.
     
  7. andre

    andre Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    True, I'm thinking that might be the way to go. Where's the best place to buy those? Apparently the one I found does not have the weir included.
     
  8. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    The ghost would be great as you can take it with you as you upgrade in the future.
     
  9. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    I agree with Dr.Disilicate but will the ones Legonch is selling not work for you?
     
  10. Legonch

    Legonch Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    I posted pics of the ones i have for sale
     
  11. jda123

    jda123 Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    I just like to drill a hole, put in the bulkhead and then an 90 degree elbow and a strainer. I don't like how the overflows take up so much room in the tank.
     

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