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    Diy hob overflow.

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    reefer87

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    Diy hob overflow.

    Post by reefer87 on Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:03 pm



    I tested it in the sink for about an hour last night. Seems to work excellent. No leaks and plenty of flow. I'm going to be test fitting it in the tank today.
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    Re: Diy hob overflow.

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:29 pm

    I don't see how it works? i see that one box sits in the water and the other sits outside the tank but how does the water her from one to the other? where did you get the glass from?


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    reefer87

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    Re: Diy hob overflow.

    Post by reefer87 on Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:07 pm

    O the u-tube isn't in the pic. I found some scraps over at the base housing maintenance office and I asked if I could have it.
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    Re: Diy hob overflow.

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:39 pm

    Where did you get the glass?


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    Re: Diy hob overflow.

    Post by reefer87 on Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:54 pm

    reefer87 wrote:I found some scraps over at the base housing maintenance office and I asked if I could have it.
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    Re: Diy hob overflow.

    Post by reefer87 on Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:56 pm



    I had to use 3 tubes to get the flow right.
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    Re: Diy hob overflow.

    Post by clownfish14 on Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:31 pm

    and if the power goes out?


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    Re: Diy hob overflow.

    Post by reefer87 on Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:05 pm

    Just tested it by killing the return and it is good to go. No overflow. Yay......
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    Re: Diy hob overflow.

    Post by shortbus on Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:02 am

    that doesn't look like glass, it looks like plexi...

    Are you using silicone with plexiglass? if so you're flirting with danger. It's not going to hold too long and then you'll definitely have a flood.
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    Re: Diy hob overflow.

    Post by shortbus on Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:03 am

    reefer87 wrote:Just tested it by killing the return and it is good to go. No overflow. Yay......
    and what about when the power goes back on? does the siphon continue? Or does it have to start all over again?
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    Re: Diy hob overflow.

    Post by reefer87 on Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:12 am

    It's starts back up.
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    Re: Diy hob overflow.

    Post by dwolson2 on Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:28 am

    How long of a power out test did you do? You need to do it long enough to break the siphon. Try a 10min power outage and see what happens.


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    Re: Diy hob overflow.

    Post by reefer87 on Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:33 pm

    Yeah I keynote sit for about 20 mins before I turned it back on.

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