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A rather general question about 'curing' live rock
Old 10-10-2011, 06:16 PM   #11
 
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Er, or until it fails. A Reef Ready (RR Tank) is the only tank I would advise anyone new to go ahead and use a sump. As the tank is drilled and an overflow using that system is very, very rare. Using the overflow box system on the other hand, welp, thats a different story. Difficult to run, absolutely not, I agree. To many ifs and what happens, if you ask me. I don't want 240g of water all over my living room, if or when that went down, thats is why I don't run one.
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I hear you Reef, but i think the actual risk of overflow is almost nill. You would be far more likely to drop a live rock and break your glass, causing a spill, than to have a reliable overflow system spill.

The CPR product line, for example, is extremely reliable. CPR Overflow Boxes
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:29 PM   #12
 
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I hear you Reef, but i think the actual risk of overflow is almost nill. You would be far more likely to drop a live rock and break your glass, causing a spill, than to have a reliable overflow system spill.

The CPR product line, for example, is extremely reliable. CPR Overflow Boxes
I did have one of those, or I should sy still do. Brand new sitll in box sitting in my garage, with the aqualifter pump. But, just can't bring myself to do it. I know of all the benefits, and they are huge. But......
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Old 10-11-2011, 02:56 PM   #13
 
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i personally like glass-holes overflows and will use them on all my tanks simply because their overflow box is 1/4- 1/2 smaller then that of reef-ready overflows and does the same job. they do however require you to drill your own tank.

hang on overflows can work, and i have used them before. i first had tubing running back down to my sump to restart my overflow when the power failed. this worked well until that one day i didnt check and it clogged.
i then went out and got an aqualifter pump to restart my siphon, until my aqualifter pump failed and i had caused a small flood. the right hang on overflow setup can work AS LONG AS THEY ARE KEPT CLEAN and closely observed daily to avoid any clogs or future problems. i have yet to find a hang on overflow that is 100% flood safe.

anyways a properly drilled tank > properly hang on overflowed tank anyday IMO as they are the safest route.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:07 PM   #14
 
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i personally like glass-holes overflows and will use them on all my tanks simply because their overflow box is 1/4- 1/2 smaller then that of reef-ready overflows and does the same job. they do however require you to drill your own tank.

hang on overflows can work, and i have used them before. i first had tubing running back down to my sump to restart my overflow when the power failed. this worked well until that one day i didnt check and it clogged.
i then went out and got an aqualifter pump to restart my siphon, until my aqualifter pump failed and i had caused a small flood. the right hang on overflow setup can work AS LONG AS THEY ARE KEPT CLEAN and closely observed daily to avoid any clogs or future problems. i have yet to find a hang on overflow that is 100% flood safe.

anyways a properly drilled tank > properly hang on overflowed tank anyday IMO as they are the safest route.
Yup, pretty much all true. Thats why unless its a Reef Ready Tank, I wouldn't use a sump.
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