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Old 06-16-2010, 12:59 PM   #11
 
CPR = POS ^2 / FLOOD * Aqualift failure.

Do all CPR fail no, however they are so pron to failure that manufacture sells them with aqua lifters which them selves are know to fail. Say I am wrong.

BTW dual 1" PVC overflow correctly built cost like 10 bucks can flow 600GPH no problem, and with certian modifications can be a single pipe in the aquarium for bottom siphon, which gets more gunk out.
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Old 06-16-2010, 01:00 PM   #12
 
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how about www.glass-holes.com and check out "complete overflow kits" and google durso standpipe.
If you can use that, then you don't need an over flow as that means you can drill your tank. If you can drill it you can just use a 90 degree pvc pipe.
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Old 06-16-2010, 04:38 PM   #13
 
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If you can use that, then you don't need an over flow as that means you can drill your tank. If you can drill it you can just use a 90 degree pvc pipe.
i dont know about you, but i like my display tanks looking like a display. $100 buys you a box, bulkheads, the drill bit and your good to go. all it takes is a hole ( or two ) and your tank is going to drain without failing like you mention above with the aqua lifter. i have used both methods and let me tell you, any tank that i want drilled, will be done with the glass hole method. the overflow boxes they have are 1/4 ( if not more ) the size of a reef ready tank and can move some serious water. the $100 kit i got awhile back was for i believe a 1600 gph rated overflow. imo, clean and simple.
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Old 06-16-2010, 05:47 PM   #14
 
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i dont know about you, but i like my display tanks looking like a display. $100 buys you a box, bulkheads, the drill bit and your good to go. all it takes is a hole ( or two ) and your tank is going to drain without failing like you mention above with the aqua lifter. i have used both methods and let me tell you, any tank that i want drilled, will be done with the glass hole method. the overflow boxes they have are 1/4 ( if not more ) the size of a reef ready tank and can move some serious water. the $100 kit i got awhile back was for i believe a 1600 gph rated overflow. imo, clean and simple.
No doubt about it they are nice, and the do work well. But how is the noise level in them? I have no problem with a true overflow such as GH.com one but the CPR is just bs. The only reason I chose not to go glass hole was because I wanted to drain from both ends of my tank.and In all honesty I have a few time thought about adding an over flow box rather then the drains I have now. So I have no argument with your statment and didn't mean to suggest that I did, but this was a DIY thread so I was making DIY suggest, and took a second to tell everyone how bad an idel CPR is.
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:08 PM   #15
 
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oh i know from experience the enclosed hang on overflows are trouble, i flooded my floor once or twice due to them failing and my sump pump continuing to go.. i have even had aqua lifters, which will work.. until the airline tubing on them clogs.
it wasnt CPR brand but i can imagine. the only plus i can say about hang on overflows with a U tube style drain is that they are easy to clean ( compare to an enclosed one ) as you can just shove a flexible drain scrubber into the u-tube to clean.

and just for the record if your drilling the tank and using bulkheads with a 90 pvc you will be finding fish and snails all in your sump without having some sort of "pre drain"
i suggested the glass hole site because IMO its the most effective : value compared to lets say, those CPR overflows that go for more then what they should for being a plastic box. if you really wanted to you could buy a sheet of plexi and create a small overflow box yourself, basically doing what the glass holes overflow does however it has a baffle on the inside that the water firsts falls onto greatly reducing noise ( thats the best i can explain it )
i was running a MR2 skimmer for awhile and thats all i heard, the skimmer.
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