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Old 10-16-2013, 12:02 PM   #1
 
Overflow with canister filter

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone had experience with Eshopps PF-800 Overflow Box - Up to 125 gal. | thatpetplace.com and pairing that or a similar item with a canister filter?

I am running a Fluval 305, and I was hoping to switch the intake to the overflow. Any advice/tip/suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-16-2013, 12:23 PM   #2
 
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Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone had experience with Eshopps PF-800 Overflow Box - Up to 125 gal. | thatpetplace.com and pairing that or a similar item with a canister filter?

I am running a Fluval 305, and I was hoping to switch the intake to the overflow. Any advice/tip/suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

-Sin
Are you doing meaning running the Fluval as a replacement for the sump? I just want to make sure I am reading it right. If thats the case I'm not so sure there would be much benefit from that. I have a drilled tank I considered running my canister through the overflow but this unless I'm wrong (cause I've never used that lol) appears to just be additional equipment without a reason.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:02 PM   #3
 
I dont have a sump, currently, my intake is a skimmer of sorts but i dont like how the giant tube looks in the tank so i want to change it to something that just sits at the top in the back and wont be visibly sticking out. I thought this would give me the surface skimming i want and still be fairly invisible.

What im worried about is how the overflow will fit with my existing tubing and if im introducing any potential new problems to my tank in doing so.

Im not sure if im explaining it correctly, basically my entire filtration system is based on just my fluval 305 right now. I am only adding the overflow to replace my normal intake tube. This overflow requires no drilling and hangs over the back of my tank like a HOB.

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Old 10-16-2013, 01:19 PM   #4
 
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Ok .. And yea I know it's not for a drilled tank. I understand what you want it for now. I'd be a little concerned about it harming your canister while they're trying to pump together. Yet again I have no experience with that particular product . If it were me.. I'd feel safer looking a little harder for a better skimmer that you like more. It might work though. I mean I know at least it would do what a skimmer does. I'd rather use it with a sump in addition to your canister . Idk.. Wish I was more helpful . Hopefully someone here has hooked their canister up to a similar overflow and can chime in ...


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Old 10-16-2013, 03:37 PM   #5
 
Well theres no pump on the overflow, the entire circuit will only have the one pump on the canister filter. This overflow actually has another major advantage in that it has a prefilter and its design. My previous intake has had fish swim into it and get sucked into the filter. No joke, i opened up my filter for maintenence and saw a fish staring back at me, alive and kicking albeit emaciated and pale.
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:45 PM   #6
 
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Aww . I had that happen before with a fish and a few times with shrimp.for some reason it looked like it had a pump on it. Guess I didn't look close enough. Well if you're worried about it not fitting your tubing there are plenty of DIY ways to fix that if its the case. If I can rip out and overflow and seal drilled holes in my 72 successfully having NEVER done such a thing before I'm sure you could rig a fix for that lol.


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Old 10-16-2013, 03:57 PM   #7
 
whaat, maybe you're just really talented and handy... last time i tried to make something, i turned a perfectly good tank into a molten mess of acrylic...
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:03 PM   #8
 
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whaat, maybe you're just really talented and handy... last time i tried to make something, i turned a perfectly good tank into a molten mess of acrylic...
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Man that sucks! I can't tell you how worried I was that I was screwing up a really nice tank. May have been like the first time I experienced that odd feeling people call "anxiety" ..briefly haha
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:06 PM   #9
 
I dont think i could ever get the courage together to drill a hole in my tank... just imaging the glass cracking and ruining the whole tanks scares the crap out of me.
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