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Okay, since nobody has responded, I'll bite. It is obvious you have made something interesting, but what ? I play with pipe and recognize the fittings but what does it do? I'm missing something. Can you give me a clue?
 

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krfhsf said:
Lets see that badboy in action. :popcorn:
+1 :popcorn:

I am also interested in see how this works and what not myself. Be nice to not have to drill and have a easy affordable solution for when the day comes that I sump it up.
 
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These are basically the same as a PVC overflow but a compact PVC overflow where the water comes out is your water level in side the tubes they also don't lose siphon if built the right way. If you were to take away the outer PVC it would just be like a U tube. These are really awesome if you want a quieter solution to an overflow box.
 

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Well here's the original one http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=311243

The guy who build the one above my post place his T in the wrong spot so the siphon won't hold. Be sure the inner 1inch pipe is always summered (when power goes out too). Just think about the original overflow box or DIY pvc Overflow and you'll get it.[/url]
 

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xxbenjamminxx said:
krfhsf said:
Lets see that badboy in action. :popcorn:
+1 :popcorn:

I am also interested in see how this works and what not myself. Be nice to not have to drill and have a easy affordable solution for when the day comes that I sump it up.
I'll try to make a video tomorrow after work. I just glue another pipe to it so it can't tough water yet.
 

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LSBoost said:
Here's the video :)

Sweet thanks man! I do want to and will be trying a sump someday. Havent really looked into them that much yet, but really turned me off when I heard about having to drill my tank and all that jazz.
 

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What part are you confused on? Go to this http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=219465 and understand how overflow work. Then try to picture it on this one. It's the same thing but the smaller tube is inside of the 2 inch tube. The 2 inches tube act as a reservoir to hold water. Just like the 2 cup demonstration on that link.
 

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Okay I see the mechanics of it now. That video is just what i needed. So how deep are you running the 1" pipe inside in the bottom chambers? I have never owned a sump or operarated one. Sorry For so many questions just trying to expand knowledge before I jump in.
 

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So the 1 inch pipe have to stay submerged 100% of the time. It has to be under the 2 inch T and the T has to stay above the end of the 2 inch pipe on the other side, if not then the 1inch pipe will not stay submerged because the water will drain out.

Anyway to answer your question, I cut the 1 inch pipe at a 45degree so that i can just push it all the way to the bottom and water will still be able to flow. I'm sure there are other ways of doing it. I don't glue the 1 inch pipe to the 2 inch (2x1) adapter so that i can move it if I need to.
 

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Okay thanks for the helpful info. I am gonna put this in my files to build when i get everything else. I'm sure I will be asking more questions.
 

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good job.
is it possible to make it even shorter?

also, has anyone ever tried using clear pvc or acrylic for the inside pipes?
this is it will blend more with the tank.
 
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