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Old 08-13-2003, 07:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone have experiance with All-Glass brand tanks with built in overflows?

Just got my 75gallon w/overflow built and I am not liking the results I am getting as far as surface skimming goes.

In summary I am not getitng any surface skimming at all. I have no idea why.

I do have a scum buildup already, although I do not have anything in the system but tap water.

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Anyone have experiance with All-Glass brand tanks with built in overflows?

Just got my 75gallon w/overflow built and I am not liking the results I am getting as far as surface skimming goes.

In summary I am not getitng any surface skimming at all. I have no idea why.

I do have a scum buildup already, although I do not have anything in the system but tap water.

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Check out the reef boards for advice on this, reefs.org or reefcentral.

If your return pump output is matched well to the overflow then I imagine the problem might be solved.

Also check out how to make a Durso to quiet the noise.

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I amke Durso's for customers, so I am up to date with them, as for the noise, my tanks is very quiet. I only have noise from the trickle filter, and a slight hum form the pump. No Durso necessary.

I thought I would ask here because all the reef guys are pushing considerable more water then I am. I am well within what the overflow says it can handle. Less than 300gph
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You say you have a surface film but nothing in the aquarium yet?
Just out of curiosity, what type of substrate do you have?

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Where'd you get the 75 and how much was it? Mind if i ask?

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Hi Justin, I have the 75 gallon all glass w/overflow and had little to no surface scum at all, with that being said I have no idea what is causing yours, how long has it been up and running???

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Momotaro, Substrate, what substrate. Like I said earlier. Nothing but tap water in the system.

superjohnny, I got the tank from King Ed. Should have got it from Big Al's. Took 3 tanks to get one without a defect from King Ed's. Not really thier problem I guess, I just wish they put more effort into things. I had to dig the tanks out myself, carry them from the storage area then load them and inspect them. I didn;t want to unwrap it though cause then it might get ented ect in the back of the truck. Don't unwrap it and take your chances I guess. Not impressive. For the $50 I saved, it was not worth the hassle. Infact by the time you include gas, it was probably more.

otherguy, tank has been up for a week.
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Drilled out the bottom of the slots, and the water was still above that point, and nothing as far as the surface skimmer went. So I drilled the rest of it out. They are all 1/4" now.
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