DIY BeanAnimal Overflow and Sump Build ! PICTURES!

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  1. mati_L

    mati_L Fire Shrimp

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    lol i think i will spend the 16 on the gray gate valve.. everyone says ball valve will work but idk.. line you said i dont want the trouble later on.. but this thing is massive lol
     
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  3. insanespain

    insanespain Ocellaris Clown

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    Lol, that is EXACTLY why I went with the ball valve. I saw that gate valve and said holy sh** that thing is too huge.

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  4. mati_L

    mati_L Fire Shrimp

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    i think the hardest part will be figuring out where and how to support this beast ! lol ill pass by and pick it up, show you pics of my setup later
     
  5. DBOSHIBBY

    DBOSHIBBY Sleeper Shark

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    i have yet to see a gate valve in a local store that is "reef friendly"
    all the ones around me have metal in them. ive only ever seen all PVC ones online.
    just make sure you get the right one!
     
  6. mati_L

    mati_L Fire Shrimp

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    im not sure if it is or not.... it is a spear gate valve, gray with red nob... the gate inside is pvc too... it looks like its all pvc
     
  7. DBOSHIBBY

    DBOSHIBBY Sleeper Shark

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    ok ya the spear ones are all pvc. local builder here uses them on his skimmers. looks like your good to go!
     
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  9. mati_L

    mati_L Fire Shrimp

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    and its 16 bucks!!! way better than those online prices 22 + ship
     
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    DBOSHIBBY Sleeper Shark

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    ya very suprised its that cheap seeing that spears is top of the line in the pvc world.
     
  11. mati_L

    mati_L Fire Shrimp

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    can anyone post pics of there BeanAnimal style overflow?
     
  12. elwolfe

    elwolfe Coral Banded Shrimp

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    There are a couple build threads with some really good pictures of them. Scott26 and ExactlyOBP come to mind.