Will this work (drilled overflow for 10 gallon)

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  1. Coastie Reefer

    Coastie Reefer Millepora

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    Been trying to research this a little and I've only found a couple pictures of it. If I drilled my 10 gallon and installed a bulkhead could I just put an elbow pointing up towards the top of the tank on the inside and then just run pvc from the outside straight to the sump with a ball valve? Make sense?:confused:
     
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    bvb-etf-luva Banned

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    you have a sump on a 10 gallon?
     
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    well i think on ny tank under 16 gallons you dont need a sump its unnecessary, a hang on back filter or fuge, or both would do great. ive seen little hang on back refugiums that would be like equivelant to the built in sump in a biocube. but if i were you i would simply do a hang on back filter and a hang on back skimmer. or just lose the skimme rand do a water change more often.
     
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    All very true, I was just trying to test some things out on the small scale. I have a DIY overflow but to be honest it's a bit unnerving. Everyday I come home the first thing I do is check to see if I have a wet floor.

    I may just break the sump down and go with just the display.
     
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    AWESOME tyvm!
     
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    Drilled overflows like that don't surface skim as well as an overflow box.
     
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    that link looks different than the original pic that I saw...

    The elbow was in the tank and point up so the surface skimming would be alot like the diy pvc overflows.
     
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    make sure you post pics when youre done!
    i was thinking about doing the same thing to my 7 gal (when i can get round to it)
    or maybe trying one of the glass holes kits
    theres so much stuff hanging off the back of my little tank atm it looks ridiculous