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    i think i need a sump...

    i just got my skimmer and it;s a little bigger than i exected. it;s small enought to fit behind my tank but is too ugly with all my other equipment. so i think i'm going to make a sump but i don;t want to drill my tank since it is already stocked. can i still add a sump or is it too late?
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    you can still take out some water 4-5 inches) and drill the tank, its the best solution for not having a desaster.
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    yes overflows are nototrious for loosing syphon and emptying your sump in the tank until it overflows on the ground...unless you have a very small water volume in your sump and calculate a few inches less water in your main tank in case your overflow spills
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    drilling with water and livestock in a tank sounds a little risky.
    how easy is it to drill a tank? do u use a drill or some sort of glass cutter?
    Vu

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    since you have no experience in this i suggest that you do it with someone who already done it....
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    It is risky if you are asking how to do it.

    Overflows can lose syphon, but, with a safety (high water shutoff) on the main pump it is "safe" and you won't have a flood. At least no more risk than any other overflow / sump system.
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    lol any volunteers
    Vu

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    i say the best is to drill if you find someone to help you but if not and you want to go with an oveflow go with a sos tide pool one and not a C-syphon
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    i would rather drill, looks a lot nicer too
    sos tide pool?
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