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    drilling refuge

    I'm planning on having my refuge drilled. Just not sure where.

    The refuge tank is 75gal 48"long by 18"wide by 20"high.

    the refuge will be above my sump but below my tank. I plan on T ing of the tank drain to the refuge with a gate valve. At first i was going to have an overflow box with a hole on the bottom that would drain straight into the sump. But i can't drill the bottom of the tank because it is Perfecto so the bottom is tempered.

    I now have 2 option on drilling the sides but should I make and overflow box and drill the side closer to the bottom. OR Not bother at all with the Overflow box and just drill up higher on the side and allow water to flow straight into the hole.

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    I would go with drilling up higher and skip the overflow box altogether. you can input water at the top at one end with a pipe that forces the water to the bottom of the tank and then allow it to overflow to the sump at the top at the other end.
    Rob

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    Thats what i figured why bother building and overflow box. Just have the holes higher up.

    Thanks

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