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In todays video we focus on how to build an aquarium overflow weir so you can ad sump filtration to your aquarium.
DIY bulkhead fittings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJtuPRab69s
Drill an aquarium: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZBm3iDWcZg
Plumb a glass aquarium: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH5mq3P3tEY
Build a PVC overflow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65yVr7DiDls
Build an upgraded overflow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZytENJZtJw
Build a submerged sump: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6kNBCl1hl0
Build an emerged sump: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXMp5tbsgkk
Build a fluidized sump: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9ovPRxMWk8
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All your videos show a bottom drilled tank with a stand pipe. Is there a specific advantage of a bottom drilled tank? Why not just drill at the back at the required height?
Thank you very much brother… Instead of drilling hole we can use Diy Overflow using PVC pipes (available in youtube)…
Got the book, love the book. Would recommend 10/10
I just see it as more work than required and a permanently modified tank. Plus takes up room in the tank. I made a diy 12 gal sump from a cooler and some spare odds and ends for my 55 gal. . Instead on drilling for the tank output or using a pump for the tank output to the sump. I used large hose black garden hose for both input and output to the sump. Then clear hose from behind the tank down into the tank. The output from the tank to sump has a 16 oz clear water bottle screen with filter around it so fish are safe and can’t be sucked in. From tank to sump is siphon powered and is made to where if the power goes out the water level in the tank can’t drop more than a couple inches nothing can overflow . And from the sump to the tank is a pump I modded to accept the garden hose The end result is simple easy to make takes up very little room and Doesn’t require any sort of modifications to the tank. And it’s whisper quite.
Why didn't u just make some hole on the pipe?
That shoul be aesier n more aestetik 😀
I know this is an old video, but, could I use this idea to feed a sump, if so how
Hey joey. This is an old video. I just started watching your channel. Really cool! Now you are a super star. 🙂 But, Can you cover the Wier with a two part black epoxy? Is is safe for fish?
Just wanted to say thank u for your cost saving & simple alternatives to paying retail for essentials or upgraded options. Its a great benefit to lots of folks that probably never think to say thank you
All that depends on the flow capability down to the sump being quite a bit greater than the flow up from the sump pumps. When the flow down is getting marginal – you'll first lose all skimming.. the weir water level will equal the tank water level.. because the increased head pressure in the tank forces the pump flow rate down the overflow/standpipe. For a 1.25" schedule 40 durso style overflow – that is about 600 GPH. 625 max
My tank said tempered glass, do not drill. Does this mean I cant or do they all say this.
ACE Hardware has Black Buckets. Ask for a Leaktite Bucket. $4.99
Great information. This helped me better understand my built in wier on my 92 gallon corner tank. Thanks
wouldn't it be easier to use a blk bucket?? i do like idea though.
How long does the Krylon Fusion paint last and doesn't it flake off after awhile?
How would I also put a return pipe?
hi, what paint are you using?
i need some help, my overflow is a square and is extremely loud
But what about the stuff that sinks to the bottom? Like if it doesn't catch it at the top it's just going to sink to the bottom
Love your videos. What is the smallest tank that you would use an overflow and sump?
I just purchased your book. love the channel. Your awesome.
I never really trust silicone to stick plastic.
could i drill holes instead of having teeth
I love this video
How do you know it is safe paint to use in aquarium?
Hey Joey, What you are doing for the community is great. My question on this build is that, after the weir is added to the build, do we still need the stand pipe? I am simply not able to understand the use of stand pipe once weir came on.
hi joey. intake or overflow system is the best in a 4ft tank?????????
How effective would the sump design be in filtering bottom of aquarium if the water at top of tank is the only thing that would enter the sump? Is this where power heads come into play to get the bottom water circulating?
Do I have to drill out my tank to do this?
Joey you are the man !!! Thank you brother.