Eshopps Eclipse Overflow Install

Discussion in 'DIY' started by wpeterson, May 27, 2016.

  1. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    I'm just beginning to build a new tank, on a cheaper budget and with somewhat smaller ambitions than our 90 gal tank on the peninsula. I've got a nice 40 breeder display and I'm installing my own low-profile overflow. I selected the Eshopps Eclipse (Medium) overflow - which has a low profile overflow in the display and an external overflow with 2x 1" drains (which I'll run as a Herbie setup).

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    It turns out the kit also includes a 1.5" diamond hole saw. So I bought a 3/4" bulkhead diamond hole saw, a drill guide and did it myself tonight.

    I drilled two 3/4" return bulkheads and one 1.5" main bulkhead for the external overflow:

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    I'm glad I had the chance to drill my own tank for the first time, it went well and wasn't that bad.
     
  2. Corallus

    Corallus BAR Sponsorship Coordinator

    Looking forward to seeing how it comes together!
     
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  3. Newjack

    Newjack Supporting Member

    Nice job Winfield!:)
     
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  4. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Good job. Enjoy that victory beverage!
     
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  5. jonmos75

    jonmos75 Supporting Member

    Looking good. Cant wait to a successful tank up and running again!!
     
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  6. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    Nice. Did you get your hole saw on BRS?
     
  7. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    The 1.5" saw came with the overflow. I bought the 3/4" bulkhead saw on Amazon (38mm hole saw)
     
  8. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Guest


    there's a 12-pack of premium beer for you if you come to SF and drill mine!
     
  9. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    These hole saws still have some teeth on them, I'd be glad to if I were still living on the peninsula. It's a rough commute from Boston.
     
  10. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    That would have to be some extrodinary premium beer to come all the way from Boston for.
     

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