Eshopps Eclipse Overflow Install

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  1. wpeterson

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    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

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

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    Nice job Winfield!:)
     
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  4. Coral reefer

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    Good job. Enjoy that victory beverage!
     
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  5. jonmos75

    jonmos75 Supporting Member

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

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

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    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 Supporting Member

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

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    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

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

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