H2Overflow - Opinions?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Oakland Evan, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    You can get overflows in just about any size you want, granted one of the ones mentioned above is 24" however not sure if you have 24" inside the tank, you could always do some surgery on the box... but I totally get not wanting to have to modify something brand new :)

    Out of curiosity is this an acrylic tank or a glass tank? If an acrylic tank I wouldn't even bother with a Shadow overflow, simply get an inside box and outside box, and you can get some holes done and fuse it to the tank itself. If glass, then yeah get a box, you can do glass overflows but those can be tricky to make yourself.

    Also I ask because putting something on the bottom sounds like something you do with glass tanks, and not so much acrylic. And yeah you can do that easy enough, Tap will cut to fit but they're pricy for what they offer. You can get smaller sheets cheaper through Amazon or someplace and simply cut to fit.

    As for the reinforce seams, they basically put a triangle shaped wedge in each corner (I think it's acrylic, might be glass though) and they goop it up more. I wouldn't worry about doing this to a tank though, custom tank builders like to overbuild tanks so that they have no chance of failing, not to say that an off the shelf tank will fail. But glass will fail eventually as the silicone won't hold forever.
  2. Gablami

    Gablami Guest

    If you want something in a custom size, I found modular marine to be very easy to work with. Got me a custom slim external portion to fit behind my frag tank. It does not have removable weirs and you would need to custom drill it with a provided template.

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  3. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    I just saw the price...DAMN!

    I'll bet someone here could 3D print these things
    if so, I want
  4. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    3d print what? The H2Overflows? Sure, wouldn't surprise me if it's just off the shelf parts, just an ABS elbow and what looks like some sort of strainer for a drain maybe rainwater? but whatever. Yeah easy enough.
  5. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    I want just the screen/level attachment part
    the rest is cheap and at the store
  6. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    How many do you need?

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  7. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    I'll start with 1 each
    1/2", 3/4", 1", 1.5"

    thank you in advance
  8. Oakland Evan

    Oakland Evan Supporting Member

    Wow, If you can print them, I'd take a few. I'll start with same order as Erin to make it easy.

  9. grizfyrfyter

    grizfyrfyter Guest

    That (or something similar) would be easy to print.

    I'm setting up my frag tank next week and I need to print an overflow for it anyhow. I'll put something together similar to this and test it out.
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