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    I purchased a 135 gallon reef ready tank with two glass overflow boxes. When I removed the black acrylic overflow covers I saw that I have two holes (one larger one smaller) in each overflow boxes. I was planning on using the overflow box on the left for the intake (going to go with a Durso standpipe) and the overflow box on the right for the return. So, what are the other holes for?

    Next question - am I supposed to silicone the overflow covers to the glass? If I don't hold them up against the glass there is a gap at the top between the glass and the cover.

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    Typically the larger hole is for a drain line and the smaller one is for a return line. That is a very common approach with marine set-ups. With a few reducing fittings, you can use it just as you have planned due to the lower flow rates you would have in a frsh water set-up. Just plug the holes you don't need with a threaded PVC bulkhead flange and a PVC plug.

    Can you post another pic or two showing the gap you are taking about ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    Typically the larger hole is for a drain line and the smaller one is for a return line. That is a very common approach with marine set-ups. With a few reducing fittings, you can use it just as you have planned due to the lower flow rates you would have in a frsh water set-up. Just plug the holes you don't need with a threaded PVC bulkhead flange and a PVC plug.

    Thanks Cliff, I appreciate the quick response!!

    Can you post another pic or two showing the gap you are taking about ?
    This picture shows about a 1/2" gap between the cover and the glass if I don't press the cover up against the glass.



    This one shows the gap at the top and on the back, starts flush at the bottom and then gaps,



    It does the same thing on the other glass box but with a smaller (maybe 1/4") gap.
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    OK, now I understand. The cover plates for the overflow boxs will not sit flat against the overflow flow box. Try siliconing it in place
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    OK, now I understand. The cover plates for the overflow boxs will not sit flat against the overflow flow box. Try siliconing it in place
    Thanks Cliff, I love an easy fix!
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    I forgot to mention, it can be a little difficult to get silicone to stick to acrylic. You could give the acrylic a light sanding with fine grit sandpaper to help it stick better to the silicone.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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