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Old 02/05/2018, 11:25 AM   #1
ebe
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Overflows on a 220

I picked up a used 6 foot 220. It has overflows on both ends, centered on the ends. Two drains and one return on both ends. Both overflows need to be resiliconed back in.

I would prefer they be in the back corners but really donít feel like redrilling any holes. So I am leaning to just putting them back in where they were or maybe just using one and putting glass over top the holes on one end.

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Old 02/06/2018, 11:54 AM   #2
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You will want the extra flow of 2 drains. I have a 215 with 2 overflows and would never remove one.


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Old 02/06/2018, 02:05 PM   #3
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I bought a used 210 with one overflow on the end, two drain holes and one return. The guy had it in a wall visible from both sides.
Mine does fine with one overflow, so I think it would be ok if you covered up one set of holes.


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Old 02/07/2018, 10:34 PM   #4
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You need to ask yourself, how much turnover do you want/need? and how much one overflow will handle? If it was my tank I would utilize both.


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Old 02/08/2018, 10:33 AM   #5
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I picked up a 6' 220 peninsula tank, overflow on one end. I don't like giving up the space or looking at an internal overflow, so I covered the holes with a piece of glass and converted it to an external bean animal overflow.


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