How to convert a dual overflow tank into a peninsula style?!

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  1. Erick Armanii

    Erick Armanii Active Member

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    Hello R2R family!
    I will be working on my 150 triton tank in the next few weeks (I will be doing a mission trip in Nepal so the build will be placed on hold for a few weeks)

    Prior to the build tread, I have a question and I’m looking for some feedback..

    I currently purchased a dual overflow tank with the intentions of an in wall tank. After an annoying and undetected leak in the boiler room that option is no longer a possibility.

    At this point I have decided to go with a peninsula style tank. Anyone have any experience in converting a dual overflow tank into a peninsula style tank?

    I would imagine a sharp razor blade to cut and remove the silicone around the overflow boxes, add 4 bulkheads with caps (or cover the overflow holes with glass and silicone) then drill the tank to accommodate a peninsula style.

    I would love some feedback!
    Thanks everyone!
     

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    hijinks7 Well-Known Member

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    So I converted the standard 120g dual overflow into a shadow overflow. The boxes are really siliconed down tight. Don't think they will come off easy. I've never had one come off easy. You need to score as much of the silicone around the boxes then I took a wide putty knife and knocked it down the seam with a hammer till I was about half way down on both sides and I could pull it off.

    That said I used bulkheads and just capped them off like you said. You could also take like a 1/2 inch piece o glass and silicone it down.

    Also since you are removing the boxes, you will also probably need to re-seal the whole tank. So that's taking all the silicone off the inside (be careful not to remove the silicone that holds the glass together) and re-seal the whole tank. Silicone won't cure with old silicone which is why you need to re-seal the whole tank.
     
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    Shores805 Rogue R2R Supporter

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    Do you have a photo of the tank?
     
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    Erick Armanii Active Member

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    That’s interesting.. I didn’t know that I need to reseal the tank ;Bored

    How do you have the shadow overflow setup? Love to see a picture!
     
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    Currently on me no.. let me check online fast to see if I can find a stock photo.. I can post it later if I can’t find one
     
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    Erick Armanii Active Member

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    That’s basically the tank
     
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    Its not setup as a peninsula style.. I just had the look of giant overflow boxes. I'm setting up the tank now so its still empty (hard to get time with two young kids). here's a pic of an empty system with the overflow in place.

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    Sorry if I missed it but is the tank drilled on the bottom pane? Know if the glass is tempered?
     
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    You don't have to cap the bulkheads. You could run them as closed loops.

    Put some rock work around them and add some extra flow with the closed . This could eliminate some power heads in the tank.

    Just saying, it's an option
     
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    Drilled from the bottom
     
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    Erick Armanii Active Member

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    That’s not a terrible idea but the way I’m looking to setup the tank I don’t think that would work for this application
     
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    Can I ask you how the glass looked after you removed the overflows? My concern is if I convert it to a peninsula will it be obvious the glass had overflow boxes?
     
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    Glass was fine.. Just used a glass/tile scrapper from Home Depot and kept spraying rubbing alcohol and removing the silicone. I re-did the black paint in back since it was done wrong and peeling. So there wasn't any noticeable scratches in the glass.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-4-in-Glass-and-Tile-Scraper-GTS-HDX/206458315
     
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    I think you’ve got your answer
     
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    Saltlife Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking the same thing as I was reading, but you said it. There's another tank on here for sale that has same setup no power heads. Very good idea. Another thing would be try to sell that tank and buy one without corner overflows.
     
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    Or maybe a trade?
     
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    Erick Armanii Active Member

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    Anyone interested in a tank?! Lol
     
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    @hijinks7 i was concerned with doing the peninsula style since I won’t be painting that section but it looks like I should be alright! Thanks man!!
     
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    That tank is just like mine corner overflows and all. Mine is kinda like a peninsula you can see the front and one side clearly. And little more than half of the back. Oya cool your going to Nepal I have always wanted to go and see Mt. Everest. Always wanted to give it a try.
     
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