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02-16-2013 04:54 PM
TheDrake I put a T on the top of my standpipe, mostly because I wanted to double the surface area of the opening to minimize the potential for it getting plugged (e.g., by a loose leaf). As an unintended bonus, simply adding the T eliminated the gurgling noise that I had with the straight pipe.
02-03-2013 11:25 PM
newbieplanter
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Originally Posted by Wicket_lfe View Post
i did a standpipe and it stopped the noises. I would do that esp if you don't want to change design. there are several standpipe designs; durso, stockman, and the gurgle buster
I tried the durso and its way to fast for my pump and its rated for way over 200GPH (my pump).
02-03-2013 10:44 PM
Wicket_lfe i did a standpipe and it stopped the noises. I would do that esp if you don't want to change design. there are several standpipe designs; durso, stockman, and the gurgle buster
02-03-2013 09:53 PM
newbieplanter http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7DFk4bnIxEg&feature=relmfu

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=65yVr7DiDls
02-03-2013 09:49 PM
newbieplanter
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Originally Posted by HD Blazingwolf View Post
Noise is cause by the drain not being big enough.. Ive finally figured that out by perusing reef forums. The quietest drains are either full siphon or with drains big enough to vent air pressure without sucking air down.

A one inch drain can at a maximum handled 300 gph with no bends strainers or reducers, and will actually be pretty quiet on its on.
A 1.5 inch drain can handle 750 gph with no noise without bends... Much more space to vent air pressure..
I get what your sayin but I would have to change the whole outside of my design take a look here an get back. This is the same I got just 3/4" not 1/2" mu pump rated for 200GPH I tried to post but havin problem posting my problem on his page to answer plus he hasn't answered in the past.


http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=65yVr7DiDls


http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7DFk4bnIxEg&feature=relmfu
02-03-2013 08:10 PM
newbieplanter
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Originally Posted by HD Blazingwolf View Post
Noise is cause by the drain not being big enough.. Ive finally figured that out by perusing reef forums. The quietest drains are either full siphon or with drains big enough to vent air pressure without sucking air down.

A one inch drain can at a maximum handled 300 gph with no bends strainers or reducers, and will actually be pretty quiet on its on.
A 1.5 inch drain can handle 750 gph with no noise without bends... Much more space to vent air pressure..
So now your sayin to get a bigger pump? Cuz the size PVC I have is set up for 200+ GPH and the pump the same now I make the OF 300GPH I have to get a bigger pump plus all new parts (PVC)!
02-03-2013 07:59 PM
HD Blazingwolf
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Originally Posted by newbieplanter View Post
Anyone know how to quiet this noise or better yet stop it? These are both vids of the same set up what I'm tring to do is stop the bubbling sound and draining sound, I tried to lift the output pipe out of the sumps water that didn't work. I think if I can fix one the other will stop also any help would be greatly apreciated. The second vid is something I did to try n quiet the noise before I posted.

http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps8a9eba90.mp4

http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/a...psdde8a860.mp4



Noise is cause by the drain not being big enough.. Ive finally figured that out by perusing reef forums. The quietest drains are either full siphon or with drains big enough to vent air pressure without sucking air down.

A one inch drain can at a maximum handled 300 gph with no bends strainers or reducers, and will actually be pretty quiet on its on.
A 1.5 inch drain can handle 750 gph with no noise without bends... Much more space to vent air pressure..
02-03-2013 07:44 PM
newbieplanter
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Originally Posted by VAtanks View Post
Yes durso will work in an over flow box, this picture is from a reef but you just tailor the standpipe height and pipe size for your application weather saltwater or tropical fish tank. Google durso standpipe and litterally 100s of sights offer DIY's on them.
I know it will work in a box overflow question was will it work. ( with out ) an overflow box?
02-03-2013 07:08 PM
VAtanks There are some dursos where an air pump is used, you drill a whole and silicone a nipple into it and put an air line on the pipe so there would be no sucking noise at all. I have never built one like this The ones I have made are all like the one in the photo I supplied.
02-03-2013 07:07 PM
Wicket_lfe
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Originally Posted by newbieplanter View Post
There's one there the hole is 3/16"?
you might have to fiddle with the hole size. I don't see a cap on your intake pipe, am I missing it?

I did something similar to this.

http://home.everestkc.net/jrobertson...struction.html
02-03-2013 07:05 PM
VAtanks Yes durso will work in an over flow box, this picture is from a reef but you just tailor the standpipe height and pipe size for your application weather saltwater or tropical fish tank. Google durso standpipe and litterally 100s of sights offer DIY's on them.
02-03-2013 06:12 PM
newbieplanter
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Originally Posted by Wicket_lfe View Post
just drill a cap with a hole to regulate the amount of air being sucked down.

+1 durso standpipe
There's one there the hole is 3/16"?
02-03-2013 06:12 PM
newbieplanter
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Originally Posted by VAtanks View Post
you dont need to, you can DIY a durso standpipe you tube has 100's of videos on how to do it .
http://youtu.be/9PHxP2Oqe6U
Will the durso work with out a overflow box?
02-03-2013 06:05 PM
Wicket_lfe just drill a cap with a hole to regulate the amount of air being sucked down.

+1 durso standpipe
02-03-2013 05:51 PM
VAtanks you dont need to, you can DIY a durso standpipe you tube has 100's of videos on how to do it .
http://youtu.be/9PHxP2Oqe6U
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