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Unfortunately, I didn't know bout overflow noise before I built mine... any idea how I could do a quick ez fix for an overflow like this? Two of the three I can't reach at all anymore xcept from under the tank

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Try just slipping an air line down the pipe?From air to air(top to bottom?)
Once there is an open air line the water may stop gurgling?

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Try just slipping an air line down the pipe?From air to air(top to bottom?)
Once there is an open air line the water may stop gurgling?
Ya if I could pull it there is a chance it might fix it...
well the noise isn't all that bad but my stand isn't finished.. it's all open and the noise comes from in there so hopefully once it's all closed it will be barely noticeable!

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im confused by the pic, is the drain through the bottom of the tank with a stand pipe up to near the top? if it is depending on how high it is if it runs full siphon it wont make any noise
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not siphon.. it's all gravity fed
those angled overflows are 4.5in to keep water level at 4.5in.. I put them in an angle thinking it would be good enough to prevent the noise..
I think once the stand is finished with the pumps and all, I won't notice it anymore but thought I'd ask here see if there is an ez fix that I am unaware of!
I can't reach two of those overflows now cause they're sealed under the false bottom of the vivarium
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Could you push an airline up instead of pushing it down from the top?

Make a 'manhole' cover over those drains so you can tinker with them easier?

If you add a T to the drain you are supposed to be able to bleed off noisy air bubbles. Have the drain go horizontal, then add the T facing up? Not quite sure how bubbles are going to leave a column of fast moving water but you should be able to research and find out how this works for some people.

Maybe use that lumber or cardboard to block the stand to see if it really will dampen the sound enough. Maybe it will. Hard to work on sumps with the doors on so it would be nice to know if this is going to work first.


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my suggestion. the one u can get to cut off lower then the other 2 u will have to experiment on the lower one it will be full siphon meaning it will suck no air only water it will also flow a lot more than if it was also sucking water.

Adjust the valve on the full siphon overflow so the water is just trickling down the other 2 pipes, if u get it all set up correctly the water will stick to the walls of the pipe and u will have no sound what so ever,

its kinda a twist n the bean animal over flow, i have a 2 drain setup on my twelve gallon, lower drain is full siphon and higher drain just barely takes any water, it is absolutely silent.

Make sure the drains exist under water too.


be sure to remember to account for all the water that will enter into the sump when the return pump is off

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using a u shape like this cut a lot of the noise. dont forget to drill a hole for air on top of u shape will suck less water if water goes out

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