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Old 08-18-2013, 07:55 PM   #21
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Ok another question what can I put on my return coming into the tank so it's not blowing straight down and moving all my sand in one spot
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:27 PM   #22
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Well I did it I plugged it in with the help of my wife i just have one question why is one of my DIY overflows seem like it takes a couple seconds to build up water and then kinda releases with like a gurgling sound does that mean there air trapped in that one every thing else seem ok hope I can sleep tonight lol
Can we see a good pic, or a drawing, of the overflows please?

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Ok another question what can I put on my return coming into the tank so it's not blowing straight down and moving all my sand in one spot
A 90 degree PVC elbow (or something similar).
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:37 PM   #23
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First one is the over flow second one is the return into the tank
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A pic of the back side on the overflow please.

Just push on another 90 degree elbow to the return.
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All yeah see I get in a hurry and can't think of easy stuff thanks that's what I'll do I love this site and the people on it
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It's the best back shot I could get its pretty tight back there it's the design I got off of YouTube I just typed in DIY overflow and they were all basically the same design
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:07 AM   #27
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Well I did it I plugged it in with the help of my wife i just have one question why is one of my DIY overflows seem like it takes a couple seconds to build up water and then kinda releases with like a gurgling sound does that mean there air trapped in that one every thing else seem ok hope I can sleep tonight lol
Is this the one that runs as full syphon (shorter inlet) or the taller "make up" one?
Is it a constant thing or does it just purge air and go quiet after a few minutes?
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:53 AM   #28
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Looks like you cut the inlet of one of them really low. It should be near the surface. Just slightly lower than the other. If your pump stops for any reason(power outage while sleeping) the tank will drain down to the top of that lower inlet. Looks like 1/4 or 1/2 way down In your tank. I hope you have a lot of room in your sump for the extra water.

Also, I've made one of these before and worked well. There shouldn't be any surging in the main overflow.
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Yeah, that does look really low. One should only be slightly taller than the other, about a quarter to a half inch, but you may have to experiment with it a bit before you get it just right for your system.
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Well I took your advise and made one of the overflows where I wanted the water line and the other one about an 3/4" to an 1" shorter I ran into a problem already it worked good all night and when I left for work at 6 it was working fine but when my wife got up around 8 she said the return had half the tank full of bubbles and that it was about 1/4" from over flowing so she panicked and unplugged the pump so when I got home at 3 I fired if back up now Iam afraid to let it run all night any thoughts of what could of went wrong the only time I seen it blow bubbles all over the tank like she said it was doing was before I closed the ball valve on the return shut a little to tame it down a little
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