Woohoo! i FIIINNNAAAALLLLYYYY had the ambition to fix the noisy durso drains. I set up the Herbie drain method, as suggested and oooh how beautiful the sound of silence is!!!:woohoo:
Of course, when I was playinf around to see if it was worth going to buy new plumbing parts, etc., I overflowed the tank.:wink-grin About a gallon or so ended up on my new wood floor! YIKES! Regardless, I have it working now with the emergency stand by pipe. The only sounds I hear now are my skimmer, the Vortech and the low hum of all the pumps. (very low humm, they are Red Dragons, after all, hehe) The setup now is way quieter than my 46 gallon tank was, and had no sump.
Also, I decided I didn't like seeing the returns for my closed loop, so i decided to bury them as much as I could under rock. I have a really nice layout now for lots of corals to sit. The top rock has a big bowl in the middle for a nice torch or anemone (if I could get it to stay) or any thing nice and big. Here's before and after of each side :
You'll notice 3 new acros (there's a fourth not visible) and a couple of zoos. I got a killer deal on all 5 corals - $90. they are reeaallly nice! Took a bit of a beating trying to get them secured to the rock. Took 4 bottles of Krazy Glue! I'm hoping they do well. My girlfriend LOVES them. You know what they say...Happy wife.....happy life!! HAHA
The zoos and Monti frag are not staying where they are. i just wanted to see a little life on the new rock. It's SO white compared to the rest and sticks out like a sore thumb.
Well, that's all for now. Water parameters are perfect, fish and corals seem happy. It's all good!