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Old 12-20-2004, 09:17 AM   #11
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Here is what I did. It's pretty close to silent.

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Old 12-20-2004, 10:19 AM   #12
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I have a americle sump as well and I eliminated the bio balls and drip plate. I used pvc to extend the overflows tubes so they end totally submersed. I also used pvc pipes to extend the outputs of my protein skimmer. So instead of it sounding like a 747 taking off it sounds like a 737. Just joking it decreased the noise substantially.

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Old 12-20-2004, 04:37 PM   #13
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I would do something like Gator did before I add tons of LR or bioballs to the sump.
On both my tanks I have the returns discharge bleow the water line on the bottom with a elbow on the end and it is silent.
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Old 12-20-2004, 05:11 PM   #14
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My Amiracle SR-100 is extremly quiet, factory setup. The loudest thing I hear is the Remora and I have to be right next to the tank to even hear it.

Could be the way I have it plumbed in, dunno?

Gator's idea seems like it would work very well though.

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