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Old 10-13-2004, 12:04 PM   #1
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Standpipe users... help?

I made my own durso standpipe. Works great. Overflow chamber is nearly silent now. This has created a new problem, however. The water draining into the sump from the standpipe is water mixed with lots of air. This makes for a pretty loud sump as the air escapes. I have a 90 gal with a sump that is about 15 gal.

Setup #1: 3/4" PVC with an elbow that dropped down into the sump and another elbow to run a horizontal perforated PVC pipe under the water. Extremely loud. A lot of the noise was just turbulence within the piping.

Setup #2: 1-1/4" PVC with just one 45-degree elbow leading to underwater perforated pipe. Much quieter, but still way too loud for an aquarium in the living room.

My perforated PVC is basically a super highflow airstone that causes a rolling boil.

Surely someone else has had this problem and found a quiet solution.
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