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Old 07-20-2004, 01:52 PM   #1
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wet/dry overflow noise

ok 55 gal tank 60lbs lr 20lbs base rock 100lbs southdown seeded with about 20 lbs ls got fish and the whole 9 yards 2 anenomes everything doing great. however do any of you have any suggestions on making my overflow quieter it is a "U" type overflow with a prefilter i take the prefilter out and it gets a liitle quieter but gheeze this is insane i want the prefilter in there how do i get this thing to get a little more silent? I am not looking for perfection here but it is loud.
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Old 07-20-2004, 07:44 PM   #2
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do a search on making durso standpipes. There was a thread a couple of weeks ago with links and photos
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And remove the prefilter. You don't need it and you don't really want to recycle your tank water 10 times an hour through a detritus packed prefilter.
Try the Durso or modified durso if space is limited. I'm using the modified version (have three of them) and am happy with them.
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Wonderful I have taken all the info on the durso and made my own slightly different, but the same end effect thankyou all for the help.
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Old 07-21-2004, 06:09 PM   #5
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ok so i have found that if you have a hob overflow if you puit a small peace of tubeing in the drain it will prevent all noise. i will post a pic later tonight after the cam get power.
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Old 07-21-2004, 10:57 PM   #6
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here's the device I used - ran it through the top of my prefilter and into the standpipe - totally fixed suction noise. The picture doesn't quite show you the important part - the bottom section of tubing that runs throught prefilter is cut at an angle at the bottom so adequate air passes through...

Note: This particular device will only work if I use my prefilter as the prefilter is what supports it... I just clean my prefilter when it gets dirty.
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The only reason I hesitate to pull my prefilters out is cause every day that I check them I find beneficial pods and worms stuck to them that I put back into the tank. They would surely perish if I took out the prefilters.

Take them out anyway?
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Old 07-22-2004, 12:37 AM   #9
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yep i had what jmc has. but i found that i was cleaning it a lot. but now i have found that just some air line hoseing works just the same and you dont have to clean it and you cant kill pod with it. here is a link to the pic i just took of what i did to keep it quite. it works very well. the only sound i get now it the sound of the pump. here
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Old 07-22-2004, 09:14 AM   #10
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WarOrks15 -

What do you have in your wet/dry canister? Bioballs, other media, or nothing? I've got Bioballs but here some bad stuff about them...

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