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Old 08-01-2012, 07:11 PM   #61
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Put a sponge or poly-fill in the back of your overflow or both lol it will calm the splash just make sure the poly-fill cant clog the drain i used a filter bag to hold mine
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:44 PM   #62
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Yep I think I got something in mind that will just work perfectly thx.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:32 PM   #63
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Hey steve.. your inbox is full.. Cant send you any message's till ya clear it out.. just have a few questions for ya..
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:01 PM   #64
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This is an awesome thread! Sump looks good! What type of glue did you use for the PVC? How did you glue in the eggcrate? Also are you using a filter sock on your overflow? Just curious.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:47 PM   #65
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In terms of filter socks...I wish I had come up with this idea on my own...they are expensive and a pain to clean. But I am using panty hose instead. I have a pair rubber banded to the intake line of my sump. They also are great at stopping splashing from skimmers and such, so I have one on my skimmer and the return pipe from my sump as well. Works great.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:44 PM   #66
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I used 1/4" glass for the baffles and aqueon silicon. Expensive but the rite stuff. See silicon won't permanatly adhire to to acrylic and could leak down the road. I used loctite superglue on the egg create.

I have finished pics coming soon of which I added a block of sponge filter bc I was still getting some micro bubbles in the return and also provides a last minute filtration.

I stayed away from filter socks everyone I talked to said the same thing that they are a pain
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:51 PM   #67
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I also had to add a sponge in my overflow bc it was so loud
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:17 PM   #68
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That looks great. I wish I had that kind of flow out of my overflow, but if I turn the return pump up any higher it drains the sump.

One thing I've done to reduce noise/splashing of water is to add panty hose on my return line and skimmer. I did the same for the intake into my sump to act as a filter sock. Won't have to worry about cleaning the filter sock...they are cheap and I'll just throw them away rather than trying to clean them.
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Might give that a shot. My system is in red alert as there will be a hurricane on my door step Monday. Can't wait to loose power for three days
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So your skimmer isn't running over to the return anymore?
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