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Old 03-28-2012, 08:37 PM   #1
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Drilled 120 making noise

I recently upgraded from a 58 to a 120 and have noticed that the overflow on one side has started making the "flushing toilet" sound. Does anyone have ideas on how to make it stop?
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:06 PM   #2
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Do you have a durso stand pipe for the drain?

Also, how far below the water line is the outlet for your overflow drain in the sump? If it is more than a couple of inches, it can cause some excess noise as the overflow line fills, burps, dumps water, fills, burbs, dumps water, etc.
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There are durso pipes on both overflows and the lines are barely under the water in the sump.
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Home made dursos? Do you have a hole in the top of the pipe?
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They came with the tank. Both have holes. Should I make them bigger?
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maybe, it could help. It won't hurt. If you post a pic, it may help determine if they are properly sized.

How is the tank plumbed? Is it flexible tubing from the bulkheads to the sump, or PVC?

I switched my tank from flexible tubing to PVC and it reduced noise substantially.
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Flexible from union to sump.
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yeah, hole looks big enough to me -

I would consider going to PVC with a 90 leg in there somewhere. It did wonders on my tank. You can wait for further advice though - some one might have a better idea.
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Ok. Thanks for the quick reply.
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