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Old 04-26-2006, 06:26 PM   #1
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I was am looking at getting a new 125 gallon all glass aquarium with dual built in overflows, and a MegaFlow sump. Is this a pretty quiet system? My girlfriend hates it when the aquarium is loud. Is there anything that is quieter that anyone can recommend.
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Old 04-26-2006, 06:35 PM   #2
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well. It all depends where you plan on locating the tank. If it's in the livingroom, I think it'll be an uphill battle against your GF on any tank as far as noise s concerned.
not only do you have the overflows making some noise, even with silencers, but you'll have the humming of the pumps you buy unless you spring for some real nice ones.
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That is really dependent on the equipment you buy. The system will not be loud but the pumps may be. Ampmaster pumps are very quiet
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Thanks guys! ryguy it is always an uphill battle.
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ryguy it is always an uphill battle.
Get used to it.
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Old 04-26-2006, 07:18 PM   #6
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I thought the idea was to make enough noise to drown out the girlfriend?
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ahhhh brenden, wise beyond your years!!!
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Old 04-26-2006, 07:46 PM   #8
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I have a 75g oceanic rr setup with one overflow and an all-glass megaflow sump right now.
It's filling with water as we speak but will be circulating water tonight.

Using two SEIO Super Flow Pumps (Model M620 - 620 gph) in the tank and for the return a Mag Drive Pump 950.

I'll let you know in the am how it went tonight... the tank is right outside the bedroom door.
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The SEIO's should not make any noise. The mag 9.5 is the only "noise maker"
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The water noise from the overflow into the sump was loud at first, slushing and sloshing about, but I was able to adjust the return valves to the tank and that fixed it. No more sloshing or water noises. I bought my megaflow sump used and it didn't come with bioballs, I've thrown some base rock in there where the balls were. Without the rock or anything in there it makes quite a bit of trickling running water noise.

My SEIOs weren't working when I first plugged them in.. or so I thought... thats how quiet they are.

Now that Mag is a regular party favor. It's vibrating against the wall of the sump pretty darned good.

My thought is to put a sponge of sorts on the bottom and sides of it to dampen the vibration.

If I could get that vibration fixed, I think the 'noise' would be VERY resonable.
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