I have a Pro Clear Premier Series 175 Wet Dry Sump that came with the 125 gallon tank I just purchased. After doing a bit of reading, I built my own durso stand standpipe out of 1.25" pvc
, which drains through the 1" bulkhead. This attaches to 1" Flex PVC
, into the side of a T, and then the front of the t goes into the sump, and the other side goes to an elbow, and then into a the sumps other drain line. I believe the previous owner modified these lines by widening the holes into slots. I am using the same pump he had, a quiet one 6000, but added a UV
Sterilizer. After a bit of tuning (read: drilling holes into the durso's cap) I got the toilet flushing noise in my overflow box to go away, but now I seem to have a gurgling noise comming from these pipes in my sump. Is this a result of them draining too quickly ? Would it help if I made new lines and just drilled them? Should I consider upgrading to the quiet one 9000 to keep the lines full?
Any suggestions would be great, this is my first sump !!
Here is an image of my sump for reference....
ALSO, FYI -- this is a going to be my new Cichlid tank, as you know, very messy eaters. I am going to add mechanical filtration into the drip trays, and possibly reduce the amount of bioballs below that for room for chemical, after I add the Bio-Stars from my old tank below that area.... if you have any other ideas or suggestions, I am all ears.
PPS -- I went with Aragonite Special Grade Reef Sand (1.25-2.0mm) which I love the texture of so far. Just added it tonight, waiting for it to settle before adding my cycling fish with a bag of some of the old substate (crushed coral) from my 50 gallon cichlid tank.