Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-27-2015, 03:00 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,788
Bubbles from drain section in sump...

Little help, im getting lots of spray from the water draining into my sump. I decided to make a cover with bulkhead so I can custom the piping a bit and make a split "T" for the water to distribute a bit better.

The 2 45's on either side... Should I point them down, out to the side, or up? I have them so about 50% of the pipe is above water when lying flat like pictured...

__________________

__________________
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 12:11 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
SeanMonster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 1,261
What if you ran the return line below your water line in that section of the sump?


Sent from my iPad using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
SeanMonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 09:04 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,788
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeanMonster View Post
What if you ran the return line below your water line in that section of the sump?


Sent from my iPad using Aquarium Advice

It is below the water level. The air that gets sucked in from the overflow is what's causing the bubbles...
__________________
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 09:05 AM   #4
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,543
Why don't you just put pantyhose on the ends of your return lines?
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 10:15 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Rockster2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: South Florida
Posts: 86
Or filter socks? I like the coarser ones myself.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Rockster2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 10:27 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,788
I could do something like that I suppose. I'm going to try to have the outlets facing up, and turn the pump up a bit. My thoughts are that the 45 degree bends will act as a diffuser by allowing the water to build before it exits and the air will be able to escape as well...
__________________
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 11:16 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
I think that's just going to make the overflow louder. On another note, I like the tile floor. Was it easy to do?
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 11:19 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,788
Our realtor thought it was tile too at first look when we looked at the house, however it is 3/4" handscraped hickory! I want to do my basement (the finished part) but it's almost $7/sqft for wood alone...

Louder eh? Due to the elbows facing up, or the elbows presence in general?
__________________
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 11:29 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
Due to the increase in flow. I vote for a filter sock. Wow! It looks just like tile I was considering!
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 11:31 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,788
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_X View Post
Due to the increase in flow. I vote for a filter sock. Wow! It looks just like tile I was considering!

I'll try a couple different things. These tanks are always a work in progress...

Someone I know did their dining room in the tile that you're talking about... Looks great.
__________________

__________________
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bubble, bubbles, sump

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bubbles or no bubbles? Too many bubbles? Tailsjam Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 12-30-2012 08:45 AM
Drain Lines into Sump eatsomepopcorn DIY Projects 3 02-18-2010 11:45 PM
How should I run my drain to sump?? Reefer27 DIY Projects 14 04-21-2009 04:54 PM
bubbles bubbles...and yet more bubbles...who's right? Just Dave Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 5 02-10-2004 11:07 PM
Bubbles Bubbles Bubbles - please advise BrendanH Saltwater Reef Aquaria 16 02-05-2004 01:49 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.