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Old 03-12-2005, 02:04 AM   #1
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grr overflow

okay, so the overflow built into my aquarium isn't staying full, it just dumps right into the sump. Should my return pump be bigger? is this a result of leaving the 4 gallon wet dry and going to the 20 gallon sump/refugium? The noise is drivin me nuts.
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I have the same situation which is actually normal. I did a search in the DIY forum and found two suggestions for eliminating the noise. Check out www.dursostandpipes.com or http://mywebpages.comcast.net/domitr...struction.html
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A standpipe is the way to go. That will allow you to raise the level of the water in the overflow and eliminate the "waterfall" noise. The Durso works very well.
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Thank you EJS4 for the link, that will work much better. Goin to home depot today to end this awful noise.
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