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Old 03-01-2012, 01:47 AM   #1
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Is a durso standpipe that best way to go??

I just bought a 75 gallon undrilled tank and am going to have it drilled. Is a durso standpipe setup the best way to go? I am assuming that if you lost power or a pump died, you would only send about an inch or two of the tank water to the sump. Is that correct? It also seems like it would be alot quieter since the drain is actually underwater, so you wont have any gurgling or any other noise. My LFS will drill the bottom of the tank and install bulkheads and linelock nozzles for $220. I will just have to build the standpipe and return tubes. Those just consist of a couple pieces of PVC and a couple of elbows. I think this is better than drilling the back or using a HOB overflow. Am I wrong???
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Just realized that this method would also allow the tank to be put against the wall. You can't do that with HOB stuff.
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Yes the pipes help with the noise and the flow. But it depends of course where your hole is on your return pipe that will determine how much water will return to your sump in a power outage. It has nothing to do with the durso.
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So, if I understand right the water will flow to the sump through the return in the event of a power outage? The water flowing through the overflow should stop as soon as it gets down to the elbow of the standpipe and starts sucking air, right?
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Correct but if your return pipe is lower your water will flow back to sump from the return line. Understand?
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:47 PM   #7
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Check out http://www.melevsreef.com/allmysumps.html

Show a good diagram
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Thanks cajun! That is an awesome link. So, this is a good way to go and a good expense to prevent issues in the future?
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Will the LFS quarantee they won't break the tank when drilling it? I don't know of any 75g tanks that don't have a tempered glass bottom...and you can't drill tempered glass.
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I would much rather drill the back pane and install a Glass Holes overflow or similar. Why would you want to take up all that space in the display? You can silence the overflow by throttling back the pump some.
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