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Old 12-12-2008, 10:21 PM   #11
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just looked at how to add photo's

Here are the photo's, hope they explain things a little better. With the the protein skimmer is just added yesterday, I am thinking of mounting it externally as I think it will sit better.


The 1st is my beloved tank (I will be landscaping it this week if I can get the noise down, the rocks are not in place).

2st photo is in the weir the top grey tubing is the water returning to the tank. The pipe under this is the return water that looks like the r there is a 5mm hole in the top.

3rd photo is a close up look.

4th photo is a look at the sump
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:04 AM   #12
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Very nice looking system.....but sorry, I can't really help. I'm looking, but can't really decipher what I'm looking at. If you are hearing alot of gurgling, all I can suggest is make the air hole in the "r" bigger.
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Old 12-13-2008, 06:24 PM   #13
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Smile Thanks for your help

I will give that a try
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:27 AM   #14
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Hi I know this is an old tread but did you solve your problem? I have a similar problem.
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:39 AM   #15
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Not so old

I still do have the problem, did you solve you issue?

what have you tried?
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:25 PM   #16
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I guess I looked at your join date, sorry. No I haven't solved it but I was thinking if I drilled my hole at the top of the (r shaped) drain I would have better air release just curious if it will work before I start drilling holes.
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:59 AM   #17
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Wink I drilled

I did try it. It seemed to make more noise. I than got some advise from reef octopus; they suggested that I cover the hole with silicon, then slowly make the hole bigger. This has seemed to help; there is still a little more noise than I would like but I think this is what I am left with. Interestingly, as I covered the hole the water level decreased until it made a noise like a toilet flushing. As the hole got bigger, the water level increased until the water was 1/2 covering the round part of the r, this is were my tank is the quietist. I would suggest that you play with the hole size with some bluetac or tap (you could even use you finger). I used my finger to try it then I went with the silicon. Hope it helps!
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You can use an air valve and adjust the amount of air coming in. Just drill a hole large enough to thread in an air valve with teflon tape and then open all the way and start closing it until the noise stops.
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