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Old 12-07-2008, 05:44 AM   #1
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New tank; sump noise

I have just set up my new tank. The is quite a gurgle coming from the sump/weir. Could this be because there is too much water flow?
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What kind of overflow do you have? Is the tank drilled or do you have a hang on tank type overflow?
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Old 12-07-2008, 04:29 PM   #4
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I have a 3ft reef octopus biolife. It is a drilled hole in the bottom of the tank leading to the sump. There is a 1/2' pipe at the top it is like an r shape.
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Does the drain line empty above or below the water line in the sump? Is it rigid PVC or flex line of some kind? If it is flex line are there any areas of the line that falls below the discharge point in the sump?

I'm guessing this is a 40something gallon tank?? What kind of return pump are you using? What is your overflow rated for? I'm guessing 300gph?
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Ziggy953,

it is a solid PVC pipe. The PVC is under the water. The tank is 100g with a 2100l/hr (550 gallon) return pump. The return pipe is in the shape of a r, the stick of the r has a small hole in and the round part of the r is under the water. If I cover the hole the water in the weir goes down, then surges up and makes a sound like a toilet flushing. Thanks so much for you time!
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The hole in the top is to allow the air to escape from the drain line. With the end of the line under the water level in your sump you will get that sound. If you can move the end of the line above the water level, you can put a "T" or an elbow on it to reduce the running water sound.
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Gave it a try

I gave it a try; it still sounds like a steam train. There is soooooo many bubbles coming from the weir it could almost act as my skimmer. Any other suggestions?
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Can you post any pics? A pic is worth 1,000 words.
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I agree with Larry, post a pic of how you had thing set up from the overflow to the sump.
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