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Old 03-27-2006, 08:58 AM   #1
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NOISY overhange wet/dry filter. How to reduce noise?

I was wondering how to reduce the noise coiming from my overhang wet/dry filter. Thanks
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Old 03-27-2006, 01:18 PM   #2
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Are you meaning the overflow box that drains into the wet/dry?

If so, you need to build a stockman or durso standpipe. Do a search on google and you'll find plans. Bassically, they will reduce the gurgling sounds by restricting the air intake. Height of the standpipe and air intake diameter will need to be adjusted for your setup.
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Old 03-27-2006, 01:39 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. Now I can place the stockman standpipe over my existing pipe in the overhang correct? I have seen alot of different models alot for bigger tanks. I think it should be fine for a 55gal. Thanks
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I just used a few pieces of filter sponge to reduce the sound. Worked OK. I know I will have to change it though when it is dirty.
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The standpipe looks really cool, but not too easy to make.
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They're not hard to make. But a dremel rotary tool goes a long way. they're are several different designs out there, some easier than others. I used a 1" pvc pipe with a dremeled down 2" to 1" reducer to act as the support (dremmeled to allow maximum water flow) for the 2" coupling. The other end (top end) of the coupling has another 2" to 1" reducer which then allows a 1" plug to slip into it. The plug was then drilled with a few small holes for air intake.
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The standpipe looks really cool, but not too easy to make.
Not sure what you saw but they are very easy to make. You do not even need a dremel.
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I actually talked to Mr Stockman and he is going to make me one hmself! Nothing like going to the source right?
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