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Old 08-01-2009, 02:03 PM   #1
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Overflow box noise

What are you people doing to quiet the water noise of the overflow box? I tried bio balls foam and a riser tube. Foam seems to do the best job, but I'm afraid of the nitrate levels rising if I don't clean it everyday or so.
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durso standpipe... google it. you can buy em or build em.
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Is there a way to make a Durso for a HOB overflow?
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Old 08-01-2009, 02:17 PM   #4
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Wow, thanks i was gonna make a thread with this exact same question. Isnt this just a siphon method?
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Yes and Yes... It's in the overflow. That was the topic. If you're also adding in sump noise then there are options to deal with that also but I was just answering the overflow.

Although not made for HOB people have done it.

http://www.dursostandpipes.com/faq/5...-back-overflow
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Tried it in my HOB sometime ago, could never get it right so I ripped it out. If anyone has pics/vid of someone making it work post them please


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Yes and Yes... It's in the overflow. That was the topic. If you're also adding in sump noise then there are options to deal with that also but I was just answering the overflow.

Although not made for HOB people have done it.

Can a Durso Standpipes work in a hang-on the back overflow?
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Here ya go...simple yet totally effective.



It's just a plastic cup with a hole in the top and an airline coming out of the hole. It sits over the HOB drain. Totally silent...and cheap.
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and that cup stays put huh? very nice
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Yep. You can see a small piece of eggcrate on the left. The cup is wedged between the eggcrate and side of the overflow to keep it from moving.
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