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Old 10-14-2010, 07:04 PM   #1
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Overflow level

Finally have the tank on the stand with water running through for the first time. Just doing an equipment and leak run. It's a 120 g with two corner overflows in the back. I was at the LFS and noticed something. On their system the level behind the overflow covers stay the same height. On mine it seems to be rising and falling about 1-1/2" every minute or so. Tank level and sump level are steady. Is this normal? Will that settle over time? Should I just keep an eye on it? Thanks so much...

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Old 10-14-2010, 08:44 PM   #2
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does it sound like a toilet flushing? If so there is not enough air getting into the stand pipe. If there is a valve just open it up unitl it stops. you may need to drill holes in the top to let more air in
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:33 PM   #3
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No flushing sounds just regular running water sound, and the level behind the corner covers going up and down.

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There is a hole in the drain pipe, correct?
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Yup. Two holes on either side and a short tube sticking out the top.

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Old 10-14-2010, 10:07 PM   #6
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If it is not getting close to the top I woudn't worry about it, I have seen systems do that. Any pics?
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Can I attach a short movie clip in here?
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Here is the link of the upload to youtube...

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That first elbow that turns to the right should be a T with a pipe going up with a cap on it and there should be a hole drilled in the cap. This lets air in so the water just falls. You have two options, try drilling a hole in the elbow to achieve the same thing, or if necessary redo the drain pipe with the T instead of the elbow.
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