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Old 08-31-2012, 06:56 PM   #1
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overflow noise

So I'm new at the marine tank thing and I've build a sump and yada yada yada. Well I've had everything hooded up for a week now and its all seems to be running well but I get a lot of noise from my overflow. It's just general water noise but its much louder than I had thought. I've put shutoffs on both sides and played with them with little change. Is this comin? The pump is a triton4 from deep blue (1050 gph) is this the problem? Is there too much flow? Not enough?
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:27 PM   #2
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What kind of overflow is it? Hang on back, or built in? If built in, are you using a durso stand pipe?
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There are many videos on youtube for silencing over flows
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:39 PM   #4
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It is a hang on the back... I guess it must have had a clog because my wife just called and good me half my sump just pumped out onto the living room floor. at least I have something to do when I get home... I think it was an aqueon single intake?
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I will look into the silencing on YouTube... Thanks
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:53 PM   #6
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My overflow was caused (guessing) by a loss of siphon in the overflow tube. I have some concern of this happening again. I have ball valves on both the pump and overflow side so I've been messing around with those hoping that will solve my problem. I've noticed that if I throttle back on the overflow side I get less of a gurggling sound but there is a fine line between reducing flow and over pumping on the other side (as I also found out) so now I'm also throttling that back a bit too.
I guess my next question is if this is common? I thought I could run both wide open but that didn't work out so well. Has anyone else had a similar experience?
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