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Old 11-01-2011, 12:42 AM   #1
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Overflow stand pipe system for sw

I was looking on craigslist and came across a sw tank that said it has been drilled for silent overflow stand pipe system, can anyone tell me what that means?
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The tank will have at least one hole drilled in the bottom that should be outfitted with a bulkhead fitting. Typically this will be behind kind of a dam which water flows over. In the hole will be a pipe that water actually flows into to keep it from making an incredibly loud gurgling sound. Below the tank would be plumbed to a sump.

Most of the time there's a second hole which would be for the return. It would have (again generally) a smaller diameter pipe that goes up and over the dam.

This genes rally makes for a clean looking installation which could be right against the wall or in the wall.
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Can I use this tank for brackish or freshwater? Would I have to set the tank up using the overflow thing or could I set it up like a normal tank?
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You would probably need to just get bulkheads (if they're not already in there) and plug them with PVC caps if you won't be using a sump.
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