i just made a stockman standpipe (real easy and real cheap). however, i notice that, while the noise was a bit less, my overflow was still making a bunch of noise. the slurping and gurgling stopped, however, i was getting noise from the waterfall effect as the water spills from the primary chamber of my outer overflow box (where the u-tube outflows) into the drain chamber. so i cranked down my ball valve on my return pump to decrease flow and the noise went away. i previously had the ball valve set at 1/2 because if it was opened more i would overflow the tank. now i have the ball valve cranked down more than 3/4 to keep the noise down.
question... i have a Quite One 4000 (installed externally) that pumps up 4 ft and i have 4 elbows in my return line. i know that the pump is way over-rated for my 75 gal
tank, however, my thinking was to get some good flow in the tank. with the ball valve crank down so low, i know that i am really working the pump. btw
, i also have 3ea maxi-jet 1200's to get the water moving around. at any rate, i am now thinking i should get a mag pump. with my plumbing, which model do you folks think i should get? how much flow should i subtract for each elbow?
- 75 gal
Amiracle SL-350 Wet/Dry (no bio-balls)
AquaC EV-180 Skimmer w/Mag 7
2ea Maxi-Jet 1200 & 2ea Maxi-Jet 900 PH
Captive Purity Refractometer w/Calibrator
LCD Digital 250 W Titanium Heater
48in Coralife 4x65 watt PC
Won Pro Heat II
Tunz level alarm
Approx. 200lbs Sand (3-4" DSB
unit - 110 GPD
Please feel free to advise me!