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Old 11-17-2009, 09:01 PM   #11
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My tank is drilled Reef Ready with two overflows and the "Hofer Gurgle Buster" I made myself, on top of the drain/standpipes.
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My tank is drilled Reef Ready with two overflows and the "Hofer Gurgle Buster" I made myself, on top of the drain/standpipes.

Ryshark,

What kind of flow rate do you get with those gurgle busters. I am starting my overflow and sump soon and am interested. As said earlier I will not have a lot of room to get in an cut our to remove and replace.

BTW I am looking for appx 750-800 gpm. my overflow will be rather large and could handle multiple standpipes.

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Ryshark,

What kind of flow rate do you get with those gurgle busters. I am starting my overflow and sump soon and am interested. As said earlier I will not have a lot of room to get in an cut our to remove and replace.

BTW I am looking for appx 750-800 gpm. my overflow will be rather large and could handle multiple standpipes.

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From what I remember, I drilled the holes in the Gurgle Busters a little bigger than what they show in that link because my drainpipes are 1.5"
I use an Eheim 1262 pump which I think is around 900gph (not counting head loss). Put it this way, I installed ball-valves on my drainpipes and I can turn one of them completely off and the other gurgle buster can still handle it alone. I didn't have much room in my overflows, my original plan was to make a Durso, but I didn't have the room for it, so I found that link listed earlier and built that.
You said "750-800 gpm" above. You mean GPH, right?
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You said "750-800 gpm" above. You mean GPH, right?
Yes GPH... oops

I love to over build things, and the overflow is going to be grand.

Have a thread in the DIY forum "My DIY Project....." keep an eye on it in the next couple weeks, got the funding from the boss, starting in the next week or so.

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Yes GPH... oops

I love to over build things, and the overflow is going to be grand.

Have a thread in the DIY forum "My DIY Project....." keep an eye on it in the next couple weeks, got the funding from the boss, starting in the next week or so.

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Nice!
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Well the tank started kind of a slurping sound now. I have clear tubing going into the sump. you can watch air bubble starting in the tube then slurp/gurgle the it goes quite for a little while.
Moved to an 11/64" air hole. Quiet as can be for the last 18 hours. I think it's finally fine tuned.
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Ok so I have tried the airline in the overflow hole, I have tried making the hole smaller/larger. This nosie did not start until I put the tube into the water. Also the tube is a clear smooth tube, i did try it with a pool/spa tube that had ribs. i did not seem to do it with that tube why.
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