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TheGrapeApe 03-28-2014 10:38 PM

Need help with durso standpipe
 
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I just got a 65 gallon predrilled aquarium that I'm gonna be using as my display sw tank. My previous bowfront was also drilled but was very noisy where it drained down to my sump. The guy I bought it from mentioned a durso pipe I've been looking it up and am having difficulty figuring it out. Can the peeps on here please help. Attachment 230646Attachment 230647 I'm having difficulty with how it goes in the water.

reg100 03-29-2014 01:30 PM

Hi . Not an expert but if the tank is drilled at the back instead of the bottom you need to point the pipe downwards and the rest of the overflow will be on the outside of your tank. Turning the pipe downwards helps with the noise. Hope this helps.

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kenny69 03-30-2014 07:38 AM

Im not a fan of durso standpipes, had one was noisy replced it with a diy stockman standpipe. Muuuuch better. Easy to build. YouTube stockman standpipe.

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TheGrapeApe 03-30-2014 11:45 AM

What's the difference between the durso or stockman I'm having an issue finding a DIY one on YouTube

kenny69 03-30-2014 05:38 PM

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Here is my standpipe.

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kenny69 03-30-2014 05:48 PM

If you type in youtube search: "How to silence your aquarium" its the first one to come up on the list, created by mad hatter. Its dead easy and only costs a few bucks for equipment. Basically I cut some holes in the pipe under the larger sleave, ghe water makes its way under the sleave and into the holes falling down the pipe, the breather tube is important and stops the gurgling period.

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kenny69 03-30-2014 05:50 PM

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Here is how mine looks in action, and although this is just a pic, in real life its just as quiet as this picture ;)

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kenny69 03-30-2014 05:55 PM

You can make the length of the pipe any length to suit your needs.

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TheGrapeApe 04-01-2014 11:17 AM

I made it the only problem is my drain line is 1.5" and my return is 1" my return isn't fast enough. The bottom of my pipe is open would puting an end cap in it help?

Ingy 04-01-2014 03:47 PM

The drain should never be faster than the return. Your water level at its very lowest should be at the height of the drilled hole (bottom part of hole) not the inlet. It sounds like your getting a syphon which means your air line on the top pipe isn't letting air in fast enough.


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