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Old 03-28-2014, 11:38 PM   #1
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Need help with durso standpipe

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. Click image for larger version

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Old 03-29-2014, 02:30 PM   #2
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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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Old 03-30-2014, 08:38 AM   #3
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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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Old 03-30-2014, 12:45 PM   #4
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What's the difference between the durso or stockman I'm having an issue finding a DIY one on YouTube
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:38 PM   #5
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Here is my standpipe.

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Old 03-30-2014, 06:48 PM   #6
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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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Old 03-30-2014, 06:50 PM   #7
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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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Old 03-30-2014, 06:55 PM   #8
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You can make the length of the pipe any length to suit your needs.

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Old 04-01-2014, 12:17 PM   #9
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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?
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:47 PM   #10
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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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Old 04-01-2014, 05:20 PM   #11
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Your water level needs to be lower it shouldn't be above the top of the overflow. About half way or less.

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Old 04-01-2014, 07:19 PM   #13
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Try drilling a larger hole at the top of the durso, letting in more air may fix it.

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Old 04-02-2014, 12:09 AM   #14
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Really how big and still an air line?????
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Old 04-02-2014, 12:27 AM   #15
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Looking at your pic if I were you id try another line exactly the same size as the one you have already, so double lines. Try it with and without airline, experiment. If the hole is to much just bock it with silicone and try again. Play with h it. Has it worked though, is your overflow quieter? ?

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Here is the top of my stockman, different type of silencer bit the airline principles are basically the same. I ended up with two breathers the same size. Below the air elbows in the pipe is airline that extends to about where the water enters the pipe, and I can't hear a sound from it!

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Old 04-02-2014, 12:50 AM   #17
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As you can see.

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Awesome ty I will try it and yes it's a lot quieter then my other system
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If this doesn't work I'm thinking of turning up the elbow and making it look like yours. How does it look under the sleeve?????
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Old 04-02-2014, 05:42 PM   #20
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Well here's what I did absolutely unchanged Click image for larger version

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