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  1. Marine Depot
    Infographics: Durso, Herbie and Bean Overflows Learn how common aquarium overflows work!
  2. Reefing Equipment
    I have been doing more reading about the drains and may go with Herbie after all. I was running Herbie method in MN before, but realize I was just doing what I thought the guy at the LFS told me to do, so it was working, but wasn't quite right. In FL, decided to go with the Durso, but it...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Finally getting around to making progress on my newby 120 reef- by that I mean about to start curing rock and obtaining remaining supplies. So still a long way from stocking tank. My question revolves around the Mainland Cornerflo overflow system. It comes with a 1 1/2" inverted U drain (not...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, planning 700LDT with 240L sump, reef tank. Just thinking about overflows. 2 questions for you please? 1. Which of the following 3 options do you prefer and why? Better flow? Easier to maintain/clean? Easier to plumb? Looks better? Better for aquascaping? 2. Do you think I've allowed...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, Really need your help! Am based in the UK. Currently have got a 240L reef tank, but planning a 700L (60in*24*30*) tank with 240L sump. Glass tank. Have done some research about Dursos. Plan to use 1.5" bulkhead with 1.5" standpipe as per durso website. Also read that this size durso...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum. I recently got a good deal on a used 75 gallon (48x18x20) setup, that came with a 30 gallon sump/fuge. I have a few questions regarding how I should setup a durso standpipe and sump. The tank came with 1 hole drilled for a 1.5" bulkhead at the bottom right of...
  7. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum. I recently got a good deal on a used 75 gallon (48x18x20) setup, that came with a 30 gallon sump/fuge. I have a few questions regarding how I should setup a durso standpipe and sump. The tank came with 1 hole drilled for a 1.5" bulkhead at the bottom right...
  8. Reefing Equipment
    I recently built two 1 1/4" durso standpipes for a 150 gallon Fowler. I currently do not have any strainers on the intakes. Are they really necessary?
  9. Tank Specs
    hey guys, I am trying to setup a new tank for my partners turtles, the tank is 700 litres plus the sump, i have installed a durso standpipe in the over flow but this seems to have caused the return pipe to be very noisy. I am guessing this is caused by the air that the durso is sucking in. The...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I am having a huge microbubble problem. Im running an overflow, into a 40 gallon sump. It has bubble traps. I have a ball valve to throttle water on my feed, and my return pipes. Im noticing, the more water in the back of my overflow...no bubbles. I think this vortex that occurs when the water...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Ok i just set up my 125 with two corner overflow, 2 1"drain and 2 3/4 returns (drains are in the bottom of tank) I did not get the durso pipes so i made my own out of a 1" tee, elbow and a cap with a 3/16 air hole in the top, and its very noisy. Do you need to have one of the lines tuned down to...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    What size pipe do most people use for a 75g tank with one overflow. My marine land tank came with a 1" and 1/2" Pipe to a 1" reducer for the bulk head. I bought 1" and 1/4" PVC for my new Stand pipe, will this be an issue? Also, does everyone use the "T" with an end cap and a street 90? I have...
  13. Tank Specs
    Hello Everyone, I have been trolling for a month or so now here and on other reef forums. I recently purchased a 125G Aqueon dual-megaflow tank (model 12608) new from the LFS. I plan on tracking the progress on this thread, and asking lots of questions! I am sort-of new to salt-water tanks...
  14. Reefing Equipment
    Would it be more advisable to use a Durso type stand pipe, as opposed to just letting the water enter the overflow box and go directly through holes drilled into the back of the tank? I have heard that there is a big sound difference, but I have no expierence with this myself. Thanks.
  15. The THINK Tank
    Alright. I'm going to be transferring my 20H over to a 20L with 10 gallon sump in the future. Right now i'm just saving up to do so. I have a buddy thats going to be making me an overflow wall for it. I'll be drilling the bottom with a 1 3/4" hole for a 1" bulkhead. The overflow will be in the...
  16. Reefing Equipment
    I decided to go bagless since my tank does a good job taking care of itself and dont need the added maintenance. I currently have dual durso overflows and dual reverse durso in my sump. It is doing a great job reducing the microbubbles in my sump in turn returning minimal bubbles to my DT. The...
  17. DIY Forum
    Ok, hello everyone Im about to finish my first 200l tank with lots of DIY-things in it. But one of those things still isnt that good i want it to be.. My durso (25mm PVC-pipe, 110cm long) is too "loud". Ive read a lot about silencing this and further i made big success, but it wasnt enough...
  18. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    For my three tank frag station, I was wondering if I should put a 90 degree elbow inside the tank for my overflow, so it is just like a dorso? What are others doing?
  19. General Reef Discussion
    well it has begun....my new 75 build. first up is my cad drawings, sorry josh, im not as high tech..lol..just a scetch on my work table
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I am about to mod my tank with a durso standpipe to stop my living room from sounding like Niagara falls. Here's the question: I am pretty sure that my 1'' bulkhead is not the threaded type, so does that mean the standpipe is held in with silicone or something similar? How am I going to get...
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