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  1. General Reef Discussion
    So I've recently got a Aqua One Mini Reef system (120L), link at the bottom. The system seems to work very well however the overflow drain is ridiculously noisy. Like I can hear falling water right now in another room. The water flows through into the weir and down into the drain as per this...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have a CRP BAK (single) protein skimmer that I just added to my 60 gallon tank. I made a muffler of sorts for the air line that eliminated the noise it was making but the main unit is making a loud humming sound. It sounds fairly loud and is much louder than my HOB dual-chamber filter. I...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I do have a question with my current setup, the overflow is VERY loud. See my video - youtube.com/watch?v=9DGbb0FzkVY Unsure of what the spiral is, but see pictures of the "overflow pipe" below; imgur.com/a/VkKFK I have tried sponge in the pipe, but it doesn't seem to work very well at all...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Wow I have been missing for soooo long! I really need to get reacquainted with the forum again. I think it has been since April that I have been here. Work and life in general has been so crazy and busy for me. A good and wonderful crazy and busy, but still crazy none the less. So a great big...
  5. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hello, I'm new to the forums but glad I finally joined! I just started a 36 gallon bow front reef tank. I used quiet flow in the past but it's virtually silent. I could rarely hear it (the quiet flow 20). However, the quiet flow 30 makes a lot of noise like water splashing every second. Howver...
  6. Reefing Equipment
    I have always ran a 200W heater in my 75 gal - but now that winter is setting in I'm finding I needed another 200W to keep up the temp. I purchased a 200W Aqueon Submersible Heater and it knocks sometimes. I've read that several people have this problem online and everyone said "better safe...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all!!!! Long time no see!!! I haven't had a reef tank since I sold the 180 about 10ish years ago, and I was thinking about setting up a little nano because I really miss it, but in talking with the wife she said that she would rather see me setup the 75 salt than setup a Nano :blob: I'm...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    What do you guys like for muffling the noise from your gear? I know there's going to be some noise but I'd really like to have as little as possible cause the tank is right next to a couch. I've seen yoga mats, acoustic panels, and cork board, as well as like mudflaps around the holes in the...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    So I finally have my upgrade 75 up and cycling now, but I have not been able to get the main siphon line perfectly quiet. It is not terrible, but I know I am doing something wrong. My worse fear is inspite of all of my research I never saw that I should have drilled the open drain 1/4" above...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hi so we upgraded to a 65g tank and finally started it running today and boy is it a gurgling. It is side drilled with a corner overflow, and we used flexible tubing for the plumbing. Any suggestions to quit this sucker down. Any help greatly appreciated. :fish: :goldfish: :fish:
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all. New to the site, new to the hobby. I've finished setting up my 50 gallon tank and the sump pump is making the weirdest noise. It's a Mag 9.5 in a 19 gallon sump and it's NOT the vibration (I dealt with that with a silicone mat). It's completely submerged and I have it connected to the...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    So I moved to a new house and I figured that would be a good time to reinvent my 120 gallon (4'x2'x2') reef tank for the better. I first started by getting a coast to coast overflow put in, so I can do the Bean Animal style drain system. I did 1" plumbing for all the drains and returns. I...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hello guys I have an a big overflow box that hav when I bought my aquarium... My overflow is located on the side it is the same height and depth of my 200g tank... My tank is a reef tank... This overflow is killing me why: 1. I am not able to controll the water with a valve I some times come...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I'm away to set a saltwater tank up but I'm going to have it in my bedroom and I'm just wondering if its beside my bed will it be noisy? I know the protein skimmer and power heads will make some form of noise but will it be bearable that I could still get to sleep? advice would be appreciated...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I just got a Koralia Nano 425 to replace a Marineland Maxi-Jet 400 The Koralia is advertised at 425gph and the Maxi at 400 gph. After running each one in my 15 gallon nano, I can certainly say that one of them is way off on their flow calculations. The Maxi (supposedly 400 gph) puts out much...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I have a dual-overflow 180g system plumbed into the basement. i didnt have the forethought to make the drain pipes go straight thru the floor....but put elbows inline underneath the tank so both overflows drains meet in the middle of the tank and go thru a single Y-connector and a single cut in...
  17. 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...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Help!! There seems to be a humming sound from my skimmer I tried to move it in my sump but couldn't do it I have now created this humming sound and can't find it. Nothing is touching the glass but can feel a vibration. It's driving me nuts. Any ideas ?
  19. 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...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I have two tanks. There are 4 pictures. (I hope they work). They are very noisy. I get the bubble sound if I place it below the water. I get the splash sound if it is above the water. I put the loop in the flex that seemed to help but it is still loud. Can you make it silent? Tank One...
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