I made this... and it sucks.

Discussion in 'I made this!' started by CrashNT, Mar 31, 2013.

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  1. CrashNT

    CrashNT Astrea Snail

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    Here is a vid of the gulping almost broken overflow I made.

    I need help, im not a smart plumber and I know I need a vent or a p trap type deal somewhere, just not sure where :confused:



    Gulping overflow - YouTube
     
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  3. DrewSk

    DrewSk Feather Duster

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    Try putting a pvc cap on it with a hole drilled in the top of it. It will regulate the airflow going in and cut down on the gurgling. The hole in the top is very important though, without it it wont work.
     
  4. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    I have no plumbing advice but I'm sure there's a way to fix it.

    I have to say I really like the thread title :)
     
  5. CrashNT

    CrashNT Astrea Snail

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    LOL thanks :D

    Also the cap with a hole didn't work at first. Then I put a piece of airline tubing in the hole and it stopped the gurgling into a constant flow :) So you were right, I just drilled too big a hole at first. Just need to get a new cap now so I can drill a smaller hole.
     
  6. Moxtrain

    Moxtrain Peppermint Shrimp

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    cover part of the hole with a piece of tape.
     
  7. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    You have a drilled tank, and now you are surface skimming a very small area. But it does work I'm sure.

    I certainly agree with the advice on supressing the noise, and glad you seemed to have fixed it.
     
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  9. reef_guru

    reef_guru Humpback Whale

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    drewSK nailed it, you could also use 2-45's instead of 2-90's behind the tank to help with the flow or go with flex-pvc. check out bean overflow, the small pvc hole doesnt work well skimming the surface due to the small area it covers. if you want to quit the inside of the tank you could try a duruso.
     
  10. DevinH

    DevinH Montipora Capricornis

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    I second this.
     
  11. reefcreators

    reefcreators 3reef Sponsor

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    I must say i like the title also
     
  12. N00ZE

    N00ZE Eyelash Blennie

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    What? :confused: