Stockman Standpipe

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  1. Pisces23

    Pisces23 Sea Dragon

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    Thanks to all...
    Jordan: I'm thinking that I'm going to have to go with a Stockman, not a Durso because of the space limitations of my external overflow box. I don't think i'll have room for the elbow to come off the T. What sized plumbing is that?
     
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    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    THAT'S IT! :) Thanks Jordan. I can't find the part so your post has saved me a heck of a lot of time!!!
     
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    4G1v3N Spaghetti Worm

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    Hey np amcarrig, It is 2" because my bulkhead is 2". how wide is the overflow box? You might have enough room, I havent dealt with the stockman so I dont know exactly how to make it.
     
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    4G1v3N Spaghetti Worm

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    Hey I dont know if you have been to this page yet but they have a step by step with pics and a stockman. http://www.dursostandpipes.com/ look at the top and its under build your own standpipe then the stockman.
    Good luck!
    -Jordan
     
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    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I did this on my 75 gallon tank.

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    My initial design shown here got me in the ballpark.. then I began to realize that the intake elbow was too far down so I raised it up about an inch closer to the teeth of the overflow. Before I did that it would occasionally suck up water too fast and empty the overflow box and cause a loud sucking noise and gurgling until it settled down.

    I also removed the cap at the top and put a little overflow hose on it and put a bio-ball there. This whole deal was to allow more air through and help prevent some of the gurgling. It is now very quiet most of the time.

    If you have a deeper overflow box than mine, I think it would be easier to dial in.

    Hope this helps,

    matt
     

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    Pisces23 Sea Dragon

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    Nice, Matt. Unfortunately, I don't think that rig would fit in my overflow box. What I'm planning is something like the one on this page: R. Durso's 180g - Ken Stockman Standpipe

    I've actually emailed Stockman himself trying to get a clear idea of what goes where and why...Some of the instructions for this mod involved taking a Dremel to the reducer and I couldn't figure out why (or how, since I don't own one), which was the main reason I was asking for pics and ideas here in 3reef.

    I've managed to negotiate a Depot run into the grocery outing tomorrow so hopefully I'll be in business by tomorrow night...do they sell pvc pipe by the foot?
     
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    4G1v3N Spaghetti Worm

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    I used to work at home depot, in the electrical department but as far as i know i dont think they do. Its not too expensive and i know they will cut it in half so it will fit in your car.
    Well good luck to you!
    -Jordan
     
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    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Pisces23 I think I recall some here doing that design and saying it worked well. I swear I remember some DIY mods to it on the DIY board but I can't seem to find them. :p

    Good luck all the same.
     
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    Pisces23 Sea Dragon

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    Thanks, lads...I'll bring my pvc cutters in the truck when I go to the Depot and let you all know how it works out.

    The girl just said "You sure that's quieter than what you have set up now?"
    :worried:
     
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    Ahhhh! Tell her to pipe down!;D It will be as quiet as you want to make it...:laugh5: after that you may be cooking your own meals for the next couple of weeks so I hope you got pleanty of PBJ!
     
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