Gurgling/sloshing from drain to sump

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. 2428 views

Jamthemackem

  • Posts: 220
  • Liked: 78
  • Thanks Given: 71
  • Received: 25
  • Location: Sunderland

Reply #15

So a quick update I finally managed to solve the problem of the sloshing. I ended up putting some filter foam at the bottom of the pipe before it hits the filter sock. I guess this just restricted the flow a touch.

HK_Fuey

  • Graeme
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 6,434
  • Liked: 1863
  • Thanks Given: 489
  • Received: 1559
  • Location: Newcastle
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/graeme's-6x2x2-840l/

Reply #16

Be careful restricting the drain flow with only one drain.  If it gets blocked, it will mean the DT floods!
Have we helped you? Want to help the site keep on running? Donate to the running of ReefBase

Thanks:


Gav

  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 2,081
  • Liked: 553
  • Thanks Given: 771
  • Received: 412
  • Location: Highlands
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/gav's-aqua-oak/

Reply #17

Maybe converting to a Herbie style overflow may be a possibility utilising the two holes in the weir box , smaller one as Syphon with a valve on the end to regulate the flow and larger as emergency drain and reroute the return out with the weir box .

Thanks:


Marty

  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 4,606
  • Liked: 1478
  • Thanks Given: 1488
  • Received: 865
  • Location: Norwich
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/marty's-reef-tank/

Reply #18

Add a ball valve to restrict flow and bit and change the 90° as it goes into sump to a T piece and add a piece of pipe going up like this




That allows the air to go up and water go down and is silent

Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk

Thanks:


Jamthemackem

  • Posts: 220
  • Liked: 78
  • Thanks Given: 71
  • Received: 25
  • Location: Sunderland

Reply #19

The foam is still allowing plenty of flow out. I'm sure it won't get blocked as there is some filter foam just inside overflow and a cover on top so nothing can jump in. Its not ideal by any stretch but a quick fix. I'm not very good when it comes to plumbing etc so will have to look at possible long term fixs but for now its keeping the wife happy 😄

jordanweasel

  • Posts: 174
  • Liked: 40
  • Thanks Given: 6
  • Received: 6

Reply #20

Did you try turning down the return pump to slow the flow?

Tags:


Related Topics

4 Replies
2770 Views
Last post Sep 17, 2015 11:03:06 am
by Mike
6 Replies
2745 Views
Last post Feb 27, 2016 2:39:58 pm
by Hai
6 Replies
1819 Views
Last post Jul 27, 2017 9:53:32 am
by ajm83
5 Replies
2031 Views
Last post Jan 3, 2018 4:54:43 pm
by kevin
7 Replies
2232 Views
Last post Dec 30, 2018 11:25:10 pm
by mr.salty


Donate towards the running of ReefBase

Donate £1.00 Donate £2.50 Donate £5.00 Donate £10.00 Donate £20.00 Donate another value