Sump drain pipe advice?

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  1. Reefer18

    Reefer18 Member

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    I have a 30 gallon reef that I want to add a 20H sump on. The tank is currently drilled with 3/4” bulkheads and I was wanting to know if I could SILENTLY run a durso drain pipe down to my sump?
     

  2. sundog101

    sundog101 Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    How is the overflow plumbed? Do you have a picture?
     
  3. Idoc

    Idoc Valuable Member R2R Supporter MTRCMember R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Durso tens to make noise... maybe look at ways to convert it to a herbie design... dead silent.

    I use an over the rim return now so I can run a quiet herbie design.
     
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    mjlash22 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    How many bulkheads do you have? For a durso you would need a minimum of one drain (if you do a HOB return). Herbie would need a minimum of two. If you want the return hard plumbed, add an additional bulk head per type. Herbie would be the quietest of the two IMO.
     
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