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Tank Plumbing

7 years 8 months ago #31543 by whetfish
Replied by whetfish on topic Tank Plumbing
I stuck a pad of poret filter foam under the pump. It quieted down some, but there is still has quite a hum, any suggestions?

Under my linear piston air pump i have basically a mouse pad and some thicker foam, and it is dead quiet. Should I try something similar to that?

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7 years 8 months ago #31542 by sawboy
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Yep

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7 years 8 months ago #31541 by whetfish
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dragonkeeper wrote: You are correct. adding the seasoned sponges will cycle your tank while the fish are in the tank. I have done this many of times with no problems.


I've moved sponge filters from tank to tank. But in this case I'll just move the sponge into the sump, not the sponge filter into the sump. Should this still work?

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7 years 8 months ago #31540 by dragonkeeper
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You are correct. adding the seasoned sponges will cycle your tank while the fish are in the tank. I have done this many of times with no problems.

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7 years 8 months ago #31539 by whetfish
Replied by whetfish on topic Tank Plumbing

dragonkeeper wrote: you don't need to cut them up unless that is the only way they will fit. Otherwise that will work just fine.


My thoughts on tossing the sponges in the sump was that I'll skip the need to cycle the tank, I'll be able to add the fish immediately. If I get enough water/air through the sponges the tank will already be cycled and eventually the bacteria will get on the bio balls after which I can slowly(over a month or more) remove the sponge filters.

I just want to make sure this make sense because I don't want to crash my tank.

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7 years 8 months ago #31538 by dragonkeeper
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Looking good Aaron. piece of filter foam under the pump with silence it. The Quiet One pumps are really quiet once on a good pad.

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7 years 8 months ago #31536 by sawboy
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Yeah, that little pad is worthless. I used a pad from one of my Rena Xp filters. But any good sized pad will be fine.

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7 years 8 months ago #31535 by whetfish
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The overflow is pretty quiet, I was mostly just concerned about the height of the water in the overflow. I read somewhere that it should hold steady at mid way between the T in the durso. Which is where it levels when i turn off the pump.

The pump is the noisy, I'll get some kinda foam under it and see how that works. It came with a little pad to stick to it, but with the adhesive i didn't want to attach it in the sump.

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7 years 8 months ago #31533 by sawboy
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Aaron, I had my pump on a filter pad. The key is getting off the plexiglass.

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7 years 8 months ago #31532 by forumadmin
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Overflows can be pretty noisy. Adding a foam sleeve inside the overflow can help, but it can also clog.

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