Can I put a lid on the tank to reduce noise?

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  1. killer

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    Hi.
    My tank is really loud. Should I put in more bioballs to reduce sound?
    Can I put a lid on it (marine wood) with rubber on edges to reduce sound? My worry here is after my forst day I had to put 4ltr's of water back in through condensation. Is this going to cause trouble if I put a heavy lid on it? Perhaps I should put vents in the lid?
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    try and remove all bioballs as they are a nitrate factory.
    create a Durso stand pipe,this will help in noise reduction.
    you can add a canopy to your tank but make sure theres adequate ventalation and perhaps add in some pc fans to extract the heat which you lights will cause
     
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    agree with mekaeel - the problem should be solved with a durso. if you are putting a lid, watch the temp build up.
     
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    Hello and a very warm welcome to MASA Brendan. If you have not done so already, please create a new thread telling us more about yourself, your tank, hard-ware and life-stock?
    Many thanks.
     
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    Welcome

    Brendan

    MAY YOU BECOME A MASA ADDICT AS WELL!!:lol: :whistling:
     
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    I have posted an add a little earlier with a pic of my tank.
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    What part of your tank is loud? The overflow on the display tank?
     
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    then the Durso stand pipe is the way to go :)
     
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