Rubber "U - sink" type adaptors

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  1. Pugsly

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    Hi all,

    Was wondering - is it possible to use those rubber "U" type connectors one finds fitted to your sinks or basins etc? for use on your tanks plumbing?

    I take it that it must be washed and cleaned properly before using it.

    Whats your feelings
     
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    well they only really work well when they are totally below the water surface, using the force of the flow to cause a vacuum suction, its the inverse to hang on overflows
     
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    yes - one end connected to the outlet and the other end will be extended so that it goes well below the water level at all times.

    Do you mean that the rubber fitting should be below the water?

    Thanks dallas - how you doing then?
     
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    yes - one end connected to the outlet and the other end will be extended so that it goes well below the water level at all times.
    So the rubber won't have any effect to the water?

    Do you mean that the rubber fitting should be below the water?

    Thanks dallas - how you doing then?
     
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    cool, i am groovy

    any reason u looking at these?
     
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    trying to lessen the noise and air bubbles into the sump.

    The problem is that my tank is bottom drilled and the water flows over and falls 600mm to the bottom of the tank and then takes a lot of air with it, causing huge bubbles entering the sump that is causing salt creep and that fine spray all over the interior of my cabinet. heard that it would stop this from happening. Can't install a durso etc.
     
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    can u extend the overflow pipe to beneath the water in the sump?
     
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    thats how I have it now and it blows even bigger bursts of bubbles out
     
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    can u take a pic of the tank wher it starts etc... there has to be a solution
     
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    will take pics tonight and post in the morning - I am going to try that rubber fitting too and see if it helps
     
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    just to confirm - rubber is ok in ones tank?
     
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    yes, you can get the white plastic alrternative, made by marley from builders...
    but i would go with plastic to be safe
     
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    You can simple solve the problem by Adding a piece of glass or black plastic in your over flow a slide for the water to get to the bottom and in the sump make sure the outlet is not in the water this will stop a lot of noise and bubbles.

    The problem may also be because the flow is to strong what are the sizes of the following: tank / overflow / return pump
     
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    thanks for the input - tank size is 2000x600x700 return pump is 2000lph I am sure that is not too much flow
     
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    well I installed that rubber thingy last night helped a bit with the noise (very small amount) but the air is still flowing strong into the sump

    what to do now - should I not add bio balls to the drop out box? When I had them in there before I never had the problem - took them out cause it would catch the nasties. but surely a little would not be a problem - especially if it is only in the drop out box
     
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