Some arbitrary questions...

Discussion in 'Beginner Discussions' started by gaboon, 20 Dec 2007.

  1. gaboon

    gaboon

    Joined:
    14 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    2,241
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Northriding
    I was thinking about putting my tank in my bedroom, how noisy can I expect it to be?

    I read in another post about an overflow pipe that reduces noise but cant remember the name. What is it and how effective is it?

    Thanks, more questions to follow...:)
     
  2. Guest




  3. DragonReef

    DragonReef

    Joined:
    4 May 2007
    Posts:
    2,600
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Durban, ZA
    Gaboon, look up www.dursostandpipe.com

    Can be done in a bedroom, but if you are a light sleeper I would advise against it.
    Even the quietest tank has a bit of a gurgle or whirr that can wreck a marriage :D
    But quite a few people have their tanks in their bedrooms.
     
  4. Kanga

    Kanga Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    7 May 2007
    Posts:
    4,576
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    In the Koeberg blast radius
    OK if you enclose it in a cuboard you can soundproof it, basicly skimmer pump, return pump and overflow that accounts for the bulk of the noise.

    The pipe is called a Durso standpipe

    ask away:)
     
  5. Kanga

    Kanga Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    7 May 2007
    Posts:
    4,576
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    In the Koeberg blast radius
    OK DR is faster than me, hehe:thumbup:
     
  6. sunburst

    sunburst

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    2,420
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    Durban
    In a confined space, like a room i believe that the humidity would be a bigger issue. If you have an aircon in your room...huge bonus. Could mean that you do not need a chiller or fan....very noisy.

    As for overall noise, you will never get away from it. Some of your newer manufactures use noise levels as part of there marketing strategy....

    My house resonates like a tuning fork. I can stand outside the house, put my ear to the wall and the hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm is like a big diesel truck coming down Fields Hill. To try and minimise this hum i have placed tank, stand, sump, skimmer and chiller on closed cell foam.... It still hums merrily
     
  7. Kanga

    Kanga Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    7 May 2007
    Posts:
    4,576
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    In the Koeberg blast radius
    Sunburst is very right, however, I have gotten so used my tanks noises:lol:
     

Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - arbitrary questions Forum Date
Live Rock Questions General Discussions and Advice Monday at 07:21
Newbie Questions Beginner Discussions 18 Jul 2017
A beginner with a few questions Beginner Discussions 15 May 2017
Questions about reducing NO3 media/methods Advanced Topics 8 May 2017
"Nano/small" reef aquarium - questions Beginner Discussions 20 Apr 2017
Rookie questions General Discussions and Advice 6 Mar 2017
dosing questions ? General Discussions and Advice 25 Jan 2016