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Leave single or convert to twin drain.

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by jrob3rts, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. jrob3rts

    jrob3rts Registered

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    My tank, currently dry is a single drain with another hole drilled for the return. The return is smaller. Conscious of noise here so should I consider converting to twin drain without drilling to allow me greater control over the drain and put the return over the back or leave as is?
    I forget the size of the holes but every once I a while I got a tiny air lock that caused the dorso to drain and then restart the symphony which caused an annoying gurgling noise.
    Just after some thoughts and will see what option I take.
    Cheers
     
  2. LittleOcean

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    Hi James,
    Definitely convert to twin stand pipe, was the best thing I did for noise, and I like it totally silent ..
     
  3. chippypah

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    As above, twin every time for me.
     
  4. Colin

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    Deffo twin, I had a single durso on mine but I changed it to [MENTION=11380]Neil[/MENTION] s concentric design twin and now totally silent
     
  5. Neil

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    I would always use a twin pipe system on any tank there noise may be a problem
     
  6. 4thDoctor

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    My first marine 2ft tank was a single durso and I can tell you, had plenty of trouble fine tuning the bugger. Once fine tuned, it only takes a little more or less water to mess it up again.
    New tank and I have a twin drain with a gate on one pipe and can't fault it. My tank is next to my sofa and where I sit and you can only hear the trickle of water once setup.
     
  7. Hazey

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    Also better to have a twin drain in case a snail blocks one of the inlets
     
  8. warby

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    Mines only got a single drain but it has 1 1/2 inch drain and was really noisy (water falling 18" to the bottom of wier) untill I put some sponge in the overflow now its pretty quiet......if I got another tank would definitely go with twin
     
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