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First FTS

Posted 11/08/2011 at 08:12 PM by Aaarrrggg

Well it's full, so time for the first official FTS!

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I have the sump going too... (excuse the mess; new power-strips arrive tomorrow so I can get it organized/less fire-hazardy under there.)

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I've left the skimmer out for the time being while the tank cycles, but tbh the sump seems to be doing a pretty good job skimming by itself! ARGH so many bubbles!

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It's also SUPER loud; sort of washing machine in your front room loud.

I did some googling on noisy overflows / sump bubbles and it seems I already have "durso overflows"...which makes sense because the overflows themselves are relatively quiet.

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it's the grey corrugated pipes from the overflow > sump that appear to be causing the bubbles/noise. I'm hoping if I cut the pipes down the water will have a more direct course and stop acting as a bubble machine... I just haven't braved it yet. Any ideas/suggestions welcome!
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