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I don’t the the hole would be mandatory. This whole piece is under water in my setup . Will get some pics of it when I get Home. Can make this setup with just straight pipe and some elbows. It doesn’t have be made like these

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I would need a street 90 to connect the other 90 to it which I dont have here so I'll go to home depot and just get the t. Thanks for your help. I'm upstairs in my room and I can here it a little lol

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23 minutes ago, Keithw283 said:

That's how they look in both overflows

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You want a good 6+ inches between these two pipes, otherwise you will get the swirling vortex of noise.  Here is a diagram and link to a good write up about Herbie overflows. 

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http://gmacreef.com/herbie-overflow-reef-tank-plumbing-method-basics/

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9 hours ago, crimsonvice said:

You want a good 6+ inches between these two pipes, otherwise you will get the swirling vortex of noise.  Here is a diagram and link to a good write up about Herbie overflows. 

herbie-overflow-diagram-gmacreef-v11.jpg

 

http://gmacreef.com/herbie-overflow-reef-tank-plumbing-method-basics/

Do I need 6 inches in between if the water line is just below the emergency drain pipe? Or would like 2 or 3 inches work?

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I would say as close to 6 inches a possible. You might be able to go with less, if you use a ball valve to slow down the flow through the pipe. If you have a full siphon, the water will vortex just like water going down the tub drain. When the vortex hits the top of the water, you get a nice slurping sound. The 6 inches of space, gives you enough room between the pipe and the water surface that the flow through the pipe doesn't create that vortex. Hope this makes sense. 

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5 minutes ago, crimsonvice said:

I would say as close to 6 inches a possible. You might be able to go with less, if you use a ball valve to slow down the flow through the pipe. If you have a full siphon, the water will vortex just like water going down the tub drain. When the vortex hits the top of the water, you get a nice slurping sound. The 6 inches of space, gives you enough room between the pipe and the water surface that the flow through the pipe doesn't create that vortex. Hope this makes sense. 

It definitely makes sense. I'm gonna have to cut my drain pipe down. I originally cut it to only be about an inch or two below the water. 

 

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2 minutes ago, crimsonvice said:

Just make sure that your sump can hold the additional water volume that will drain when your pump stops. I don't want you to go cut it, and then end up with 5 gallons on your floor because of me. 

I put a large sump in for that reason. I have about 45-50 gallons of water that I can drain down and be okay

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I ended up putting a ball valve on the drain lines and played with it until it was silent. Now, do you guys have any tips to the least creative person on creating a good aquascape? This wasn't my attempt at and aquascape (although I must admit that clump of bs on the right was) I just wanted to see how much rock I actually had. There are a few more pieces not in the picture.
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Nice! Glad that worked out. 

Aquascape are all about personal preference. Some people enjoy the "rock wall" look, because this allows for the most possible room for coral. I prefer a scape with more open space. One peak high than the other is usually more appealing to the eye. 

Alot of people will use the rule of thirds to help plan aquascapes.

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The idea is to hit all the point where the lines intersect. Maybe a high peak on left to touch left high point, and a smaller off center island peaking out at the lower right point. Just an idea. 

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I put most my focus on caves all over for fish to go in and out . At some point I need more rock and a rescape to keep some coral separate due to future aggression and growth. I’m betting most of us have those moments though as our tank matures 

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Took my rock out of the tank and am starting from scratch with the scape. I'm going to have to recycle the tank but I would like to hopefully get this right the first time especially since I want to have this thing bursting with coral so I have to have nice spots to put them. I have some ideas but I'm pretty busy over the next few days so I'm not sure when it'll actually get done. I got this done this morning though and it'll go on the right side of the tank. I have a PVC pipe I cut to 18" that I'm going to use to make a tall tower and archway whenever I get the chance.
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