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Old 05/26/2014, 12:21 PM   #1
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Return pump advise

So here is my setup. I have a 50gallon tank and a sump with 15 gallons in it. My return line is 1/2" and my overflow is 1". The distance from pump to outlet in DT is about 5 ft. Coming off of the return pump I have a line going to a GFO reactor and a sump return line going back into the sump.

Currently I have a Sicce Syncra 4 and I feel like its overpowering the system, its also incredibly noisy.

Any advise on other options?


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Old 05/26/2014, 01:05 PM   #2
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Have you looked into Danner mag drives? I have a 7 and it's quiet


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Old 05/26/2014, 01:30 PM   #3
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I was considering a waveline DC pump, I've heard good things so far. Any thoughts?


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Old 05/26/2014, 01:31 PM   #4
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The Sicce 4 should be quiet, install a ball valve at the pumps exit to control the flow


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Old 05/26/2014, 01:51 PM   #5
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The Sicce 4 should be quiet, install a ball valve at the pumps exit to control the flow

Agreed!
If the sicce syncra 4 is noisy, it may be vibrating against something. Can you post a pic showing how it's installed in the sump


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Old 05/26/2014, 02:04 PM   #6
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I do have a gate valve for controlling the flow. I guess one of my thoughts was that I should be using a larger diameter hose on the outlet. You have the option of using 3/4" or 1" and I'm using 3/4". When I touch the pump I don't feel any vibrations but when I touch the outlet house its like a little vibrator. So I was wondering if that hose is too small for the amount of water its pushing out. Does that make sense?


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Old 05/26/2014, 03:33 PM   #7
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Ok, here are a few pics.

Note that there is no plumbing actually touching the sides of the sump any where. I ended up using some zip ties to steady the plumbing with hopes of silencing the vibrations. The only thing I haven't tried yet is using all soft tubing or flex pvc. All I can say is the noise is driving me nuts.


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