Noisy sump drain

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    Northstar24 The Tang Herder

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    So I've got a pair of Durso standpipes on my tank ( the standard AGA plumbing kit) and the overflow itself is super quiet - but I can hear the drain lines emptying in the sump pretty much anywhere in the house

    I've tried dialing back the return pump and that didn't really help. Both drains terminate about 4 inches under the water line in the sump.

    Is there anything else I can do to quiet these things down? It's starting to drive me nuts
     
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    mariobrothersleeve squirrel

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    Is it coming from the pipe itself or the sump?
     
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    Northstar24 The Tang Herder

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    It's where the drain lines terminate in the sump, not the standpipe itself or the overflow
     
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    mariobrothersleeve squirrel

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    Have you tried a filter sock?
     
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    I have not, the way the lifereef is designed a filter sock would be difficult. I assume the idea is to use the sock to collect the bubbles / air as it comes out of the drain lines to try and quiet things down?
     
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    mariobrothersleeve squirrel

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    Yea that's the idea.

    Maybe make the pipe with 2 90 degree bends and have it return just above the surface so that it 'boils' out of the pipe.
     
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