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    The Standpipe

    I post this information in response to those who want more detailed information about the various parts of a well equipped reef aquarium. I will post on other topics related to setup in the future

    THE STANDPIPE
    The “standpipe” is the part of the setup that is installed inside the overflow box of the display aquarium (see THE OVERFLOW ). The standpipes job is to make the overflow box function quieter. The standpipe dose this by allowing water to almost completely fill the overflow box before exiting the overflow box to the sump (see THE SUMP ). When the water level in the overflow box is raised by the standpipe, the water from the display aquarium dose not have to fall as far when that water enters the overflow chamber. The standpipe also allows air to escape the drain and by doing so it makes the whole overflow system some what if not completely quiet.
    There are two popular styles of standpipes currently in use. One of the types in use is called a dorso standpipe and the other is a stockman standpipe.
    Instead of explaining how to make them to you I have attached links to the information about each of these stand pipe designs. The people who conceived these ideas can better show you how to make one. I hope the links remain active.

    Link to the dorso standpipe page:
    http://www.rl180reef.com/180/index.html

    Link to the Stockmen standpipe page:
    http://www.rl180reef.com/pages/stand...n_stockman.htm

    Rob

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    OSD,
    I've been adding hyperlinks to the other posts within these posts to make easier for everyone.
    I am Homer of BORG... Prepare to be..OOOO!! DONUT!!!!!!

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    Thanks Vince ... thats a good idea and very helpful for all who read this stuff.
    Rob


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    OSD,
    I'm "reef virgin" newbie.
    Could you, please, post a rough drawing of a stand pipe,
    or e-mail it to me.
    Thx.

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    Bonaqua .. use these links get all the information you could need about the stand pipes described.

    http://www.rl180reef.com/180/index.html

    http://www.rl180reef.com/pages/stand...n_stockman.htm

    Both these links go to the home pages of the people who designed the stand pipes.
    Rob

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    Good job OSD, i like the detailed info subjects. Another great reason to keep AC on my fave's list.

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    Red face friend

    Thanks! Bump!

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