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    Was that a grated standpipe drain I saw? If it is you may not want that. Let me know if that is correct. Welcome to saltwater!

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    If that’s the return drain the natural water level (depending on return rate) will be deep in that overflow box and a waterfall like noise will be created if the water level is down there. Look to create a drain type where the water level in the box is 1-2 inches from the top when draining. There are drain types that keep the water level higher than the intake of the standpipe. That’s what you want.

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    Greetings everyone, hope your holiday was great.

    I've been working hard to make progress on this tank and I'm glad you all sent me down the right path. Based on your feedback the grated drain I had was going to cause noise. I have purchased plumbing to make a 1 1/4" Durso standpipe.

    It took awhile to finish repainting the stand, but I finally have the whole tank back inside of the house. Originally I was going to use the sump/pump I had, but a fellow Marsh member happened to have a used Crystal Sump 30. This was the absolute largest sump I could fit in the stand so I feel pretty good about it. The Eheim 1262 submersible pump is on the way and I plan to use a Home Depot hanging lamp fixture with a 24 watt LED red/blue grow light in the refugium.

    My next step is installing all of the sump plumbing and mounting my Apex. I'm going to need to either build a box or find a cheap alternative. More to come soon so stay tuned. Have a great one!

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    Welcome to the hobby. I only did plumb once for my saltwater tank. So won't be able to help on this issue.

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    Sounds like you are off and running. As much as I was in a hurry to get past the planning stage and get my tank wet--I actually enjoyed that time quite a bit. Have fun and keep the questions coming!

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    Since my last post I installed my Apex, plumbed my sump, filled the tank and started my cycle. I'm now 3 weeks into the cycle and have had a pretty steady 2 PPM Ammonia, but 0 nitrate/nitrate. Hoping to see those soon, stabilize and then add a small clean up crew when they drop down.

    Most recent pictures can be found here: https://imgur.com/a/KLupe

    Happy New Year!

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    Sounds like you've been busy!

    Happy New Year!

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