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I would appreciate any advice on how to quiet my sump down. I have a filter pad and then the water rains down onto a plastic grate about 6 inches down. It's pretty noisy. Would it be okay to put another filter pad on top of the grate to dampen the sound?

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Make the pipe longer so it does discharge the return from the overflow under the sump water level. The best way to do it is with a pvc T that is half submerged. This way the water goes into the sump without noise and the air does not go into the sump.

You don't want to have a lot of surface where there is air/water exchange or you will have some sort of wet/dry filter

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Make the pipe longer so it does discharge the return from the overflow under the sump water level. The best way to do it is with a pvc T that is half submerged. This way the water goes into the sump without noise and the air does not go into the sump.

You don't want to have a lot of surface where there is air/water exchange or you will have some sort of wet/dry filter

 

I can't really adjust it Alex as the sump has a cover over the plate which holds the filter pad. The 2 pipes from the overflow attach on top of it. I think the design was meant to make a space for bioballs but it didn't come with any and I read that they aren't recommended . I'll try adding some live rock. My living room sounds like Niagra Falls!

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