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[SOLVED] Reservoir a little noisy

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So I just set up my very first loop, pretty proud of it too. After forgetting an o-ring on one of the pumps the first time eh-smiley.gif

Everything is running fine but this noise coming from my reservoir is driving me insane.

Here's a video of it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhsQf8aKIjE(only 13 seconds long), you can hear it pretty well towards the end. I think its a combination of the flow and the little bubbles that come into the res that make this dripping sound.

Is there any way to get rid of it. It is horribly annoying
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That would really annoy me.

It's not the bubbles as such, it's more that the water surface is able to splash, as a result of the incoming flow and the turbulence it creates.

Unless your res came with one, I can only suggest you try and improvise or fabricate some sort of baffle plate that can sit above that inlet, and direct the incoming flow of water gently downwards so the disturbance to the water surface is minimised.

If it's possible to get inside your res (remove the top) you could get a little scrap of acrylic/plexi, and use plexi glue (not really glue as such, it actually melts the edges of the acrylic and "welds" it together) to attach that scrap, angled down maybe 20 degrees, above the inlet, so it directed the incoming water downwards a bit.

If you can't get into the res, the only other thing I can think of is to fill it much higher, so it's basically completely full and there's no air space at the top, then the surface can't splash.
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Originally Posted by BorisTheSpider View Post

That would really annoy me.

It's not the bubbles as such, it's more that the water surface is able to splash, as a result of the incoming flow and the turbulence it creates.

Unless your res came with one, I can only suggest you try and improvise or fabricate some sort of baffle plate that can sit above that inlet, and direct the incoming flow of water gently downwards so the disturbance to the water surface is minimised.

If it's possible to get inside your res (remove the top) you could get a little scrap of acrylic/plexi, and use plexi glue (not really glue as such, it actually melts the edges of the acrylic and "welds" it together) to attach that scrap, angled down maybe 20 degrees, above the inlet, so it directed the incoming water downwards a bit.

If you can't get into the res, the only other thing I can think of is to fill it much higher, so it's basically completely full and there's no air space at the top, then the surface can't splash.

Would that be dangerous? Filling it all the way up that is. I just don't want any water to spill through the fill hole and fit he fan controller PCB.

Here's my build for reference. http://imgur.com/a/r8BA1

EDIT: NVM I just went ahead and did it. Thanks for the help
Edited by rog1121 - 1/31/13 at 7:53pm
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