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Old 01-27-2004, 09:48 PM   #1
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Bio-Wheel Filter Question

I have a bio-wheel emperor filter...and I can't wait to get rid of it! It makes too much noise! I can't stand listening to the water running all the time and the pump also is a bit annoying. When I press down on the pump/intake it makes less noise, but when I let go it is back to normal, I cannot figure out how to make this filter quiet. Has anyone else had this problem?
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Old 01-27-2004, 10:01 PM   #2
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Did it used to be quiet? It sounds like it needs a new impeller or needs the impeller cleaned.
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That would be my guess as well. Emperors tend to get very noisy when the impeller gets some wear on it. I'd try a new one if a good cleaning doesn't take care of the problem.
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LOL, it is not old...only about 4 weeks old, it has just always been noisy. I did take it apart and the pump seemed to be a bit quieter, but not much. My skimmer is going to be delivered tomorrow and my live rock is almost ready for the tank...so soon, real soon, I am gonna pack up the filter...YEA!
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I am having the same problem right now with my Emperor 400... ...when i press down on the intake it gets less quiet but when i let up it starts up again. It didnt used to do this...I took it apart and cleaned it because of an unfortunate fluorite red incident... . I have tried to reseat it but it still keeps making noise.
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It sounds as if the magnet and impeller are not glued together anymore.
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mine is annoyingly noisy as well, barely tolerable
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hmm....magnet and impeller not glued together anymore. That sounds about right....I will try to get some superglue and refuse them together....
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It sounds as if the magnet and impeller are not glued together anymore
LOL!!! That would explain why those darn things were so hard to get apart when I cleaned them the first time. I thought they were built like PH impellers and they were supposed to come apart when the rubber caps were taken off the shaft.

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