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Old 04-18-2013, 08:58 PM   #1
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how to make a filter quieter than normal

have you ever wanted to make your filter quieter i found out how
things you will need
* a aqua tech filter or any power filter
* 1 scotch-brite cleaning pad
* a pair of scissors
first you fine out the size of the opening that the water comes out of and you cut the cleaning pad to that size make it a little taller than opening and then you put in the opening and it should make it quieter. Reply if it works or if it doesn't. than you
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:11 PM   #2
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I usually keep the tank full enough where the water doesn't fall very far into the tank. It works quite well.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:25 PM   #3
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I usually keep the tank full enough where the water doesn't fall very far into the tank. It works quite well.
yeah i tryed that but my aquarium is in my room and the closest sink is up a couple stairs so it is hard to get the water down to the aquarium and my 3 year old baby brother is autistic so he runs around in the hall that my room is on and there is a gate in front of my door so he doesn't get in there so to get a gallon of water to my aquarium it takes about ten minutes
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Extend your outflow below the water line and it'll be quiet except for the pump.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:25 PM   #5
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yeah i tryed that but my aquarium is in my room and the closest sink is up a couple stairs so it is hard to get the water down to the aquarium and my 3 year old baby brother is autistic so he runs around in the hall that my room is on and there is a gate in front of my door so he doesn't get in there so to get a gallon of water to my aquarium it takes about ten minutes
That sounds like lot of trouble, but I hope you are doing regular water changes.
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i'm trying to but my 8 month old cat just died.
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i'm trying to but my 8 month old cat just died.
Get a python type water changing system.. I'm very happy I made the investment! No carrying water anywhere..
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Get a python type water changing system.. I'm very happy I made the investment! No carrying water anywhere..
I got the water changer from Walmart...it is amazing! Great suction, and it fills very fast too! Well worth $37!!!!
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Yup. I bought the 50 foot python. Set me back a little but its wayyyy worth it. I run it to the basement laundry sink and don't have to hear it from my girl every time I do a pwc lol
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I gave up and ran a hose up to my room on the second floor. If you have a water hose connection close that might work better. Nothing for your brother or other family members to trip over. I also keep gallon jugs on hand and take one with me when I go downstairs. Fill it up and store them in your room. That way you always have water on hand for the tank.

If you have a bathroom close to your room, you can just buy a waterhose and connect it to the bathroom faucet to get water. You just twist off the front part of the faucet where the water comes out and get a male or female coupling . so you can screw the water hose on. Any hardware store should be able to fix you up with what you need. Way cheaper than a water changer. You could do that for around $15.
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