Originally Posted by Pleco1415
I just returned the aquaclear 30 and got the aquaclear 50. When I opened the box and set it up it made the exact same noise as the old one. I took out the impeller and put a little Vaseline all over it and that took care of the noise problem. The next problem I fixed was the over flowing. I cut down on media and used the activated carbon, the sponge, and instead of using the bio max I used the ceramic material from my canister filter. It is a lot more quiet now but I've seen better with other filters.
Glad you got it under control. If you should decide you want first class filtering should your canister ever "die," I would strongly suggest a Fluval C series.