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Old 11-27-2011, 02:58 AM   #1
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Okay, so I got my first aquaclear filter today, I've just had aqueon quietflows before. My quietflows are silent (imagine that) but this aquaclear has this kinda rattle-ly sound to it. It's not the end of the world, but it's right next to my bed. Again, I can definitely sleep though it, I'm just wondering if this is normal.

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Okay, so I got my first aquaclear filter today, I've just had aqueon quietflows before. My quietflows are silent (imagine that) but this aquaclear has this kinda rattle-ly sound to it. It's not the end of the world, but it's right next to my bed. Again, I can definitely sleep though it, I'm just wondering if this is normal.

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Definitely not normal, mine ran smooth first time I used it. Try filling it up with water. Then, if it's still not working, check the propellor.
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:05 AM   #3
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Definitely not normal, mine ran smooth first time I used it. Try filling it up with water. Then, if it's still not working, check the propellor.
Well yeah I did that, it's running and everything. It's just making a sound while working fine.
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Well yeah I did that, it's running and everything. It's just making a sound while working fine.
Hmm. Give it a day or two and see if it goes away.

Is the intake tube directly where the propellor is?
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:10 AM   #5
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Hmm. Give it a day or two and see if it goes away.

Is the intake tube directly where the propellor is?
Yup, I've tried the obvious things. Only thing I haven't tried is getting a new one haha.
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Old 12-03-2011, 06:44 PM   #6
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Update: so I returned it a got a new one. It may be a little quieter but not a whole lot. Maybe it's because I'm use to my Aqueon Quietflow's, those things are dead silent!!

I love the filter besides the noise, again, it's not crazy loud or anything, just louder than my others.
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Did you put the lid on? Mine had a rattling noise with the lid... so I opted to remove them. Never heard them after that.
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I agree with mfd. Try that. I run my AQ 20 without the lid and its dead silent.
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I have mine in my bedroom too and the only noise I hear is the water trickling out of it!
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I had a aquaclear 20 on my 10 gallon tank and I really didn't like it.

Since its a hang on back filter it has a strong water fall effect from the output.

The lid rattled a lot on mine.

IMO I would get a underwater filter fluval U1 or U2.

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