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Old 02-27-2013, 11:50 PM   #1
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AquaClear issues lately, Made video

Ok so.... A lot of members are having issues with there AquaClear filters and it upsets me when anyone is having issues with a tank or piece of equipment. This is a rather horrible video but I made it it hope to help others.

Also a lot of people have asked me what I run in my filters, media wise. Please forgive the quality. I already got one dislike lol. It's all good...

If this helps just one person it's worth it, you can hear me talking so low lol. The whole house is asleep.


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Old 02-28-2013, 03:01 AM   #2
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I love the way the light caught the eyes of all your fish. And of course the bubbler has to be mentioned...

Nice video.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:42 AM   #3
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I responded to the other post that was about this. I simply went to another store and bought the same model. The second one is so quiet that I have to check it just to make sure it's still running. The first one was noisy right out of the box and got a little noisier each day so I swapped it out. I first ran both side by side to make sure. I run mine with 2 sponges and 1 bio media bag on top. I love my AC20!
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:57 PM   #4
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this seems like as good of a place as any to post this rather than start a whole new topic.

I just picked up my AC 70, and got it all hooked up, filled the tank with water, however I couldnt get the tube to hold water and in place, the water would run out before that, so I had to run it with the tube dry until it sucked the water in, now there is a small air bubble in the elbow of the intake tube at the top, is this normal or something I should try and work out?
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:15 PM   #5
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Try swing the intake back and forth from full flow to minimum flow rate. This is happening with my AC-20. I also pour a cup of tank water into the filter right on top of where the intake goes into where the impeller is.
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That worked, all set up now, got great flow, it is somewhat loud but will take it apart and check the impeller then give it a couple of weeks to see if the grinding noises go away.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:12 PM   #7
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I love the way the light caught the eyes of all your fish. And of course the bubbler has to be mentioned...

Nice video.
Haha yeah.. Thanks!!
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so I took my ac 70 apart this afternoon and put some vaseline on the impeller shaft, it quieted it down, when I came back home a few hours later, I actually heard the filter when I was coming down the hall, through a closed door, not a good sign, it had gotten just as loud again, so I pulled it apart and reapplied the vaseline, it quieted it down, but with in an hour it was just as noisy again.

is this noise something that will dissipate or did I get a lemon that I should return for a new one?
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Ok so.... A lot of members are having issues with there AquaClear filters and it upsets me when anyone is having issues with a tank or piece of equipment. This is a rather horrible video but I made it it hope to help others.

Also a lot of people have asked me what I run in my filters, media wise. Please forgive the quality. I already got one dislike lol. It's all good...

If this helps just one person it's worth it, you can hear me talking so low lol. The whole house is asleep.


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Thanks! I love tanks at night!
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:57 AM   #10
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so I took the filer apart again, lubed the impeller shaft,and then I popped the plastic blade piece off the impeller magnet and wrapped its seat with teflon plumbers tape to snug it up, put it all back together, and its still just as noisy as before.
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