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Old 07-14-2005, 11:50 PM   #1
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Bak-Pak 2R

I recently got my protein skimmer in from drsfostersmith.com and after i had it set up. I tried to go to sleep that night and i noticed that thing is loud. i knew it would be loud for a little bit. but a week later it still sounds like a plane is taking off in my room. the only reason it bothers me is because its in my room. Is there anyway that i can make it quiter or will i just have to throw it against my wall one night. When i ordered it i thought it would be quite after a while like my brothers seaclone witch you can barely hear. So is there a way i can make it quiter
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Old 07-14-2005, 11:57 PM   #2
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i use the silicone blue air hosing you can pick up at most petsotes, this is the hose that hooks up to the powerhead, i didnt think it would make it quieter, but it did.

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Old 07-14-2005, 11:59 PM   #3
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check out this link, i had the same problem.

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewto...382&highlight=
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Swimmers: 2 O. Clowns, Yellow Watchman, Firefish, Yellow Tang, Dottyback.

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Old 07-15-2005, 10:41 AM   #4
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I've heard that a much longer airline will quiet it too, it acts like a muffler.
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Old 07-15-2005, 06:09 PM   #5
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yes, i used 3 feet of tubing.
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Swimmers: 2 O. Clowns, Yellow Watchman, Firefish, Yellow Tang, Dottyback.

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Old 07-15-2005, 09:57 PM   #6
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well i went to walmart and got some tubbing. they didnt have any of that blue tubbing so i picked up the clear. and i dont think it made any difference. i will pick up the blue tomarrow when the lfs opens.
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Old 07-15-2005, 11:43 PM   #7
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yeah it has to be silicone tubing, the clear tubing is probably the same stuff you have on it now.
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Old 07-16-2005, 11:58 AM   #8
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mine is very loud also and the tubing didnt help mine.... i have had mine for about 9 months
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Old 07-16-2005, 12:34 PM   #9
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What the tubing did for mine was quieted the pump, i have 3-4 feet of slack that also helps muffle the sound. Are you using the blue silicon tubing?
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Old 07-16-2005, 08:47 PM   #10
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i went to the lfs and they didnt have blue silicone tubing. they had green so i thought it would work since it was silicone still. i guess i will tell you when i get it all on.
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