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Old 02-22-2014, 01:40 PM   #1
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Fluval 306 Rattle

I bought a 306 2 weeks ago and had to exchange it because it was airlocking all the time
I set up this new one and now it starts to rattle, sounds mechanical (impeller)
I contacted Fluval, waiting for a reply...

2 faulty in a row really?!
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Try pulling the impeller and adding a coat of petroleum jelly to the impeller shaft. Usually new fluval filters, especially aqua clears and C-series HOBs, suffer from the same loud rattle. It quiet downs on its own when it establishes a natural biofilm that acts as a lubricant. The petroleum jelly can alleviate that before that natural stuff sets in.
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:16 PM   #3
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Fluval 306 Rattle

I already tried that, it's a little bit quieter
Waiting for a impeller replacement from Fluval

My first one was near silent
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