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Old 09-24-2012, 05:38 PM   #1
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Fx5 making horrible humming sound.

All of a sudden my fx5 started to make such a sound that I actually jumped off the couch because I thought something was about to go bad real fast. I honed in on the noise and found it to be the fx5. I unplugged it then plugged it back in now its fine. Anyone ever experience this before?
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:29 PM   #2
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How long has it been since you cleaned it? Check the propeller housing as I've had stuff get into power heads and it makes a nasty noise. Lol don't you ever work lol
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Speaking of cleaning fx5's I need to clean mine!
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I guess tonight I'll clean it. Probably been about 3-4 months.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:17 PM   #5
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Maybe you got a pebble in it when you did the sand swap. Hope that helps.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:24 PM   #6
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Maybe you got a pebble in it when you did the sand swap. Hope that helps.
Yeah maybe. I was gonna clean it tonight but it will have to wait until tomorrow. I'll bleed the intake an outtake lines and give it a good cleaning and good once over.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:17 PM   #7
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Cleaned the fx5 like a mad man!! lol, broke it all down and pulled the motor and pulled the impeller. Cleaned it all with tank water put back together and works like its brand new!!

I noticed ALOT of sand in the canister is this normal and also found a surprise!!

3 babies!! Living!! When I drained the outtake 3 babies went into the bucket! It was crazy!!
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:07 PM   #8
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Cleaned the fx5 like a mad man!! lol, broke it all down and pulled the motor and pulled the impeller. Cleaned it all with tank water put back together and works like its brand new!!

I noticed ALOT of sand in the canister is this normal and also found a surprise!!

3 babies!! Living!! When I drained the outtake 3 babies went into the bucket! It was crazy!!
Yay! Babies! <3
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Aww! Grab them a breeder net- they deserve to live if they were in a filter! How old approx?
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Aww! Grab them a breeder net- they deserve to live if they were in a filter! How old approx?
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I'll get pics tomorrow and they look tiny like maybe the size of a dime if that...
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