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Old 01-03-2012, 01:28 PM   #1
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Noisy Aquaclear powerhead

My Aquaclear powerhead 30 has been making alot of noise recently. Its not really a problem now, but i'm going to have to be moving the Tank into my Room soon, and its going to definitly bother me while i'm sleeping. I cleaned it out less than a month ago after all the gunk clogged the impeller, and it stopped making noise for a bit of time, but now its returned. Any Ideas on how to stop the noise? I Bought the powerhead about 7 months ago, So i doubt its still under Warrenty.
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:49 AM   #2
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1. AC powerhead is adequately dipped into the water?
2. At least 50% pwc?
3. Floating debris occur often throughout the day? (ie pieces of plants)
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:32 AM   #3
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Maybe you should go with a Marineland Maxi-Jet powerhead, mine has a better "strainer" so it does not get clogged as easily as my previous powerhead.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:44 PM   #4
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the powerhead is completly submerged, and there is alot of plant debris that I'm slowly removing through pwc's, but I cant do large amounts quickly becuase of high PH in my Tapwater.

I've noticed that when i increased the speed of the powerhead, the noise got less. I'm considering ordering a quick filter for the powerhead to stop debris from getting sucked inside.
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I have a quickfilter. Its great for secondary filtration with weekly rinsing.
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