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Old 11-19-2012, 06:21 AM   #1
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Is it normal for a penguin 350 biowheel filter to be noisy? Like a clearly audible HUMMing sound?
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Most filters I see are loud like that, but check to make sure it's clean. If you have money the tetra whisper filters (what I have) are not as noticeable. I have 2 in my room and I sleep fine.
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Is it normal for a penguin 350 biowheel filter to be noisy? Like a clearly audible HUMMing sound?
The bio wheels will make some noise, however it shouldn't be making a very noticeable humming sound as you put it. I had 2 on my 75g. The Aquaclear's are a very solid product and they are very quite. You just may have to remove the top from the filter.
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Is it normal for a penguin 350 biowheel filter to be noisy? Like a clearly audible HUMMing sound?
I've got a penguin bio-wheel 350 it's near silent other than water trickling. Sounds like you may either have something in the impeller or just a bad motor. They can be replaced under 20 bucks.
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Yeah, I got it used, WITH a tank, and thought, Oh great, free filter! But I suppose not.

The filter or the motor?
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Yeah, I got it used, WITH a tank, and thought, Oh great, free filter! But I suppose not.

The filter or the motor?
The motor. Most LFS carry replacement parts, but they keep them off the main floor most of the time so just call around and ask if they have a new motor for your model. Even if they don't have it its something they can order, and its a lot cheaper that replacing the entire filter. First check the impeller tho. If the magnet looks really scored up you may wanna start with just that then. If that magnet isn't smooth it makes a ton of racket. The impeller on my magnum 350 is going and it's starting to get pretty noisy.
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