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Old 03-09-2013, 05:44 PM   #1
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Octopus BH-1000 Skimmer

I installed this skimmer today. The pump is rather loud. Has anyone else had this issue? It is by far the loudest thing on my tank now. And I'm not referring to the air intake. The motor itself.

Thanks for any input.
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:46 PM   #2
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Mine is quiet... My air intake is what I can hear. Have you tried unplugging it and plugging it back in?
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check the propeller shaft is it seated correctly , if its not that would cause a lot of racket
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I'd have to drain it it do that right?
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:57 PM   #6
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Does yours have a hum? Mine is in my TV room and I have my filters attached to in tank pumps and my tank is nearly silent. The only pump I hear is the bh-1000 and it is fairly loud. I just want to make sure my expectations aren't unrealistic before it spend a few hours draining and reinstalling it.

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Old 03-09-2013, 07:33 PM   #7
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mine is quiet as well. by far one of the best skimmers out there IMO
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I have a SRO 2000 int skimmer, about 1 yr old and it's very noisy too. I have seen utube videos showing the same thing.
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Tb gator - did you post this today? I just actually hooked up the same skimmer today as well. It's already skimming crud out.
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Yes, we'll yesterday now. Mine already was already removing crud also. It was extremely easy to setup and adjust. The pump is just louder then I had hoped. I was hoping I missed something so I didn't have to take it apart. No leaks, but I guess I will check the impeller.

How it the impeller removed on this one?
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