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Old 03-04-2006, 04:06 PM   #1
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Power Filter too noisy!!

Hi. I have an old filter, and Im reusing it. it works, but its too noisy!! I cant seem to quiet it down. Any suggestions before I go and buy a new filter?

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I gave it a good cleaning, its clean. its not vibrating against anything since I moved it around, still equally noisy
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What type of filter is it? I would look into replacing the impeller first and see if that helps. Or is the sound coming from the motor itself?
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I dont know where it came from. I tried cleaning it, replacing the impeller from another old filter.. and gave up after about an hour, lol.

I went and bought a new filter.. nice and quiet!
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Old 04-15-2006, 06:11 PM   #4
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Re: Power Filter too noisy!!

[quote="DragonFish"]Hi. I have an old filter, and Im reusing it. it works, but its too noisy!! I cant seem to quiet it down. Any suggestions before I go and buy a new filter?

In my experience, most power filters are just "powerfully noisy". I use either HOBS that are similar to penquins or marinelands and only use Eheim cannisters with the exception on one Magnum 350 to polish the water in a 125.
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Old 04-22-2006, 06:16 AM   #5
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Impeller problems (about 99.98% of the time)
and the shafts on the cheap ones get knocked out of square really easy..

I heat tempered them back in the days when canisters cost an arm and a leg.. (somewere around the $300 range ouch!)

but an aquaclear fixes this problem pretty fast
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