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Old 08-11-2009, 06:27 PM   #11
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I could try pushing it in the cap instead of the motor body. I've been pushing it in the motor body first.
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:37 PM   #12
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I just pulled it again and tried pushing it in the cap rather than the motor housing and it still rattles, a little louder than it was. I may just replace it anyways, not happy with the noise it makes. It's like the 3rd Rio I've bought. I've also thrown away a Marineland PH and one other brand due to the noise, lol. I've never had filters make that kind of noise, even after cleaning out the impellers. Only powerheads. The reason I like the Rio is because it's small, and use it for surface aggitation, so it's located on the back wall just under the lip of the tank at the surface.
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:47 PM   #13
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Try a koralia nano or a maxijet. Very few people have problems with these and they are relatively small.
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crap, i was hoping that would work sorry
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:07 AM   #15
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Well, I went to Petco just to get something fairly cheap and got a Marineland Penguin 550. I was looking at getting the Koralias if I decide to start a SW tank, they seem really cool. But for now I just got something cheap, and hopefully it will last a while. I've had one of these before, and after the first cleaning, it rattled as well and gave it away to a friend. Not sure if he was able to fix it or not. But giving it another shot.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:13 AM   #16
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If this one gives you the rattling, return it and get a koralia. For just agitating the surface, the nano will be plenty imo. They are well worth the money. I have cleaned mine many times and even ran them dry as I forgot to unplug during pwc and they still work as good as they did when new. By the way, getting a cheap ph will cost you in the long run (eleectricity).
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:57 AM   #17
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I have it set up now and it's nice and quiet, now I can hear my Aquaclear, lol. It rattles, but wasn't as loud as the Rio, lol. Almost thought it was quiet, til I turned off the Rio, lol. Will take that one out tomorrow and adjust it again, I can usually adjust it til it's almost quiet by rotating the impeller cover that holds it in place. If it's not just right, it rattles, but not too bad. The Penguin is silent.
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lol I still don't see how that many of them rattled, I mean what are the odds?
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Maybe it's because they are all cheap, lol. But was hoping there was a simple solution to it other than buying a new one, lol.
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hmmmm.....hammer-powerhead, hammer-powerhead lol.
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