I am a complainer when it comes to noise, of almost anything. It could just be me, but I am not certain..
After I added my new media on Monday, my XP2 has been rather loud. It isn't a humming, but more of a motor noise so I am assuming it is the impeller. I have read where people say that it needs to break in over a few weeks, but mine was near silent the first and second day I had it. Then it began to get loud...If you have ever owned a loud HOB
(such as a Penguin) it is as loud as that, at times even louder. Has anyone on here had a similar experience, where the impeller actually had to break in for the filter to become as quit as reviewers say? I have spoken to several people, and when they first bought theirs, it was quiet as can be. If sand/pieces of rock (my rocks crumble, and after a PWC
, little crumb sized pieces are left floating) got into the impeller, would a cleaning of the entire impeller and entire area where it sits do the trick? On Monday night I rinsed the magnetic piece, but there is no noticeable difference, so I may not have cleaned enough.. Thanks, and sorry to be a complainer
. I only complain because the filter is in my room.