Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-26-2013, 02:14 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
lbirath001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 299
Sand getting in filter making loud noises

This is my 3rd filter I am running on my freshwater 60 gallon tank. Sand keeps getting into the motor and it makes a loud grinding type noise. Has anyone else experienced this? What can I do to fix this? I used to have 2 Marineland 350's. Now I have a fluval 110.
__________________

__________________
lbirath001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2013, 02:16 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
lbirath001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 299
Here's a pic
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2271336500.jpg
Views:	64
Size:	124.2 KB
ID:	199828  
__________________

__________________
lbirath001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2013, 09:20 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
lbirath001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 299
No one has input on this?
__________________
lbirath001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2013, 10:18 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
callylynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 155
I have no experience with sand, but I just ordered some for my new tank. I hope someone answers your question! But your tank is beautiful. Love all of the stones!
__________________
callylynn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2013, 10:27 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
foster53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,626
The sand is getting into the impeller. That's where the noise is coming from. The impeller is grinding up the sand. It will ruin the impeller very quickly. Shut the filter off when ever you do anything in the tank that will stir up the sand, and get it into the water column. Wait for the sand to completely settle before turning the filter back on. You could also raise the intake tube on the filter, or try putting a sponge around the opening on the intake tube.
__________________
foster53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2013, 01:04 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
FishBoy185's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: El paso
Posts: 633
Beautiful tank! And this used to happen to my HOB filter, what I did is I cover the intake tube with a sponge and instead of the the intake being so close to the bottom where the sand was I took out an extension tube and that helped alot! And whenever I stir the sand up I turn the filter off so the filter wont suck up sand and the sand would eventually settle
Hope I helped
__________________

__________________
125g South American..
FishBoy185 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.