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Old 12-19-2010, 10:27 PM   #1
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Silence aquaclear 110?

i just got an aquaclear 110 and its in the room i sleep in. its not loud, nothing is rattling or anything but i can still hear the hum of the impeller motor.

does anyone know of a way to make this quieter?

i was thinking about adding foam around the filter to dampen the noise, but i dont know
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I had a fish tank in the room I slept in, had to move it, the constant hum bothered me. Good luck!!
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I've used a piece of 1" foam cut to shape and placed in between the filter and the tank instead of the plastic doohickie.
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I have always found that a tank is best situated in somewhere other than a bedroom, if possible...

That said, my 110 is dead silent compared to the Aqueon that supplements it in my tank -- the "QuietFlow" 55 Aqueon is nothing of the sort, making a loud racket between the splashing of the so-called "bio bar" that is supposed to polish the water upon return and the motor in this thing...NOT quiet AT ALL.
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If you want a super quiet filter then you need to look at external canister filters.
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I have always found that a tank is best situated in somewhere other than a bedroom, if possible...

I agree completely! It was a soothing sound for studying though. In my college apt I had a 55gallon with a 125gallon-rated wet/dry filter. That thing was so loud! Kept the tank extremely clean, so it was worth it.
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i figured out a way to silence it.

i bought a sheet of foam board.

cut out an enclosure that surrounds the filter on all sides and filled the gap between the filter and enclosure with foam.

can barely hear it
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I agree completely! It was a soothing sound for studying though. In my college apt I had a 55gallon with a 125gallon-rated wet/dry filter. That thing was so loud! Kept the tank extremely clean, so it was worth it.
Indeed, Camaro...some do make a soothing hum (the AquaClears are in this category from what I can tell) and it's more than tolerable...but alot, like my cartridge-loaded Aqueon, make a racket that is FAR from quiet, despite what their marketing claims...

Still, I don't recommend keeping a tank in an area where you're going to sleep, unless it's absolutely unavoidable -- in a house, for example, a tank should be anywhere but in a bedroom unless the residents MUST have it there because they MUST look at the fish at night, whatever...but see in my situation, we have a two story, four bedroom house and we keep the tank in an upstairs loft area that's like a relaxing lounge...between the splashings of the filters, the jazz music played on our stereo system up there and the recliners, this room puts you to sleep within minutes...

When it's a dorm, small apartment or a kid's room, keeping a tank away from a sleeping area is near impossible. I realize this. It's just best to keep them out of a sleeping area whenever possible due to the unavoidable noise of air pumps, filters, splashings, etc.
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We have 2 tanks (75G & 8G) in the bedroom and don't have a problem unless the (topless evap king) 75 is past due for a water change. To each their own....

Sounds like a good fix 360. Nice!
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