01-10-2011, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by iamgray
What exactly do you mean when you say noise/vibration? is it rattling against the glass? Or is there a noise coming from inside the filter? Is it a HOB filter? If it's rattling against the glass, have you tried putting something soft in between the glass and the filter to muffle the noise?
Its a mixture of vibrations and the filter but i can do the noise in the day but at night it's so noisy!!
Originally Posted by Romad
Scratching my head here wondering why you would give up the whole tank rather than replace the filter??
beacuase my mum doesnt want me to shell out more money on the filter as she sees the tank as a bit pointless ( My dad got it for me for my birthday)...
Originally Posted by fish joey
Fishboy, wasnt this a problem before...I thought this was solved.....you know ,you CANT ..WILL NOT give up your fish.... your passion....Was this filter part of B-day gift from your Dad?....if so ask him to return it and explain .....they should give you a new filter....you may consider a in tank.... mine are super quiet!!!!!! Where have you been...havent seen you on the forum.... I was begining to think you have a girlfriend ...after your post .....it must be your just napping....
LOL!!!!! And no i dont have a GF ATM.......
Yeh it was a complete set up..
I tried taking it back but when they tyested they couldnt find that much of a problem..
But it didnt have the sponge in nor was it easy to tell.
Originally Posted by CoffeeMan
Before you give up and sell everything, why not get a new filter and see if it's any better? I have a Penn Plax Cascade filter on both of my tanks, and they're so quiet that I can't tell if they're running or not unless I see water coming out of them.
Yeh i wuld but my mum just doesnt want me spending much more on the tank..
Originally Posted by RCinAL
Dude! If you took it apart and cleaned it and it still rattles you've just got a bad filter. Mine (Marineland with a bio-wheel) are totally silent. You will come out better just replacing the noisy filter with something known to be silent. Don't sell out and lose big. Just replace the filter.
yeh maybe its just a bad make plus me and a slight fault!!
Originally Posted by aunt kymmie
Ditto, same here. Anytime any of my filters that use impellers start making noise it's ALWAYS because they need to be cleaned. Hopefully that's all that's wrong with yours???
I'm not familiar with that brand either. Is there an exact model # on the filter you can give us so someone here who is DIY handy might be able to help come up with a solution so you don't have to "give" your tank away? There is always a solution, we just have to find the right one!!
AqAuel fan 2 i think..