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post #1 of 5 Old 12-23-2011, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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Might seem stupid but...

The lid on my tank seems to randomly vibrate really loud just out of the blue, i know that its the filter causing the vibrations, but whats odd is most of the time its silent, then at random it starts rattling like an old tractor.

Any suggestions how to stop this?
I thought of some padding between the glass and the lid, but im not sure what i could use...
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-23-2011, 03:25 PM
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This happens with my tank too, only however because of a crack in the plastic hood. My tactic (which works fine for my tank) is to lift the hood slightly and place it back down again: if you can! My tank's probably smaller lol.

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post #3 of 5 Old 01-06-2012, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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This happens with my tank too, only however because of a crack in the plastic hood. My tactic (which works fine for my tank) is to lift the hood slightly and place it back down again: if you can! My tank's probably smaller lol.
I am using this trick, or just pressing it sometimes works, but it can get annoying having to do it repeatedly, and im sure my fish dont like it as they have started avoiding the higher level part of the water.

Im wondering if a rubber seal around the edge of the lid would help, however i read that i shouldnt use anything on or in my tank that hasnt been made specifically for aquariums and the only place iv seen this seal is on doors or cars
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post #4 of 5 Old 01-06-2012, 02:17 PM
What we need here is a root cause analysis to see if we can solve the problem at the source before we compensate for it externally - (sorry....flashback to a former life). lol

So why is the filter vibrating so much? Can we reduce or stop the vibration? Is the filter touching the cover? If so, can we position it such that the cover does not touch? What about a foam pad between filter and tank to dampen vibration? Can we put a piece of soft sponge or foam like material under the corner(s) of the cover to act as shock absorbers?

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post #5 of 5 Old 01-06-2012, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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i did at first think it was the filter i had as it hooked over the edge of the tank and touched the lid, so i replaced it with a filter thats in the tank so that it doesnt touch the lid
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