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Old 03-27-2010, 08:22 PM   #11
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Actually, I found my filter a bit nosier than I expected at first too. But within 72 hours it definitely quieted down and now a couple weeks later I can't even hear the thing. Not sure if that's normal, but I took it as a simple "break in" period.
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Old 03-28-2010, 06:28 AM   #12
Well hopefully your right about the break in period Lisa or this thin isn't going to last the week with me :(
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:17 AM   #13

It doesn't sound like air. It's a hum/rattle sound. I took it apart and inspected the motor everything looks fine. It's about as loud as a noisy air pump. This sucks I bought the thing because of how silent everyone says they are. Well I'm gonna give it a few days if it doesn't quiet down, it's out of hear.
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:55 PM   #14
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sorry about the problems ksaster. I would perhaps take it back and swap it for another and see if it does the same thing. I have two Rena Filstars, a 1 & 2. You can't even hear them run. I sometimes look for the slight current just to make sure they are still working. I would definately try swapping them out. Hum, rattle, perhaps it has a defective bearing.
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Old 03-31-2010, 05:04 PM   #15
ok eheim 2213 update!!! It's been a week it has quieted down some. Def not as loud as it was before but def not as quiet as I thought it would be. but my GF says she can't hear it so that all that matters. Now to the important part. My water is CRYSTAL CLEAR i mean CRYSTAL. This filter works great.
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Old 03-31-2010, 06:43 PM   #16
hi there ksaster2 this worry you have with the 2213, trust me, and really listen here, its all in the head. this so called noisy filter is in your head. your mind is concentrating on the sound and not the performance.

Take this as an example, sit in a room with utter silence and listen you can hear wee small noises you wouldnt hear normally if you didnt sit and listen carefully. What your doing is, your mind is worried about the new filter and how its gona perform because you paid money for it, so you expect it to be as people have said it would be.

Dont worry the sound will go away once your mind rests.
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:25 PM   #17
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every canister ive owned or set up for other people always sound a little bit loud at start up. Ive found that gently rolling it around on its base while its running helps to get the little bits of trapped air out and quiet things down. The natural vibrations will work them out eventually as you have found, but its nothing to worry about. I wish I could afford to run all canisters, when im working on my 2236 i have to keep checking to make sure its off, because I just cant hear it.
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