10-26-2012, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Reefing Madness
Pumps vibrate some, but make alot of noise? Hmm. Take it apart, clean it up, see what happens. Might need to put a silencer on the air intake tube, thats usually lil noisy.
Thanks. I'll take it apart. See how there is a plastic strip tie around it? He put that on because he said the pump rattled and this did make it quieter. He explained that the skimmer is a bit louder than a filter, but gets quiet as it does its job. Maybe taking it apart and cleaning will help. My filters make no noise, so I really don't want any noise, but I thought $70, not bad. I'm planning on soon adding 3 yellow tail damsels.
Also, I still have the diatoms, but did scrape and added Seachem Phosguard, so hopefully they will go away
Thanks for your help. Here's a pic of the pump, with the tie thingy, and the algae on the rock. Is this still the diatoms?