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post #1 of 8 Old 01-14-2014, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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hey
is there any way to quieten down the humming noise ?
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post #2 of 8 Old 01-14-2014, 06:47 PM
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I have found that the whisper air pumps combined with a very fine cylinder air stone inside of the box filter reduces the noise significantly but It still can be heard.
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post #3 of 8 Old 01-14-2014, 07:45 PM
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if you want to quiet an air pump,put it in a sock or recycle a mesh fruit bag and hang it.
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post #4 of 8 Old 01-14-2014, 08:09 PM
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20 feet of air line, put it in the closet.
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post #5 of 8 Old 01-14-2014, 08:34 PM
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hey
is there any way to quieten down the humming noise ?
thanks.
How to quieten your air pump
1) place air pump on floor
2) take big hammer
3) smash that sucker into three or four piece
4) go to nearest pet store ( CAUTION Stopping to look at any type of fish can result in MTS)
5) buy new air pump, problem solved

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post #6 of 8 Old 01-15-2014, 05:26 AM
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I fold a small hand towel two or three times and rest the pump motor on it.
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post #7 of 8 Old 01-15-2014, 10:04 AM
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Triple layer of bubble wrap.
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post #8 of 8 Old 01-15-2014, 12:24 PM
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Combining Sandy and Tolak's advice, I wrap mine in a towel and hang it from the wall around the corner from my tanks. I hang it higher than the tank, so I don't need a check valve.
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