04-26-2007, 08:03 PM
| || |
Yeppers, ditch the carbon. Not familiar with this brand of filter, but I just toss the carbon packets that come with whisper filter pads and run with either peat or nothing in the bag. With Duettos, I take out the carbon cartridge and add a second bio sponge. With Penguins, I cut the filter wool off the cartridge, wash out the cartridge frame, stick it back in, cut some open cell sponge to fit the water inlet, and fill the rest of the filter with bio-balls. (I'd love to hear a better way to deal with that in a penguin.)
The only things you can do about the noise, though are 1) Make sure that the outlet is under water - won't splash as much that way, 2) Give up and get a cannister filter, or 3) Console yourself that at least it doesn't make as much noise as an air driven filter.
Originally Posted by Andyandsue
**VIOLA** perfect water.
Originally Posted by Blue Oyster Cult
Do you know Jacques Cousteau when they said on the radio
That he hears bells in random order, deep beneath the perfect water?
Love! That is frightening, but still so inviting.
To drown inside a sound that lay so far underground.
And to think... And to think:
This is perfect water, passing over me.
One of my very favorite songs.
/ off topic, so sorry. :P