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post #1 of 6 Old 12-16-2013, 02:01 AM Thread Starter
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Question Multiple HOB filters question.

I just recently purchased the aqueon 29 gallon deluxe kit. Im not sure exactly what filter came with it (between a quietflow 20 or 30). I added a new fluval aqua clear 30 to run alongside the quietflow. Today I discovered that this filter is LOUD and I was wondering if its okay to set one filter on a timer while I sleep then turn back on in the morning and keep the quietflow on 24/7. Will turning off the filter for an extended period of time prevent or affect biological filtration? Thank you all in advance.
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post #2 of 6 Old 12-16-2013, 03:13 AM
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Very interesting question about the bacterial filtration. Aquaclear shouldn't be tooo loud. Try removing the motor , pull out the magnet/ impeller and coat the post that the impeller sits on with silicone lubricant. If that doesn't work for you I would say get another of the quietflow and sell or trade the aquaclear.

I love aquaclear. Its the only filter I'll use, but certain noises bother some people more than others so I hope you'll find a solution that works for you.

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Very interesting question about the bacterial filtration. Aquaclear shouldn't be tooo loud. Try removing the motor , pull out the magnet/ impeller and coat the post that the impeller sits on with silicone lubricant. If that doesn't work for you I would say get another of the filter that's quiet and sell or trade the aquaclear.

I just opened it up and used vaseline to lubricate the impeller. So far the results are unbelievably significant. Right now im just debating if i should substitute the activated carbon media in the filter for more mechanical filtration or biological.
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post #4 of 6 Old 12-16-2013, 03:26 AM
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I've long ago stopped using carbon - would rather have an extra bag of biomax in there.

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post #5 of 6 Old 12-16-2013, 03:35 AM
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I use extra filter pad instead of carbon layer in my aquaclear.

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post #6 of 6 Old 12-16-2013, 03:39 AM Thread Starter
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Hmm since the quietflows cartridges already contain carbon, I can just swap those without having to worry about a mini cycle thanks to my secondary filter. Now its just a debate on which will be more beneficial to me, another filter pad or biomax
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