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post #1 of 3 Old 12-16-2011, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Really quiet external filter?

My fluval u3 internal filter died after just over a months use
First off I will start with that, any ideas on getting it to start again? I played with the impellor and plugged it back in, it worked for about a second, I moved it to where it sits in the tank and it died again!
I really loved the u3, very simple design and it was a beast of a quiet filter!

Now I need to either fix it, or I will be buying an external, but which externals are quiet?

Fish: Betta (Shikari)
1x yo-yo loach (Bill)
2x plattys
5x guppy cross endler hybrids
1x endlers livebearer
several tetras
3 honey gourami
2x glass catfish
Georgina the pleco.

Others: 2x African clawed frogs (Fry & Lila)
2x crazy cats (Merlin and Lucy-furr)
1x male 5 foot corn snake (Sid)
1x male 8 inch baby hognose snake (Truffles)
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post #2 of 3 Old 12-17-2011, 06:58 AM
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I have a marineland bio-wheel hang on back filter. I had to lubricate the impeller with Vaseline right after I got it but it's been silent ever since.
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post #3 of 3 Old 12-17-2011, 10:48 AM
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Top Fin/tetra whispers(the original ones not the ex/ the ex are loud! )
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