09-02-2008, 12:07 AM
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After 10 years, getting back into the hobby & I need hel
After 10 years I'm getting back into the hobby and I need some help.
In the past I had a 55gal planted community tank. Now with two kids I really don't have the room for a 55 so I picked up a 20 high. In the 55 I had a fluval canister (can't remember the model) and a Whisper power 60. I remember the Whisper being just that... dead silent. When I picked up the 20gal, I naturally went for another Whisper as I remembered how silent they were. I purchase the Whisper EX45 and it's definitely not all that silent. There's a rumbling and humming noise that is driving us all nuts. It's not the rattle of the impeller as I remember that chatter. :) If I take off the top cover or open the top door, the noise subsides, but it's still very audible. Could there be something wrong or is this normal? Should I grab another brand? Go with a canister? Any help is appreciated as it's been 2 days and the noise is still there. I'm in the process of setting the tank up, so we turn the filter off at night.