Sound proofing a cabinet with a canister filter in it
Hello all, I was wondering if any of you have any experience with sound proofing a canister filter. I currently have my canister filter in a cabinet under my 180 gallon fish tank. I have already hanged carpet inside the walls in the cabinet, but that only helped just a little bit. It seems that most of the sound the canister is producing is low frequency sound. I think I am going to build some kind of structure around the canister filter to block the low freq. sound coming from it. Anybody have any suggestions on material I should use? Or any other tips?
What Canister do you have??? And you sure its not the impeller producing the sound?
For soundproofing; get foam sheets at the hardware store, something like 1.5-2" will do and then X amount for all inside walls of the cabinet there. You could also get acoustic foam used in music studio's but that's a lil more on the pricey end.
If I couldn't make the filter quiet, I'd put it inside a styrofoam ice chest.
I put the foam pipe insulation around the back of my stand in between it and the wall. Also, I put foam strips around the front doors where they hit the cabnet. That worked pretty good. I think too for you, you may put some foam padding under the filter to keep vibration down. That may be where the low hum is comming from.
I'm not sure if you've solved this, but egg carton foam sheets are the best for the money.
Usually used for packing... I have it stapled into the walls of my cabinet. (and actually my filter is silent, its my friggin air pump that i'm silencing)
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