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jasonwilks 02-06-2010 02:20 PM

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?

Angel079 02-06-2010 02:30 PM

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.

ron521 02-06-2010 03:17 PM

If I couldn't make the filter quiet, I'd put it inside a styrofoam ice chest.

rsheets 02-07-2010 02:04 PM

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.

mordalphus 04-17-2010 04:18 AM

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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