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thefishboy 11-07-2010 06:18 AM

Dead Guppy And Filter which is VERY NOISY.........
Firstly my guppy dies this morning!! It was on its side lying on the bottom of the tank and then it started sort of swimmin side ways so i left it in ther and about 2 hours later it was just lying under the driftwood dead.......................
Secondly hence posting in the equipment bit, my filter is incredably noisy?! It has been noisysince i got it but i found a way to quieten it, but this morning it waas really really noisy... So i did a water change because of the sick fish then i cleaned out my filter. Still very noisy.. Any 1 have any ideas solutions, im phoning the fish shop and if theres nothing they can do i am thinking og giving the fish away and puttigjn the tank in storgae... The filter is an Aquael filter... And if i did have to pack it away it would mean i have lost nearly a 100.........................................

fish joey 11-07-2010 06:31 AM

hey you sound super frustrated .....take a deep breath........ok what kind of filter?? maybe some one can advise ...when mine have been noisey I scoop water in cup keep running it through...or somethings loose.......sorry about the guppy...Im sure some one out there/here can help

thefishboy 11-07-2010 08:30 AM

Yup im super frustrated!! Cant sleep coz its so noisy!! Aqua el fan 2 Thats the filter. I am taking it to the really good garden centre where we now the workers tommorow and they are gunna test it and see if its something in the filter which is brok so....... But if not he is going to help me find a soloutuion th the noise, but the fish are gunna be without a filter.....

mirdad97 11-07-2010 08:57 AM

:greenyay: I have an idea about the filter. When you put it on it makes noise right?? so turn it on in the day and before u go to bed turn it off. The fish won't run out of oxygen that fast...

33 Gallon Tank
3 Red-Tails
3 Kissing Gourami
2 Gold Fish
4 Guppies (breeding)
4 Siamese fighter fish / Betta
1 Freshwater Eel
1 Turtle
1 Plecostomos

SinCrisis 11-11-2010 12:14 PM

or check the impeller... usually filter noise comes from the impeller. If its bent even a little it will make a whirling/grindish rapid clicks.

thefishboy 11-11-2010 12:16 PM

Checkedd the filter all fine just really annoying but found a way to quieten it!! And mirdad you cant turn the filter off!!

SinCrisis 11-11-2010 12:22 PM

if the impeller is ok, then the only other options are the motor (misalignment, lack of lubrication) which means u need to get a new one anyway, or the design is flawed and its just a noisy filter by design.

How did you reduce its noise?

thefishboy 11-11-2010 12:26 PM

Weel ast night i lift the lid up and towards the back a few cm's and it helps alot!

SinCrisis 11-11-2010 12:28 PM

oh so its the vibration making noise...

iamgray 11-11-2010 12:32 PM

Glad you got it figured out...

Usually when my filter starts making noise it's due to something vibrating against something... and I just muck around with it until it quiets down again. It could be the lid got misaligned somehow, or I'll wiggle the flow adjustment back and forth a bit until I can get it sitting in a spot where the vibration goes away... or else it'll be loud if there's something clogged at the intake.

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