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Nano filters.....what are you using? v.FluvalEdge

I came home from work today and my filter had stopped running (this has happened a few times over the last couple of years).

I took it apart and cleaned it and its running now but its making a grinding noise that is super annoying so I'm going to replace it.

What brands should I be looking at? This is going in a Fluval Edge (6g)
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I came home from work today and my filter had stopped running (this has happened a few times over the last couple of years).

I took it apart and cleaned it and its running now but its making a grinding noise that is super annoying so I'm going to replace it.

What brands should I be looking at? This is going in a Fluval Edge (6g)
well it depends if you want an external, internal, or HOB filter. for external I recommend the eheim 2211. for HOB I HIGHLY recommend the aqua clear filters.
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well it depends if you want an external, internal, or HOB filter. for external I recommend the eheim 2211. for HOB I HIGHLY recommend the aqua clear filters.
Does aquaclear make one small enough for the edge?
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the one youre replacing is already an aquaclear isn't it? -__-

the edge uses the aquaclear 20 filter. try to get another one? new ones shouldn't make too much noise.
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You might save some coin simply by replacing the impeller.

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impellers cost a lot...plus that doesn't always solve the noise issue. i replaced the impeller on my Ac70 once for $20, and it still rattled horribly. wound up selling the filter.

I think you can return impellers though. try replacing and if it doesn't work on the noise issue, then re-package and return, then buy a new filter. i still recommend the AC20 as a replacement. just don't get sand in there!
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There is a good way to stop impellers from rattling, take them out and cover the magnetic part as well as the small shaft with vaseline, its works very well!!
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thats an interesting way to solve it. does the vaseline affect the water at all?
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Yeah doesn't the vaseline get in the water?

The noise has come down to a bearable level but if it stops on me again its getting replaced. I don't want a filter I can't rely on when I'm out of town.
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I have used:
•Tetra PF-10-quiet, not much room for media
•Aquaclear 20-quiet, lots of room for media, and adjustable flow
•Eheim 2211-quiet, tons of room, adjustable, and can be used with lily pipes
•Fluval Nano filter-loud, no room for media, and easily clogged. Spray bar doesn't stay on well.

The 2211 is by far my favorite. I have it on my ADA Mini M right now.
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The Fluval nano filter might be a good idea of you're not up to a hob or canister


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Having owned a Fluval Nano, I can advise you to just take the money flush it down the toilet instead of buying it. Go to amazon and read some reviews on it. It made a tons of rattling right out of the box, and got louder when the flow valve got turned downed. The fact that Hagen wanted me to pay the shipping to send back a 20$ filter for an evaluation was pretty ridiculous as well. I just threw it out.
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Having owned a Fluval Nano, I can advise you to just take the money flush it down the toilet instead of buying it. Go to amazon and read some reviews on it. It made a tons of rattling right out of the box, and got louder when the flow valve got turned downed. The fact that Hagen wanted me to pay the shipping to send back a 20$ filter for an evaluation was pretty ridiculous as well. I just threw it out.
Wow. Didn't know that. Glad I didn't buy it. Thanks for the input.


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I've never experienced any issues with the vaseline getting into the water
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This thread may be several months old but something should be cleared up here re: AC20 impellers.

They cost about $6.00 (replacement impellers) and can be readily ordered online.

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impellers cost a lot...plus that doesn't always solve the noise issue. i replaced the impeller on my Ac70 once for $20, and it still rattled horribly. wound up selling the filter.

I think you can return impellers though. try replacing and if it doesn't work on the noise issue, then re-package and return, then buy a new filter. i still recommend the AC20 as a replacement. just don't get sand in there!
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