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post #13 of (permalink) Old 05-17-2007, 02:04 PM
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I got an XP3 bargain priced during a PetSmart promotion.
It will take a little getting used to after my Fluval 205,
but I am very pleased with my purchase thus far.

I do have one observation aimed at other XP3 owners:
My XP3 makes a intermittent water trickling noise.
It also makes a low humming noise, like a tiny fan.

I've turned the canister every which way to get as
much air out as possible, but that does not help any.
It does not matter if the flow is restricted or on full,
or at what height the canister is relative to my tank,
or how many minutes I wait till turning it back on.

Has anyone else noticed this? Is it a problem,
or just something I'll have to learn to live with.

my Fluval 205 is so quiet - I often doubt it's even on,
but to be fair my XP3 is moving twice as much water.
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