Fluval Flora Filter Drama
So, I bought a fluval flora. I like it. I really do. EXCEPT, the filter is unbelievably loud. It rattles and whines worse than any filter I have ever had. The funny part is, if I turn it up full-blast, it's silent. I would simply turn it up all the way, but I have baby shrimp in the tank, and I don't want them to have to fight the current. (For the record, I tried that already and freaked out when I saw the babies struggling). I have been on other forums where people have complained about the filter and seen other people dismissing the complaints and saying it must just be their particular unit.
I've pulled mine apart and put it back together again...with no change at all in the level of sound.
I know I can't be the only one who's dealing with this.
If you don't know a way to fix it, what would you recommend as a replacement? It needs to be small enough to fit in a 7.9 gallon tank, quiet (!), and friendly to shrimp babies.
Thanks for your feedback!