is your aquaclear loud as mine? - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-02-2013, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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is your aquaclear loud as mine?

this is the 2nd one i bought recently for my new tank and it's loud as hell. the motor rattles... what's strange is the first one i bought ever is dead silent. i often check to see it's on. haha

any way to remedy this?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-02-2013, 01:16 AM
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Give it time. Mine rattled pretty bad when it was new, but after a couple months it's almost silent. Need to give the impeller time to grow some gunk around it to act as a lubricant. You can try using vasoline, especially on the shaft, but I've found this to be hit and miss on the AC filters.

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Check the rod to see if it's still in it's correct shape. I bought a used one and it was fine, then suddenly started rattling. Found out the rod was terribly worn and it started rattling after the rod snapped.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-02-2013, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
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yup, after googling it real quick (i know...i shouldve done it first), vasoline works like a charm for the sound. dead silent now. now i sleep peacefully.
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