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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-03-2005, 03:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Those tiny little filters

I just purchased a 2 gal glass cube that I want to make into a little nano for my betta.
It comes with a light and those little filters. I usually don't use filters on the betta tanks but wanted to try it out on this setup.
The vibration that this thing makes is very annoying. i tired all sorts of ways to pad the filter but nothing works. The vibration must be very annoying to the fish.
Has anyone found a way to deal with this?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-03-2005, 03:55 AM
 
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I cut up freebie/old/cheap Mousepads for use with vibrating and noisy gear. The ones I use have a 'cloth' side and a 'foam' side, a drop of silicone on the cloth side will make a removable-if-need-be attachment to most aquarium stuff.
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Wow, what a great idea. I am going to try that for a few of my vibrating little air pumps!

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I cut up freebie/old/cheap Mousepads for use with vibrating and noisy gear. The ones I use have a 'cloth' side and a 'foam' side, a drop of silicone on the cloth side will make a removable-if-need-be attachment to most aquarium stuff.
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I've got a Red Sea nano filter, and it's virtually silent - no vibration to speak of. I'm wondering if you've got a bum filter, with an unbalanced impeller (sometimes the shaft is bent just a little, and can make a horrible rattle). It might be worthwhile to try returning it to the store, see if they've got another one you can try.
If the vibration is just the nature of the filter, the mouse pad idea sounds brilliant
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I have the same red sea nano filter on my planted 2.5 tank it does give off some vibration to the tank...its a great little filter though. I almost have to turn down the flow on my 2.5g
maybe ill try a little piece of mousepad to absorb the vibration from the tank. I know Id get annoyed if my house vibrated all the time lol

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Mine doesn't rattle at all, and I have aobut 6 of these tanks. Ranging from planted to reef to betta.

I used an old waterproof place setting because my wife is terrified of getting water on the furniture.

I would return it. I had one that rattled, but the piece that connects the impeller to the motor (axle? shaft?) was broke.

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I have had two nanos and tried out three different models of filters. Every one of them vibrated audibly (even though one was quite silent when the hood was in some special position on the tank).
I found out that sometimes, a filter is not exactly necessary, at least if there is a very low bio-load in the tank and you don't feed too much (and your fish don't really want running water).
So perhaps just removing your filter from your setup is a viable choice too?


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trying out possible replacement make/brand

I've had 1 Red Sea go bad on me so far. It kept stopping but would start back up if you spun the impeller. However, since it was so quiet/non-vibrating and since it was the desk "bowl" in my office at work, it made me a little nervous.

The LFS near my office just got in a new make & brand: "CA-100 Bio-matrics." It's the same size as the Red Sea, is just as quiet & at $9, it seems to be a good buy.
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