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post #31 of 93 (permalink) Old 04-03-2018, 04:42 PM
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I go by my own experience. You have a habit of simply attaching links to everything. It's gotten you bad information many times. Where are the thousands of posts here on TPT that complain about in-tank diffusers that are so loud they upset the wife and you could hear them in the next room.

I'm not saying it can't happen based on certain variables I'm just saying this isn't a problem of any scale if your talking about noise to the level your indicating

ADA only uses glass diffusers. I don't recall any warning on their products saying "Don't place within 5000 feet of sleeping, eating, TV watching, your wife, etc as it can be very distracting. It's just a silly argument to think that the normal noise produced is of a level your indicating.
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I go by my own experience. You have a habit of simply attaching links to everything. It's gotten you bad information many times. Where are the thousands of posts here on TPT that complain about in-tank diffusers that are so loud they upset the wife and you could hear them in the next room.

I'm not saying it can't happen based on certain variables I'm just saying this isn't a problem of any scale if your talking about noise to the level your indicating

ADA only uses glass diffusers. I don't recall any warning on their products saying "Don't place within 5000 feet of sleeping, eating, TV watching, your wife, etc as it can be very distracting. It's just a silly argument to think that the normal noise produced is of a level your indicating.
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diffusers give out a hissing sound. thats fo sho

sometimes its louder on one setting sometimes its more quiet.

cheaper ones tend to be louder, better quality tends to be smoother.

at the worst, i could hear my diffuser in the next room. a very slight white noise hss ss ss ss ss ss

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I go by my own experience. You have a habit of simply attaching links to everything. It's gotten you bad information many times. Where are the thousands of posts here on TPT that complain about in-tank diffusers that are so loud they upset the wife and you could hear them in the next room.

I'm not saying it can't happen based on certain variables I'm just saying this isn't a problem of any scale if your talking about noise to the level your indicating

ADA only uses glass diffusers. I don't recall any warning on their products saying "Don't place within 5000 feet of sleeping, eating, TV watching, your wife, etc as it can be very distracting. It's just a silly argument to think that the normal noise produced is of a level your indicating.
bro NYC got you too rough. come over to cali to chill

diffusers give out a hissing sound. thats fo sho

sometimes its louder on one setting sometimes its more quiet.

cheaper ones tend to be louder, better quality tends to be smoother.

at the worst, i could hear my diffuser in the next room. a very slight white noise hss ss ss ss ss ss
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My diffuser was definitely making noise. It was an Up, Model D-522. Flow was 20 to 25cc/min. I think I installed it correctly, the bubbles are supposed to go up, correct?
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My diffuser was definitely making noise. It was an Up, Model D-522. Flow was 20 to 25cc/min. I think I installed it correctly, the bubbles are supposed to go up, correct?
I'm not doubting what your saying. I'm saying it's not the norm. To have noise that you hear at all let alone noise that you'll hear in the next room. Besides my own experience which is pretty lengthy I used to as a side jig setup planted tanks/aquascapes at businesses and residences. I always used co2 and I always used glass diffusers. I never once got a call saying. "My kids doing his homework and he can't concentrate because of the hissing in his tank. Or if the tank was in a conference room "We can't hear ourselves think, we're going insane with this hissing sound coming from the fishtank"

The ADA thing is Zen, calmness, some how I think loud hissing would kinda ruin that ideal. LOL
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I have a doaqua glass diffuser on my daughter's mini-m. It makes a hissing noise when pushing the co2. Also have a mr-aqua one and same thing. My LFS uses diffusers on all their tanks, every single one makes a slight hiss, it's just the nature of the beast.
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@houseofcards, to be honest, I agree, my situation may have been a rare occurrence, a production issue, or some other issue not taken into consideration. I've also seen quite a few setups in LFS where the glass diffuses are very quiet. There's lots of variables(pressure, flow, depth of diffuser in tank, etc) in these setups that could change the characteristics of the system such that what would work in one tank may not work in another tank.
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I have a doaqua glass diffuser on my daughter's mini-m. It makes a hissing noise when pushing the co2. Also have a mr-aqua one and same thing. My LFS uses diffusers on all their tanks, every single one makes a slight hiss, it's just the nature of the beast.

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I'm starting to worry that I may be going deaf. I suppose I need to schedule an appointment to have my hearing checked.
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I'm starting to worry that I may be going deaf. I suppose I need to schedule an appointment to have my hearing checked.
Yeah you and me both.

Although a slight hiss as described by @gus6464 is a lot different than a hiss that throws the wife into a hissy fit and you could hear it in the next room. I mean most things in the aquarium make a little noise, but not enough to get you to change equipment over it.

How does ADA do it? Noise cancellation co2 aroma?
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How does ADA do it? Noise cancellation co2 aroma?
The ballast "hum" from all those MH lamps cancel it out maybe?
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The ballast "hum" from all those MH lamps cancel it out maybe?
Yes, its a big elaborate scheme to cover up the noise coming from their diffusers since they haven't fiqured out how to bring inline and reactor type diffusers to market yet.
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I use several glass diffusers the kind that hang over the the side of the tank, they all make an annoying hissing / chirping noise, drove me crazy at first but I got use to it, some styles are quieter than others but with the hang over the rim style I always get some noise. I havent noticed noise from stainless steal diffusers or the kind that you run co2 tube rather than hang the glass over the edge.



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I use several glass diffusers the kind that hang over the the side of the tank, they all make an annoying hissing / chirping noise, drove me crazy at first but I got use to it, some styles are quieter than others but with the hang over the rim style I always get some noise. I havent noticed noise from stainless steal diffusers or the kind that you run co2 tube rather than hang the glass over the edge.
Well that's a good point. I don't use the ones that hang over the edge. Always thought I would break them, etc. I only use the ones where the tubing is inside the tank with the short stem and there is no noise to speak of.
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You guys reminded me of a joke, apropos of nothing

What is "Family Champagne?"

The man is drinking, the wife is hissing.
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