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noise from air pump driving me mad -> solutions? suggestions for replacement?

Hi

I have a sponge filter so the only noise from equipment is my air pump, and it is crazy loud.
It is inside a cabinet and still it is maddening.
What do I do?
Can anyone recommend one that is QUIET?
I cant work with this noise.
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I have a left back piece of compressed micro foam yoga mat that I put down as a protective cushion for my rimless tank.

I have it folded once and placed under my air pump and that does a good job for me

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You're going to get a lot of responses for an air pump. This one is so quiet it is now outside my aquarium and runs an air stone with a reducer valve.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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try hanging the pump. don't hang it solely by its cord.
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Fold a hand towel and keep the air pump on it. This will prevent the vibrations from the pump reaching the cabinet that actually causes the noise. If the problem is because of the diaphram, you will need a new one.

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