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  1. Skimmers & other filtration
    I just set up a 40g, and i am using a cpr bak pak with an accella pump that came with it. its noisy, and a bit of a rttling noise is coming from the powerhead. i have heard reports of this setup being totally silent, is there anything i can do?
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Please help! I have searched through hundreds of threads, but cant find one that matches my drain setup... most have the corner overflow or drilled in bottom. How do I convert this type of overflow to durso (or whatever will make it quietest)? I have a single drain, 1" on the back of the tank...
  3. Lighting
    I was told Ecotech's Vortechs are quasi silent. However, when I put them to medium flow, their "whine" is anything but silent in a room that does not have the TV on. This whine is really quite annoying actually. Per the forums, turns out some find them acceptable, others find the whine too...
  4. Skimmers & other filtration
    Anyone have any ideas as to how to reduce/eliminate the micro bubbles from the aquamaxx hob skimmer? It gets better once the skimmer is kicked in but their is still micro bubbles coming out. Also any ideas on quieting the skimmer?? It's not too bad but for some reason it seems like it has...
  5. DIY Forum
    I recently purchased three maxijets, 900, 600 and 400. The 900 and 600 ran very quietly, lots of flow. The 400 on the other hand, created this awful clacking sound that I couldn't figure out what it was. I moved the ph all around to get all air out of the pump, tapped on it... nothing. Took...
  6. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    My overflow box has been setup for about a month. I thought it would quiet down after slime built up, but it is still as loud as ever. Any thoughts? I have a attached a picture so you can see the box.
  7. General Reef Discussion
    My sump houses my protien skimmer which is giving me alot of water "noise" that is somewhat annoying after a while is there any thing i can place in the sump to maybe baffle the sound of the water leaving the protien skimmer
  8. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    Hi, I was given an Iwaki DP20 (suppose to be similar to RD20) and it works great. The head pressure is strong. The only downside is the noise level. It sounds like my neibhbor is mowing his lawn. You know, sitting in your living room and listening to your neighbor mow his lawn. I looked all over...
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