Welcome to MyFishTank.Net!

Have A Question? Join our awesome community today and it's free!

my new filter is so loud!

Discussion in 'FreshWater Beginner Information/Questions' started by robinanne, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. robinanne

    robinanne Medium Fish

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    0
    i have anew penguin 350 filter and the noise is awful. it has been running for 4 days and is still way too loud. is there anything i can do?
     


  2. kaney

    kaney Small Fish

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2009
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hello Robinanne,

    I don't have any problems with my filter it is a Flubal 4 plus, if I were you, I would go to the shop that you brought from and ask if it could be faulty.

    Do you have a air pump, because I know they can be noisy. If you have turn it off and make sure that it is the pump.
     
  3. MissFishy

    MissFishy Superstar Fish

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2006
    Messages:
    2,237
    Likes Received:
    5
    Some are quieter than others. The "Whisper" HOBs are pretty silent. If you have a sponge filter hooked up to an air pump, those are pretty loud. Even the Bio Wheel ones are loud IMO.
     
  4. robinanne

    robinanne Medium Fish

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    0
    the penguin has two bio wheels that they said would quiet down in 24-48 hours. it has been five days. i ordered a bunch of new decorations for my new tank that i haven't gotten yet. one is a color bubbler? so nothing in the tank but the filter and a couple of plastic plants from my other tank. the water is still kind of cloudy?
     
  5. Lone Wolff

    Lone Wolff Medium Fish

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    0
    Is the noise from the water, or is it motor noise, or a vibration in the plastic housing?

    The 350 is a pretty good sized filter that should have a 55g tank clear within a few hours. What size tank is it in?
     
  6. robinanne

    robinanne Medium Fish

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    0
    the noise is from the water. it sounds like my 25 gallon tank when the water level gets low. but the water is all up to the top on my new 55 gallon tank. i need to figure out the cloudy thing before i get my fish. any suggestions on good test kit?
    thanks!
     
  7. BlueStraggler

    BlueStraggler Large Fish

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2009
    Messages:
    314
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can you adjust the flow control on your filter?

    The cloudiness will go away on its own...and its very common.

    API master test kit...approx. $30 bucks but it lasts a long time and is accurate.
     
  8. Tttap2u

    Tttap2u Small Fish

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2009
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Do you have anything up against the motor? This happened to me and that was the cause. The noise makes me a little crazy too. Good luck!
     
  9. MissFishy

    MissFishy Superstar Fish

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2006
    Messages:
    2,237
    Likes Received:
    5
    Before you figure out any cloudiness, you need to figure out cycling a tank BEFORE you get any fish. Read up on it, otherwise you'll have more problems than a noisy filter.
     
  10. robinanne

    robinanne Medium Fish

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    0
    thanks guys! i checked all the things you suggested. still very loud though. miss fishy i love your site! i am going to buy the test kit ttapu2u recommends. i got all my stuff for the inside of the tank last night and put it in. it looks ok but i am not happy with it yet. the water cleared up but i know i am still a while from getting fish. what about the color bubbler? was that a bad idea?
     
  11. BlueStraggler

    BlueStraggler Large Fish

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2009
    Messages:
    314
    Likes Received:
    0
    Bad idea on the bubbler? No I don't think so. Just power it down before you vacuum. I don't see how that would cause your filter to be so noisy.

    So another suggestion...try adding a little more water in it.
    And one more...maybe the sponge is set too low. Try wiggling it up a little.
    Hope that makes sense lol.

    Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Inc. is the brand you want to buy in regards to tests.
    Don't buy the strip tests. They are highly inaccurate.
     
  12. scottlocks

    scottlocks Large Fish

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2009
    Messages:
    182
    Likes Received:
    0
    i had and have this filter. tho my penquin only had 1 bio thingy. also i just upgraded my filter on my 20G to a "EHEIM Ecco 2232" and i am moving the aqua ball to the 15G
     
Want To Reply or Ask A Question?
Join our forum today (it's free!) in one easy step! Click Here To Join!



Share This Page

  • About Us

    MyFishTank.Net and the blogs, articles, comments and other features therein are for informational purposes only and provided "as is" without warranties, representations, or guarantees of any kind. Content on MyFishTank.Net should never be used as a substitute for advice from a qualified professional. MyFishTank.Net shall not be liable for the accuracy, usefulness or availability of any content, and you agree to hold MyFishTank.Net harmless from any loss, harm, injury or damage resulting from or arising out of your use of or reliance on any content. The views and opinions expressed in an article or column are the author's own and not necessarily those of MyFishTank.Net.
  • Quick Navigation