05-14-2010, 03:12 AM #11
First of all, canisters are not supposed to make so much noise that insulation of the cabinet is necessary. I would check into why your canister makes this noise. Does the impeller need cleaning or is there sand in it. Is their air in the canister from being too near a bubbler? Something isn't right here.
05-14-2010, 12:34 PM #12
I agree with lady H. Investigate the problem don't just find a way to mask it. Mine made allot of noise when i had air in it. My air pump makes more noise than my filter.150 Gallon: 3 Pacu, 3 Plecos, 1 Dinosaur Bichir, 2 Pictus Cats. Filter: 1 Cascade 700, 1 Rena XP4 and 1 Rena XP3
46 Gallon Bow Front (Son's Room): 1 Dovii (wolf Cichlid). Filter: 1 Rena XP3
46 Gallon Bow Front (Daughter's Room): (overstocked) 3 Black Mollies, 2 Sunburst Plates, 4 Black Skirt Tetras, 2 Albino Tiger Barbs, 2 Glass Fish, 4 unknown (mother bought them), 1 small Albino Pleco. Filter: 1 Rena XP3 (ton of water changes)
05-14-2010, 06:49 PM #13
my fluvals make a hum. Or rather, the crappy stands i have accentuate and amplify the normal noise of the filter. If i set the filters outside the stand on the rug, no issues. Try setting the filter on a folded towel, and hanging something on the inside of the front of the stand(ie on the cabinet doors). Also, make sure the filter is not touching the walls of the stand. I hate my crappy store bought stands.