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Old 02-26-2013, 04:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently purchased an Aqeon Quite Flow 20 for a 10 gallon quarantine tank that is in my bedroom.
The thing was that the filter made a horrible sound from the impeller, normally I can sleep with the gentle hum of filters but the noises were unbearable!
So I came across a solution I found on YouTube, wish I saved the link, where the impeller shaft was coated with a slim layer of Vaseline to cease the annoying noise, I used vegetable oil. To my surprise the filter was silent when I plugged it back in!
Has anyone tried this solution before? I wouldn't think small amount of vegetable oil would wreak havoc on my tank or am I wrong?
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If it didn't die when you turned the pump on and it hasn't quit on you yet, you'll probably be ok. I doubt vegetable oil will harm it since its a natural substance. I doubt the vegetable oil lasts very long underwater but if its worked so far, I'd leave it alone.
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