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Hello

Today I dug out my old eclipse hood and set it up on a 10 I just got. To mu surprise after sitting in my parents basement for about 12 or more years it still works. The filter/motor/pump is really loud. I don't remember it being as bad as it is now. So I need to do something about that and would like to know what you all think. I'm thinking that I should do is get a power head and pump the water into the tray with that. Flow rate is of course important but in this case silence is equally important as this is in my bedroom and my wife is anything but a sound sleeper.

As some of you (if not all) probably already know this hood pumps water into a tray in which a media cartridge sits, the water then flows from the tray into the next section which causes a bio wheel to spin. I lost the wheel over the years and don't want to marinelamd cartridges, because this is going to be a planted tank. So what I did it take some bio balls and fill up the first tray and in the second I stuffed in some fine filter floss for mechanical filtration. Do you think this will work, and will it work well?

Thanks for any input
Ross
 

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What is the noisy part? The noise I had was from the water falling into the tank. If I filled to the drop level it was quite. Maybe you have something not quite seated.
 

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Hi Tex Gal,

It is either an issue with the impeller or it is the motor that turns the impeller. I cut a piece of air line tubing and wedged that between the motor housing and the filter tray to level the intake pipe, still no change. I'm afraid it's the motor and the only option is to replace it. It seems to be getting quieter, th longer it's been running, but that still might not satisfy my wife. She's the lightest sleeper I've ever met, she's even complained about the birds chirping outside the window in the mornings. rofl

Thanks for trying to help Tex Gal
 

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Thanks for the tips, I had already taken it apart a couple of times before posting the thread, while cleaning it up and trying to figure out what the cause of the noise was. Seems that something may have rusted while it was in my parent basement all those years, because what ever was the problem seems to have corrected itself. There is still a bit of a hum coming from the hood, but it's something she can live with so all is good.

Now I just have to wait for the tank to cycle to see how well those bio balls work. *~*fingers crossed*~*

Thanks for the advice.

Ross
 
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