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Aquaclear 70 noise

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  1. justjewels

    justjewels Member Member

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    I've got an Aquaclear 70 in a 36 with black diamond sand. It's been perfectly quiet till last night. It isn't rattling or vibrating. It's making more of a squealing noise. Or whistling noise. Any ideas what's going on? It's only a couple months old.
     
  2. bigdreams

    bigdreams Well Known Member Member

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    Have you taken it apart to see if you have sand in the impeller area?

    You do have some sort of prefilter sponge, right? I hope so, because that's a $2.50 preventive measure that you shouldn't skip.

    The sound itself could be sand or even a snail maybe that crawled in there maybe... Once you take it apart you would know for sure. Often these filters rattle when you first get them... But a squealing sound is never good.
     
  3. justjewels

    justjewels Member Member

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    I do not have a prefilter sponge. I had thought about it and for whatever dumb reason I didn't get one. What worries me is I just put new 6 nerite snails in there yesterday and it started making noise during the night sometime. Quiet when I went to bed, noisy this morning! I will have to take it apart tonight and see if there is one in there and find a prefilter. Hopefully I don't need a whole new motor.
     
  4. bigdreams

    bigdreams Well Known Member Member

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    How did it go? Find anything? I doubt you need a new motor, maybe a new impeller ... Keep us posted!
     
  5. justjewels

    justjewels Member Member

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