Filter making noise

  1. Linda4088

    Linda4088 Well Known Member Member

    I have a superclean 50 HOB. When I did my water change the other day the propeller came off. I put it back on and thought everything was fine but now it's making a noise. I have to leave town for a couple of days so I unplugged it for safety sake. I have a double sponge filter in the tank. When I come back I guess I'll break everything down and take a look at it. Do you think I didn't put it back together properly?
  2. A

    AngelZee Valued Member Member

    Could be, I have had HOB Filters make noise and usually it is one of two things:

    The propeller wasn't placed properly


    the water level is too low.

    I would say just double check you inserted the propeller was inserted correctly and there isn't anything stuck in there. And although it isn't likely that this is the problem if you do regular water changes, the water level may be too low.

    One thing I have learned from taking things apart is always inspect items very good first so that you know how they were when you put them back together, this goes for anything, fish related or not :)