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Post by Drake-tripod on Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:25 pm

i cleaned out my emp 400 on the 45 the venalies tank and its sooo loud i put vasline like i use to and it helped only a little what else is therei can do?
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Post by iceblue on Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:43 pm

I just took apart one of my Sen 900's. It's pretty loud too compared to the other one. Might be just luck of the draw or maybe some sand got into your impeller.

How did you apply the Vaseline?
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Post by bulldogg7 on Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:52 pm

Could be the impeller housing, on mine the tabs that hold the shroud looking thing on came unattached

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=206725&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=18

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Post by iceblue on Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:40 pm

Thanks for the tip Jeff. Nice post by the way. One of my Sens makes very little noise but the other sounds like a sub woofer left on without sound and cranked up to high. I'm also going to try some Vaseline on the impeller shaft.
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Post by Drake-tripod on Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:02 pm

no norm i jsut cleaned it out and put it on the rubber gaskts on top and bottom and jeff i cant see CF links what can i do? i need to sleep
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Post by bulldogg7 on Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:05 am

copied it over

inside the impeller housing is the round part that holds the top of the impeller, it has 3 vanes on the outside that are welded to the main housing.
mine had come loose at the weld and let the impeller rattle, I put a little superglue on them where they are "welded"




I also added some velcro strips to the housing to help absorb any vibrations that might be getting transferred to the body of the filter


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Post by Drake-tripod on Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:56 am

oo ok ima have to check that out
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Post by dragonkeeper on Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:15 am

Never was much of a fan of the emperors. More of an aqua clear guy myself.
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Re: impeller is loud how can i fix?

Post by Aura on Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:18 pm

I've never been much of an Aqua Clear fan. I'm working on repairing a noisy impeller on one right now. Plus the little knob on top of the intake tube broke off and now it's sucking air. I'm going to try a dab of silicone to plug it up. Right now it's making more noise than usual. Rolling Eyes

Did you get yours fixed, Derek?
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Re: impeller is loud how can i fix?

Post by Drake-tripod on Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:42 pm

no havent had time and AC are so dam much but they are nice i think i got a 110 in my garge gotta look but i love my emps
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Post by addicted2cichlid on Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:44 pm

Aura wrote:I've never been much of an Aqua Clear fan. I'm working on repairing a noisy impeller on one right now. Plus the little knob on top of the intake tube broke off and now it's sucking air. I'm going to try a dab of silicone to plug it up. Right now it's making more noise than usual. Rolling Eyes

Did you get yours fixed, Derek?


i have done that to so many AC's!
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Post by Aura on Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:08 pm

addicted2cichlid wrote:
i have done that to so many AC's!
I'm glad I'm not the only one. Razz I ended up plugging the hole with some Aquamend and it's working fine now. Smile
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