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Old 09-26-2011, 10:59 AM   #1 
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Filter sounds like a dishwasher!

Okay, this is my 3rd + problem in as many days... I just bought a used 20g setup and it came with a Marineland Penguin 300. I didn't test run it before I set the tank up, so I don't know if it had always made this noise or not. In the process of bleaching the heck out of it, my daughter stepped on the impeller. I doesn't look broken or bent or marked in any way, but the filter sounds like my dishwasher grinding food chunks! It is driving me nuts! Anyone know how to remedy this? The filter is completely clean, so I know it isn't a chunk of something in there.
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:06 AM   #2 
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well it's probably broken since you said your daughter stepped on it. But you can check the impeller and see if it is bent or broken in any way.
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:39 PM   #3 
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Impeller looks fine. I just hope it's not supposed to sound like this.

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Old 09-26-2011, 02:08 PM   #4 
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Impeller looks fine. I just hope it's not supposed to sound like this.
Does it sound loud. Or abnormally loud, like something is broken loud? Lol you can always return it and say that the filter is broken
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:11 PM   #5 
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Impeller, common problem with tanks that have them. I just lost my 29gs filter because of this since they don't sell impellers in stores here. Mine sounded like someone running a chainsaw in my filter, or the grinding noise you heard.
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:08 PM   #6 
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It's not alarmingly loud, just annoying. I bought it all from craigslist, so return isn't an option. Oh well, guess I'll just keep the pillow over it!
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:21 PM   #7 
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Annoying is right, mine rattled for weeks before it woke me up at 3am screaming LOL I kicked it out the door, then picked it up and tossed it in the trash.
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