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Old 11-27-2012, 10:41 PM   #1
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I have a 56 gallon column tank and i bought an Aqueon QuietFlow power filter. Is there such a thing as too much filter for a tank? This filter is for up to 90 gallons. Should i get a smaller one? Also this is in my room and is very loud. Is there a way to make it a little more quiet?
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:46 PM   #2
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Other than over currents you really cant over-filter. But too strong of currents may kill some fish. Some filters are adjustable, can you turn it down?
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:00 PM   #3
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no i dont think so. Where would i look for something like that to turn it down?
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:01 PM   #4
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On mine if you remove it, on the backside of the fan housing there is a little left to right switch which controls the fan speed.
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o on the part that snaps on?
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Most likely yes
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:06 PM   #7
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Ok I will try that thanks
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:11 PM   #8
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I still can't find a switch or anything.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:17 PM   #9
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call the company. it shouldn't be loud
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:27 PM   #10
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Ok. i know where it is making the most noise at.. its at the outlet diffuser lid. the water is pretty much splashing around.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:53 AM   #11
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no such thing as to much filtration more is always better however Raynovox is right to much current can be a prob with smaller weaker fish that prefer minimal water movement. As for the quiet flow I have used them for 2 years now with excellent success although the replacement filters a spendy. Also note that the GPH on the quiet flow is close to what canisters will put out so it is indeed a better filter. As for your noise I have no idea mine have always been quiet a real racket when turning on but thats cause it's self priming but once it is filled with water real quiet. anyways good luck
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:00 AM   #12
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I think the filter size is fine but it should be quiet.

Is the tank full?

Check the docs online to see if you put it together wrong.

If there is a manufacturing defect, you ought to get it fixed/replaced by the maker.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:18 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by emc7 View Post
I think the filter size is fine but it should be quiet.

Is the tank full?

Check the docs online to see if you put it together wrong.

If there is a manufacturing defect, you ought to get it fixed/replaced by the maker.
yes the tank is full, it said to fill it an inch from the top so thats what I did. Its not really quiet. Its splashing the water when it comes up through the tube and into the part with the dual filters.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:59 AM   #14
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have you tried just filling it with water rather than let it self prime?
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Yes I have. It still ends in a loud splashing noise.
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