4 years ago #1
pettygil
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Last night I heard this loud humming sound, then when I went up to my fish tank, the ten gallon, the hum is coming right from the Whisper filter, which I have had for only a few months. It's just the filter with the sponge and pad, that's all. What is wrong with my filter, anyone know? The filter is not old and my other Whisper filter doesn't make any noise. The one on the 5 gallon tank.

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4 years ago #2
Fry Daddy
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It may just be dirty. Unplug it then pull out the uplift tube. The impeller will be attached to the bottom of it. Rinse it off really well and you may need to use a cotton swap or toothpick to get it clean. Put the tube back in making sure the impeller seats all the way in and then plug it in. It will make some noise until the air gets cleared out of the tube but hopefully that will take care of your problem.

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4 years ago #3
tannerwmcoy
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mine makes a hum to its a whisper filter. mine comes from the top my top comes off. when i put it on its was to lighte so it raddled around so i put a small rock on it. idk y mine viberates its not much but it deos.

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4 years ago #4
johnarthur
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Tannerwmcoy: Are you talking about a Whisper air pump or a self contained filter with its own pump. I you have an air line running to a box filter, you need to add a bleed valve to reduce the air pressure. Adjusting the pressure on an air pump will also reduce vibration.

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4 years ago #5
tannerwmcoy
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no its a filter in came with the tank it sits on the back of the tank with a plastic tube going into the water.

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4 years ago #6
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In that case, it probably needs some maintenance like Fry Daddy said. If you have the box the pump came in, or if you can find one like it, it may contain maintenance instructions. Otherwise, you could email the manufacturer. They usually have a PR department to answer customer questions.

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4 years ago #7
tannerwmcoy
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i cleaned it it just vibs a little bit not much but enuf to raddle my top im gunna get a new one iv been lookin at for a few weeks now.

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4 years ago #8
pettygil
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I found my problem, yet again. LOL. I have a big shelf and under-neith I have 3 storage spaces. I have water jugs. Once I removed the one jug, the humming stopped right away. I guess that was the problem. Though my water jugs like to leak water all over. Yea know those gallon jugs from the store. Now I have water all over. I had to take a towel and clean it all up. I use the jugs to fill with tap water, then I use aqua safe conditioner and let it sit over night, then by the next day I have great big puddles of water, coming from both jugs. There is a flood in my room, well seems like it.

One of my gallon jugs combusted and water went everywhere. That was a mess. Well, that is trash.

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4 years ago #9
johnarthur
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If you use a good water conditioner you do not need to store the water over night. Doing that can evaporate the chlorine but not all of the chloramine.

Now, what about the great exploding bottle?

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4 years ago #10
pettygil
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This sounds like a better plan to me, but I have a hard time knowing if it's the right temp. I'll have to use thermoter to be able to tell. I can finally get rid of my jugs. lol

The exploding bottle went into the trash, ha! I'm not sure what happened, just like I broke out in hives all over my body and again, I'm not sure how the happened. I see doctor tomorrow. Man, I itch all over, scratches myself.

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4 years ago #11
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Good luck with ther doctor.

The replacement water does not need to be the exact temperature as the aquarium water. In most cases, it's OK to estimate temperature by testing it with an educated index finger. If you change only about 20 percent of the water, you're less likely to cause a temperature change.

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