Why is my filter making a loud noise?
Loud filter noises sometimes indicate the internal, mechanical parts the pump are beginning to fail. If the pump continues to make loud noises, disassemble it to inspect internal components for cracks, broken pieces or lodged debris.
Are Marineland filters loud?
Any “on tank, bio-filter” filter will be loud (to each of there own).
Why is my whisper filter so loud?
This is often a problem with the impeller. Make sure the magnet and the white blades are connected as one piece. Another problem that may occur with the impeller is sand. Tetra Whisper® Power Filters will not run properly in an aquarium containing sand.
Why is my aquarium filter rattling?
The filter needs to be unplugged and all the filters need to be taken out. If the filter is making a rattling noise, disassemble it and make sure all of the components are in place. The impeller won’t function properly if it isn’t secured in its slot.
What to do if a Marineland Penguin makes a loud noise?
I make sure the impeller shaft is centered and vertical in all directions while the housing upside down. Then making sure the rubber grommet on the end of the impeller assembly is wet, I gently insert it into back into the main filter housing. MAKE SURE THE SMALL HOLE THE GROMET SEATS IN IS DRY.
Why is my Emperor 400 power filter making a loud noise?
If the impeller is still spinning, check to see if the strainer is blocked. It may need to be removed in order to do this. This is a more common problem in heavily planted aquariums, or a badly maintained aquarium. The Emperor 400 randomly begins making a loud, bothersome noise.
What kind of filter does Marineland Penguin use?
I have two of the Marineland Penguin 400 filters on my 120-gallon and a tank and 1 Penguin 100 on a 10-gallon tank I’ve been using for about seven years with the original impeller assemblies. I have experienced the exact same issue and its extremely annoying.
Why are the filters on my fish tank not working?
More than likely, your filters are so clogged with biological waste from the fish tank that water is not able to flow adequately through the filter pads. If this is happening, your tank is being poorly filtered. These filter pads ideally need to be cleaned or replaced regularly to avoid this.