What is loudest on your aquarium?

Discussion in '3reef Site Polls' started by Matt Rogers, Nov 22, 2006.

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What is loudest on your aquarium?

  1. Fans

    20.0%
  2. Sump Pump

    22.5%
  3. Skimmer Pump

    8.8%
  4. Skimmer

    15.0%
  5. Overflow

    17.5%
  6. Powerheads

    5.0%
  7. Chiller

    2.5%
  8. Light Ballasts

    1.3%
  9. Other

    7.5%
  1. kb.bear

    kb.bear Peppermint Shrimp

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    sedra 500 on my skimmer
     
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  3. usmc121581

    usmc121581 Astrea Snail

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    You really can't hear anything but the water exiting the skimmer in the sump and you really don't even notice that. So I would have to say that my tank is quite.
     
  4. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Same here. I've had loud tanks before but the ones I've got now are pretty quiet.
     
  5. kedron

    kedron Flamingo Tongue

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    sit it on a small sponge to quiet
     
  6. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    Well, for me its either my power heads vibrating against the glass or the gurgling sound my skimmer makes from the air inlet.
     
  7. Pro

    Pro Astrea Snail

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    The mag, haha
     
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  9. baugherb

    baugherb Giant Squid

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  10. reef_guru

    reef_guru Humpback Whale

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    my wife every time i bought something for the tank. solution: divorce, quite now.
     
  11. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    My hood and sump cabinet fans also.

    Built originally with supposedly quiet 12v computer fans...

    With six of them going..."quiet" my a## --- sounds like a helicopter taking off.

    Am going to replace soon with some heavy duty 110v fans that were found at a swap meet.
     
  12. Tangster

    Tangster 3reef Sponsor

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    For you guys with a loud skimmer from the inducton of air Just get a few feet new airline or even some of a little larger tubing and roll it into a little coil then slip the old air inlet into that 3/16th airline tubing that way it wont cause any air restrictions from the added length.