Tank noise

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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:44 am
I have a Danner Mag 9 and it does generate a little noise but it's not noticeable for me at all. It was worse when it was sitting on the glass bottom of my sump. I had to use a piece of kitchen drawer liner to act as a cushion in my sump to reduce the noise/vibrations. It's worked much better since I did that. Like others said, the overflow / drain pipes generate more noise. My skimmer (Octopus 150 i think) is noisy with it's air intake....had to position it to get it quieter.

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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:59 am
It's funny, I isolated my Mag from the bottom of my sump with the same stuff.... between that and some softer hose it is *much* quieter than it used to be, but still loud enough to hear from outside the door to our apartment (the tank is 10' away from the door inside).

The Tunze Silence pumps look pretty amazing... I didn't know anyone even made DC aquarium circ pumps yet.
Current setup:
60g 24" custom cube (fish and softies right now)
AI Sol Blue, Ecotech MP-10wES
Coralife skimmer
100% customer controller, transitioning to ReefAngel

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Location: Auckland, NZ
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 3:55 pm
enigma32 wrote:The Tunze Silence pumps look pretty amazing... I didn't know anyone even made DC aquarium circ pumps yet.


I couldn't speak more highly of them. The actual motors are the same as the stream ones, infact it even uses the same tunze connector and is controllable. I've considered implementing something with the RA where the return throttles back after lights out. They also have large tall rubber feet (about 3cm) so don't need additional sound dampeners.
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 8:06 am
My tank is pretty quite now that I worked out the kinks lol

I have both a Danner Mag 7 & 9.5...they are extremely quite when only one is on but when both are on they hum together as they have the same resonance frequency. I ended up buying suction cups for the mag 7(as it has a plate for them to clip too) and I also bought one of those No-slip rubber pads for cellphones in cars that I placed under the mag 9.5 and now they're both quite haha. I did a bearing replacement on all 3 of my 3 year old MP10's that run at 90% and now they are quiet. So now the only sound I can't solve is water going through the overflow grates as it has a 2 inch drop that is padded by black sponges. Aside from that and the peristaltic ATO pump that runs every couple hours its nice and quiete.

Except of course the pistol shrimp popping, and hermits walking in the sand along the glass clanking away haha....the quest for a quiet tank

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Location: Los Angeles and NYC
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 8:41 am
I would love to have the inhabitants be my noise issue :-)
Current setup:
60g 24" custom cube (fish and softies right now)
AI Sol Blue, Ecotech MP-10wES
Coralife skimmer
100% customer controller, transitioning to ReefAngel

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 9:56 pm
Also as far as a quiet, affordable pump goes, look into the SpeedWave DC pumps. I got the 5000 (lph) and it has 6 speed points along with a feed mode. Very very quiet (same body and such as the Waveline pumps). Would be awesome if that controller could be tied into the RA somehow, but don't think it's possible.
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 10:15 pm
Don't loose all your hope... :)
I've got something cooking in the back burner. I just need to get my hands on the pump to confirm.
Roberto.

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 2:45 pm
Is there anything I could do (since I don't have life in my tank yet) to help? If need be I could send out to you for a short bit. All I'm currently doing is cycling.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 5:32 pm
I sent you a PM, but all I need for now is some photos.
I'm waiting for a word from Chinese manufacturer, but no response yet.
Roberto.

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 7:05 pm
Replied back. But will put here for others... It has the same connection that the Jebao WP-40 has (3 pins with the little bump and the threads for securing it). Power goes into the controller and then out to the pump via that cable. There are 6 speeds in the controller with a feed mode also (off for 10 mins).

Where the cable enters the pump is very sealed (so it seems) but I will get as many pictures as I can tonight when I get home from work.
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