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I've had no problems with my AC70 for a year, and now it's starting to drive me nuts. The motor began to make these awfully annoying and loud grinding sounds, like the impeller was grinding against the chamber. I tried cleaning it this morning and no dice. Can someone tell me the proper way of cleaning the impeller chamber, by the way? I feel like I'm doing it wrong. Also, another weird thing. It always starts in the morning. Never at any other time. It woke me up this morning. Here's a video of the noise: \Sometimes it does it continuously, other times it has "bursts." I don't know what to do! Is there a chance of a fire happening with all the friction going on in there? Is a warranty still applicable? Like I mentioned, the filter has been running for almost a year.
Today I cleaned my Aqua Clear 70 for the first time. Boy, I guess gold fish are dirty! I can see how easy it would be to neglect cleaning it as we don't see it in the water. I also got rid of the charcoal bag that came with it - and replaced it with 3 Rite size filter media pads cut to approximate dimensions as the charcoal bag and added an extra bag of AC 70 bio-max media. Thanks Tithra Tomorrow, I'm going to go to a LFS about an hour away to buy some Prazi Pro for my guys and look to see what price they have on their media for the Fluval as I will have to replace those charcoal bags too. For now, I'm content just doing the one and will do the Fluval in a week or so to avoid any mini cycles. Today, I also bought some charcoal bags for the AC 70, in case I need them to remove the Prazi later on. (Not sure, but doesn't hurt to have it to remove meds anyway). I also might get another fish since I'm doing Prazi and salt, might as well get it over with.