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Loud humming from mystery filter

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I dug up a filter from the basement and i set it up a small tank with it. It works like a charm. the problem is the noise. It makes this incredibly loud humming noise that i can't seem to muffle, my parents complain about it from downstairs. I know its not clogged since i cleaned it before i used it. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to muffle the humming? I think its an aqueon HOB if that helps. The box was lost a year ago.

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Something with the motor? If I were you I'd probably take it apart to the fullest extent I could and give the rotary thing a good cleaning.

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After you inspect and clean the impeller/motor, try and putting some petroleum jelly or another fish safe lubricant on it.

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Before you take everything apart, make sure it isnt just the plastic lid vibrating or something simple like that. (But I bet it is a dirty impeller as described above.)

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