November 14, 2004

Cutting Down Bubble Noise

I installed an undergravel filter into my aquarium a couple of weeks ago. It has made a difference in keeping my tank clean, as evidenced by the gunk that I've seen come up through the tubes. I've also noticed that when I swirl around the gravel, a lot less black stuff comes out. Unfortunately, the bubbling was a little on the noisy side.

To remedy this, I cut about 1.5" off the tubes (my aquarium is not filled to the top so the turtles have places to dry off and bask) pushing the top of the tubes beneath the water level. This, however, did not do very much to reduce the noise. But, after removing the carbon cartridges from the tubes, noise level decreased dramatically as the air was not being forced through as quickly. Less turbulence. Removing the carbon filters is not so bad, as compared to my canister filter they won't make much difference.

Posted by josuah at November 14, 2004 8:51 PM UTC+00:00

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