View Full Version : Loud Mag 36
01/06/2009, 06:33 AM
I have my Aqua C ev2000 hooked up and running and the Mag 36 is extremely loud. I pulled it apart to clean it and it is spotless on the inside. Really sucks because my Reeflo Dart is whisper quiet, but it sounds like a freaking nuclear reactor in my fish room. Any suggestions?
01/06/2009, 06:50 AM
every mag 36 I've owned has been extremely loud.
01/06/2009, 07:24 AM
Is there another 3600gph submersible pump out there? Its gonna drive me nuts.
01/06/2009, 04:43 PM
I am sitting up here just cussing that loud pump. How in the world did Mags ever get a good rep sounding like that?
01/06/2009, 05:04 PM
I think because there considered pond pumps and nobodies gonna hear them...
is it a noise of air mixing in the blades or is it vibration? what do you think is causing the noise I would think there has to be a way to quiet it down!
01/06/2009, 05:07 PM
vibration for sure.
01/06/2009, 05:07 PM
Could the AquaC be run with an external pump? You said you liked the quite Dart...
01/06/2009, 05:12 PM
Yes, but that will be a big added expense. Maybe in the future. They have several recommended pumps, one of them being a Iwaki 100 rlt.
01/06/2009, 09:02 PM
my 24 was loud too...turns out, most of it was vibration from the pump itself against the glass..
I wrapped filter foam around it and zip tied it in place...probably a nitrate factory in the making, but it sure quieted down ALOT!..
cheap fix as well....try it!
01/06/2009, 11:21 PM
I've used the quite one and the ocean runner pumps with good results.No Noise.The other thing you might try would be to turn it on/off rapidely,it seems to help with the noise. I don't know if it displaces air that might be trapped in it or what but does quite them down some.
01/07/2009, 06:38 AM
I tried that several times, did not work. Thank for the suggestion though.
I also tried picking up the pump and suspending it in the water to see if the glass vibration was the problem. Struck out thier too.
Looks like I am just going to have to live with it until I can afford a expensive external.
01/07/2009, 04:30 PM
like i said, if you wrap the pump in foam, it will dampen the noise.
even if contact isn't the problem...
if its new, it might need some "break in" time...
hopefilly once its slime coated it will be livable...
I have 2 running (an 18 and 24) and yes, they are a bit noisy, but my tank is running in my theatre room, and it isn't that distracting, so I would think just one would be able to be made tolerable..
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