Plumbing Question for new tank

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Sfork, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. Sfork

    Sfork Guest

    I got the Mag 3. It's loud! how do I quiet it down? put some foam under it or something? I'm considering downgrading to the mag 2, because I need to throttle the Mag 3 down anyways.
     
  2. georgec

    georgec Guest

    Tim, how's the noise from the glassholes overflow? I'm still thinking about using one for my 29
     
  3. Sfork

    Sfork Guest

    I have nothing to compare it to! haha. I can hear the water falling but other than that it's pretty quiet. Remember to teflon the threads! It's not in the instructions and it caused me many headaches. Get the 700 if you plan to get a mag 3. Whatever they do to make it quiet lowers how much it can take. I got the 300 nano thinking it would be enough, after overhead and stuff, it is if I close the air hole (but then it's loud as hell) but with the air hole open I have to throttle down my pump with a ball valve. If you want I'll trade you my new mag 3 (fresh water leak testing only) for a new mag 2, straight up.
     
  4. bee505

    bee505 Supporting Member

    Are you getting noise from the mag3 and tank contact? I used a few dots of aquarium silicone on the foot of the pump and it dampens the noise. Make a dot on each of the 4 corners the pump is standing on, let it dry, and put it back in the sump. Hope that helps.
     
  5. iani

    iani Guest

    Another thing that may help is using a small amount of flex tubing between the pump and the tank. This will help isolate the vibration to only the pump.
     
  6. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Now that is a veteran move!
     
  7. Sfork

    Sfork Guest

    Thanks guys ill try the silicone first. I put the ball valve close to the pump and would probably have to buy another if I switched to flex (not that I mind). Should I put some insulation or Styrofoam under the sump?
     

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