Author Topic: Aquarium filter soundproofing  (Read 4571 times)

Greenpants

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Aquarium filter soundproofing
« on: September 03, 2006, 12:58:37 AM »
I recently purchased a new filter for my aquarium which is, unfortunately, not as quiet as advertised.  I am a light sleeper and the aquarium is in my room.  I want to get it down to a whisper.  

The pump is cylindrical, just over a foot tall and has a 6" diameter.  Catch is, there are stiff outlet and inlet hoses coming off the top that cannot be bent.  What is the best way to approach this problem?  Thanks in advance all, and great site.

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http://www.soundpRe: Aquarium filter soundproofing
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2006, 05:45:26 PM »
Is the filter already enclosed in a cabinet?



We know of many aquarium owners that have encapsulated their electronic equipment in cabinets that are lined with a Closed Cell Foam material. They use thicknesses ranging from 3/4", 1' and/or 2" thick.



The material comes 4 foot wide and can have an Adhesive backing with a peel off liner.



A cabinet lined with the foam can greatly reduce any sounds that are being created by the electronic machines inside of the cabinet.



Take a look at:/http://www.soundproofing.org/sales/prices.html.