Pump is very loud - Waterbox 20

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I have had the waterbox 20 gallon cube since October, and overall am very happy.

Over the last 3 or so weeks, the return pump has become VERY noisy. I have taken it out several times and made sure it was clean and clear of debris. I cleaned the impeller and the input and output. And I made sure it was positioned where neither the tank or the plumbing was touching the side of the chamber to eliminate any vibration noise that might have been there.

Anyway, it is getting worse, and I am not sure what to do. It is substantially louder than when I first set up the tank.

Is there anything I can try or do differently? Or is there a known issue with the pumps?
 

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When i had the waterbox setup it came with what was supposed to be a sicce 1.0 i believe, but it came with an off brand pump, i quickly replaced it with the Tunze 1073, i wanted more turn over, but a better quality pump. what did yours come with?

attached link to pump i bought.

 
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It was not the sicce pump. I would have to double check what it actually is.

I really hate to replace the pump if there is some alternative. I rather spend my money on something like livestock. Especially when this is only 3-4 months old and was originally very quiet.

I don't need the additional turnover. I have a Nero 5 in my tank turning the water over about 70 times per hour
 

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I would just replace the pump, it would just be a matter of time, the stock ones are pretty low quality. If you don't want to spend too much, check out the jebao/jecod dc pumps, I have ran them on all my tanks, the oldest one I have is 4 years old, never had any issues... only cleaned impeller prob 2x so far. Quick 10-15 mins vinegar dip and quick rinse n you're good to go again.
 

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Have you called them up? Seems like a pump should not be crapping out this early in the game. There’s gotta be a warranty that is still valid.
 

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I have had the waterbox 20 gallon cube since October, and overall am very happy.

Over the last 3 or so weeks, the return pump has become VERY noisy. I have taken it out several times and made sure it was clean and clear of debris. I cleaned the impeller and the input and output. And I made sure it was positioned where neither the tank or the plumbing was touching the side of the chamber to eliminate any vibration noise that might have been there.

Anyway, it is getting worse, and I am not sure what to do. It is substantially louder than when I first set up the tank.

Is there anything I can try or do differently? Or is there a known issue with the pumps?

Hi there!

Please send an email to [email protected] so we can get this rectified for you. :)
 

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