Aqua Medic chiller NOISEY!!

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  1. Furbz

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    hi guys,
    i just recently got an aqua medic chiller (250)
    its doing wonders for keeping my temp stable.
    but when it kicks in and starts working, it sounds like a 1950's fridge!
    there is the start up noise of the compressor which i dont mind, but still isnt great.
    and tons of fan noise! not pleasent in anyway as my tank is in my bedroom!

    does anyone have some advice for me?
    is this normal?
    and if it is normal can it be silenced?
     
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    I opened up my Haelia chiller and used double sided tape on some of the inside components as sound dampening. Helped alot! Perhaps you could do something similar on the AM chiller?
     
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    i think i am going to do just that! is this normal noise for a chiller?
     
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    yeah my chiller was also ridiculously noisy until I did a bit of DIY on it!
     
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    matt, what components did you tape up that made such a difference? i have mine open in front of me now...
     
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    I noticed it was the compressor touching the sides (covering). Also taped the front panel which can be removed. Made a huge difference. Perhaps post a photo and people can advise on where you can place tape?
     
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    ha. i took the main steel/plastic body off.
    started it up, and suprise suprise! no noise! time to tape!
     
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    told ya ;) Stupid designs aren't they haha
     
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    What did you pay for the chiller may I ask ? I really need one.
     
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    so was it just rattling the outer casing? is it sorted now?
     
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