Aquaclear 110 with sand

SandNukka15

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So I absolutely love aquaclears when it comes to filtration but they are the absolute worst for tanks with sand. I have cleaned mine out and even replaced the metal shaft but it still makes a terrible noise. Any tricks you guys have?

I've also been using a sponge on the intake to help keep sand out but it doesn't help.
 

deeda

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I just raise the intake strainer at least 4 inches off the bottom of the tank but if you have fish that like to spit sand at the intake that probably won't help.
 

Dalfrey86

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Also try turning down the intake to a lower setting. I only run AC HOB in my sand bottom tanks. Haven’t had too many issues with it damaging the shaft. Could be a faulty impeller too...
 
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