Consider yourself lucky. Plenty have the same issue of the motor humming. I never had any issues with either of my FX5s.BlueSunshine said:The FX6 is an excellent choice. I do prefer two or more filters on my tanks. So I would probably go with the FX4's or get another FX6 and call it good.
We have three FX6's running in our living room and have no problems with noise what so ever.
I have two of the new style FX6's and a new style FX4. All have been running at least 6 months. No issues what so ever. Quiet as can be. Really weird you get two in a row messed up.Sub-Mariner said:Tell him to be ready to buy more than one.
I bought a FX6 a few weeks ago and it was very noisy with a bad humming sound from the motor. I bought another one and while it was slightly better, it still had a very bad humming sound that I could easily hear 20ft+ away. I'm using the same tank / stand & canopy setup, only difference is the new FX6. A lot of people have said the same thing about the humming. Just look on youtube.
Several years back I had 2x-FX5s. Those things were just as quiet as my 2217. Sometimes I would have to feel the canister or look at the spraybar to make sure it was running.
The FX6 is a complete let down! I returned both and have a 2262 on the way. If his tank isn't in his living area maybe it'll be fine but if not look for a used FX5 or be prepared to hear an annoying humming drone from the FX6.
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That wasn't my video, that was someone else's but the two FX6s I had sounded exactly like that. They are obviously having quality control issues with some of their pumps.Deeda said:Sub-Mariner, I find that noise in your FX6 video to be unacceptable to me and when I had the FX5 running, it was as silent as my Eheim 2260/62 filters. Just my 2 cents.