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Old 08-25-2003, 11:45 AM   #1
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AAHHH! I still need a good filter!!!

I just about had it with finding a good and quiet filter!!
I had temporarily stuck one of those Duetto filters in my 50 gallon tank. In the tank are 4 very large goldfish and a southern painted water turtle. Yes. These are all very dirty (well, they all poop allot ) animals.
So, on friday I plumbed a Lifeguard Mechanical filter and the fluidized bed filter to my tank. Needless to say, the pump was not powerful enough to get the water flowing and the motor on the pump (once I got some water flowing through it) was just too loud. I like to hear a little trickle waterfall sound, not the wirring of a pump!!
So, I ripped the unit off and chucked it outside. I was a little mad....
Now, I don't know what to get? I have seen the magnum canister filters, but are these just as noisy? any other ideas on what to do?? HELP!!!
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:49 AM   #2
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try a hang on canister they are purity quite
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:57 AM   #3
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So, what one would be recommended?
I need something that cleans great and is super quiet.
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Old 08-25-2003, 12:02 PM   #4
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it is called Marineland HOT Magnum Hang On Tank Convertible Canister Filter
it is $50.00 and it filters 250 gph. look for it at www.petco.com or www.petsmart.com
and if you wont hears a direct link http://www.petco.com/product_info.as...=Canister&ct3=
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Old 08-25-2003, 12:07 PM   #5
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A good cleaner and completely noise free is the new Fluval plus filters. They go right in the tank.
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Old 08-25-2003, 12:13 PM   #6
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Hey, Techboy... Thanks for the link. that sounds like that type of filter would work great. Do you happen to know how far the intake reaches into the tank?
I have the water in my tank, not up to the top because the turtle has to be able to get out of the water on top of a rock platform.
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Are the Fluval Plus filters like the Duetto one? Where it is a fully submerable internal filter?
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Old 08-25-2003, 12:31 PM   #7
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if you have turtles then try this it may no be as silent Tetra Whisper Internal Micro Filter
http://www.petco.com/product_info.as...=Internal&ct3=
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Marineland Penguin Power Sponge Filter

http://www.petco.com/product_info.as...26+Corner&ct3=
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Old 08-25-2003, 12:45 PM   #8
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I have a Fluval xp3 canister filter, and I can barely hear it running. You could probably get away with a smaller Xp2. They're pretty cheap as far as canister filters go- I got mine for less thn $100.
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Old 08-25-2003, 01:10 PM   #9
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The Magnum 350 is really strong and seems to be pretty easy to take care of relative to other cannister filters. When you need strong filtration for messy fish it seems the way to go. I have it under my tank in a cabinet and I can't hear it running... all I hear is the water flowing! Below is a review of the Magnum which I completely agree with.

Hope this helps!

http://saltaquarium.about.com/librar...rmagnum350.htm
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Old 08-25-2003, 06:50 PM   #10
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Thanks atodaj!
I really like the magnum by what I have read. just not sure which one now?????
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