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Old 10-04-2013, 11:58 AM   #1
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dead quiet filter?

My cousin gave me his old 20gal tank with aqueon filter (I think). It's still going through its cycle but I can't sleep with it on. I'm completely new to this and would like a filter with absolute minimum sound.
I've googled it a couple times and people say aquaclear is quiet but idk if water trickling would keep me up also...
For my current filter I topped the water off so there is no trickle.

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Old 10-04-2013, 02:55 PM   #2
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The trickling you will get used to, give it a week or so. You could top it off to the lip and you shouldn't get much noise. The aqueons are pretty quiet when the water level is to the lip. The trickling will become second nature. It's funny because at times I let my turtle tank evaporate a little to the point the trickle from the spray bar gets somewhat obnoxious and when people come down to my room they don't understand how I sleep at night lol.
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:57 PM   #3
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But yeah with a HOB filter it will be hard to achieve the quiet filtration a canister provides. I have a fluval 304 and unless I open the cabinet and listen carefully you would not know the filter was running. There have been times where I was nervous it wasn't lol.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:21 PM   #4
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Yeah. I looked at the one you have and it's like $60... Abit out of my price range right now.
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What exactly does a canister filter do differently than mine now? And what would be a good brand that's about $30... Lol
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:29 PM   #6
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I have an Aqueon Quiet Flow, Tetra Whisper 40, and a Aquaclear50. All of them are quiet. The Whisper was noisy when I first got it and I had to replace the impeller. Now it is very quiet. I never hear it unless something gets stuck. My Aquaclear got a little noisy a few months ago and I found a broken impeller. I replaced that and it went back to being quiet. If the filter you were given has been sitting around for awhile, it may need cleaned and a new impeller. You can take it apart and clean the motor with q tips. You can replace the impeller for around $8. Most of the time that will fix it.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:33 PM   #7
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Well I have the tank about ~6ft from where I actually sleep. Would it be that much quiet after I attempt to fiddle with it? Thanks for the responses by the way.
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I just use earplugs I still wake up to my alarm
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:27 PM   #9
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What exactly does a canister filter do differently than mine now? And what would be a good brand that's about $30... Lol
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00F4N...110_SY165_QL70
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:02 PM   #10
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Okay... I'm looking at it an it seems abit complex. I put it under or in the tank? And it makes no noise like trickling or loud motor noises?
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