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Old 12-17-2011, 10:39 PM   #1
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Frustrated with Aquaclear, recommendations for replacement?

I am ready to throw my Aquaclear 50 out the window. I've done everything to make it quiet like it used to be, but I think it's a lost cause. The noise defeats the purpose of me buying the filter! It needs to be SILENT, because the 29g is in my bedroom.

Are there other very quiet filters available? Filtration intimidates me, there are so many brands!
It would be great if I could use sponges in the new filter. Nothing fancy.
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I have 2 tanks in my bedroom 29G and 10G I use quiet flow and it's quiet!! Also topfin is another good brand. Could put sponge or something over to make it quieter .
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Love my bio wheel
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Love my bio wheel
Heard bio wheel is good too!
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I have a topfin 20 which is quiet enough for the living room but still not silent enough for my bedroom! The AC was a dream while it was quiet; I had to touch it to make sure it was working.

I dislike my Tetra Whisper 40 as well, it's the loudest of all. My Whisper 10 is great though and has been for 4 years. Too bad the Whisper 40 couldn't be as quiet.

I'll look into Quietflow, thank you.
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Do biowheels need a special kind of filter media? I'm cheap, so I will only buy a filter that will allow me to use the current cheap filter foam I have.
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I replaced the filter cartridges with the plastic housing made for the bio wheel it allows you to use any media you want I just use micro sponges that's all
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I have several Aquaclears that used to be in my bedroom. The secret to keeping them quite, like most other filters I have, is to keep the water level in the aquarium water level up to the top.
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I have several Aquaclears that used to be in my bedroom. The secret to keeping them quite, like most other filters I have, is to keep the water level in the aquarium water level up to the top.
Also keep the filter lid off, it makes a little less to a raddling sound.
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