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Old 09-26-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
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Question Help with a good BUT quiet filter

Please anyone everyone suggest a quiet filter for a 40B...I bought a marineland penguin 200 bio wheel and omg it is noisy..I hear from the moment I walk into the same room its in but its clear across on the other side...grhhhh...first experience with this brand and I am not caring for it at all.....I can still take it back to LFS it has not been 30 days as of yet....HELP
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:26 PM   #2
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Any canister filter will be much quieter and polishes the water better but if you are gonna go with HOB then ACs are pretty good.
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:28 PM   #3
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I use the rena canister filters, can't even hear them
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I'm running a Fluval 406 on my 75g and it is quiet as can be. Only time I notice it is running is when the water drops below the output.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:20 PM   #5
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For HOB, AquaClear 70 or even a 110 on that tank. Love my 70, it's quiet.
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I've got a Fluval 404 on my 29g..... I have to open the stand door to hear it, and even then it's barely audible.
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Please anyone everyone suggest a quiet filter for a 40B...I bought a marineland penguin 200 bio wheel and omg it is noisy..I hear from the moment I walk into the same room its in but its clear across on the other side...grhhhh...first experience with this brand and I am not caring for it at all.....I can still take it back to LFS it has not been 30 days as of yet....HELP
Have you tried messing with the impeller part? I have a Marineland emperor 400 and if I don't have the tube set in right it's noisy. It was really noisy once, so I pulled up the tube and made sure everything was where it needed to be. Filled the filter with water and then turned it on. I can barely hear mine running.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:02 PM   #8
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For HOB, AquaClear 70 or even a 110 on that tank. Love my 70, it's quiet.
Thanks, I just returned the MP200 and got a AC50 (within my budget..wanted the 70)...I am so happy with purchase...I do not hear the motor before getting to the tank...oh btw...I got a sticker on the filter that says with any new purchase of an AC filter I will receive free replacement filters for 1 year ...yah....
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Awesome! One tip- make sure it's level. There's a little black rotating tab on the bottom. Get a bubble level on it and make sure it's good... This actually think the directions go through leveling it.. But who reads directions on a filter lol Awesome about the cartridges too!
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Awesome! One tip- make sure it's level. There's a little black rotating tab on the bottom. Get a bubble level on it and make sure it's good... This actually think the directions go through leveling it.. But who reads directions on a filter lol Awesome about the cartridges too!
okay and about the bubbler, are talking about airstone?Oh and I am one of those that read atleast 50-60 percent of instructions...lol....
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