I'm currently running a Aqueon 55/75 as well as a canister on my tank. A while back my HOB
starting getting louder. I've quieted it down a bit, but it's still quite a bit louder then I'd like it to be and this isn't the falling water sound, this is the motor itself and sometimes it's even just the lid rattling. I've noticed that if I unplug it and have just the canister running my tank is virtually silent.
I was planning to replace the Aqueon with an AC
70 today because I've heard such good things about it. I ran around today and couldn't find one locally, but I did pick up an AC
110 which I understand is the only AC HOB
filter to use a bigger motor.
My question is, is this filter loud? Is it louder then the Aqueon? Should I just pony up another $50 and get a second canister? I really do like canisters. Dead silent and require almost no maintenance.
I've read plenty of reports that the AC
70 is quiet but not that much about the 110. Also, most of those seem to be in comparison to other HOBs, but what about in comparison to a canister?