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Old 04-26-2011, 01:03 AM   #1
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How to quiet my filter?

So I just set up my first aquarium today, it's a 28 gal bowfont freshwater. It looks great so far, however I purchased a 30-45 Tetra Whisper filter, and I find it to be pretty loud. I don't know how loud the average filter is ? ? ?, but it's definetly bothering me. I know it's the motor, or something inside because I can't here the water falling into the tank at all. Any ideas how I can make it quieter? Or if there's a different filter you would reccomend in the $35 range.
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:33 AM   #2
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aqua clear up 30 gallon filter like 30 dollars or less at petco look it up it's really good
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:55 PM   #3
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So I just set up my first aquarium today, it's a 28 gal bowfont freshwater. It looks great so far, however I purchased a 30-45 Tetra Whisper filter, and I find it to be pretty loud. I don't know how loud the average filter is ? ? ?, but it's definetly bothering me. I know it's the motor, or something inside because I can't here the water falling into the tank at all. Any ideas how I can make it quieter? Or if there's a different filter you would reccomend in the $35 range.
I don't know the Tetra filters, but IMO if you can return it and get the AquaClear 50, that would be perfect for your tank and at times I have to look at the water fall to make sure it's working because it's so quiet. The one big benefit of the AC50 is that you can customize the media basket contents to your system.
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:18 PM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions guys, i'll definetly look into the aquaclear brand. I'm just a bit skeptical because i read alot of reviews of the one I have now about how "ohhh its so quiet we have to make sure its on!!!" stuff like that.
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:26 PM   #5
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well you'll DEFINATLY experience that with the aquaclear... its so quiet haha
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Try raising the water level in your tank.
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Try raising the water level in your tank.
Wouldn't that just help the sound of the water falling? I can't even hear the waterfall effect because of the loudness coming from the inside.
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Sorry, misread your post. Raising the water will quiet the water splashing. Make sure the filter is level. An off-kilter filter can vibrate and make a lot of noise.
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I would also recommend the aqua clear. I have the ac 70 and I can hear my air pump over the filter.. Like others said sometimes I have to check if it is still running.
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You could also check to make sure the lid and everything is tightly secure, vibration does make a lot of noise
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