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Old 01-30-2014, 08:41 PM   #1
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quietest HOB filter

Hey all,
I'm curious about people's thoughts on which is the quietest HOB filter. My aquarium is already very well filtered with a canister rated for a much larger tank. So I'm not looking for the best, coolest, etc... Just want a quiet HOB to provide some extra water circulation. Any thoughts?
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:03 PM   #2
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I love the Penguin 200s I have. After a slime coat is built up on the impeller (or just use plain Vaseline), all I hear is the splash if the water level drops.
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:21 PM   #3
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+ 1 on penguin 200, while it may not offer the capacity of a fluval or aqua clear, it is quiter than a mouse fart and has been keeping my tank healthy!
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+ 1 on penguin 200, while it may not offer the capacity of a fluval or aqua clear, it is quiter than a mouse fart and has been keeping my tank healthy!
I dunno, I personally heard a mouse fart and it's pretty loud and smelly.

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Old 01-30-2014, 09:32 PM   #5
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I dunno, I personally heard a mouse fart and it's pretty loud and smelly. Sent from my SPH-L710 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
these words you speak?? Mysterious trumped up lies! For a mouse is a delicate creature! One with the quietest of ferhhtsss
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these words you speak?? Mysterious trumped up lies! For a mouse is a delicate creature! One with the quietest of ferhhtsss
Lol

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Awesome, thanks! I thought for sure only Aquaclear fanboys would reply.
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We all know what bad gas mice get when an Aquaclear is used.
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Cool

I have some Penguin 200's and they get really noisy when the impellers get worn.
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I have had my penguins for 3 years and they are just fine. Worn impellers are usually due to sand being sucked in.

Regardless, replacement impellers are cheap...or free...if you ask marineland nicely.

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