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This is a discussion on Inexpensive but quiet filter? within the Freshwater Chat forums, part of the Aquarium Related Chat category; My daughter has a 10 gallon on tank in her room and just has a sponge filter but the bubbling ...

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    DefaultInexpensive but quiet filter?

    My daughter has a 10 gallon on tank in her room and just has a sponge filter but the bubbling and air pump keeps her awake at night. Plus it isn't the best filter as its a small one.

    Does anyone have recommendations for a quiet and somewhat inexpensive filter?
    The tank has to be pretty close to her bed with where the plug in is and she is only 7.

    Thank you!

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    If the water level is kept up, Aquaclears are pretty quiet.

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    I have the Marina S10 and its really really quiet...still figuring out if it is good at filtering though because I put in my own media instead of the branded filter pads.

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    My aquaclear20s are actually really quiet. No issues other than if you're raising shrimp and got a prefilter on so that the babies don't get sucked in... If so I'm finding that water flow is kinda weak despite being on full blast.

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    Thanks everyone! I will go with the aqua clear just saw them on sale at petsmart!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bristol View Post
    Thanks everyone! I will go with the aqua clear just saw them on sale at petsmart!
    Check this out, someone here is selling a lot of filters. You might be able to grab one!

    https://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/fresh...ffuser-165738/

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    For quiet, I like filters that go in the tank, or canisters. HOBs are often noisy, one way or the other.
    Edited to add: oh, I just noticed that you have got an Aquaclear. They are very good. Reliable, effective. If it sounds a bit noisy at first, it will become quieter in three or four days. Not sure why, it is just my experience. Good luck with the tank.
    Last edited by Morainy; 03-01-2016 at 09:07 PM.

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    Fluval U series look promising. Never used one though. Just stay away from fluval c-series hang on filters. They're garbage and not quiet at all. Can't ever go wrong with aquaclear though!

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    i just bought this one for my 10 gallon http://www.amazon.com/KollerCraft-Ra...anister+filter

    It's small and it hangs on the back side, No a noise from it. Maybe a very very small humming noise, it's a canister filter, comes with media. $20bucks. can't go wrong. works really really well!

    Flow rate is good, I don't use the spray bar as it has to much force. Overall it's super good, I only have to clean it out once a month.

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    as previously noted a internal filter would be best if your looking for dead quite or a canister. I love aqua clear but im thinking its still to noisy for a bedroom
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