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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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quiet canister filter?

ordered and received a marine land canister filter, to loud.
the problem is that we will not be putting the filter in a cabnet to muffle the noise. so what is the quietest filter in your opinion? (for an 80 gallon tank)
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post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 11:43 PM
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Try fluval. Its soundless. I have the marineland canister as well and it's noisy. Wish I had bought another fluval. Exchange that marineland - you won't regret it.
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+1 on the Eheim 2217. I can't hear that thing even when I stick my head inside the cabinet below my tank. Give it some time to settle in (and purge the air bubbles by shaking gently / laying it partially sideways) before you judge how loud it is.
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another eheim 2217 vote here.
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+1 on the eheim too. I've got one running on my 55g and its insanely quiet, and does a great job too
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Do a quick search and most will come up to recommend Eheim for quietness.

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post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 01:53 AM
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My fluval has a nice low hum

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post #9 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 02:15 AM
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If you take the time to hear my Fluval canister you may want to read "The Princess and The Pea".

Fluval = very quiet hum.
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I have a sun sun 304b and it's so quiet that I have to put my hand on it to make sure it's still running. I've had fluval's and ehiems and they are just as quiet just more expensive.

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Eheim 2217. I have two of them for my 73 gallon and they are not in a stand in the living room. Never hear them operating.
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post #13 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 02:35 PM
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Eheims are supposed to be very quiet. There are 'failures' though, and my 2211 is one if them. The humming is audible across the living room. But then I guess you can be unlucky with any brand.
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fluval g series is very quiet my airator is louder than it but it is kinda pricy
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post #15 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 02:44 PM
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My Eheim 2076 is silent. I have to touch it sometimes to check if it's running.

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