My filter is keeping me awake, so time to get a new one
So, I'm going to start researching for a new one. What are your suggestions for a 100 gallon? I'd rather keep the cost around $100.00 (plus/minus).
I'm currently using what is probably a decade+ old marineland magnum 350 that was given to me along with the rest of my tank set up, and it's never been quiet. It works really well, but the noise has gotten progressively worse to the point where my first waking thought is how noisy it is, as is my last waking thought.
Also, the tank is not in my bedroom.
I've replaced the impeller assembly and magnet once, which helped, but it's only taken another 1.5 years or so for it to start sounding like I'm grinding rocks in there. There's no air (although the sound is worse when there is), and there is nothing stuck in the shaft where the impeller fits, currently.
These canister filters -are- supposed to be quiet, right? This isn't an ungrounded expectation? I've never had a new set up.