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02-10-2013 03:57 AM
suprdave Just wanted to give an update that I have my 2215 setup now, and I am sufficiently impressed! This thing really puts out some water, and is super quiet! No problems, no leaks - did take a youtube video for me to get it setup though, but now that I've done it once it makes sense

Good recommendation, thanks!
02-09-2013 11:44 AM
exv152 Eheim canisters are completely silent. You have to put your ear right up against the canister head to even hear anything, even then you'll only hear the sound of the water.
02-09-2013 08:57 AM
fred1163 How about a Jebaeo. Supposedly share a factory with Eheim, and are producing great (and inexpensive) knockoffs....



... four stage filter 330 gph at $60

I don't own one, but for sixty bucks?...I'll give it a shot!
02-08-2013 04:19 AM
homemadepopcorn I run two Eheim 2217s on a 90g, both of which, put together, are quieter than the HOB Aqueon I run on a 10g shrimp tank.
02-08-2013 02:44 AM
Cthulhu My Eheim 2213 is dead silent
02-07-2013 10:23 PM
BriDroid I had a Cascade 1000 and that sucker was LOUD! It died last night and I replaced it today with an Eheim ecco 2236. It's really quiet and super easy to setup! So far I love it!
02-07-2013 09:34 PM
scapegoat my SunSun is silent.
02-07-2013 08:26 PM
Pbaff The 2215 was a good choice. Mine is completely silent as long as the water return is below the water level.
02-07-2013 04:37 PM
nvladik EHEIMs are very quiet, I can't hear mine when I am 3 feet away from the tank.
02-07-2013 04:33 PM
Landau
One quiet trick

My Fluval 205 was a bit noisy, not due to the filter directly but due to a resonance in the wall and stand floor.

I have an inline heater and some stiffer than standard tubing to it. This was transmitting some vibration from the filter to the wall behind the tank, producing a low hum. It was actually louder in the bedroom on the other side of the wall than in the aquarium room.

I used a few zip ties to hold the heater against the stand and off the wall, instantly much quieter. Next I put a small piece of carpet under the filter between it and the rather flimsy bottom shelf of my stand. All noise gone!
02-07-2013 02:30 PM
The Trigger 2215 was a good choice. It has never steered me wrong. As for the spray bar, I put mine about an inch or so under the water line and tip it up at about a 45 degree angle for a little bit of surface agitation. Makes no sound whatsoever
02-07-2013 08:54 AM
Green_Flash Eheim classics are pretty silent.
02-07-2013 06:04 AM
suprdave Thanks! I went with the 2215. The 2217 is not going to fit in the cabinet under the tank.

We'll see how she does!
02-07-2013 05:48 AM
TwoTacoCombo I have an Eheim 2217, 2 2213s, a 2211, and an aquaclear 20 all in my 9'x14' office. The AC20 is by far the noisiest thing in here. Once an Eheim Classic settles in, the most it produces is a gentle hum and a little whooshing. The Eheims come with enough hose and a spray bar to put the outflow wherever you want. I have all of mine just under the surface of the water. Unless you point them upwards so that they lift water above the surface, this part of the system is totally silent. As far as sizing, you might want to just pony up for a 2217. Once your plants start growing, you'll find you need more flow than you expected.
02-07-2013 05:22 AM
suprdave Thanks for the feedback!

Sounds like I can't go wrong with any model.... The eheim recommendations echo what some other forums are saying as well.

I'm looking at this model in the 66 Gallon selection (for my 36 gallon tank - should be enough right? :P) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...seller=&sr=1-1

Another question... is the return water bar long enough on these to be able to get it either close enough to the water line where it won't make any noise? Or even better, under the water line? This tank is in the living room, so I am trying to minimize noise as much as possible on it.
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