The Planted Tank Forum - Reply to Topic
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > General Planted Tank Discussion > quiet canister filter?

Thread: quiet canister filter? Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
01-20-2013 05:54 PM
In.a.Box All filter are quiet. Doesn't matter what brand it is.
The vibrations is the cause of noise, those lilo rubber ball each filter use to stay quiet doesn't really work.

When I sit my canister on carpet I can't hear a thing.
When I move them under the stand I can hear the a loud noise.
Try putting something under the canister
01-20-2013 11:57 AM
bikinibottom I have a Fluval 306 -- I have to open the cabinet and really listen to hear it. Super quiet. I'm about to put a Fluval 206 on a 20-gallon tank in my bedroom.
01-20-2013 09:00 AM
Jaguar My canister (Eheim Ecco 2234) is louder inside my cabinet than out... the vibrations are amplified by the wood/hollow inside. I put a layer of foam on the bottom of the cabinet to help dampen the buzzing a bit! Otherwise it's very quiet.
01-20-2013 06:46 AM
Meganne than you all so very much! this has been most helpful!
01-19-2013 09:50 PM
150EH 2217 minimum on a 80, I have 2 on a 150 and it's border line. I have 2215 on a 10 gallon, now that good flow but you do have to restrict the flow until the plants get rooted in good, then you can open it all the way.

They are all dead silent and the 2215 is 8 years old but I did have to put a new impeller in it last spring.
01-19-2013 08:44 PM
dreamwallaby I have an eheim 2215 in my kid' s bedroom. Super quiet, we love it.
01-19-2013 08:28 PM
m00se Appears that there's no shortage of quiet filters being made lol...
01-19-2013 08:22 PM
Bad-Daddio I have to add my vote for the Eheim Classics. Sometimes I'll get one that starts out a little noisy but once it builds up a nice layer of bio-film goo on the impeller, dead silent.
01-19-2013 11:34 AM
Boiler Man My Fluval 206 makes no sound.
01-19-2013 11:13 AM
fusiongt You may be able to find good deals on Fluval G6's which are very quiet. Sometimes the filter itself isn't that loud but the vibrations it causes on whatever surface it's on, or the vibrations of the tubing hitting something may cause unwanted noise so double check that. Like most all canister filters, first starting it up will be the loudest and it'll quiet down over hours and quiet down even more over days. (Even if it's a quiet filter to begin with, it can completely go un-audible after running for some time which is ideal) so don't judge them right away.
01-19-2013 07:49 AM
jkan0228 Eheim 2262 or 2 2217s
01-19-2013 07:05 AM
Dx3Bash I have a Rena Filstar XP and a Fluval 306. Both are extremely quiet.
01-19-2013 07:03 AM
kris66 I have 2 Penn Plax Cascade filters. Never hear a thing from either of them
01-19-2013 02:50 AM
caique +1 eheim 2217 or a Eheim Pro ll, love them both
01-18-2013 08:07 PM
ramen lover i have a rena xp2 (for 55g) and eheim 2213 (for nano). my xp2 is quiet, but it is inside a case and next to air vent.. if i put my head next to the cabinet i can hear the humming.

the eheim on the other hand is dead silent.
This thread has more than 15 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012