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01-20-2013 04:54 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 10:57 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 08:00 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 05:46 AM
Meganne than you all so very much! this has been most helpful!
01-19-2013 08:50 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 07:44 PM
dreamwallaby I have an eheim 2215 in my kid' s bedroom. Super quiet, we love it.
01-19-2013 07:28 PM
m00se Appears that there's no shortage of quiet filters being made lol...
01-19-2013 07:22 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 10:34 AM
Boiler Man My Fluval 206 makes no sound.
01-19-2013 10:13 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 06:49 AM
jkan0228 Eheim 2262 or 2 2217s
01-19-2013 06:05 AM
Dx3Bash I have a Rena Filstar XP and a Fluval 306. Both are extremely quiet.
01-19-2013 06:03 AM
kris66 I have 2 Penn Plax Cascade filters. Never hear a thing from either of them
01-19-2013 01:50 AM
caique +1 eheim 2217 or a Eheim Pro ll, love them both
01-18-2013 07:07 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.
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