Internal Filter - models?
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 > Planted Nano Tanks

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-17-2012, 02:35 PM   #1
Algae Grower
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 114

Internal Filter - models?

I have a Fluval Flora tank using the stock internal fluval filter - I find that I"m constantly having to clean the impeller to stop a rattling noise. Anyhow, can anyone recommend a good quiet internal filter for a nano tank of 7 gallons?
Aqua07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 10-17-2012, 03:05 PM   #2
Planted Tank Enthusiast
MSG's Avatar
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: East Coast
Posts: 514
Default Do you have some sort of mesh to cover the intake?

That's why I use HOB filters instead of the internals. I would assume those problems with the rattling you're dealing are quite common if you don't cover the intake.

I had a duetto internal filter, but the impeller snapped from a piece of flourite entering the chamber.

Since I'm always messing around with hot peppers and so on when I eat, I there's a chance I may poison everything in my tank one day from not washing my hands enough to rid my skin of excess capsaicin.

I also have the tetra internal filters, but I don't like them whatsoever due to their crappy design.

  • Duetto DJ50
  • Tetra Reptofilter (Green)
  • Tetra Whisper i3
BTW, how often do you find yourself reaching in to SERVICE the filter?
MSG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2012, 05:58 PM   #3
Algae Grower
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: DE
Posts: 87

I had that filter on my ebi for a while. Had the same problem with rattling noise and it drove me insane. Also didnt like how much room it took up inside the tank I finally got a toms mini canister filter for $25 on amazon. Great little filter for the ebi and completely silent. Plus it opens up all that valuable space inside the tank
Digs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2012, 07:34 PM   #4
Planted Member
Rev_jim_jones's Avatar
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Mays Landing, NJ
Posts: 160

I just swapped out my Fluval Nano internal filter for a duetto DJ50.
I had the same problem with the Fluval, called Customer Support and they sent out a New Impeller but the noise continued.
Rev_jim_jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 02:03 AM   #5
Wannabe Guru
Zefrik's Avatar
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Topeka, Kansas
Posts: 1,026

I have a fluval U1 for my 10 gallon cherry shrimp tank and it is awesome.
Zefrik is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:54 AM.

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