Thanks for the input
It's possible, although I've never done it myself. I tried a very silent filter (Marina Slim S10) for my 10G tank but in the end it didn't do the job of getting rid of stagnant water accumulating on the surface and I had to replace it.
Is that a HOB filter? I was thinking with a HOB filter you would always get some trickle noise.
Thank you, I had not read that one before. The idea sounds perfect, although I still have reservations about some of Walstad's methods.
Originally Posted by somewhatshocked
The Eheim Classic line of canisters is super-quiet. I have them all over my home and office and never hear them. There's usually some sound the first day or two after setup but after that? My breathing is louder than the filter.
I did have an ehiem classic running on a tank in our room for years, that was on the other side of the room and this is going to be next to my head, still I think that might be the quietest filter option.
No issues with shrimp at all.
Do you have breeding shrimp, or is that the adults?
There are also several that are appropriate for a tank that size. Definitely not overkill. You could find a used one online to make it more affordable, as well.
I think the Eheim 2211 is their smallest canister filter, it could be doable on a 5 gallon but still pretty high flow. I remember looking for nano canister filters some years back and there wasn't a lot out there, with nanos being so popular these days though there must be companies making them, I'll do some research, any suggestions?