10-11-2010, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by BEARitone
I have the Aqueon one and I have to say it seems like great quality for the price. The reviews online I read were very positive as well. The actual filter motor is silent but it has a mechanism that drips the water down to remove debris and mix oxygen with the water that makes a light trickling noise. I have it in my office, where I spend more of my time, and I find it relaxing actually.
I am not sure of comparisons with other brands but I am happy with mine.
I would avoid the petsmart brand "Top Fin", I had 2 products and both were cheaply made.
The only benefit Top Fin has is that most products are guaranteed for life. The TF filters and cartridges are made by Tetra, just rebranded. They're definitely cheap but if it breaks you don't have to run out and spend the full cost of buying another.