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Old 12-21-2013, 06:25 AM   #11
 
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Eheim 2211 for the 10
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Old 12-21-2013, 06:50 AM   #12
 
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I don't want to get a canister filter for the 10 cus I'm sort if on a budget and there is limited space around and behind the tank. Rsskylight04 that filter might be an option. The tank is dirted so it need a good filter. Would the whisper 20i be better or to much flow? Also would it be more quite than the aqueon quite flows or any other "quite" filters?
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:52 AM   #13
 
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Aquaclears are nice, but they are loud compared to canisters. I've got a bunch of sunsuns and XPs. I'm a huge fan of the sunsuns.

I wasn't able to see what you linked Rex.
its a mini hang on the back canister filter for 20 gallons from dr fosters n smith. has great reviews

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Old 12-21-2013, 09:19 AM   #14
 
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its a mini hang on the back canister filter for 20 gallons from dr fosters n smith. has great reviews
Ah the tom rapids mini canister. Yes I have one, it's a great filter. I run it on my 10 gallon. The current was too much though, so I drilled extra holes in the spraybar and now it's fine. Would be great for a 20 long. For a 20 high, I would want some kind of intake extension to get it closer to the bottom.
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Old 12-21-2013, 11:00 AM   #15
 
yeah modifying something is no big deal. im glad someone actually has some info on this filter.


ive had a aqueon quiet flow on one of my 55s when i first started. i dislike hobs because of this filter. it was very cheap i paid bout 24 dollars or so for it. it was almost silent at first besides the water noise ( which i cannot stand) so i modified it a bit so it didnt make the noise. after about 6 months it started making horrible noise from the impeller this i could not fix. i tried. could of jsut been the filter i had tho wasnt very good. it had great flow, alot of filter space if you wanted to add some bio media and the pump itself motor and all is located underwater to help keep noise down but that failed me.
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Old 12-21-2013, 11:49 AM   #16
 
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So what about the internal filters like the tetra whisper 20i? Is it good and quite?
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Old 12-21-2013, 02:07 PM   #17
 
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If your tank has soil I would reccommend the 10i instead of the 20i. I have a 10i in my 10 gal soil tank and it creates enough current to circulate the tank without disturbing the substrate. I started with an aquaclear hob but it was blowing the sand all over.
Goodluck with your project and if you can, please post photos of your tank- I'm still not set on how I want my tank setup.
About noise: I can't hear my intank filter while its running unless I put my ear right next to it.
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Old 12-21-2013, 02:09 PM   #18
 
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That's because the motor is inside the tank. The fish can hear it though
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Old 12-21-2013, 02:47 PM   #19
 
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If your tank has soil I would reccommend the 10i instead of the 20i. I have a 10i in my 10 gal soil tank and it creates enough current to circulate the tank without disturbing the substrate. I started with an aquaclear hob but it was blowing the sand all over.
Goodluck with your project and if you can, please post photos of your tank- I'm still not set on how I want my tank setup.
About noise: I can't hear my intank filter while its running unless I put my ear right next to it.
I can't post pics of my tank with this device. But I will try to on my laptop.
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Old 12-22-2013, 11:47 AM   #20
 
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... The fish can hear it though
I've often wondered how much of an annoyance and stressor this is for the fish? And what the ultimate deleterious effects might be.
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