Quiet 55g filter- Bio Wheel Q's
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » Freshwater Aquarium Equipment » Quiet 55g filter- Bio Wheel Q's

Quiet 55g filter- Bio Wheel Q's

This is a discussion on Quiet 55g filter- Bio Wheel Q's within the Freshwater Aquarium Equipment forums, part of the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium category; --> I have a Marineland Penguin Bio Wheel 350 Filter for my 55g gallon. It cleans it very well, it is just incredibly noisy! Are ...

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Quiet 55g filter- Bio Wheel Q's
Old 03-16-2012, 02:26 PM   #1
 
Quiet 55g filter- Bio Wheel Q's

I have a Marineland Penguin Bio Wheel 350 Filter for my 55g gallon. It cleans it very well, it is just incredibly noisy! Are there any quieter filters? Or is there something wrong with mine? It runs fine and keeps everything really clean, it's just very loud, and it's very forceful and moves the water a lot. Is this normal?
Exterrestrial is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2012, 11:21 PM   #2
 
Adamson's Avatar
 
I am sorry to say but Marineland's suck. The best and quietest HOB filters are the Aquaclears, virtually silent..
Adamson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2012, 06:40 AM   #3
 
Romad's Avatar
 
Is it the motor that makes the loud noise or is it just vibrating against the tank?
Romad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2012, 02:39 PM   #4
 
Sounds like motor.
Exterrestrial is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2012, 04:06 PM   #5
 
Romad's Avatar
 
The only thing I can suggest is to clean out the impeller area and give the whole filter a good cleaning. It could also just be a crap motor.
Romad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2012, 07:25 PM   #6
 
beetlebz's Avatar
 
I have had 0 problems with my penguin filters, and id buy more tomorrow. I like aquaclear too, but my marinelands have been the most trouble free filters ive owned. they certainly dont suck. Mine has been less problematic than my aquaclear. Im guessing if its noisy it has debris in or around the impeller as has been suggested before. As for it being so forceful, its rated at 350gph. Thats alot. If you want less flow buy a smaller filter

I should add, that you need the outflow to be somewhat forceful or the biowheels will stall when they get gunked up over time.

Last edited by Romad; 03-20-2012 at 04:37 AM..
beetlebz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 09:05 PM   #7
 
Thanks for the help everyone. After some research online, my water levels were simply too low. The filter's quiet now.
Exterrestrial is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 09:45 PM   #8
 
beetlebz's Avatar
 
ooooh that will do it!
beetlebz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Really quiet external filter? Limeylemon Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 2 12-17-2011 10:48 AM
Quiet Filter doughnut Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 10 07-21-2010 04:44 PM
Quiet Filter Cody Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 5 02-02-2008 04:56 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:06 AM.