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I have a 10g and 29g in my bedroom and the filter on the 29 is a Tetra "Whisper" 40 and it is very loud. So loud that I have too shut it off at night and just run a power head. I know that is not good for the fish so what would be a good and quite canister or hang on back filter for under $80? For the 10g I was looking at the Aqueon Quiteflow 20. The tank is right next to my bed so would that filter be quite enough?
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I think I would get the one that goes up to 66g that would probably be better for my tank cus it's heavily stocked. It pretty cheap to. It is going to be quite to so looks good to me.
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What about the 10g, would a Aqueon Quiteflow 20 be quite enough or is there a better option?
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aquaclear i hear is very good. havent had much experience with them tho. there is a small hang on style canister that might interest you. but it might be too big for a 10 gallon. this i also havent had experience with just bee looking info up on it an might be trying it out on a 20 gallon high. seems to be good so far. http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=16742 if your going for a bigger canister like that eheim which is good. there also are one like the sunsun canister filters that have gotten very popular over the yrs good prices good flow hold alot of media. either one will be fine
 

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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.
 

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The aqueon quietflow is extremely quiet and good design too. I'm an aquaclear guy for life but they do make a bit of noise. Noise can be greatly reduced if you lube the impeller shaft with silicone or graphite lubricant.
Good luck!

P.S. in-tank filters are virtually silent. My fav is whisper 10i. Very small and cheap but definitely enough for a.10 gal.
 

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My Eheim is extremely quiet!! As time goes on, its getting quieter too.
 

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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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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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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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So what about the internal filters like the tetra whisper 20i? Is it good and quite?
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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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That's because the motor is inside the tank. The fish can hear it though :)
 
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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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