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Quiet internal filters

Discussion in 'New to the Hobby Questions and Answers' started by chigwellhammer, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. chigwellhammer

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    Any suggestions for an internal filter that is quite quiet?

    It’s for a 120l tank.

    I have had my eyes on the Eheim pickup 160 if anyone can review this?

    Thanks,
     
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    Fluval and Rena internal power filters used to be pretty good. No idea how good they are now.

    I used an AquaClear powerhead with a Quick Filter attachment. I removed the stupid foam insert & plastic cage, and replaced it with a round/ cylindrical sponge from a different brand of internal power filter.
     
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    I use an Eheim Biopower and that is pretty quiet. It sometimes gets a bit noisy after a water change but that's just due to trapped air and lifting it off the bracket and tilting it gets rid of the air.
    I've never used a Pickup so I can't comment on that, I'm afraid.
     
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    You want to be aware of the current produced by whichever filter as this impacts fish. If the fish are quiet forest species then a sponge filter connected to an air pump may be all you need. In my cory tank and loach tank I use the Fluval Quiet Flow...and it is quiet. Here's a link to the one suited for 30 gallons. Again depending upon the intended fish, a smaller version may be suitable, it comes (here anyway) in four sizes. I use the 40g largest in my 40g cory tank, and the 20g in my 33g loach tank.
    https://www.jlaquatics.com/aqueon-quietflow-internal-power-filter-at30.html
     
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    I should also mention that the Eheim Biopower, and the similar Aquaball (same pumps, different media) have a flow rate adjuster so the water current can be turned down if necessary for the fish.
     

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