Aqueon Quietflow power filters combine ultra-quiet operation, industry-high flow rates and enhanced filtration to provide the ideal filtration solution for your aquarium. An in-tank pump design virtually eliminates noise and lowers the overall profile of each filter so it can fit behind your aquarium more easily. The design also lets you start the filter with no priming. Double biological grids, including a unique wet/dry mechanism, provide a large amount of surface area to support beneficial bacteria growth for bio filtration. The Quietflow's Lab-tested flow rates skew higher than similarly-sized power filters. Simple-to-replace filter cartridges round out this easy-to-use, powerful tank filtration package.
Hands down MUCH MUCH quieter than Tetra Whisper box filter. I just bought this filter and am very pleased with it. I had 2 Whisper filters that constantly rattled and buzzed. The Aqueon is self priming and very quiet. Yes, there is some water splash, but keeping the tank topped off reduces the splash sound.
innovative design 3/8/2014
This power filter is one of the few, if not only, power filters I've seen of its design. The mechanics are awesome. The water pump is located just above the intake tube inside the aquarium! This is awesome because this means the back chamber on the side of the power filter that rests outside the aquarium does not have to be filled up before plugging in your filter in order for it to work. I enjoy this fact because some of my aquariums have their power filters in hard to reach places on the tank. The flow rate seems to also be high because of this design too. As far as filtration goes, if you are not happy with Aqueon's filter media then you could switch to another brand of filtration media. But as far as an awesome high flow, easy start up power filter goes I think this is a great choice.
filter is very quiet 10/4/2013
Reviewer: tick clark
It is very quiet to me just am not sure it does a good job filter get dirty to fast tank are a little cloudy water flows good
Not a Very Quiet Filter 10/9/2012
The electronics of the filter are quiet. But the water flow coming into the filtration area is loud. Then, coupled by the 'bio grid', the water returning to the tank is also quite loud. I have tried different water levels, none seem to work. Our TV room sounds like a constant waterfall, and the TV volume had to be increased. Other than the noise level, it cleans well.
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