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Old 02-17-2013, 09:26 PM   #1 
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Better filter for Topfin 5.5 gallon tank?

So the Topfin Power Filter 10 that came with it works good... it's just slowly gotten noisy... >.>

What's a good HOB filter that will fit in the hole the lid has? I WAS going to get the Aqua Clear 20... but it's VERY VERY SLIGHTLY too big D:< lol
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:05 AM   #2 
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I have the same thing, usually the noise comes from the intake arm if its a kind of rattle. I usually push down on it gently & it'll stop. However I am switching it over to a sponge filter. Switched my 10g tanks yesterday & I'm liking it much better than an HOB or internal filter. You might look into a sponge filter.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:54 AM   #3 
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I have a Tetra 10i on mine, but the filter is way to strong. I have to baffle it. Go with a sponge filter.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:18 AM   #4 
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I have the same thing, usually the noise comes from the intake arm if its a kind of rattle. I usually push down on it gently & it'll stop. However I am switching it over to a sponge filter. Switched my 10g tanks yesterday & I'm liking it much better than an HOB or internal filter. You might look into a sponge filter.
I figured that out too, but the rattling only stops for a couple mins e.e lol

I thought about getting a sponge filter, but wouldn't the air pump be louder? :S

If I did get a sponge filter, how would you suggest keeping that hole in the back of the lid covered so my betta won't jump out? I have a jumper. D:
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:49 AM   #5 
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What are the dimensions of the cut out? The larger Azoo Mignon would probably work fine :) http://www.amazon.com/Azoo-Mignon-Fi...dp/B006KY1MF2/
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:30 AM   #6 
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o: that would work... does it have an adjustable flow?
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:14 PM   #7 
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Thats odd I have the top fin 5.5 gallon tank (from petsmart) and my aquaclear 20 fits perfectly fine
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:41 PM   #8 
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Are you using the lid that came with it?

I tried to fit it on a display at the store but it wouldn't fit...

Whats the length of it?
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:53 PM   #9 
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The pump on a sponge filter won't be loud if you get the right pump ;) I heard the tetra whisper pumps are really quiet. Im actually about to switch my 5.5 gallon over to a hydro mini sponge filter :)
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:43 PM   #10 
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Using the hood that came with the tank. You can punch out the little black tab on the left for more room. If you can tell me how to upload a picture I can post it xD
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