OHHH NO ITS BAD!!! @_____@!!!! Mine is, at least. We have the same tank, me thinks.
And yeah- its a pain, but not impossible to baffle. If you have access to it, get some AQ sponge and stuff it in the intake and well as against the outtake (tied with a rubberband)
I used (LOL, super hard, no sponge..) a half of a bar soap container from walmart, which I broke in half, stuffed with fake plants and mesh (LOLOL) and hit up against it by using the bands. Half goes in the water, the mesh prevents my fish from going in.
Id be careful of that outtake- its stronger than you might think!
But its a great, really great filter. (Make sure the water level's high enough)