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Hi, I have a 10 gallon aquarium for my fish, Willie. I have been through so many filters but they have all ended up being so loud. For example the one I have in his tank right now is the Tetra Internal Power Filter which is supposed to be very quiet but mine sounds horrible. I even cleaned out the pump (which wasn’t dirty at all) but it’s still horrific. (it’s making me go crazy)

Does anyone have any recommendations on what is the best filter (either hang on or internal) that is very quiet and has good filtration?
 

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I used these on my 10 FORZA 15-25 Power Filter - 80GPH

When I broke down the 10 they were used on my 20 gallons. I have the smaller size on my 2.5 tanks. Haven't had any noise issues as both sizes are very quiet. The only time I hear them is when I let the water level drop.

I would suggest getting the one linked and not the PFE-1. I had that one on the 10 and wasn't satisfied with its performance.

Hope that helps.
 

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Hi there! I personally love sponge filters but it really depends on the owner. I also have used tetra whisper filters to great success. You can get a sponge filter from amazon for $6-8 and a pump, airline tubing, and flow adjuster from walmart or petco/petsmart for under $10.
 

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I use sponge, HOB and internal filters and they all have their advantages and disadvantages.

Personally my favourite is HOBs - just for the comfortable handling from outside and the possibilities to choose your favourite media arrangements plus ”automatic“oxygen supply. Also 3 of my 5 Betta like to swim into the outlet current and the flowrate is easy to adjust from outside. My HOBs are all Aqua Clear 20 with altered media.

I also use the combination of HOB plus sponge (just regular sponge filters with external air pump) and HOB plus internal filters (Dennerle and EHEIM). This only for the bigger tanks.

I find this a very clearly presented overview of possible and good filters with all their pros and cons:

 

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Hi!
I use sponge, HOB and internal filters and they all have their advantages and disadvantages.

Personally my favourite is HOBs - just for the comfortable handling from outside and the possibilities to choose your favourite media arrangements plus ”automatic“oxygen supply. Also 3 of my 5 Betta like to swim into the outlet current and the flowrate is easy to adjust from outside. My HOBs are all Aqua Clear 20 with altered media.

I also use the combination of HOB plus sponge (just regular sponge filters with external air pump) and HOB plus internal filters (Dennerle and EHEIM). This only for the bigger tanks.

I find this a very clearly presented overview of possible and good filters with all their pros and cons:

Hi, for some reason when I had my sponge filter it kept on causing ammonia spikes. Is there a reason for that? I’m my opinion I would want a HOB or internal. It has to be quiet
 

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I can only assume that the filter has not been in the tank long enough for building up a reasonable amount of biology.

It takes quite some time unless you don‘t have a really big surface like in HMF (Hamburger Matten Filter).
 

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I really like the sponge ones I got from aquarium co-op. I am switching my hobs over to them. I like them because you can put an air stone in them. And they are very reasonable
 
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