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Rated 5 out of 5 by Jay93 A near silent, but powerful filter
This is by no means as some other reviews are saying a "new and unreviewed filter", just one look in the box and even at your receipt let's you know National Geographic is just putting it's name on Eheim's filters. And it's about time that one of the most trusted names in aquatic filtration got an updated look and a more readily distributed line. This filter is fantastic, it's near silent and it comes with an array of options to use as inserts which I love since I prefer using only biological and mechanical filtration over carbon.
Anyone complaining about noise obviously has a defective model and should have returned it to the store. Sometimes I think it's broken it's so silent and I have to check it's still working! It has a nice variation in it's output, from a trickle to a quick stream, so it's perfect for anything even turbulent sensitive swimmers like betta. It's intake is also very easy to cover with a sponge and it's a very out of the way filter.
My only complaint is that it can be a bit loud if not properly primed when you start it up so be sure to fill it before plugging it in. All around though this is an affordable, high quality filter that I recommend to everyone and anyone.
April 1, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by jalvini Very Noisy Due To Defective Motor
the motor comes out of line very easily leaving the filter very noisy. I had to lube it up with Vaseline 2x today alone, if not it starts humming very loud. For the people who are not experiencing this, trust me you WILL. For those who ARE having this problem either return the filter or get the Vaseline out and start lubing the motor piece inside
July 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cassandra56 Awesome and quiet!
I bought this filter for my 10G Half Moon Marineland tank because the one that came with it died on me. From what I can tell so far, it's awesome and really quiet. It's also neat that you can adjust the flow setting. I just wish there was an extension on the pipe, because I have a taller tank.
June 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SparkleSprinkler1 Excellent water surface agitation/circulation
I love that this filter has adjustable flow. I needed it for a 5 gallon betta tank that came with a horribly low quality internal filter that didn't move the surface of the water AT ALL. Floki (the resident betta) was becoming less and less active due to the water not being oxygenated very well. INSTANT energy and happiness when I installed this filter. The water surface had that weird film build up. Pretty much instantly cleaned up by this filter.
Noise? If you listen for it and make everything quiet then yes you can hear a very low hum...maybe? It certainly is not anything bothersome whatsoever. I feel the negative reviews on this filter are far fetched. This is an excellent filter. I highly recommend it.
June 21, 2014