Aqueon® QuietFlow Aquarium Power Filter 55/75
This filter is loud. THere's really no way around it. I used household sponge to lessen the noise of the water hitting the surface, but there's nothing that can be done about a simply loud motor. For it's price, it's a nice filter and it does the job.
January 2, 2015
I've had it a week now going in my 60 gallon tank. It's nice and strong, not exactly quiet, though. I originally got a Marineland Emporer 400, but that one sounded like it was going to blow up. It was broken out of the box; this one worked just fine. Therefore, this is the better filter.
October 23, 2014
NOT AS ADVERTISED
I have to agree with the others here, this is supposed to be "QUIET", not in any sense of the word. It is so loud that in the beginning, at night, i had to play the radio to drown out the sound. I love the sound of water but this thing sounds like an overflowing bathtub. When I first got it I got up several nights to make sure the water was turned off in my sink and tub. i have since gotten used to it though. i do like the way it cleans the tank however, very efficient, but it has a very short life span. I've had it approximately 6 months and it has already stopped working and will have to be replaced. i would not recommend this item not so much because of the noise because you can get used to that but because of it's short life span.
August 3, 2014
I am on my third pump. The most recent one was quiet for a day or two. Now, even cleaning the filter pump and/or restarting it several times does not reduce the noise. Lots of vibration of the entire unit. Otherwise the unit cleans the aquarium very well. Going to buy some other brand like Aqua Clear Fluval.
July 25, 2014