Rated 2 out of 5 by 3
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sinc Very noisy - get the QuietFlow 30 instead
Quite disappointed in this "QuietFlow" unit. It's extremely noisy, whereas the QuietFlow 30 by the same company is virtually silent.
I suspect this is because the shell of the QuietFlow 30 and 50 are the same, and Aqueon just put a more powerful motor in the QuietFlow 50 without adjusting any other part of the unit, leading to a lot of noise and vibration.
Get the QuietFlow 30 instead. If you have a large tank, get two QuietFlow 30s. (This also helps your tank stay stable in case one unit fails).
October 31, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anthony09 Stay away from this filter!
Been in the tropical fish hobby for over 40 years and I can't find anything good to say about this filter. It's much louder than my Marineland Bio Filter and mechanically it's one of the worse designs I've ever seen. It unsuccessfully tries to dampen its motor sounds by immersing the pump housing underwater, in essence making the fish having to deal with it. The pickup tube isn't secure in place and easily separates in the tank and the entire motor and impeller assembly is entirely "mickey mouse".
January 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by TutleOwner not bad
i have this for my 29 gal fish tank and i also have 1 on my 10 gal gold fish tank .. work fine filters are a little pricey and dont last a full mo so we now put a cheaper filter ( Aqua-Tech Filter Cartridge #3 $6 for 3) compared to the $20 for 3 they make for this .. still works great
May 12, 2014