Tetra® Whisper EX70 Filter System
Great function but a little loud
This seems like a good filter. It is easy to use and install and can be easily customized to use the media of your choice. The "waterfall" output is much smoother than a lot of other filters so you don't have all that splashing noise. It is easy to adjust the impeller and the customer service rep I spoke to was very helpful. The only negative I have is that the motor was a little louder than expected. It was a little loud for a kids bedroom but would be great in any other room in the house.
January 31, 2015
i have the ex20 filter. i bought it about 1month ago.....about 1 week ago it started to make noise. the noise is a humming/vibration. it is anoying
What is the warranty on the ex 20? This noise is bothersome
June 20, 2014
noisy, avg quality
I recently bought an ex70 on sale at my local store. It was to work in tandem with my aquaclear 110. The ex70 was not hard to put together and get running, but once it was up and running i was very disappointed. Even after I let it cycle and run for a few hours, it was still loud and it could be heard over the tv. I have continued to use it for a few months because the tank is in the basement and the noise isnt a bother. Bottom line: for 12 dollars more you can buy a nice aquaclear that will give you better filtration, last longer, run quieter, and doesn't require a new cartridge every time one gets dirty.
( with filters like the aquaclears you can rinse the filter pad out and reuse it) If I would have known how noisy this filter was, I would have put the money toward another aquaclear.
June 9, 2014
I have this filter for my 20 gallon tank. Every time I go through the cleaning process it literally is a horrible process. Whenever I clean the filter and try to start it up again it stalls like an old car that has no gas! I've tried leaving it to fix itself, adding water to help get it going, shakng, bumping and only after I scare my fish to death rattling and beating the side of it the filter, itdecides to begin running. Its not quiet what so ever! Whisper is hardly the term. It competes with the TV sound! Today while doing a routine water change the filter would not start for the life of me. Before the filter bag is even dirty, gunk builds up along the fall line and makes the water splash and fall unevenly.
March 31, 2014