A newb question lol

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by Piratefreak07, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Piratefreak07New MemberMember

    Okay, so today in the mail I got my filter. I ordered a Marineland Penguin 150 bio-wheel power filter from PetSmart.com.

    Here's my question, all those who are more experienced:

    Is it really supposed to be this quiet?! All I can hear is the water trickling through the filter. No loud annoying buzzing sound. Is this right? lol. I fear I may have done something backwards or wrong. :;smack

    QQQUUUUAADDDWell Known MemberMember

    Well, when I had my penguin before I returned it mine was super noisy!
  3. Akari_32

    Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    Quite filters are happy filters :)
  4. OP

    Piratefreak07New MemberMember

    Oh good!!! I was worried I had put it together wrong or something. I remember being in 5th grade and the class fish tank's filter was super noisy. Always loud and buzzing. lol.

    Phew. Thanks, fish lovers! :)
  5. Lexi03Well Known MemberMember

    I have 4 penguin bio wheel filters running in my bedroom, and I heve never heard the buzzing sound other people complain the biowheels make. The only sound I hear is the water fall sound that all my HOBs make.
  6. ZeeZ

    ZeeZWell Known MemberMember

    I don't hear anything, much less the filters. :)
  7. Akari_32

    Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    Cheater :giggle:
  8. LupinusValued MemberMember

    Mine is very quite and can barely be heard running. Only time it's noisy is when it's refilling after a water change, and then right back to being quite again.

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