Help With A Quiet Filter

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The filter on my 5.5 Betta tank is vibrating and SO LOUD that it is driving me INSANE! I am super sensitive to noises, and I fear if I have to deal with it all the time it's going to give me a migraine! It's a this filter:

Tetra Whisper Power Filter, 5 - 10 gal

If I put the top on it it's even louder! I can't sleep at night without air plugs because the noise is so bad!

Can anyone recommend a filter that will be QUIET? But please keep in mind that i am a teacher with student loans which equals not a lot of funds haha!

I was thinking of making my own filter like from Life with Pets on YouTube, but I think an air-pump thing would be just as annoying with it's vibration!
Same with a sponge filter right? and I tried an internal filter but it was too big and just as noisy!

Thank you!
 

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Try a Aquaclear 20. You can turn the flow down and mine are very quiet. I know what you mean, I can't have have any noise from filters when I'm trying to sleep.
 
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It’s the 2nd one that I’ve gotten that buzzed and vibrates and is SO loud! I will look into the aqua clear!
 
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So I got this filter... and I still have that awful vibration noise!
 
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It’s across the room but I can still hear it as it’s so noisy.
 

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You must be having really bad luck! I’ve never had one make a vibrating sound. Maybe you could swap it out for another one?
 
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Yours makes zero noise? This is literally the 3rd filter that I got that makes vibrating noises! I can’t deal with the noise so I end up putting in ear plugs! I am at the point where I just want to make my own filter. I saw a YouTube video how to do it and one on how to silence an air pump.
 

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I use ear plugs usually regardless because I need absolute silence lol. But no my filters are silent!
 
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I read online that someone put Vaseline on their impeller and it quieter down and I did the same! It still makes some noise but not nearly as loud!! Too bad it didn’t work on that Tetra whiskey though. That thing is SO LOUD!
 
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^ I may go to the LFS tomorrow and check out sponge filters. I still need something for my 2nd tank that isn’t so noisy!
 

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I just bought a Fluval Underwater filter for my 29g tank. The thing is dead silent. Seriously--I can't hear a thing. I can't guarantee the smaller model, appropriate for your tank, is the same, but I'd recommend the one I have as a quiet filter.
 
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The filter is loud again!! It’s competing for loudest filter against my other TopFin one. I can’t deal with all the vibrating noises ugh!
 
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