Sponge Filter Noise

Nate C

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So I just replaced my cartridge filter with a sponge filter because expert at my LFS said to. The tank is in my room and the pump is not that loud but annoying. Any suggestions on how to make it quieter or if I can turn it off when I sleep?
 
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It's one from petsmart that advertised being quiet
 

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Do you know what specific kind?

Or could you upload a picture of it?
 
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I wouldn't turn it off. Your bacteria need oxygen and water movement and without it you could run into a mini cycle. You might could look into a submersible filter, I have found them to be virtually silent. Since they are entirely under the water, the water completely muffles the noise.
 

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My airpump doesn't really make noise, but the bubbles from my sponge filter makes a lot of noise!
 

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If you want quiet, then get a canister or a quiet HOB. Air pump will always make noise, either from the pump itself or from the bubbles that it creates with a sponge filter or air stone.
 

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So I just replaced my cartridge filter with a sponge filter because expert at my LFS said to. The tank is in my room and the pump is not that loud but annoying. Any suggestions on how to make it quieter or if I can turn it off when I sleep?
Get rid of it and replace it with an internal or canister filter is about the only really effective way.
 
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