Sponge Filter Noise

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by Nate C, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. Nate CValued MemberMember

    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?
  2. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    I'd like to know too, I have the same problem

  3. FlutterFishWell Known MemberMember

    What pump do you have?

    You might have to just replace your pump for another one.

  4. Nate CValued MemberMember

    It's one from petsmart that advertised being quiet

  5. FlutterFishWell Known MemberMember

    Do you know what specific kind?

    Or could you upload a picture of it?
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  6. Nate CValued MemberMember

    [​IMG] petsmart AP 2200
  7. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    Maybe you can switch to Tetra Whispers. They are pretty quiet
  8. FlutterFishWell Known MemberMember

    Sorry, still have no idea what type it is... maybe someone else can help you on that.
  9. Nate CValued MemberMember

    Can I turn off a sponge filter at night
  10. AngelTheGypsyFishlore VIPMember

    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.
  11. yukondogWell Known MemberMember

    Try setting it on a towel or foam rubber or sponge, it woks for my air pump.
  12. LevibeastValued MemberMember

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

    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.
  14. TwoHedWlfWell Known MemberMember

    Get rid of it and replace it with an internal or canister filter is about the only really effective way.

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