Suggestion Needed: Power Filter - 55 gallon

LaGem

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Wanting to add another power filter to my aquarium.
Currently, and have had for the past 4 years, an Aqua Clear 70 - love it, quiet unit.

My fish aquarium specialist recommended the Marineland Biowheel Penquin 200 power filter. So I bought it, installed it as my 2nd filter unit.. The unit is very LOUD.. Then I read the advice of how to fix this problem on this Marineland "If the impeller is at anykind of angle, it will contact the guards around it and the inside of theintake and make a LOT of noise. This noise is usually a vibrating noise and itcan be corrected by straightening the impeller. You have to ensure that you slideit back in straight and seat it properly without contacting the sides, whichcan cause a change it the impellers angle again." by dsmike post. Did all that.. everything straight.. tried the Marineland unit again... same problem.. I thought it might be defective, so I went purchase another one.. tried that one.. same problem.. Too noisy! I AM bringing this Marineland unit back.

Now, I need the experience aquarist help..
Should I stay with Aqua Clear brand or go with another brand?
What is the best brand out there that is very very quiet?
 

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If you've been happy with the aquaclear I would get another of those. I have the same filter and for the most part I love it.

 

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We've had two Marineland 200's that came as part of the kit and are really not happy with them.

One has already been replaced with an Aqueon and I expect before long the second will be as well.
 
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Thanks for your response.. I bought the Aqua Clear 70 today and it Is soo quiet. not compared to the Loud Marineland I returned.
 

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Aquaclear really do make some nice filters. They don't look the nicest, but they definitely perform better than most HOB filters out there.
 

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LiterallyHydro said:
Aquaclear really do make some nice filters. They don't look the nicest, but they definitely perform better than most HOB filters out there.
Not to mention the ability to customize the filter media to how you want.
 

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Dom90 said:
Not to mention the ability to customize the filter media to how you want.
Indeed. very true, I like having all that space to put different types of media.
 

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