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Old 12-04-2012, 01:19 PM   #1
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Default Marineland Emperor and Penguin ?

Does anyone know if one is quieter than the other? Its a bedroom tank so I dont want to hear much noise
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:20 PM   #2

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The last penguin I got was noisy out of the box, all of my emperors are old. IME both usually start off fairly quiet (just little bit of waterfall noise from the biowheels) and get noisier (vibration noise) after running a few years. A new impeller with often quiet them.

Aquaclears are reputed to be quieter, but I got HOT magnums for my bedroom tanks. In general, canisters are quieter that HOBs.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:03 PM   #3
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aquaclear filters are about as quiet as it gets with HOB types......and canisters are considerably more quiet....
but i have found that after a short time i find the noise of the water movement quite soothing and allows me to get better rest...

if we ignore nature;maybe it will go away

10 gallon..nothing but air

10 gallon...just more air

10 gallon...stale air

just don't ask about the rest
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:46 PM   #4
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my issue with canister is leaking and I have 2 brand new Penguin 200 for my 56 gallon
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