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Anyone seen or happen to try these yet? http://www.tetra-fish.com/sites/TetraFi ... /home.html

Today I saw them in Petco where my wife works. The press release says they'll be available by Sept but I guess they released them earlier... I am assuming in limited markets. This is the first time I've heard of these. I have to admit they look very promising. Sort of remind me of a combination of the Aqueon filters (inside tank pump) and Marineland Millennium (separate bio cartridges). I do think the carbon indicator is gimmicky though. I almost wish I needed a filter so I can try one out. They are not even expensive either although as to be expected the cartridges are a bit pricey.

I am guessing that the regular line of Whisper filters will be phased out (I have always thought they were junk IMO).

Jay
 

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The most interesting thing to me was

About Tetra/United Pet Group/Spectrum Brands

The Tetra brand is owned by United Pet Group,.......................................included in its portfolio of widely trusted brands are Rayovac®, Remington®, Tetra®, Marineland®,..............

EDITOR’S NOTE:
On May 21, Spectrum Brands announced a definitive agreement with Salton Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary,
Applica Pet Products LLC, for the sale of United Pet Group. The transaction is expected to close by the end of August
2008.
Wonder how this will effect those product lines/prices?
 

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That is cool and all but is it necessary? I know I don't need all that. I have seen some of the best filtration devices come from cheap and basic DIY's.
 

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:( I thought I was buying into something that was really advanced and easy to maintain but now my biggest complaint is the noise coming off of it. I have the EX 45 right now in a 46 gallon tank but I don't have it filled to capacity, so that extra gallon is not part of the problem. I have such a loud hum coming off of it that my wife has resorted to turning it off at night. Luckily I haven't put any fish in the tank yet, I'm just in a preparation phase.
I may attempt to return it but not sure if I can. Need to do more research.
 

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I got one for free. I posted about how much they suck also. I put it down in this thread but that was before I was offered a free brand new filter and well I should have just declined it. Nothing that is so innovative about it proves any point at all and the intake with that huge impeller housing is just the ugliest thing I have ever seen in my life as far as filtration goes! I never had such a eyesore in my tanks!.

And the humming is so annoying!!

I lubed up the impeller and all and it still just makes way to much noise!

I have the EX70!
 
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