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Hi all, I know this topic has been tackled to death, but maybe from a different angle each time? Anyway, I've only had HOB filters since I've been in the hobby (about a year) and although I like them well enough, I've always been curious about canisters/other methods. My HOBs are a bit loud, and don't quiet upon cleaning, which I do regularly. It doesn't bother me, but they seem to go up and down in volume and I worry about whether something is wrong with them!! In addition, they seem to get clogged up pretty rapidly, even with weekly cleanings. My friend has a canister and really likes it, but that's mainly because it doesn't sound like running water all the time...I guess it made her feel the need to use the bathroom all the time while I don't have that problem, the noise does bother me a bit! I currently have 2 HOB Aquaclear 110s, running on high, on my 75 gallon tank. I also have a whisper air pump which doesn't seem to be "whispering" very well. I think THAT may be louder than the HOBs....anyone have a better option for oxygenation/water flow, or a better brand of pump? My tank is in a 2nd floor apartment on the most even floorspace I could find (corner right beside the door, that opens to the hallway...I am on a far end of the building so that seemed the most stable) and the floor is warped because the building is old, but the warping isn't bad where I put the tank. I looked into doing a sump but I'm worried it will be too much weight on the floors. I have the 75g tank written into my lease, but nothing else....so a sump tank is pretty much out of the question. What do you guys like best? I will also potentially be moving a long distance (like, across the country...we will cross that bridge when it comes...) next year, and am wondering if a canister might be easier to move. How's the GPH? I remember it being substantially lower than the HOBs. Thanks for any help!!!