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Filters are designed to run continously! Turning the filter off for extended periods of time usually results in the benifical bacteria dieing off! If you can't "change the process" there isn't much anyone can suggest. Your choice: get rid of the filter, put up with the noise, get ear plugs, buy a quiterer filtration system, move the tank, ect. ect!
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Sometimes filling the tank almost to the top helps a lot with the noise. Maybe that can help .
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What type of filter is it Pwat & is it the noise from the motor or from the water that is the problem.

As Dano said & I agree, it is really a bad idea to turn the filter off & you shouldn't need to turn it off during feeding. Does the filter have a waterflow control - maybe you can just turn it down a bit if it is causing a problem at feeding time.
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You can't turn down the waterflow, and mostly the water hitting the water makes the noise. Normally when i refill my tank with some water it makes less noise. The noise is really what bothers me, the motor doesn't make much noise, i could sleep with that . The filter brand is a Topfin 10.
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I think that happens with a lot of filters especially the external ones, & probably not much you can do about the water noise - Lemuel's suggestion is good & it does work - my filters only make a spashing sound when the water level starts dropping.

I don't know what else to advise besides trying some of Dano's suggestions - getting a filter that does have a waterflow control might be a good idea, if you can afford it.

Hope you aren't loosing too much sleep!
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Top off the water in between water changes to keep the tank full, that will eliminate the water noise altogether and helps aid in filtration. A Top Fin filter is designed so that the water coming back into the tank skims across the surface, hits the front glass and goes downward, making a circular current that helps the filter do it's job.
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Supple, i love you! You amde the noise go away! YAY!!! now i can sleep! I added water to the tank of the filter and some water to the tank today, and it hasn't made a noise (except for the occasional bursting of bubbles here and there). Thanks for the help.
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