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Marineland 100B Penguin Bio-Wheel Power Filter 100 GPH Featured

 
Penguin BIO-Wheel Power Filters 100 by Penguin. Penguin series aquarium power filters provide superior biological filtration to eliminate toxic ammonia and nitrite


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Cheap to Install, Great Water quality, Expensive to maintain featured

Installation and Operation Out of the box this thing flew together, it's not my first hang on back filter so I pretty much knew how everything worked. I'm currently using it on my 14 Gallon nano, have yet to see Ammonia, Nitrate and Nitrites. It does not take up much space and very quiet when new. Over time the impeller gets loud and you need to replace it every year or so, that will cut you back $5.00 - $10.00. When sand gets in, It makes a horrible sound, usually I need to take it apart and rinse the filter.

The largest downside to this filter is the filter pad replacement costs. It will run around $10 for 3 pads! That is actually stupid expensive! You can get the filter pads online from different manufactures for cheaper, but they sometimes don't perfectly fit, as Marinelands filter pads are so awkwardly shaped. What I did to combat this is i carefully pulled apart the top seam where the plastic and filter media meet, I emptied the used carbon, washed the pad under high pressure, and refilled with new carbon. Much cheaper.


Performance vs. Expectations It preformed exceptionally well, This and the Aqua Clear filter, in my opinion are the best available hang on back filters. My water is crystal clear. I was expecting this to be super quiet, which is why I chose it for my aquarium on my night stand, beside my pillow, but it actually does hum and there is light splashing in the Bio-Wheel section, I find in the larger models there is no splashing. The noise from this filter is tolerable, especially if not in a bed room... or place of needed silence. It is actually pretty darn quiet, if you maintain the impeller correctly, and don't let sand or air get into it.


Value for money One of the best value's for a high quality filter. Period.

One of the most expensive filter pads ever ($10 for 3). Period.


Customer Support It has somewhat of a long "hold" time.


Liked about it - Pretty Quiet
- Exceptional Water quality
- Wet/Dry type of biological filtration from the bio-wheel.
- Small and compact
- Clear cover, you can always see the bio-wheel spinning
- Bio-Wheel almost never needs replacement or cleaning.
- Dual suction inlets
- Energy efficient
- Great quality, cheap price


Didn't like - Expensive filter pads
- Can get noisy


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4.8
Overall satisfaction:
 
4.5
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5.0

By Arteom Shostak
Mar 09, 2011
 
Last updated: March 22, 2011
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compact but powerfull

General when i had a 10g freshwater tank up i had one of these and never had any problems. and its small size didnt take up a lot of space so i had more room to put other things in the tank. it also kept the water crystal clear i was in awe by how well this thing kept my 10g tank clean. after a few years i bought a second one and had 2 on the tank and made the tank even cleaner.


Liked about it it has a small size witch is great for small aquariums. and they are easy to clean and the replaceable filters are great. and keeps water crystal clear.


Didn't like if it sucked up any sand at all it would make this horrid grinding noise and even if you cleaned out the sand it would still make a little noise for a few hours.


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4.0

By Gabriel
Apr 28, 2009
 
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