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Marineland Penguin Power Filter
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- Certified flow rate of 100GPH, perfect for all aquariums up to 20-gallon, uses the Rite-Size A" filter cartridge"
- Delivers easy, three stage mechanical, chemical, and biological aquarium filtration
- Convenient Penguin Rite Size Cartridges come ready to use with each filter
- Please refer the Product Manual, Set up Manual and the Instructional Video before use.
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Easy Enough for the Beginner
Whether you're a first-time aquarist or consider yourself a hobbyist the Marineland Penguin Power Filter is right for you. Because it comes in four different sizes this filter is perfect for any small to medium aquarium 20-70 gallons. It does a superior job with the bio-load of Tropical Community Fish Oscars and African Cichlids. Leftover food and fish waste particles disappear in minutes due to the filter's replaceable Rite Size cartridges ensuring a clean and healthy environment for your fish and plants.
Handy Chart to Help You Pick the Right Penguin for Your Aquarium
|Product||Certified Flow Rate||Aquarium Size||Rite Size Media|
|Penguin 100B||100 GPH||Up to 20 gallons||A|
|Penguin 150B||150 GPH||Up to 30 gallons||B|
|Penguin 200B||200 GPH||Up to 50 gallons||C|
|Penguin 350B||350 GPH||Up to 70 gallons||C|
3-Stage Filtration Advantage
Each Marineland Penguin Filter is designed with an effective easy 3-stage filtration system consisting of biological chemical and mechanical filtration. The BIO-Wheel was designed to grow the beneficial bacteria that is needed for biological filtration and has been proven best at removing toxic ammonia and nitrites. Also the BIO-Wheel comes with a noise reducing cover making this filter more convenient and enjoyable for all fish owners. The replaceable Rite-Size filter cartridge provides the mechanical and chemical filtration screening out the dirt and debris and removing odors discoloration and impurities. The 100% water to media contact ensures a crystal clear healthy environment for your plants and fish. This type of 3-stage system will guarantee that your aquatic environment thrives to its highest ability.
Start-up and Maintenance
The Penguin Power Filter requires virtually no set-up making it perfect for any fish lover. Simply follow the manual in connecting the parts and then hang it onto the back of your tank. Be sure to prime your filter with aquarium water before you plug it in. Once you have set-up your filter you can adjust the water flow by using the mid-level strainer. After the initial set- up maintenance of this filter is quite easy. Simply remove and replace the filter cartridge after approximately one month and clean the filter as needed.
Handy Chart to Help You Pick the Right Filter for Your Size Aquarium
|Product||Tank Size||Level Aquarist||Type of Filter||Type of BIO-Technology||Type of Water Environment|
|C-Series Canister||Medium-Very Large Tanks||Enthusiast||Canister||BIO-Filter Balls||Freshwater/Emperor|
Penguin Power Filters: Easy and Effective Filtration
Penguin BIO-Wheel Power Filters deliver effective, easy, 3-stage aquarium filtration—without the hassle of air pumps, valves, and tubing or air stones. Convenient Rite-Size Filter Cartridges come ready to use with each filter . to mechanically and chemically remove waste, discoloration, and odors. Biological filtration is provided by the revolutionary BIO-Wheel—proven best at removing toxic ammonia and nitrite.
Two-Piece Vented Cover: Designed for convenient filter cartridge access and quiet operation
Adjustable Mid-Level Intake: Attaches to the intake tube for improved water circulation
Stage 1: Mechanical Filtration
At this stage, the Penguin Rite-Size Filter Cartridge floss screens out dirt and debris and utilizes a patented ribbed back for maximum water to carbon contact.
Stage 2: Chemical Filtration
Black Diamond Premium Activated carbon works to remove odors, discoloration, and impurities.
Stage 3: Biological Filtration
The patented BIO-Wheel eliminates toxic ammonia and nitrite on contact and is designed to grow the beneficial bacteria needed for biological filtration. The BIO-Wheel now features 50% more surface area.
Pick the Right Filter for Your Size Aquarium
|Certified Flow Rate||Aquarium Size|
|Penguin 100||100 GPH||Up to 20 gallons|
|Penguin 150||150 GPH||Up to 30 gallons|
|Penguin 200||200 GPH||Up to 50 gallons|
|Penguin 350||350 GPH||Up to 70 gallons|
Start-Up and Maintenance
The Penguin Power Filter requires virtually no set-up, making it perfect for any fish lover. Simply follow the manual in connecting the parts and then hang the filter onto the back of your tank. Be sure to prime your filter with aquarium water before you plug it in. Once you have set-up your filter you can adjust the water flow by using the mid-level strainer. After the initial set- up maintenance of this filter is quite easy. Simply remove and replace the filter cartridge after approximately one month and clean the filter as needed. It is also important to maintain an adequate water level in your tank to insure your Penguin Power filter runs quietly and efficiently.
Find the Rite-Size Filter for You
Each Penguin Power Filter comes with one Marineland Rite-Size Filter Cartridge. Take a look below to see which cartridge is correct for your filter and ensure proper maintenance.
|Rite-Size A Cartridge||Rite-Size B Cartridge||Rite-Size C Cartridge|
Fits Penguin 100 and Mini Power Filters
Fits Penguin 125, 150 Power Filters
Fits Penguin 170, 200, 330, 350 Power Filters
Tetra Water Care
Tetra sets the bar high in water care treatment and maintenance with a four-step, color-coded system. From aquarium start-up and routine maintenance, to trouble shooting solutions and testing, Tetra offers everything you need to keep your aquarium water healthy. Take a look at the chart below to see the full line of Tetra water care treatments and testing supplies.
|Start-Up||New Aquarium? Tetra SafeStart allows you to safely add fish to your tank immediately.|
|Maintenance||Use AquaSafe whenever adding water to neutralize chlorine and heavy metals. Use EasyBalance weekly to keep your water chemistry balanced.|
|Solutions||High ammonia? Use AmmoniaSafe liquid or tablets. Cloudy water? Clear it up with WaterClarifier Liquid or Tablets. Algae issues? Keep in check with AlgaeControl liquid or No More Algae tablets.|
|Testing||Tetra EasyStrips make regular water testing a breeze.|
Size: Up to 20-Gallon, 100 GPH
Top Customer Reviews
I do ALOT of work with fish tanks and supplies. One thing I have noticed from cleaning, fixing and modifying aquarium supplies is that in the last few years, maybe a little longer, marineland has started using cheaper parts.
I have an older model of this filter and it has adjustable flow and a bit better construction. I liked it, so I bought a new one. The newer one is noticeably cheaper in construction and components, no flow control knob and after four months it periodically grinds and it is LOUD! I hear it across my decent sized home.
So bottom line, it does its job as a filter, and in my opinion its a great filter. Just has a few things it could improve on.
- using sand in an aquarium instead of gravel will cause a grinding sound and destroy impellers in any filter if filter floss is not placed inside the strainer or a sponge accessory is not pulled over the strainer.
- for the first 1-2 days you may encounter trapped air bubbles which will make the filter loud. You can either wait it out or pull the intake tube up out of the filter box, and reseat it, slowly and gently, 2-3 times.
- the impeller may have been knocked out of position during shipping. Remove the intake tube, impeller housing and impeller. Check to make sure all appear okay, the re-seat them into the filter box.
- an air stone under the filter or near the intake tube will make the filter extremely noisy because of air bubbles traveling up the intake tube
- the bio wheel will slap the water and be very noisy initially, until it absorbs water. To avoid this noise, remove it and float it in the tank for a day or two. It will soak up water much faster, and when you do install it, it will not make noise.
For more information on these filters please contact the Marineland Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-322-1266 between 8:00 am - 5:30 pm EST Monday through Friday.
I have a 55 gallon tank and bought the 350. I dont plan on getting any dirty fish, and considering the movement on this model, I am confident it is enough for the bioload I plan on having. I was leery of getting this over a fluval or aqueon after noise/functionality complaints but if it rates above 4 stars on average it's fair game at that point. It was on sale for about $30 when I ordered it and money talks. Im not an extreme hobbyist or fish wrangler, just a girl who would like a pretty fish tank in her house and has done her homework. So if terms aren't correct or I don't make sense, I apologize.
Anyways, To keep it simple, pros and cons:
Pros: It is easy to put together. It literally is just common sense linking pieces together and putting in cartridges. It took no more than five minutes. After filling up my tank, and getting it started I was concerned it would be hard to prime. It wasn't. I poured in two cups of water in each side and it was up and spinning. Took about 30 seconds. Max. You put on the little lids which just kind of sit on top of everything without stopping the flow.
-The motor IS NOT and SHOULD NOT be loud. I wonder if the people complaining about this followed general fish keeping instructions, let alone the product's. There is a rim at the top of most aquariums, usually black or brown metal/wood. This is where your water level should be regardless of filter. If it is any lower, then there is an amount of space the water has to drop, making more and more noise. The water makes the noise, not the filter.Read more ›
I bought 2 bags of Fluval Spec Biomax Filter Media, 2.1 oz and tossed them into that large useless opening between the biowheel and the cartridge itself providing lots of bio media. Heck, you could add a small bag of carbon with 1 bag of that bio media. The possibility are endless! Great filter. i'd gladly buy again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This thing moves water! I have this sitting side by side with my emperor 400 and performs just as well!Published 46 minutes ago by Michael Scott
Bought this for my 10 gal tank in my sons room. Nice filter but can be noisy and has a very powerful flow. Would be nice to be able to slow down the flow and a tad quieter. Read morePublished 58 minutes ago by Nathan Myers
one of the best hang on filters you can get. i highly recommend buying the media containers and using them instead of the regular carbon cartridges, will save you money and you can... Read morePublished 22 hours ago by paperboy72
I have a 30 something gallon aquarium and I added on the back where the cartridges go, some bio balls too. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
I purchased this for my 20g tank with one goldfish in it, even after it was cycled the filter never kept the water clear it was always foggy and today I come home and find that it... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Jamie Colburn
This filter has kept my 46 gallon very clean! I like that it has the ability to decrease amount of water going in since I did buy a filter a bit larger than necessary for my tank... Read morePublished 2 days ago by B-Ready
Correction, I have had it just over a month and no longer works.Published 3 days ago by Daniel&Savannah