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Marineland Penguin Power Filter
|Price:||$15.59 + $6.99 shipping|
- 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
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1) You don't have to shut it down. Pull the cartridge, rinse the new one with distilled water, slowly replace it back in the formed slots. No shutting down valves, seals/o-ring probs etc..
2) They're pretty quiet but can get the "bubbling noise" when your water level drops below a certain point.Typically just below the flat part of the outlets. It won't hurt it or the fish if it does, it just gets that "noisy" waterfall sound which some, people feel it's soothing. Keeping the water level up is a good thing and remember, those bio wheels add oxygen to the water. Canisters don't.
3) They are easy to fix unless the actual motor goes bad. A wheel sticks? clean the roller pins and slots. 5 minutes. Impeller stops? try pulling and just clean the surfaces of the magnet and cavity; again a 5 minute job. You do have to unplug it for those two jobs.
A) Do yourself a huge favor and buy an extra set or two of cartridges. They are easily found from mom-n-pop pet stores to large chain stores. You CAN rinse the old ones in an emergency.
B) Go to the grocery store and get a gl jug of distilled water and keep it. Reason? tap and even well water has trace elements and minerals that will kill the beneficial bacteria and cause a cloudy white appearance (bacterial bloom) for a cpl days.
C) Motor/impeller maintenance - Unplug the pump. Lift the cover off, grab the intake tube (square) and slightly wiggle while pulling upward. Clean with a paper towel and white vinegar on the rubber "grommets" and silver pins you see.Basically, make sure everything that is suppose to spin, does so smoothly.
D) Bio wheel sticking - Just lift the cover off. No need to unplug. Lift the sticking wheel outuse a Q-tip to clean the slots where the wheel rests. Lightly clean the silver roller pins on the ends. Replace. DO NOT CLEAN OR WASH the paper wheel itself.
Sounds like work?? it's not... A canister or in tank filter is ten times more work and messy.
These are awesome filters.. Get it and take heed to what I wrote. You'll be happy with it....
Suggestions: be sure to keep your water level high enough if you want the biowheel to turn. We learned this means above the little piece that sticks out near the top of the intake column. As long as the water is above that, the wheel works great! If your water is high, but your wheel is not turning, you probably need to change your filter. We did this and it immediately started turning again!
In the photos: the cloudy tank was 24hours running the filter after a total water exchange and new substrate that made the water milky black. It took 2.5 days to fully clear even with adding a water clearing agent.
It does the job but the heavy water flow can make it a bit loud if you let your water level drop even a half an inch too low.
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