Tetra Whisper Power Filter
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- Designed for Use in Smaller Aquariums Up to 60-Gallon, Uses Large Whisper Bio-Bag Cartridges
- Uses Large Whisper Bio-Bag Cartridges
- Three filters in one for cleaner water and healthier fish
- Please refer the Troubleshooting steps below
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If the filter doesn’t start, lift the Wonder Tube out of the filter and remove the Magnet Impeller
Assembly. Use tweezers to remove any stringy or hair-like material that may have twisted around the
shaft. Hold the assembly by its endcaps and try to spin the magnet. If the magnet does not spin freely,
rinse under a jet of tap water to “unlock” it. Now hold the magnet and try to spin the impeller one turn in
either direction. If the impeller doesn’t spin freely, rinse under a jet of tap water to “unlock” it. If rinsing
doesn’t free up the magnet or impeller, replace the assembly.
If you’ve replaced the assembly and the filter still won’t start, it is possible the carbon or aquarium
gravel may have lodged at the bottom of the Energizer Well. Slide the Wonder Tube up and down in the
filter box (with water still in it). If this doesn’t work, unplug the filter and empty it in your sink. Insert a
drinking straw–not a metal instrament–into the Energizer Well and try to break up any sediment. Rinse
the Energizer Well and re-assemble the filter.
To determine if the Energizer is functioning, plug it into an electric outlet and hold the Magnet Impeller
Assembly against its outside wall. If you feel a magnetic attraction, the Energizer is functional. If not,
replace the Energizer.
Size: Up to 60-Gallons
Top Customer Reviews
Also, I replaced the additional media in the filter with a better mesh to control phosphates and (hopefully) cut down on algae, and there was plenty of room for this material along with the bags and charcoal.
I had looked at the more expensive cylinder filters but after assessing the cleaning problems, the leaking problems and the overall work involved, I chose to stick with the Whisper and spend my $$ on new fish and decorations!
EDIT (MOD FIX):
OK, I figured out why this is so loud. The part that goes into the motor (fins attached to a magnet) is two connected pieces. However, this makes the spinning part with fans vibrate against the magnetic piece below it. So, I dried it and took a small piece of scotch tape and tightly wrapped it around the top of the magnet and the bottom of the fin. This made it act as one solid piece. I put it back in the motor and it is now super quiet. Problem solved for next to nothing.
Whisper PFs are exceptional! Very well constructed and most are very quiet. The Whisper 60 is the biggest model and is also the noisiest of the bunch. They're not insufferable, though, but you can hear them working compared to their smaller cousins. Usually the noise is caused by impeller assemblies not being seated properly and/or air being trapped in the impeller compartment. Should ALWAYS add the impeller assembly into the motor housing after adding water to that compartment so air doesn't get trapped inside. The cover tends to rattled from the vibration generated by the motor, but putting a rock or something like that on top of it eliminates that issue.
The Whisper 60 has a 2 compartment system which makes these filters extremely versatile! Using the filter pouches, you can add any media you want. I always keep one side stuffed with blue bonded media and sponge type media for beneficial bacterial to take on biological filtration which keeps the water crystal clear even with no chemical/mechanical media in use.Read more ›
Alright so I purchased two of these filters for my tank to replace the older models (but still quite similar) that I had. First off I'd like to clarify that I also had issues with it being noisy, at first; however I was able to find THE FIX!
The problem I had was very much similar to the other reviews, I noticed that I had not properly seated the propeller tube assembly in the filter housing correctly. If you look closely where the propeller tube assembly sits on the housing you will see two small notches. MAKE SURE you align the notches up correctly and more importantly MAKE SURE you put enough downwards pressure to properly seat the tube. It can take quite a bit of force and is a bit scary because I feared I would break the plastic tubing.
Once you feel the propeller tube assembly snap into place all the way you will quickly realize why it was making so much noise.
(The photo attached shows where the notches are at, and where you will need to apply the stern pressure in order to get it to seat properly)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Mine can all warped and pieces were put together on it for the tub. I think someone returned it and then when I bought one I got the one that was returned. Read morePublished 5 days ago by danagirl
It is only as noisy as white sound, and it cleared up the fishtank quickly. The fish love to play in the waterfall!Published 10 days ago by Moomin&Mutti
My 'whisper' filter was part of a package with my twenty nine gallon aquarium. That was about twenty years ago, the exterior case was beginning to leak, the material was yellowed,... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Frederick E. Ansted
Just slightly loader than anything else in the tank. But I don't mind. It reminds me I have an aquatic life system in my office. :)Published 15 days ago by Gentry
This is the best HOB (hang on back) I've ever used. The filter cartridges are easy to change and you can add more/less carbon, zeolite, or whatever fits your needs. Read morePublished 20 days ago by mzko3
I thought our other filter was broken after we cleaned the tank and forgot to add water to it. So I ordered this one. We had a Top Fin for my son’s 20 gallon tank. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Sunshine M
Very nice and it is quiet as well. Provides great filtration for my tank.Published 23 days ago by Renee
Works great, keeps up with my 20 gallon tank. I love the setup of the filter. It is a clear filter tube so You can see if there is anything stuck in the filter tube & if it needs... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Torrie B.