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We lost the manual for our Penquin 100 filter. Do you have a manual online?

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Yes, we do. Here is the link: http://www.marineland.com/sites/mar...

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penguin bio wheel 150

Does this filter system have the capacity to hold two filters?
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I own a Penguin Bio-Wheel 150, and it holds two rite-size B filter cartridges. It was designed with two slots for filter cartridges, in which I use Rite-Size B filter cartridges. They advertise, on the box, that it is a three stage filtration system. 1. Rite-Size B filter cartridge 2. Additional Rite-Size B filter cartridge 3. Bio-Wheel - The two cartridges are back to back, meaning that once the water flows through one there is an additional one immediately after the first prior to the water turning the Bio-Wheel that collects the good bacteria needed to complete the nitrogen cycle in your tank.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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I have a Penguin Bio-Wheel 150, 29gal tank. I use both of the filter cartridge slots, and have since I bought it. The Penguin Bio-Wheel 150 does have slots for two filter cartridges.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
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Do you mean hold 2 filter cartridges? The Penguin 150 does not but the 350 does have an extra media slot.
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correct filter size?

I am about to purchase one of your bio wheel filters. My question is this. It is for a 10 gallon tank but I am probably going to move to a 30 gallon at some point in the near future. Can I "oversize" your filter? I am thinking of buying a model 150 so that I can use it with a larger tank later.

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Aquarium Type: Freshwater
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The Bio-Wheel is the filtration device that collects the good bacteria to complete the necessary nitrogen cycle; similar to the carbon cycle in our planets atmosphere, which is being overridden by our CO2 introduction into our atmosphere. Point is that without the necessary bacteria that feeds on the Nitrates at the end of the filtered nitrogen cycle, the water will become more toxic for the fish. The plants use the nitrates, it's good for them, so your tank needs some nitrates in the water, but not to much. Like I said, too much nitrate in the water is harmful to the fish.

Running the 10 gallon w/the 'oversize' filter would be alright, as long as you allow the added time for the Nitrogen Cycle to balance itself. Time is money, right, so you can wait longer for the optimal environment for you fish in the 10 gallon, or you can spend the money on one Marineland 100, which wouldn't take as long for the Bio-Wheel to collect the necessary bacteria. Although, nothing would be wrong with buying an additional 100 for your 30 gal - which in fact would still be a little overkill - but then your 10 gallon would become unfiltered because you would transfer the filter to the thirty. It all depends on whether or not you are going to be setting up an environment in the ten gallon as well as the 30. If you are simply giving them a "bigger house" with the 30 then you have no further reason to filter the 10 gallon, because you would transfer the fish.

The whole thing sound like a bad idea if you want to keep your fish alive. Do you care more about your pocketbook, or the fish? It's just risky, and there is little chance that your thought pattern about the two different tanks will ever work, keep the fish alive. Unless you have the time and money to set up the 10 and 30 gallon appropriately, simultaneously then you are being careless with your fish; not to say it's not possible. The fish will be stressed out so much that once they make it, if they make it through the transfer the slightest problem could push them over the edge.
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You will be fine to use a Penguin 150 on a 10g tank.
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New Penguin 200 Bio-Wheel

I noticed two slots for filter cartridges in Penguin 200 series HOB filter but the rite size C filter only fits in the front slot, what filter cartridge will fit in the back slot? or is my filter messed up?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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I have noticed the same thing. I had to break off the little tabs to get it to fit in the back slot. But with both pads in it overflows in just a matter of days anyways.
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Two Rite-Size C replacement cartridges so fit in those slots. It could be a couple of things... make sure the filter tank body is clear of all parts. Part of the intake tube is packaged in the tank body and they cartridges won't fit all the way down. Also, make sure that they are both facing the correct direction. That would be the blue floss side facing towards the back of the filter.
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Marine 200 not working

I bought a marineland 200 power filter abt 6months ago and it was just perfect. But this morning when i woke up i realised it was not working...no sound...no suction nothing. There is a faint hum however if i put my ear to it. What can i do?
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Have you tried unplugging it, taking it apart, cleaning everything, and reassembling (making sure every part is secure, especially the impeller)?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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Sorry you are having any trouble, below is a couple of trouble-shooting tips. If this doesn't solve the problem, please call customer service so we can trouble-shoot further if necessary. 800.322.1266.

• Make certain the outlet has power and is functioning properly. Unplug electrical cord momentarily, then reconnect to power source to restart the Impeller.
• Make sure that Flow Manifold Housing is firmly seated in Filter Box and that water is at correct level.
• Remove Impeller Housing and make sure the Impeller Assembly is free to rotate.
• Inspect aquarium water level. Maintain at 1/2 inch below top of frame.
• Clean inside of Intake Tube with Filter Cleaning Brush.
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what kind of filter do I need if i have sand for my substrate

i had 3 penguin filters break on me
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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Your intake tube might be too close to the sand on the bottom of your tank. If thats not the case try using a pre-filter sponge that is big enough to fit over your strainer. That will keep any sand out.
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Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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what type/size of aquarium do you have currently? From your question, are you getting sand in your filter? Please let me know a bit more specific information so I can answer your question correctly. Thank you!
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On the penguin 200, how much space is required between the back of the tank and the wall. Just the part that hangs outside of the tank.

Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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Approx. 3 1/2 inches.
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The filter sticks out about 3 inches in the back so you might want to allow about 5 inches to have room to work with it.
 
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Penguin 100 creating strong current in 10 gallon tank or loud waterfall

I just completed my first 25% water change and decided to fill the aquarium up to 1/4" from the top. Now the filter is creating a very strong current. My betta has trouble swiming through it, and it actually pushes him backwards if he tries to be still in the middle of the tank where the water flows back in. The fish had trouble catching their food last night before it was swirled away from them. Before the change, I had the water approximately 1" from the top, never noticed the current pushing the fish around, but the waterfall sound was annoyingly loud. I had a plastic plant sticking out of the filter to break the water up to make the sound tolerable. Now there is no loud waterfall, which is wonderful, but the current is too strong. Is there a perfect water level, or a trick anyone has discovered to slow the flow of the water?

Thanks for your help.
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The 100 works great on a 10 gallon, but not with a betta. I saw someone on youtube use a disposable plastic water bottle cut lengthwise in front of the filter to slow the flow. Try that. Or get an internal filter like the Duetto that Marineland makes. The flow is not strong and the flow nozzle is movable so you can make it flow any direction you want.
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Hello,
There is no flow control on the Penguin filters, but if you are finding it too strong you could add a piece of nylon (panty hose material) over the strainer with a rubber band to hold it on. You could also use a nylon filter bag. Never use cheesecloth as this breaks down in the water. You would probably also want to lower the water level some as the water can creep up over the frame of the glass when it is only 1/4" from the top. New filters tend to be faster and stronger at first, but as buildup gets on all the components it will slow to some degree. That is why we recommend taking out the impeller once a month to clean it. If your problem persists you should call customer service. 1-800-526-0650 or email them at consumersupport@unitedpetgroup.com.
 
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size (dimensions of tank opening)?

Hi, I can't find online specifications anywhere to determine what size opening in my aquarium I need for the Marineland Penguin 200b / 350b - I have an acrylic tank with acrylic lid (light sits on top of the lid) with pre-notched snap-outs, so I would like to know if it is going to fit before I order it online.
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From the outer edge of the tank, mine is approximately 2.5 inches deep and 9.5 inches wide. I have a 39 gal. tank and it fit in the notched opening of the hood with a lot of room to spare. It really doesn't extend very far out into the aquarium very much at all. I would give it 2.75 - 3.0 inches to be safe.
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Hi,
You'll need to a bit more than 15 inches long by 3" wide for the Penguin 350, and a little more than 9 inches long by 3 inches wide for the Penguin 200.
 
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Penguin series: Adjustable flow control?

Do any of the Marineland Penguin series have adjustable flow control?

I was thinking of putting a much larger filter on a smaller tank, but I don't want the poor fish to think they are continuously swimming a marathon...
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
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Unfortunately they do not. If you have a 10 to 15 gallon tank get the Penguin 100. If you have a 20 gallon tank get the 150. I use a 150 on my 20 gallon and it works great!
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Hi,
Unfortunately there is no flow control on the Penguin or Emperor filters. There is an adjustable mid-level strainer but that will not affect the flow too much. You are wise to consider the effect of too much flow in your aquarium. It will also be affected by what type of fish you have and if they are strong swimmers. Fish with long flowing fins would be more apt to have issues with strong flow in the aquarium.
One thing some people do to slow the flow down a bit is to put nylon material over the strainer. This will slow flow down. It's also good to keep baby fish from being sucked into the filter, as well as sand if you have sand on the bottom of your tank.
 
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Bio Wheel 200

Why is the bio wheel starting to have a loud dripping sound? I have my new 29 gal tank for a few weeks now and the bio wheel is starting to drip inside the house casing and make a loud dripping sound. How do we correct this?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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Hello,
This is some information I found from our site:

When a BIO-Wheel is new, it has a tendency to rotate more rapidly, which can cause a "lapping" noise. Over time, as the bacteria culture grows, the BIO-Wheel will slow and operate more quietly. (To immediately reduce the sound of water hitting the wheel, grab each end of the wheel simultaneously and gently turn them in opposite directions. This will cause the incoming water to contact one side of the wheel before the other, reducing noise level.)

Also, make sure your water level in your aquarium is no more than an inch or so below the top frame of the aquarium. The penguin and emperor filters must be used on full aquariums to work correctly, and will be noisier if the water level drops.
 
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Hello,
I found this information on our site:

When a BIO-Wheel is new, it has a tendency to rotate more rapidly, which can cause a "lapping" noise. Over time, as the bacteria culture grows, the BIO-Wheel will slow and operate more quietly. (To immediately reduce the sound of water hitting the wheel, grab each end of the wheel simultaneously and gently turn them in opposite directions. This will cause the incoming water to contact one side of the wheel before the other, reducing noise level.)

Also, make sure the water level in your tank is near the top. (Usually about an inch from the top frame) Low water in the tank can actually make the biowheel noisy. The penguin and emperor filters are meant to be used on full aquariums only.
 
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How do I slow the water flow of my Penguin 150?

I have a Penguin 150 Bio Wheel in a 20-gallon tank and the water flow creates a current too strong for my betta. My son, who's away at college, said there's a way to slow the flow rate, which he did with his old 150, but I can't figure it out.

Please help. My beta is showing real signs of stress.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
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I did see someone on youtube use a small plastic disposable water bottle cut in half lengthwise in front of the filter so it slows down the flow. Is the water level high enough? It should be about one inch from the top of your tank. You could try a Penguin 100 which has less flow and would be more than enough filtration for one betta.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
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Hello,
The older Penguins had a flow control lever that you could pull up or down to adjust flow. The newer ones do not because of a design change. The only way to slow the flow would be to cover the strainer with nylon material.
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I want to purchase a Penguin 350 and I'd like to know if it will fit on my 75 gallon Top Fin tank.

My tank also has a glass canopy. Will this interfere with the Penguin 350's set up.
Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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It should as long as you have enough space on the back of the canopy for it to fit. You might want to get an Emperor 400 instead since you have such a big tank. I read they work better than the 350.
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Hello,

Thank you for your interest in our products. Yes, it should fit no problem, on the back of a 75 gallon tank. Glass canopies have a clear plastic strip along the back that you cut to make a hang on the back filter fit.

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Hi. I purchased a 10-gallon set, which came with a mini bio wheel filter. It suddenly stopped working, today. It is plugged into a surge protector.

Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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Bland, broad question

What has stopped working? The bio wheel? or the whole pump? Does it hum? Does it get warm? Have you tried plugging it in to a different outlet?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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Hello,

In general, when filters stop running suddenly, they may have become clogged. You want to unplug the unit, remove it from the tank, pour the water out, remove the filter cartridge and biowheel, and then take the rest of the filter apart. Specifically, remove the intake tube, the impeller housing (the piece the intake tube pushes into) and the imeller assembly itself. You may use hot water and/or distilled white vinegar to clean the parts thoroughly. Be sure to pay close attention to the impeller assembly and the area of the filter box that it resides in.

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Penguin 350 Filter

What direction should the filter in a 350 be placed? I noticed that if I put the filter with the blue fabric facing away from the tank I must clean the filters every single week, If I have they face the front they last much longer. Why would it matter what direction they face? Please explain. Thanks
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Blue faces AWAY from tank
-Now your filter catches all the junk from your tank on the OUTSIDE of the pad allowing you to remove from the pump and wash off a few times

Blue faces the tank
-Now your filter catches junkfrom your tank on the INSIDE of the pad making it look clean

If your tank is well established (3 months or longer with same fish) then there is no need to constantly replace filters as your bacteria colony will be massive enough to control the ammonia. You can remove the pad wash it off and put it back in forever until it falls appart

((I still replace mine every 5 months or so just cause the look so bad after awhile haha))
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Hello,

The blue fabric should face towards the back. The purpose of this is to clean the water as much as possible. Water is pulled in through the back of the filter first, allowing the fabric to trap debris and clean the water. When you turn the cartridge around to face the front, debris is not as readily trapped.

If your filters are cloggin in one week's time, you either have too many fish for the tank, or are overfeeding. They should last 3-4 weeks, in the proper position.

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Unfiltered Water Flows Over and Back into Tank...

When I started it up..makes noise. I add a little water. Then it fills up quickly and overflows into the tank. Tanks is getting algae/dirty. I can't keep the water below the line so it doesn't spill into the tank.
I know there's a solution.
Penhuin Bio Wheel 50 gallon. Just bought it. Great product otherwise.
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This happens to some of my filters if the FILTERPAD is facing the wrong way or isnt sitting right.

Though you didnt provide much info there, Do you mean its spilling out from random places on your filter and falling back into the tank?
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Hello,

Not sure what is going on, as I need a bit more information to be really helpful, but in general, when a filter overflows, there is a clog somewhere or the impeller is not positioned correctly. So I recommend you take the filter off the tank, and completely apart. Pay close attention to the impeller assembly, how it is attached to the impeller housing, whether it has any damage to it, etc, and also, to the area of the motor where the impeller resides, down in the bottom of the filter box. Make sure there is no carbon, gravel, sand, etc, in this area. If you need additional help after these steps, call 1-800-322-1266.

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Size

Would I be able to put a Penguin 150b filter on my 10 gallon marineland aquarium kit that I bought? Or would it be too much for the fish? I want to do this because I want to keep my tank more clean and healthy.
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Hi i have a 10gl and i use the Penguin 100 and it works great. It would seam that a 150 would be better but some times more is not better. i would go with what Marineland recomneds. hop this helps.
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We recommend the 100B but it's not a problem to use the 150B.
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Wheels stopped rotating

I have the Bio Wheel 350 and the wheels have stopped rotating. I change the filters every 2 weeks. I've tried adjusting the water flow but nothing seems to help. The wheels are only 6 months old.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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bootman
Columbus, OH
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Sometimes the small, detachable colored brackets accumulate a film which over time builds up into a thicker layer of "crud", which can completely stop the wheels from functioning properly. Try removing those and cleaning them thoroughly with an old toothbrush. This happens to me on occasion and this fixes it right up. Also examine your bioload. It may be causing those brackets to get that buildup rather quickly. Hope this helps.
Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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You may need to clean the impeller. This would need to be removed for cleaning once monthly.

If this doesn't help, you may want to float the bio wheels in the tank for a few days. This will even out the bacteria on the wheel, instead of them being heavier on one side.

If you do float the wheels, continue to run the filter.

I hope this helps.

Thanks.
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Will the Penguin 150 fit 10 kit?

I have a Marineland 10 gallon LED kit. I want to find out if the Penguin 150 filter will fit the opening for the filter. Since the tank is saltwater I need a bigger filter for it.
Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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Garden Grove, CA
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It wont without cutting the LED hood, the opening is only ~6.5 inches and the 150 is IIRC 7 +inches long. If you have a serrated x-acto blade and a drimel you can easily cut the hood for the filter.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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rainbowx
bay area, ca
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Unfortunately, no, it will not.

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Filtration for my 55gal tank.

I just purchased a 55gal tank that came with 2 penguin 350's on it and i was wondering if it is too much filtration for this size set up? Also does it matter if I use the the extended tube for both or just one and what the application is for the extended tube?? What would be the most effective for my situation?? My tank has a sand media and is not established yet.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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Phoenix,AZ
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It may be a bit to much filtration but if you have a lot of fish you may want to use both filters to be safe. Also, if your fish are larger than one or two inches then you should probably use both. Remember. Don't over feed! The extended tube is a good idea to use because it will draw water from the bottom of the tank to the filter. If it looks like sand will be drawn up try putting some decorations or something close to the bottom of the tubes so it won't get sucked up and break your filter. Lastly, get some feeder goldfish in your tank and they'll start the biological processes. Good luck!
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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Miami
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No, it is not too much filtration. It is hard to have too much filtration. Since you are using sand, we recommend NOT using the extension tubes. You do not want to pull sand up into the filter as it will destroy the impellers.

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