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Old 02-03-2014, 04:29 PM   #1
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Bio wheel help

Soo I have a filter with two bio wheels and the one of the left does not spin all the time like it should but the right is going fine.. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Mine has kind if slowed down to, may be some gunk built up where the wheel sits?
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try flipping it sometimes they roll better than the other way
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:10 PM   #4
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My old filter did that! It had something to do with both sides have to have the amount of water flowing through. In mine it was because I had slightly more filter media on one side and it slowed down the water just enough to stop the wheel from spinning
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It's just so weird I can't figure it out. Do you guys recommend penguin filters with dual bio wheels or what. Speak your minds
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:04 PM   #6
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I quit using bio wheel filters for that very reason. What I found to be my problem, is the (bearings) that the shafts ride on would wear, and the shafts would set to low, and friction would stop them from turning. I swapped the bearings around, and it worked for a bit longer. You can replace the bearings, and that should solve the problem. Try lubing them with some non toxic lube. That helps a little to. Bio wheel filters are good filters, except for that issue
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I just flipped mine and it's still dragging.. I will never buy another penguin, that's for sure, the media falls apart way fast too.
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I her that issue with my penguin when I first started, the motor went bad when we were outa town for a week and when I came fine everyone was dead and my bio wheel was dry
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Get a filter that works

Ditch all Penguin / BioWheels ?????? they are so outdated. Even AquaClears are running on 20 year old technology.

Fluval C4 vs bio wheel HOBs

If you can afford it, get a Fluval C series and end your misery

Mine works soooooooooooooo perfect:
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Ditch all Penguin / BioWheels ?????? they are so outdated. Even AquaClears are running on 20 year old technology. Fluval C4 vs bio wheel HOBs If you can afford it, get a Fluval C series and end your misery Mine works soooooooooooooo perfect:
alas mr Paul's arrived! So I just got the "new" fluval ac 30, no good? New name same game???
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