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Old 04-24-2006, 12:50 PM   #11
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You are correct, it is a clever use of words. I have 3 Emperors, and have only seen 1 physical pump.
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Old 04-24-2006, 01:01 PM   #12
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I swear mine has a spray bar, because I adjust it when it slows down. Maybe it is because mine is 3 years old. I have the big one. Maybe the smaller ones don't. If I was home, I would take a picture, not that it matters that much anyway. I'll figure it out later. You'll probably tell me I have an Emperor. Tee hee. Oh well.
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Is there a bar that has 6 holes in it spraying the biowheel that you need to pull out now and then to unplug with a brush? If it has one, then it's an emperor. Penguins don't have these. But both the Penguin and the Emperor have the feature of turning flow up and down. And for the spraybar, you can turn it also, to adjust the angle of spray that you prefer.

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You'll probably tell me I have an Emperor. Tee hee. Oh well.
Either way, they are both excellent filters IMO.

Enclosed is 3 pics of the Emperor spraybar.

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Eeekkkkk, I should have taken pics of my other Emperor 400. Biowheels are much cleaner, lol. It's new of course, still cycling and building up colonies.
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I use the Size E filters I think. Now I'm confusing myself. Yep, a bar that shoots water on both wheels. I was such a fish idiot when I bought it, you never know.
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Size E is the Emperor and I believe the Penguin is size C. At least the Penguin 350 is size C I know.
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One of the features of the Emporer's spray bar is it keeps the bio wheel operating if you choose to shut down the main water flow as when feeding brine shrimp etc.
This way you won't kill all the benf-bac if you forget to restart the water flow when feeding is finished.

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I wish I still had my box. I'm cracking up here. I learn something in here every day. I keep my filter turned down for now with the 29, but I'll crank it up when I have the 55 going. Well if it is the Emperor. I love it the filter.

How am I ever going to catch that pleco.
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He won't just swim into your hands? hehehe...
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if the water goes over the filter cartridges in any way, I need to change them don't I.
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