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Old 04-23-2006, 02:34 PM   #1
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Emperor vs Penguin

After input from you guys I decided to go with the Bio Wheel from Marine Land. However I need to know what exactly is the difference between the Emperor models and the Penguin models? Is one better or newer?
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Old 04-23-2006, 03:36 PM   #2
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Re: Emperor vs Penguin

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After input from you guys I decided to go with the Bio Wheel from Marine Land. However I need to know what exactly is the difference between the Emperor models and the Penguin models? Is one better or newer?
I might be wrong, but if I am not mistaken, If there is an emperor filter, the difference is that the penguin has a bio-wheel, the emperor does not.

I THINK that is right...... right guys?
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Old 04-23-2006, 03:38 PM   #3
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No they both have a Bio Wheel and are both made by Marineland
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No they both have a Bio Wheel and are both made by Marineland
Well, than I have no clue
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Its alright, someone answered my question. Emperors are alittle more heavy duty while penguins are best for smaller tanks and are also more compact.
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the emporer have more room for extra media. and move a little more water.
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The Emperor has an extra media basket. Also, the Emperors have a spraybar which sprays the water on the biowheel, rather than the biowheel being operated just by water flow.

For HOB's, I personally only use Emperors. Very happy with them.
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I'm pretty sure the Penguin has that too. I have the Penguin with the two cartridges and it has a space for extra media on each side. It also sprays the wheel.
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I just looked up the parts breakdown. No spraybar on any of the Penguins. The biowheel is operated by water flow through a separate water line, allowing the water to run on the biowheel. The Emperor has a spraybar that sprays the biowheel, and does get clogged now and then. Maybe I should have gotten the Penguin instead, lol.
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Yes the penguin line has "space" for media to go if you purchase the extra media basket, the Emporer comes with the extra media baskets. The penguin line does not have the "second" pump for the spray bar nor does it have a spray bar too turn the biowheels. The wheels are turned by the flow of water under them instead. Marineland describes the "second" pump in the Emporer line but I believe it is a clever use of words, there is not two pumps, only a second discharge area to pressurize the spraybars. Just like Lonewolfblu stated.
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