Originally Posted by Loach23
First off you don't need to buy the cartridge you can buy filter pads and cut to size. last a lot longer. and if you buy a emperor it comes with a tray for your carbon to go into mine been setup for over a year and very quiet. And easy to maintain. If the wheels are getting stuck then you don't have the spray nozzle in the right position
I don't remember what my bio-wheel mfg was, but unlike my Aqueon where I do cut filter pads to replace the cartridges since it has a frame to support it, the bio-wheel didn't. I also don't remember there being a spray nozzle and every since I found the AC
line of filters, I don't look at any others
. The Fusion4 I got for next to nothing as a field tester, so that made it worth while.