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Old 12-29-2004, 06:34 PM   #1
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I am in the process of getting my 55gal tank up and running. I bought a Penguin BioWheel 330 and it is LOUD! Water seems to be splashing from the wheel. Is this normal? Will it quiet down after awhile? Was this a good purchase?

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This will quiet down after a while. Once some bacteria load up onto the biowheels they will slow down and won't hardly splash at all.
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Also, keep the water level to the "lip" where the water pours out. This ensures the water doesn't havea distance to travel before noisly dropping into the tank water.
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I have a Penguin BIO-Wheel 330 as well and I have been very happy with it. If you keep the water level high it will be much quieter. If you have plants in your tank I suggest you put some kind of biological media in the removable media baskets. I use Matrix from Seachem.
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I have a Penguin 125 and it was loud when I first set it up but after a few weeks it got much quieter.
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