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Old 07-31-2012, 05:05 PM   #1
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Marine land bio wheel or tetra whisper???

My filter just craped the bed, what is better the marine land bio wheel or the tetra whisper??? Please help
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:37 PM   #2
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I am partial to the biowheel. I'm using a marine land 200 & a 150 on 2 different tanks. I like the marine land because they have 2 media slots & the biowheel for the bacteria. I like being able to change the cartridges without worrying about losing the the bacteria. And they have a very good flow rate.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:53 PM   #3
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I have a 150 and a 280 that I love but I also have 2 400s and thoes I will be replacing with canister filters. The 400 is noisy and ive tried everything including new parts that the company sent out ( one is brand new) and it only quieted it down for a few days but they do move water well and do a great job. Not shure why the 400 is so noisy and the other 2 arent.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:08 PM   #4
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I was wondering about the emperor 400. Im setting up a 125 non drilled tank and was considering using 2 of them for the flow rate instead of a canister. Believe l will use 2 smaller canisters. Thanks for the info !!
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:31 PM   #5
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I was wondering about the emperor 400. Im setting up a 125 non drilled tank and was considering using 2 of them for the flow rate instead of a canister. Believe l will use 2 smaller canisters. Thanks for the info !!
One of the 400s i got used with a 75 gallon and it was real noisy so I bought a new one and its noisy too. but i reserched it and some say they are real quiet. But mine are bad enough that i can hear them in the bedroom and the tank is in the living room, same floor. Im looking at the fluval 406.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:38 PM   #6
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Yea lve been lookin at the fluval and the rena. Both seem to have pretty good reviews. And you don't have to have is much clearance against the wall with canisters either. Don't I know if I want to go with 1 big 1 or 2 smaller to double the flow rate.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:57 PM   #7
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My penguin 350 is quiet. The only thing I can hear is alil bit of waterfall effect but that's it. And their price tag is nice too
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:08 AM   #8
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I think you get more than your money's worth with the penguins. Ive always been a big fan of the bio wheel & they seem to move the water better than the rest. Its a shame that the 350 does not come with 2 pumps like the 400
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:24 AM   #9
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The 400 has a single inpeller and duel outlets with 4 total cartridge locations. The 280 is half a 400 so it takes the same size media.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:33 AM   #10
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Does the 280 have the slots for addional media like the 400?
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