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Old 03-25-2011, 03:01 PM   #1
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I went out and bought one yesterday. It's pretty alright. What are peoples thoughts about it?
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Get a couple media cages and make your own cartridges. The stock Marineland cartridges plug up quickly and they don't rinse out very well. Otherwise it's a good filter if you keep sand out of it.
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It has two slots for filters so I jammed my old filter media in the second slots.
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I have 3 Marineland Penguin Filters (1 250 bio-wheel on my 29 gallon tank and 2 350's on my 60 gallon tank). I really like them. I'm still using the media cartridges that cam with them, but I plan on changing them as BigJim indicated.
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I'm planning on going from large gravel to sand. Anything I can do to to prevent sand getting into the filter?
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Use the short intake tube. A media bag or a piece of pantyhose over the intake will help also.
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Thanks I'll post later after I get the sand in.
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