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Old 07-11-2012, 06:23 AM   #1
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Marineland Penguin 330 Bio-Wheel Filter Help!

I was recently given a 75 gal tank, it came with stand, light, filter, the basic.. and the Filter is a Marineland Penguin 330 Biowheel.. Was my grandmas old tank, she never used for like 8 years.. When she gave it to me, she didnt know how stuff went in the filter properly.. and she had no instructions or anything.. could someone tell me how/where everything goes in it correctly? pictures or great details would be appreciated.. thanks!
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:02 AM   #2
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Have you tried going on the marine land web site? Might be able to see what it looks like on there.
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:18 AM   #3
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What specifically do you need help with? In the current models everything fits into slots. But if you post a picture of what you have I can help you!
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:26 PM   #4
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The 330 is the old model. The filters go into slots and there's a holding area with slotted things that u can put whatever u want into it. The bio wheels go on the front of the filter on the brackets. Hope that helps
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Okay, so the slotted thing does go with it... My grandma didn't know.. Lol. What exactly goes in that, & does it really hang in the back? & is there a different cartridge that goes in besides the charcoal one? & I looked on google for a display of it, couldn't find one.. (but was also using my smartphone)
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I believe these are the instructions to it, I may be wrong...

http://www.marineandreef.com/v/vspfi...uin_manual.pdf

As far as additional cartridges go, only one is necessary. I personally don't even use the carbon ones, I just buy filter media and cut it to fit in the filter.
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Right, so what do you put in the slotted filter thing that hangs on the back? & why no carbon?
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I'm not sure by what you mean with the slotted filter thing.

I don't use carbon because the carbon absorbs trace elements which are needed for my plants, also it has to be replaced every month or so and if not it releases everything it's absorbed
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In the link you sent me, it's number 11, the media basket.. & if all I have is java fern, java moss & anubias.. Can I use carbon?
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In the link you sent me, it's number 11, the media basket.. & if all I have is java fern, java moss & anubias.. Can I use carbon?
I think your plants will be ok with the carbon. In the media basket you can put whatever, like ceramic rings or bio balls or leave it empty it's just for extra media
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