I have a Marineland 10-gallon tank that came as part of a kit. According to their website, the included filter is the Penguin 100 power filter. This filter uses Rite-Size A filter cartridge media and a small (size unknown) Bio-Wheel.
I would like to upgrade to a better filter for the sake of cleaner water. I don't know if that means I need better filtration media, or if I need to move more water. I suspect better filtration media would be easier on the fish, though.
I'm looking to upgrade because my water is slightly hazy - not awful, but not crystal clear. It would also be great if I could skip a PWC
now and then, provided the water was being cleaned well enough. Budget isn't an issue, within reason.
My needs for the new filter system are:
- Uses same filter media and Bio-Wheel so that I don't lose the beneficial bacteria that I've built up.
- It fits into the opening in the tank's hood (which means it can be up to ~ 1.5 inches wider than my current one, but not any deeper).
- It isn't noticibly louder.