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Old 03-20-2009, 02:07 AM   #1
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New Marineland filter, questions.......

I have been running a Whisper filter for the past two years and just decided to upgrade. I researched like crazy, finally decided on a Marineland 280. It was rated high and had great reviews. I am very happy with it, my water is clearing up fast and perfectly, fish are happy. My problem is in getting the Bio-wheel to revolve. The directions for the filter are thin, not much info on the wheel or the spray bar. I have adjusted, every which way, the spray bar, assuming, since it sprays on the wheel, that it has something to do with the wheel revolving. No luck...... I have emailed the company but, surprise , haven't received a reply.

Does anyone out there have a filter like this or the Marineland 400? Anyone have any advice or info on the wheel?

BYW....I have had so much trouble with heaters, bought 5 in the last two years. I recently bought a Marineland heater and it is great!! Highly recommend!
Thanks so much,

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Old 03-20-2009, 03:21 PM   #2
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Try taking your wheels out and making sure the bearings and shaft they spin on is clean. I aimed the spray bars so they hit the bottom of the wheels on my Emperor 400 and they spin fast. I played around with it and was able to make the wheels spin slow or very fast.

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Old 03-20-2009, 07:44 PM   #3
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Thank you so much, WhiskeyD.....I checked the bearings and one wasn't seated properly. Fixed that and the wheel is spinning like crazy.
Thanks so much for your help!!
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