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Old 03-27-2005, 02:48 PM   #1
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problems with the "newer look" penguin filters?

i think it may be possible that there may be a problem with the "new look" of penguin filters that they gave them. i have a 10 gal. FW tank in my room that i quickly slapped together because our horse at the ranch we keep her at had a bathtub for her to drink from and wejust got feeder goldfish to take care of the skeeters and she was moved so we had 7 fish with no home, but anyway that is not important.

the problem is that i had to get a filter for this and i went and got an ole reliable penguin 100 and i noticed that it was actually kind of louder than the older models (clicking from the impeller, i think...) and one day it just stopped. i opened it up and did all i could but it just died. and then i had to get another one and the store didn't give us any greif so we easily got another. Then today the second one died. just sitting here i heard increased noises from it and then no noise. i got up and it too was dead.

so i am just wondering if anyone else has noticed anything like this because i don't like it because really trusted those. (not to bash penguin because i still like em jsut shaken a bit i guess. maybe bad luck)

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I just bought one of the older penguin mini's a few days ago and it does seem to be working great. I could have gotten the newer model but the older one was a little cheaper. Maybe you can still find one of the older ones somewhere?
You should probably complain to Marineland about them.

Current fish (includes all 3 running tanks): Polypterids, severums (of which I raised from eggs), gouramis, plecos (gold spot ones & a gurupa), loaches (zebras, yoyos, & a kubotai), macculocchi spotted silver dollars, an African butterfly fish, & Ctenopomas (a leopard & an ansorgii)
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Old 03-27-2005, 07:38 PM   #3
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actually, about 45 minutes after the second one died it came back to life just as randomly as when it stopped working. i do not know why this is but oh well i guess.
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