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Old 07-31-2014, 11:09 PM   #1
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Question about Penguin Bio Wheel 200 filter....

So I'm setting up a 75 gallon FW tank, it came with an Emperor 400 filter, which is probably enough for my tank, but I also found my old Penguin Bio Wheel 200 laying around, so I was going to use that as well. I opened it up and saw that it was completely empty, no filter cartridges in it. It does however, have 2 slots but it looks to me like the slots are shaped slightly different. Am I supposed to use 2 filters in the BioWheel 200 or is the second slot for something completely different? ? Anyone have any ideas, I'm clueless lol.

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If it's anything like the penguin 150 I had, it should be able to handle two filter cartridges. Just go to the store and get the proper size. Maybe you could try to find the instructions online?


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If it's anything like the penguin 150 I had, it should be able to handle two filter cartridges. Just go to the store and get the proper size. Maybe you could try to find the instructions online?


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I went and purchased a box of filter cartridges for it. I looked online and haven't had any luck finding instructions.
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If I were to try to run 2 filters, should they both face the same way (blue fuzzy part facing to the back) or place the filters back to back?
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Found a link for some instructions for you. Hope this helps.

http://www.marineland.com/Products/a...er-filter.aspx

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Both should fit the same way, blue filter media facing the back.


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The second cartridge is optional.

Blue faces to the back.

You can get the plastic part only for a few bucks on amazon and make your own. I want to do this because the blue part on the filter falls apart too easily, and I want to put crushed coral in the filter box, and to put a water polishing pad and a sturdier floss in.




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