MARINELAND® Penguin Rite Size C Power Filter Cartridges
I love marineland filters, they're awesome! Just to let all the beginners know. You don't have to listen to what the packaging says to how often you should change it. I've been using the same filter pads for at least 6 months. All you have to do to remedy the clogging is to shake it out in a bucket of TANK water to get all the debris loose, that should handle it so you don't have to use a new one. Because most seasoned aquarist know that when you change a filter pad. It causes a bacterial bloom because you just removed it's natural filtration, there in causes cloudiness. Carbon doesn't go bad or stop working people!
May 12, 2015
I work at a store full of pets and I always recommend these guys filters to my customers. I personally have them in both my 10 and 20 gallon tanks. I even tried another filter and while it might have been quieter, the filter didn't compare to how clean and clear the water looked with this filter. I also tend to go a filter bigger( 10 gal has 20 gal filter and 20 gal filter has 30 gal filter) so it just helps even more. The bio wheel is something that you NEVER want to touch. B/c that parts hard to find to replace and can get pricey. these products can be pricey but it is worth it in the long run. I don't overcrowd my fish and only change the filter media every 3 months. Every month I rinse off the stuff on the media and reuse. But overall its a great product def worth the money and their customer service was AWESOME and actually knew about the products they sold and what they didn't sell. So thats a big thing, it was hassle free for me when I bought the kit and filter was dead. They got my info and bam I was sent another one. But really great company, I won't be turning away from their products anytime soon!
March 12, 2014
filter not doing job
im new at this.I have a 10 gal marineland tank and 6 fish.It all came in one box, about 8 months ago.However I have to change filter often..why? Also is there a better filther I should change to if this product is cancelled
January 10, 2014
Tired of the headaches
I'm tired of cloudy water! This has been going on since early spring.The only time the water starts to clear is when the filter is becoming plugged and approx. half of the water flow begins to bypass the filter. As soon as I change the filter, the water becomes heavily clouded again. Because nobody has been able to come up with a solution to this problem, I'm going to remove the filtration system all together and take an all natural approach to clean, clear water. I'll report my progress so that others out there with this extremely annoying problem have an alternative other than mechanical water filtration.
August 30, 2013