MARINELAND® Emperor Power Filter
Great Product, Good As Ever
My MARINELAND® Emperor Power Filter on my 90 gallon aquarium finally went out after running 24/7 for 16 years and when it was new I paid over $50 for it. Luckily now because we have the Internet I shopped around and found one at Petsmart. It was $65, and on sale for 50% off ($32.50) and if you bought it on-line you got another 20% off bringing it down to just $26.00, wow!!!
They had changed some of the things like on the lid you can't see the bio-wheels turn, I took my old lid and used that part and now you can. Also the old one had a flow control lever that I hated, now that is gone and it's great. The part that holds the 2 down tubes together is now twice as long making it stonger, if you don't use the mid-level intake and just push the 2 tubes together and take off the blue adjuster, much better this way.
If this filter runs for 16 years like my old one I will be so happy.. Really great product for what I paid.
October 12, 2014
Better than Others
Customizable Media Trays
A little noisy but only when you're right next to the filter if your two feet or more away from it you can't hear it at all
August 30, 2014
Highly recommend this product
This product filters extremely well. It's the best in the market, unless you are going to buy a canister filter. In regards to what the other bad reviews are out there, here's the thing: it's called regular maintenance! In terms of the noise, when I didn't align the wheels properly, it made the noise. My boyfriend fixed it for me, he aligned it, and cleaned out the parts (standard maintenance as stated in the manual). I have two of these filters, one for my cichlid tank, and the other for my turtle tank. Very happy with product. =)
May 19, 2014
What is wrong with you people?
Here is what I have to say... The emperor 400 is the best filter I have ever owned! Now you people probably haven't had any experience with the emperor. You need to make sure that you check the impeller every 3 weeks in order for your filter to run properly. This is not a heap of junk or a waste of money. So, just make sure you maintain it properly and you'll go down the right path! Hopes this helps for people who are interested in buying this!
April 21, 2014