Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 92
Rated 3 out of 5 by KB61 Penguin 350
Great filter. Easy to maintain BUT, once the impeller begins to rattle, the cost to replace it , including shipping, was $10 less than buying a whole new filter. That did not impress me! Good but disposable I guess. I will compare other brands next time.
January 27, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by seachipmunk great filter
I got my filter and it was very easy to set up and install. It was pretty loud at first but I took the impeller out and rinsed it off and put it back in and now I can barely hear it running. My water is very clean and clear and it seems to be doing a great job. Overall a very good filter
January 5, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by greenfaeri86 penguin 350
It does the job of filtering ok for an HOB however I had to heavily modify this thing to make it quiet. This is the most noisy HOB I have ever used in terms of water noise. The design is deeply flawed. There are water chanel s on either side of the intake tube that make excessively loud water trickling sounds. I can hear it over my tv and it keeps me up at night. After I finaly figured out what was making all the water noise I had to stuff filter pad over the chanel and finally all I can hear is a light hum of the pump. So ad often as I have to do water and filter changes I will have to redo the filter mufflers and will be sure to tire of it quickly just to keep this thing quiet, I'll be sure to get sick of it and either go with a Fluval canister or Fluval HOB. I will never reccomend this filter or ever buy another one again.
December 17, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ryu100 Never lasted longer than a month
Tried the Penguin 100 on my 20L tank. First one never worked, second lasted about a month and then proceeded to just stop working and my third try gave out on me in about two weeks. While the filtration when working was excellent, I have never had so much of an issue with my filter's lifespan. I spoke with others on a facebook group I am in and the majority had experienced the same issue.
November 30, 2015