MARINELAND® Penguin 100B Power Filter
Great Product, but noisy at times.
This product saves me from cleaning most of the time, but it's been going off and on with making this really annoying noise. At first, I plugged it up, and it started a soothing sound, but then it started making a deep vibrating sound, and then stopped. A few nights later, the same thing, but then it just wouldn't stop. I had to take off the lid, and see if anything was wrong. Nothing was out of place. I can fix it, but it takes me a while. Other than that problem, it's a good filter for my tank, and the fish love it.
January 4, 2015
Quality with this product is inconsistant
I'm currently very frustrated with my Penguin BIO-Wheel filter. I purchased a new 25 gallon tank about a month and a half ago and the Bio-Wheel 150 was included with the tank. Initially I was extremely impressed with this filter--the noise level was almost entirely silent, the option for two filter cartridges is very helpful for my goldfish, and the Bio-Wheel itself is great to have. Unfortunately, within 2 weeks of installing the filter it became quite noisy and began to sputter intermittently. I've tried everything I can think of--my water level is as high as it can be and has stayed that way since I first filled my tank. I thought maybe the aquarium sand in my tank had clogged the motor somehow, so I disassembled the machine very gently, rinsed everything off and re-installed it with no luck re-gaining my quiet filter. Today the filter is not even functioning at all. I don't know if I dislodged something important when I was cleaning it, or if my specific filter happens to be faulty, or what. But I'm so sad that something which ought to have lasted me years with the proper treatment has become dysfunctional after such a painfully short amount of time. Now I have to decide whether to trust this company and product again and hope I actually receive the quality that I'm paying for.
December 12, 2014
Very noisy filters
I purchased the Penguin 350 and 200 filters for my 60 gallon aquarium. Both of these filters are ridiculously loud, at night I can hear them from my bedroom, which is very annoying. I have replaced the impellers on both of the filters to see if that would solve the problem, but it did not. These are expensive filters and they are not worth the money, the much cheaper Top Fin filters that I have on my other aquarium are much much quieter. Also, the filters are not very compatible with the Marineand aquarium that I bought. The filter housing covering the Bio Wheels is jammed up against the light housing which has to be resolved by lifting the light housing off of its mount just to turn it off or on.
December 8, 2014
I like the system thus far it is efficient, quiet and easy to maintain.
November 23, 2014