Rated 3 out of 5 by 109
Rated 1 out of 5 by Reverendturtle Old ones were great...
But these new ones are horrible. Mine bent the impeller shaft after about a month. Looked like the shaft was to long. Was still running, while screaming, until I unplugged it, then it was seized up. I've seen many complaints similar to my experience on different forums. Went and replaced it with an API unit. Couldn't be happier. Step it up marineland.
July 20, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by MeMiri0 10 Gal Kit - says 100 Filter but actuallly got 75
I purchased this in 2015 and set it up. There is a small BIO Wheel bit it doesn't turn when the lid is on the filter. I have tried to re-position the lid and the wheel, but the only way it does work is when I put something under the lid to hold it up so that the wheel can turn freely. Has anyone else run into this problem? And why does the box say 100 when it is actually a 75? I have had other Bio Wheel Filters (5 Gal) and found they worked fine. I do like the Bio Wheels better than other Bio System Filters, but am wondering whether the 75 was actually tested, or assembled with the correct parts.
July 9, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Darlene789 bio wheel and bearing and filter.
This filter runs quiet. Filter has to be changed weekly and wheel rarely turns. Stkre were bought doesnt carry wheels for sale as manufacturer told them they are good for life. Store told me to call 800 322 1266 so I did several times and recording justsays I have reached there after hours number.
July 5, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by R_ACE1 Constant cleaning
I bought a Penguin 150 due Marineland's great reputation.
Unfortunately I am CONSTANTLY cleaning/replacing filters because they get dirty rather quickly (about 1 filter every 2 days). So dirty that the bio wheel stops spinning, and the water exits out the overflow into my tank. Funny thing is the instructions say to replace the filter every 2-4 weeks. It would be nice if the filters lasted that long.
Another issue I have is my small fish are getting stuck on the intake of my pump. It would have been a great idea if Marineland made the intake bigger (like for the Penguin 350). Just a thought.
June 12, 2016