Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 105
Rated 1 out of 5 by Medic755 Stopped working in about 10 hours
Got this filter as it has a great reputation for my 36 gallon bow front tank that I had just purchased. Set everything up, soaked the biowheel, rinsed the cartridge, and primed the back. Plugged it in and, nothing. Switched outlets and it began to run so I assumed that the outlet was bad for some reason even though the other plug in the same outlet worked fine for the heater. I come down about 10 hours later nd I don't hear any flow of water anymore. I unplugged it, replugged it in to a different outlet, took it apart, replugged it in to another different outlet. Calling customer support today to deal with it.
June 23, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Puckhog Returned It
Water splash because of the wheel was so loud that we heard it throughout the whole house. It splashed salt water everywhere. Water level was maxed and I floated the wheel but it was still very noisy. I have had this model in the past and they work great for cleaning the water but I decided I wanted something that was quiet and didn't make a mess. I wish marine land could figure out the splash issue.
June 19, 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
Rated 2 out of 5 by Dave62 Noisy
Filters okay. Rather noisy. Very annoying.
May 22, 2016