Tetra® Whisper In Tank Power Aquarium Filters
I love this filter!
Okay, so I first bought this 6 YEARS AGO when it was still the original design... I've only had one other, and it was because of my error.
The reason I had the ditch the first was because I accidentally had it too far above the water level, and it burnt out... ran for 4 years great.
Second one (still have it!) is almost just as good. I don't really like the new media design, it's not as cleansing, so good thing I know where to get the old stuff.
Very quiet. I see lots of complaints about the holder, which is a little flimsy, but you can easily prop it up with rocks and settle it in as a background object, cover up with plants... the waterfall is very aerating.
This filter has managed to keep both my turtle tanks tanks clean for weeks, even the sliders.
February 6, 2015
Simple concept, but poorly executed
Several problems with the design: (1) Bracket for hanging filter from frame isn't versatile enough. When I tried to use it, my filter was tipping toward the water at a 25-degree angle, causing water to flow over the top of the filter media. (2) Suction cups are too small to hold the filter in place. It repeatedly slid down the tank wall until it was submerged. (3) When a suction cup pops out, water sprays out the back of the filter. I returned mine after 7 days and bought another Marineland Penguin. I have a Penguin 100 (as a spare for quarantine tank) and Penguin 150 on my 28-gallon display tank. I'd hoped to switch to an internal filter so I could place my aquarium closer to the wall, but this time I will stick with what I know works and works well.
January 27, 2015
Poor quality filter!
The Whisper filters may be good for smaller tanks with small fish, but do not get them for turtles! My filter clogged so easily and the water constantly overflowed out of the top. Because you replace the entire pad, you take away the good bacteria and the bad, and my water would always get foggy with bacteria blooms. The filter made a loud humming sound a few days before it stopped working altogether. Definitely not impressed!
September 11, 2014
this filer is to bulky and its better for a turtle tank then for fish. you can't fill up the aquarium all the way if you want water movement
doesn't fit well under the rim the water flow is bad
February 2, 2014