MARINELAND® Emperor Power Filter
If you feel like you want to buy this, take a look at the cost of the impeller for replacements because you're going to buy a lot of them. First thing to go out every single time. We inherited an Emporer 400, and the impeller was broken. We wen't ahead and just bought a new one to be sure everything was working. A few months later, impeller is broken. Whats the point of this product if the one mechanical purpose of it breaks consistently? That loud noise that everyone reports hearing is the poor situating of the impeller to where it shakes and rattles. This is just a glorified hang-on filter holder.
December 20, 2014
I had recently bought a 135 tank and started slowly adding fish. I had bought 2 400s and after a month I went to change the filters out and realized that I only had filters in only one unit. All month long all of my levels never even dipped close to any of the danger zones to have to do any medication. Very happy with setting up a new tank.
November 2, 2014
this is a great product
i recently bought an emperor 400 it's the best filter i have ever owned .
October 21, 2014
Great Product, Good As Ever
My MARINELAND® Emperor Power Filter on my 90 gallon aquarium finally went out after running 24/7 for 16 years and when it was new I paid over $50 for it. Luckily now because we have the Internet I shopped around and found one at Petsmart. It was $65, and on sale for 50% off ($32.50) and if you bought it on-line you got another 20% off bringing it down to just $26.00, wow!!!
They had changed some of the things like on the lid you can't see the bio-wheels turn, I took my old lid and used that part and now you can. Also the old one had a flow control lever that I hated, now that is gone and it's great. The part that holds the 2 down tubes together is now twice as long making it stonger, if you don't use the mid-level intake and just push the 2 tubes together and take off the blue adjuster, much better this way.
If this filter runs for 16 years like my old one I will be so happy.. Really great product for what I paid.
October 12, 2014