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Marineland Penguin Bio-Wheel Power Filter

Marineland Penguin Bio-Wheel Power Filter

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One of the newly designed filters available in the market, Marineland 200B Penguin Bio-Wheel Hang-On-Back Power Filter Pet Store is indeed one powerful machine. The 200B series has a certified flow rate of about 200 GPH, strong enough to work in 50 gallons of water. The filter has a replaceable cartridge that can clean your tanks off mechanical wastes such as fish excrements and leftover food in a matter of minutes. This Bio-Wheel filter cleans your tank through three techniques.

Biological filtration starts by growing helpful bacteria necessary for the breakdown of nitrates, nitrites and ammonia. This is carried on through the Bio-Wheel feature. The chemical filtration is taken care by the patented Black Diamond Premium Activated Carbon, a specialized carbon for faster removal of chemical wastes, discoloration and odor. This product also features a noise-reducing two-piece vented covers to let you sleep soundly during the night. If it gets noisy, you might want to check on the intake tube because it may not be properly attached.

Marineland 200B Penguin Bio-Wheel Hang-On-Back Power Filter is designed with a hang-on-back feature for easy installation. This product has proven its performance and it is highly recommended by enthusiasts. The cost of this product is on the spot for an effective, three-in-one filtration system.

Penguin® Filters

All Penguin® BIO-Wheel® Power Filters deliver easy, three-stage mechanical, chemical and biological aquarium filtration. Convenient Penguin Rite-Size Filter Cartridges come ready to use with each filter...ready to mechanically and chemically remove waste, discoloration and odors. Each contains new faster-acting Black Diamond Premium Activated Carbon for maximum efficiency. Biological filtration is provided by the revolutionary and patented BIO-Wheel - proven best at removing toxic ammonia and nitrite. All BIO-Wheel filters feature Noise-Reducing Two-Piece Vented Covers, and Adjustable Mid-Level Intake Strainers.




Manufacturer Info

Marineland Aquarium Supplies
Marineland is the world’s leading brand of innovative equipment and environments for consumers wishing to create the ultimate aquatic showcase. Committed to fish-keeping success for more than 40 years, the brand also is the professional’s choice for commercial display systems and scientific research.

Marineland Penguin Bio-Wheel Power Filter Reviews



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Greaat !!

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 1/3/2013 from OAKVILLE, CANADA
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: i got this filter for my 50 gallon freshwater planted tank. it's very quiet and i find it uses a little more carbon then other hang-on-the-back filters which is good. mine eventually broke but that was my fault because it got clogged with sand, and it started making a loud buzzing noise and eventually stopped working, but again it was my fault for stirring up the sand. so i replaced it with a whisper filter, the marineland bio had it beat in the lond run because it was just as quiet as the whisper and it has more carbon in the filters then the whisper. the only thing i didn't like about it was that it's a little bulky but that dosen't really matter.


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Excellant

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Posted: 2/13/2012 from CASPIAN, MI UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: This product is high end. Works really great and the thermostate reading is very close to the actual tank temp. Again shipped very fast.


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Great filter - Marineland 350

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 1/12/2012 from Golden, CO UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: All bio-wheels take a few days to break in fully and will make more splashing noise during this period. This is normal as the material in the wheel needs too become saturated and covered with good bacteria. Once this happens it it relatively quiet - much quieter than any of my saltwater setups. (take the noise comments with a grain of salt) Efficient, well made and designed, easy to install and maintain. Always my first choise for freshwater - I only use live rock for saltwater...


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Pengiun Filter review

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 8/6/2011 from ROGERS, MN UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Works well not tons of work. Use it along with a sump. Can clean and reuse filters a couple fo times.


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Great Filter

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Posted: 8/3/2011 from BAY CITY, OR UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: This is a great product that is well built and works very well. While it is very quiet when new, it can be a little noisy after a few months of use. I am currently using several Marineland Penguin Bio Wheel Power Filters, and overall, I am please with the price / performance ratio.


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Posted: 10/20/2010 from CHICAGO, IL UNITED STATES
3.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: The out flow creates so many tiny bubbles the tank looks cloudy, and this is when the tank is filled all the way. Other than that it does a good job and the company who makes it sent me a free replacement propeller when I told them how noisy it was. Sure enough, the plastic propeller shaft cracked and was creating the additional noise. It still hums, but not as bad as it was. Due to the cloudy factor made from the microscopic bubbles, I would not recommend this product to a friend.


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Reviewers Rating Great


Posted: 3/8/2010 from BARNEGAT, NJ UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Yes I do recommend this product,it runs quiet and does a pretty good job of keeping my 55 gal. saltwater tank clean...


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Disappointed

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Reviewers Rating Below Average


Posted: 11/17/2009 from OCALA, FL UNITED STATES
2.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: I had an Aquaclear for years, but it died and I tried a Penguin 200 with my 46 gal bowfront. The wheel wouldn't spin if the tank was down even one gallon, the motor was loud, and the tank never cleared. The PH and nitrates were way too high. Water changes didn't help. I lost all but 5 of 40 little fishies almost overnight. I went to African Cichlids who love the high PH, but the tank is still cloudy. Switched to an Aquapure 50, and the tank cleared within 24 hours, the nitrates are ok and the fish are happy! I'll keep the PH up and the Aquapure, but the landfill will get the Penguin with its sorry biowheel.


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Best for Discus

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 6/25/2009 from EUGENE, OR UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: Discus are very finicky about water quality and are heavy hi-protein eaters, especially in grow-out tanks of which I have several. What goes in must come out and this filter is very well suited to their characteristics. The bio-wheel is a must to remove ammonia and the large surface area of the very easily cleaned media is another terrific benefit. I've tried in-tank foam and cannister filters of every kind and I now have these on all of my tanks with maybe one or two in-tank foam filters to help with the ammonia. I use double the suggested filter capacity/gallon but the gentle water-fall return is fine for smaller fry which can be damaged by strong currents. Yes, it is a bit noisy and really noisy when it runs low during water changes, an annoyance. But the price/performance works for me so I'm not complaining.


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Posted: 4/13/2009 from OKLAHOMA CITY, OK UNITED STATE
3.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: This is the replacement for the Penguin 200. It is no where close to the quiet smooth operation of the original unit. The output splashes and the media filters seem to be smaller.


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