Experience With Marineland Penguin 350 On A 29 Gallon Tank?

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Hi! I was wondering if anyone had any experience with running a Marineland Penguin 350 on a 29 gallon tank? It is rated for 50-70 gallons and I know filtration is the more the merrier, but I am worried about the current being too strong?
I purchased it without thinking and was wondering if people have tried this setup before?
I plan on cycling the tank then stocking it with:
6 harlequin rasboras,
8 neon tetras
2 honey gouramis
6 panda cories
I'm worried most about the gouramis I read somewhere they prefer a slow current?
Thanks
 

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I don't really like Marineland filters, they're loud and you can't adjust the flow. I think the 350 would really blow your fish around.
 
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What would you recommend instead?
 

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If you already have it, you can baffle it. I use plastic water bottles cut to size. If you are looking for a filter, I personally like the new-ish Seachem Tidal. You can adjust the flow and the big plus, it's self priming. Aqua Clear is also always a good reliable filter.
 

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As Lisa just mentioned, if you're going with a hang on back filter, either Seachem Tidal or Aquaclear.
 

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I use only Marineland filters and have for years and years. I do not understand all the reports of noise. Be sure to use lube the wheel pins.
On the 29 when we had it setup we had a Penguin 350 and a Mag 350 canister for 700 gph filtration. It was a guppy aquarium. The guppies are now in a 37 with the same filtration. No problems
 

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I have the Marineland Penguin Bio Wheel 350 on a 29G. I have guppies, neon tetras, platies, a bn pleco, and a nursery tank with 6 platy fry in it. They all do just fine. I was worried about the nursery box floating around in the current but it doesn't. It stays in the corner.
 

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I have the AquaClear 70 on my goldie tank. The only I don't like is that it does not self prime. Every time I clean the tank I have to jiggle the intake valve and fight with it to get it going again. It does a great job cleaning the tank though.
 

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I use the peguin 350 on my 29 and it works great, but is a peice of junk lol what I mean is, its a great filter for a few months, then yu need to start replacing parts such as the impeller, which cost almost the same as the filter itself. so I would go a dirrerant route if u can. like I said its a great filter, if your willing to replace parts after only a few months of use. iv had mine for 4 months, already wishy washy. so for the price up front its wonderful, but not worth it long term
 

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Thunder_o_b said:
I use only Marineland filters and have for years and years. I do not understand all the reports of noise. Be sure to use lube the wheel pins.
On the 29 when we had it setup we had a Penguin 350 and a Mag 350 canister for 700 gph filtration. It was a guppy aquarium. The guppies are now in a 37 with the same filtration. No problems
what needs to get lubed up. mine seems very quiet, than last week I thought something was wrong with impeller, so I messed with it by pulling up on the intak tube and its doing better, but this is just a short term solution. what would you suggest. its a marineland penguin 350 hob double bio wheel . ant suggestions? sorry to highjack this post but I read he decided to go a differant route, and didnt think it would be an issue. if it is ill mke a new post and tag you if you don't mind

EDIT TO ADD: the reason I felt something was wrong is out of nowhere it started making a loud grinding noise, so I cleaned all the parts and put them back, and same problem, but when I lifted the intake tube ever so slightly it was fine. but it does settle back into place every now and again, so I just lift it again and noise seemingly stops
 

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Lube the pins on each end of the bio wheels.

I have heard that some of the newer ones can make noise. But all of ours are years old.
 

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