New Marineland Penguin 150

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by firesflightt, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. firesflighttWell Known MemberMember

    a little treat for my fish!! took out the old aqueon led pro 10, which was a piece of garbage. it has a slim little reservoir, i couldn't pack hardly any media in there without overflowing! after transferring it all, i don't even have enough media to put into the new filter. the aqueon filter was undersized for my tank, so therefore there was no surface tension whatsoever. i had to rely on an air pump, and even after adding it my guppies gasped at the surface! i've noticed none of that behavior from them, now. my aqueon made a whole bunch of annoying whrring noises that kept me up at night.

    i love the spin of the bio-wheel! lol

    i have a quick question- how to i go about cleaning the impeller and such? i've never done cleaning like that before, and it's probably why my old filter got so noisy.
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2019
  2. IceForeverValued MemberMember

    It just pulls right out with one of the pieces from the intake tube and you can just clean it off with the same brush you use for the tube in the dirty tank water you drained

  3. firesflighttWell Known MemberMember

    you mean like a pipe/tube cleaner? i think i saw that on the instructions booklet somewhere. i'll have to find and buy a new one.
  4. IceForeverValued MemberMember

    Yeah I picked up a set of like 4 of them of different sized/diameters/lengths for like $5 I think. But you could use like a q tip dipped in tank water to clear the impeller as well
  5. firesflighttWell Known MemberMember

    cool! thanks so much
  6. esims12New MemberMember

    I use a small pipe cleaner type thing that is like a wire brush. I have a penguin 350 and it has been great except the sound! Mine is extremely noisy even after I've checked the intake tube and impeller.
  7. firesflighttWell Known MemberMember

    oh no, hopefully mine won't become too loud. it's making almost no noise right now but that might be hidden by the trickling sound. my water level is low at the moment
  8. IceForeverValued MemberMember

    His 350 has two bio wheels on it and moves a lot of water haha. I don’t think mine (200b) is overly loud, although my aquarium is not in my room so I can’t comment on it too much. We enjoy the trickling, though, and find it soothing
  9. esims12New MemberMember

    I had a few of the older emperors and penguins about seven years ago and I did not remember them being this loud. It may just be me lol. I find it soothing too until I try to watch netflix and it over powers the TV sound :shifty:
  10. firesflighttWell Known MemberMember

    it's located in my bedroom, but i actually like the slight buzzing sound it makes. i also like the trickling, only in moderation though. my old filter made an ear wrenching WHRRR throughout the night while i was trying to sleep