Marineland Penguin Power Filter, 50 to 70-Gallon, 350 GPH

January 30, 2015 - Comment

Easy Enough for the Beginner Whether you’re a first-time aquarist or consider yourself a hobbyist the Marineland Penguin Power Filter is right for you. Because it comes in four different sizes this filter is perfect for any small to medium aquarium 20-70 gallons. It does a superior job with the bio-load of Tropical Community Fish

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Easy Enough for the Beginner

Whether you’re a first-time aquarist or consider yourself a hobbyist the Marineland Penguin Power Filter is right for you. Because it comes in four different sizes this filter is perfect for any small to medium aquarium 20-70 gallons. It does a superior job with the bio-load of Tropical Community Fish Oscars and African Cichlids. Leftover food and fish waste particles disappear in minutes due to the filter’s replaceable Rite Size cartridges ensuring a clean and healthy environment for your fish and plants.

Handy Chart to Help You Pick the Right Penguin for Your Aquarium

Product Certified Flow Rate Aquarium Size Rite Size Media Penguin 100B 100 GPH Up to 20 gallons A Penguin 150B 150 GPH Up to 30 gallons B Penguin 200B 200 GPH Up to 50 gallons C Penguin 350B 350 GPH Up to 70 gallons C

3-Stage Filtration Advantage

Each Marineland Penguin Filter is designed with an effective easy 3-stage filtration system consisting of biological chemical and mechanical filtration. The BIO-Wheel was designed to grow the beneficial bacteria that is needed for biological filtration and has been proven best at removing toxic ammonia and nitrites. Also the BIO-Wheel comes with a noise reducing cover making this filter more convenient and enjoyable for all fish owners. The replaceable Rite-Size filter cartridge provides the mechanical and chemical filtration screening out the dirt and debris and removing odors discoloration and impurities. The 100% water to media contact ensures a crystal clear healthy environment for your plants and fish. This type of 3-stage system will guarantee that your aquatic environment thrives to its highest ability.

Start-up and Maintenance

The Penguin Power Filter requires virtually no set-up making it perfect for any fish lover. Simply follow the manual in connecting the parts and then hang it onto the back of your tank. Be sure to prime your filter with aquarium water before you plug it in. Once you have set-up your filter you can adjust the water flow by using the mid-level strainer. After the initial set- up maintenance of this filter is quite easy. Simply remove and replace the filter cartridge after approximately one month and clean the filter as needed.

Handy Chart to Help You Pick the Right Filter for Your Size Aquarium

Product Tank Size Level Aquarist Type of Filter Type of BIO-Technology Type of Water Environment Penguin Small-Medium Beginner Hang-on-Tank BIO-Wheel Freshwater/Emperor Emperor Medium Beginner-Enthusiast Hang-on-Tank BIO-Wheel Freshwater/Emperor C-Series Canister Medium-Very Large Tanks Enthusiast Canister BIO-Filter Balls Freshwater/Emperor

TetraCare

Sign up for TetraCare to help you be successful in your fish-keeping endeavor. This is a totally free program with the purchase of these aquarium systems and provides on-line and over the phone support. Once you register, you’ll receive specially timed emails to guide you through the first six months of your aquarium experience and beyond. Free direct access to our TetraCare Team is just a phone call away. Just call 1-800-423-6458. Help is available seven days a week.

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Penguin Power Filters: Easy and Effective Filtration

Penguin BIO-Wheel Power Filters deliver effective, easy, 3-stage aquarium filtration—without the hassle of air pumps, valves, and tubing or air stones. Convenient Rite-Size Filter Cartridges come ready to use with each filter . to mechanically and chemically remove waste, discoloration, and odors. Biological filtration is provided by the revolutionary BIO-Wheel—proven best at removing toxic ammonia and nitrite.

Additional Features

Two-Piece Vented Cover: Designed for convenient filter cartridge access and quiet operation

Adjustable Mid-Level Intake: Attaches to the intake tube for improved water circulation

3-Stage Filtration

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Stage 1: Mechanical Filtration

At this stage, the Penguin Rite-Size Filter Cartridge floss screens out dirt and debris and utilizes a patented ribbed back for maximum water to carbon contact.

Stage 2: Chemical Filtration

Black Diamond Premium Activated carbon works to remove odors, discoloration, and impurities.

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Stage 3: Biological Filtration

The patented BIO-Wheel eliminates toxic ammonia and nitrite on contact and is designed to grow the beneficial bacteria needed for biological filtration. The BIO-Wheel now features 50% more surface area.

Pick the Right Filter for Your Size Aquarium

Certified Flow Rate Aquarium Size Penguin 100 100 GPH Up to 20 gallons Penguin 150 150 GPH Up to 30 gallons Penguin 200 200 GPH Up to 50 gallons Penguin 350 350 GPH Up to 70 gallons

Start-Up and Maintenance

The Penguin Power Filter requires virtually no set-up, making it perfect for any fish lover. Simply follow the manual in connecting the parts and then hang the filter onto the back of your tank. Be sure to prime your filter with aquarium water before you plug it in. Once you have set-up your filter you can adjust the water flow by using the mid-level strainer. After the initial set- up maintenance of this filter is quite easy. Simply remove and replace the filter cartridge after approximately one month and clean the filter as needed. It is also important to maintain an adequate water level in your tank to insure your Penguin Power filter runs quietly and efficiently.

Find the Rite-Size Filter for You

Each Penguin Power Filter comes with one Marineland Rite-Size Filter Cartridge. Take a look below to see which cartridge is correct for your filter and ensure proper maintenance.

Rite-Size A Cartridge Rite-Size B Cartridge Rite-Size C Cartridge rite size AFits Penguin 100 and Mini Power Filters rite size BFits Penguin 125, 150 Power Filters rite size CFits Penguin 170, 200, 330, 350 Power Filters

Tetra Water Care

Tetra sets the bar high in water care treatment and maintenance with a four-step, color-coded system. From aquarium start-up and routine maintenance, to trouble shooting solutions and testing, Tetra offers everything you need to keep your aquarium water healthy. Take a look at the chart below to see the full line of Tetra water care treatments and testing supplies.

Start-Up safestart New Aquarium? Tetra SafeStart allows you to safely add fish to your tank immediately. Maintenance easy balance Use AquaSafe whenever adding water to neutralize chlorine and heavy metals. Use EasyBalance weekly to keep your water chemistry balanced. Solutions High ammonia? Use AmmoniaSafe liquid or tablets. Cloudy water? Clear it up with WaterClarifier Liquid or Tablets. Algae issues? Keep in check with AlgaeControl liquid or No More Algae tablets. Testing Tetra EasyStrips make regular water testing a breeze.

Product Features

  • Certified flow rate of 350GPH, perfect for all aquariums up to 70-gallon, uses two Rite-Size C” filter cartridges”
  • Delivers easy, three stage mechanical, chemical, and biological aquarium filtration
  • Convenient Penguin Rite Size Cartridges come ready to use with each filter

Comments

C. Cooke says:

Only one drawback… I have a 55 gallon community tank with angels, pleco’s, clown loaches, and cory cats. Some messy fish, but this filter carries the load. My only recommendation is to clean the intake tube with each water change. It gets pretty gunked up, very easily.

U. Unzueta says:

Been very good to me. Did my research and people couldnt tell the difference from the Emperor 400. So i bought this since it’s price tag was way cheaper than the 400. Ive been running this for about 2 months on my 75 gallon tank. I have an Oscar and they’re messy eaters and leave particles in the water from some certain types of foods. The particles dissapear after 20 minutes due to the power filter’s water gallon suction ratio. I completely love how silent it is. You need to fill the tank up to at least the waterfall lips of the filter so you wont hear the water splashing. Good good stuff here.

D. Kesler "fishfan" says:

Read this first.. Before you buy another filter, please read this. I also had trouble with the bio wheel afdter only a year, slowly turning then altogether quit, then restarting it was getting harder and harder. I was disappointed and went to my local fish store to ask what they recommended since these seemed rather shoddy, come to find out he showed me the small impellor located under a plastic casing that no one would have guessed was there or removable. So if you have never heard of this, please check it out first. It is the little mechanism that spins to move the water. Once I cleaned this and another in a small hex they both worked like a charm! Wheels spinning so fast I can’t tell they’re turning!

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