Penguin® Power Filters

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All Penguin® BIO-Wheel® Power Filters deliver easy, three-stage mechanical, chemical and biological aquarium filtration.

Convenient Penguin Rite-SizeTM 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.

The Penguin® 75 BIO-Wheel® Power Filter brings Penguin's 3-stage filtration technology to aquariums up to 10 gallons. The 75 is ideal for new aquariums as well as establish tanks in need of an upgrade.

Penguin® Power Filters is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 183.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Would recommend this product to friends and family. Great product!
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Year's of dependable service! This filter was introduced year's ago, I've only bought two. The Bio-wheel technology is awesome. Changing cartridges is a snap. Do yourself a favor, GET ONE!
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very quiet after new impeller Shortly after I bought my filter system, the bio wheel stopped spinning. It would work on and off so I figured I just wasn't cleaning it as frequently as I should or didn't have the water level high enough. But then there was a horrible grinding noise that only got worse after a thorough cleaning. I called the company and the gentleman was happy to help; after a couple questions he decided to send me a new impeller. I received it in just a few days and now the filter is quiet a mouse. I am not only happy with the product but the customer service as well. As a side note, I very much wish that customers would troubleshoot and call the company to get help before leaving such negative reviews. It skews prospective customers' decision making when shopping for a filter system.
Date published: 2016-10-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from BioWheel Stop Working! I bought the penguin filter for my 30 gallon aquarium a month ago, and my biowheel justo stopped working. This is a very poor filter I am very dissapinted, I had high expectation. I will never recomend this product.
Date published: 2016-09-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Super quiet. It doesn't work! I bought this filter a couple months ago. It's dead. The power head just died.I wish I had my receipt! Who would think you would need it? Anna
Date published: 2016-09-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Noisy 350 B Right out of the box impeller noise, and water noise from bio wheel. I have a pretty old emperor 400 and it is still quiet as a mouse. The baffling sytem for the bio wheels and the impeller are in desparate need of an upgrade. Very dissapointed
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Old ones were great... But these new ones are horrible. Mine bent the impeller shaft after about a month. Looked like the shaft was to long. Was still running, while screaming, until I unplugged it, then it was seized up. I've seen many complaints similar to my experience on different forums. Went and replaced it with an API unit. Couldn't be happier. Step it up marineland.
Date published: 2016-07-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 10 Gal Kit - says 100 Filter but actuallly got 75 I purchased this in 2015 and set it up. There is a small BIO Wheel bit it doesn't turn when the lid is on the filter. I have tried to re-position the lid and the wheel, but the only way it does work is when I put something under the lid to hold it up so that the wheel can turn freely. Has anyone else run into this problem? And why does the box say 100 when it is actually a 75? I have had other Bio Wheel Filters (5 Gal) and found they worked fine. I do like the Bio Wheels better than other Bio System Filters, but am wondering whether the 75 was actually tested, or assembled with the correct parts.
Date published: 2016-07-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from bio wheel and bearing and filter. This filter runs quiet. Filter has to be changed weekly and wheel rarely turns. Stkre were bought doesnt carry wheels for sale as manufacturer told them they are good for life. Store told me to call 800 322 1266 so I did several times and recording justsays I have reached there after hours number.
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Constant cleaning I bought a Penguin 150 due Marineland's great reputation.Unfortunately I am CONSTANTLY cleaning/replacing filters because they get dirty rather quickly (about 1 filter every 2 days). So dirty that the bio wheel stops spinning, and the water exits out the overflow into my tank. Funny thing is the instructions say to replace the filter every 2-4 weeks. It would be nice if the filters lasted that long. Another issue I have is my small fish are getting stuck on the intake of my pump. It would have been a great idea if Marineland made the intake bigger (like for the Penguin 350). Just a thought.
Date published: 2016-06-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible I am extreamly angery I've had 2 of these filters in the last year and they have both broken!
Date published: 2016-05-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unhappy I have been through two of the Penguins 350 filters in one and a half years they both make loud squealing sound
Date published: 2016-05-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible products I bought my marineland penguin 200 a year ago, and one day we were woken up by a loud humming/rubbing noise when we found where the noise came from it was the pump and filter! I shut it off thinking some gunk probably broke lose( not sure how as I cleaned the stupid thing once a month) but the next day I took the thing apart to clean and remove what might be stuck and it was very clean and nothing was stuck!! What it sounds lie is the magnet on the fund is beating against the plastic insides where it sits I paid good money for this thing thinking I had bought a good product nope!!! I have bought Walmart one a few years ago and had to switch back to it and it is still working very quietly these marine land penguin series are terrible products!!
Date published: 2016-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeping fish healthy for years! I've had many aquariums in many sizes and have trusted my filtering to Penguin and the magic Bio Wheel for years and had to return big fishes to the store or get a bigger aquarium because since water condition is good they just keep growing !Now I moved and have a dmall mini penguin filter operating I cleat it with tap water and a ols tooh brush one or twice a year same time I change 50% of aquiarium water and it just keeps my fish happy.I do not find them noisy at all. Sometimes when water level goes down I hear a water cascade sound that actually helps me relax.
Date published: 2016-04-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Waaaaaay Too Loud At first the Bio Wheel was the item making the most noise, a scraping sound similar to when a fountain is low on water. I know it was the Bio Wheel because when I removed the wheel most of the noise stopped. The remaining noise was from the impeller that pumps the water. Over the past few days, the Bio Wheel is making a little less noise but the impeller has gotten louder. I've tried reseating the impeller and making sure the assembly was snug in its seat but it didn't help. The 'splash guard' over the Bio Wheel simply amplifies the noises. My old Penguin didn't make as much noise but somewhere down the line, the engineers or accountants lost sight of the customer's needs. The system does keep the tank clear but the noise can be heard (barely but heard) in the next room.
Date published: 2016-04-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor power filtering I live in an area where brownouts are common. I am now on my fourth filter in just over a year. It appears not a surge issue since the brand new surge protectors did not trip when the brownout occurred. This would most likely mean there is little to no protection filtering on the power input to the motor, of the pump, allowing for switching transients to damage the electronics. While I have otherwise been pleased with the performance of the filters, please resolve this issue so that I do not have to replace it 2-4 times a year, or look for more durable filter.
Date published: 2016-04-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Instantly broken I got the Penguin 350 a month or so ago and it now makes this insanely loud noise when its on and after a few minutes of doing that it just shuts off. I bought this filter because it was affordable for my price range and the reviews were good. I had it running for about 2 days then it started with its loud noise. I think it is the Impeller rubbing but not entirely sure. If there is anything I am doing wrong can you tell me because I set it up like the instructions given with the product and just plugged it in.
Date published: 2016-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great filter for the price. I purchased this filter because I found it on amazon for cheap and it had pretty decent reviews. I have to say I'm not disappointed. I originally had it on my 30 gallon tank to over filter due to the amount of stock I had. I ended up upgrading tanks to a 65 gallon still using the same filter. I'm impressed. even though at this point this is putting this close to it's max tank load it is preforming very well. Crystal clear water.My only complaint it that is a little noisier that some hob filters I've used.Great product and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bio Wheels I bought my penguin 350 about 5 years ago best filter ever I just recently bought a emperor 400 to replace it and to be honest thinking about going back to my penguin 350 I'm having a lot a problems with the 400s intake tube
Date published: 2016-03-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Was quiet at first... gradually getting louder 350B - was quiet at first... gradually getting louder, but I don't think it's worth the money to replace the impeller for this filter because it doesn't do any better of a job reducing NH3 NO3/NO2 than the much quieter canister filter I have on another tank. It was packed up for about a year and I can't find the bio wheels, which I also think are a bit too expensive considering I don't think they do much. Cartridges are easy to replace but expensive. Flow rate continues to be good. I will continue to use it until I run out of the filter cartridges then maybe sell it for $10. I would consider buying another Marineland filter because many people have had good luck with them, if it is on sale for a deep discount.
Date published: 2016-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Satisfied I own a small penguin 75 for my 10gal,it did am amazing job. So I bought the 200 penguin here recently and it's doing a beautiful job. Keeps my tanks clean and cycled.
Date published: 2016-02-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Penguin Power Filter 350 I decided on this filter because all of the noise complaints on the 400, but guess what, I set it up, and the impeller is so loud I can hear it 3 rooms away! I'm not happy with this, it is actually so loud I can barely hear the water trickle that I really do like about this line of filters!
Date published: 2016-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Penguin Bio Wheel 350 I don't normally write reviews, but I felt it necessary to do one on this awesome Product. I purchased one and installed it on my slightly over stocked 20 gal fresh water tank. I did some modifications on the filter. I placed the two 'C' filters on one side of the filter, and in the other side, I put in a foam filter from a different company. On top of the foam, I added a bag of charcoal, and some filter glass wool. The gravel was dirty, so I stirred it up. The combination I used cleared to tank with in 45 minutes. I added some Spira Bio to start the biological filtration since it was a new filter. I checked the Ammonia, Nitrates, and Nitrites after two days. The count for all three were '0'. I am extremely happy with this filter and would recommend it to everyone!! PS..NO NOISE from the filter.
Date published: 2016-02-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Penguin 350 Great filter. Easy to maintain BUT, once the impeller begins to rattle, the cost to replace it , including shipping, was $10 less than buying a whole new filter. That did not impress me! Good but disposable I guess. I will compare other brands next time.
Date published: 2016-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great filter I got my filter and it was very easy to set up and install. It was pretty loud at first but I took the impeller out and rinsed it off and put it back in and now I can barely hear it running. My water is very clean and clear and it seems to be doing a great job. Overall a very good filter
Date published: 2016-01-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from penguin 350 It does the job of filtering ok for an HOB however I had to heavily modify this thing to make it quiet. This is the most noisy HOB I have ever used in terms of water noise. The design is deeply flawed. There are water chanel s on either side of the intake tube that make excessively loud water trickling sounds. I can hear it over my tv and it keeps me up at night. After I finaly figured out what was making all the water noise I had to stuff filter pad over the chanel and finally all I can hear is a light hum of the pump. So ad often as I have to do water and filter changes I will have to redo the filter mufflers and will be sure to tire of it quickly just to keep this thing quiet, I'll be sure to get sick of it and either go with a Fluval canister or Fluval HOB. I will never reccomend this filter or ever buy another one again.
Date published: 2015-12-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Never lasted longer than a month Tried the Penguin 100 on my 20L tank. First one never worked, second lasted about a month and then proceeded to just stop working and my third try gave out on me in about two weeks. While the filtration when working was excellent, I have never had so much of an issue with my filter's lifespan. I spoke with others on a facebook group I am in and the majority had experienced the same issue.
Date published: 2015-12-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from comparatively noisy, works pretty well in a different room with closed door. I bought a used 300 when I returned to aquariums from outdoor ponds. The biowheels were missing and the impeller shaft was quite worn and allowed the magnet spindle to bang around, but it was dirt cheap and worked well enough in conjunction with the under gravel system to keep the tank clean. When I decided to set up a second tank I bought a 200 and a 100. Both have covers that ratled from day one. The front covers over the wheels barely hang on and are frequently jostled off their mount points. Still, they also a decent job of keeping the tanks clean and the ammonia in check. After a few months it dawned on me that they were getting louder and I was hearing that mag spindle banging around in both. Sure enough both stainless shafts were worn, and it isn't due to gravel. Both tanks have 1/4 to 3/8 gravel, washed and sieved so that isn't getting in the moving parts on either pump.I've now switched to under tank cannisters.
Date published: 2015-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from filter 200 filter200, I have one for over 2 years now, completely satisfied.
Date published: 2015-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fresh Water Filtration I have been an apprentice to my friend who's shown me the ways of making an aquarium thrive. My dear friend, Matthew Wiener, has been doing aquarium business for over 20 years and has since been extremely impressed with my success. He pointed me towards all the right products and I have to say I use all MarineLand Penguin Power filters for ALL OF MY TANKS i use the 100, two 150's, and two 200's in my assorted tanks. Im very satisfied with your products and will continue using them.
Date published: 2015-11-04
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After a power surge, or a brief power interruption, by pump hums but does not restart filtering. Also the bio wheels never turn and have not since we got the system about 2 years ago. We have moved to a new location with the same problems.

Asked by: Mary53
Have you taken the system apart and cleaned everything? We would recommend soaking the impeller in distilled white vinegar, and swabbing out the motor with vinegar as well. All of the problems you describe are usually caused by a clogged filter system or low water level in the tank. The water level must be to the top of the tank. Last, but not least, check for the purple bearings at either end of the biowheels. If these are missing, the bio wheels cannot turn. They will also need cleaning. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-05-07

I moved my tank into a new apartment and not my filter is plugged in but not working AT all please help

Asked by: Schmidt
Sorry to hear that Schmidt! Have you removed the intake tube, impeller housing and impeller, cleaned all of these parts and the bottom of the filter box really well? If not, you may have build up or debris that is causing the issue. You can use white vinegar to clean all of them if you see white buildup anywhere on the filter, as this is a sign of hard water. Vinegar will remove it. Soak the impeller itself for about 10 min in the vinegar and clean out the motor well with vinegar as well. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-05-03

My Penguin 200 is cycling water, but the wheel doesn't spin? and there is hardly any visible dirt on the cartridges when I remove them. But the tank is still dirty? It's only a year old and cycling a 36 gallon tank with live plants and large fish.

Asked by: jess713
If the tank is cycling, there may not be a lot for it to mechanically pull out, but you need biological filtration. Make sure your water level is to the top of the tank as the bio wheels are directly affected by the flow of the water. Also, pull out the intake tube, impeller and impeller housing and make sure there isn't some plant matter or other debris clogging any of them or the motor. Also, if you have large fish, and there are several of them, you may need additional filtration or a larger tank. Cycling a new tank will also look dirty as you can have a bacterial bloom. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-05-01

1 Fish in my 55 gal tank is sick. Checked water- high nitrite,6.0 acidity. Did 50% water change. (Tap water is 8.0ph , Can t seem to elevate ph above 6.6. Nitrite is at 20ppm. Changed filters out. Added more oxygenation. Should I replace bio wheel?

Asked by: Eqk9
No to replacing the bio wheel. I believe you are referring to nitrate, NO3, not nitrite, NO2. 20 ppm would have killed anything and everything in the tank by now, if it were nitrite. 20 ppm nitrate is okay, no worries. The acidity could be due to your tap water having low alkalinity, so test for this to see if that is the case or not. If the alkalinity of the tap water is low, then your pH can fluctuate a lot. You would want to add some buffers either regularly or naturally, to prevent the acidity from occurring again. Natural slate, tufa or lava work as do aquarium salt (don't use regularly though) or baking soda. If the alkalinity is good, then you need to really think about what is in your tank and driving down the pH. Since nitrates are at 20 ppm presumably, it shouldn't be these. You can add an ion exchange resin to help such as Purigen. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-25

I have an old Penguin Mini PF99 that seems to be in good working order but can’t find the bio wheel for it.  Did this model even have a bio wheel?

Asked by: Patd
Yes, it does, and the bio wheel is still available. http://www.marineland.com/Products/aquarium-parts/Filtration-Products-and-Skimmers/Penguin-Parts/BIO-Wheel-Parts-for-Penguins/BIO-Wheel-Assembly-for-Penguin-PF99B-Eclipse-Systems-2-3-Hex-5-Corner-5.aspx. You would also need the bracket it fit in and the bearings as well. Here are the bearings: http://www.marineland.com/Products/aquarium-parts/Filtration-Products-and-Skimmers/Penguin-Parts/BIO-Wheel-Parts-for-Penguins/BIO-Wheel-Bearings-for-Penguin-PF99B-PF125B-PF170B-PF330B.aspx. Unfortunately, the bracket is not available separately. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-24

Is there filter tube extensions for the penguin 200 square tubing?

Asked by: Anthony08
Yes, there are indeed! http://www.marineland.com/Products/aquarium-parts/Filtration-Products-and-Skimmers/Penguin-Parts/Intake-Tubes-and-Strainers/Intake-Extension-Tube-Penguins-100B-150B-200B.aspx and http://www.marineland.com/Products/aquarium-parts/Filtration-Products-and-Skimmers/Penguin-Parts/Intake-Tubes-and-Strainers/Mid-Level-Strainer-Penguin-100B-150B-200B.aspx. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-24

Am I supposed to clean the bio wheel?

Asked by: Channy
Thanks for asking, Channy! No, you should not clean the bio wheel. It is a place for good bacteria to grow which helps keep your water clean and clear. For more help call Marineland at 1-800-526-0650.
Answered by: Customer Service
Date published: 2018-04-17

My Emperor 400 filters used to get really dirty, but not anymore. 120 gallon tall tank, running 2 Emperor 400's and a Fluval 405. Same set up was on my last 75 gallon tank and filters needed cleaned every 2 weeks, and changed once a month.

Asked by: Chuck 88
Comparing the two tanks is like comparing apples to oranges. One is obviously a third larger than the other, and therefore, less likely to get dirty. However, how fast tanks or filters become dirty, depends on types and quantities of fish, your frequency of partial water changes, feeding regimen and more. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-12

My filter got really noisy and I had to unplug it.  Can I float the bio wheel in the tank for a day until I get a new filter or will the good bacteria die? I have another filter that’s running still but don’t want to lose this established bio wheel

Asked by: BrandenBar
the magnet impeller at the bottom of the riser needs replacing if you hear a knockin noise online 20 bucks
Answered by: SaltwaterLifer
Date published: 2018-04-11

Does the PF0075B - Penguin 75 - 10 gal/75 GPH have a flow control? I want it for my 10 betta tank but they can't handle the full open flow. I have 2 males and a female in the tank separated by dividers.

Asked by: Dianad
The only flow control is the mid level strainer. My betta can handle 150 gph, so they should be able to handle 75 gph pretty easily unless they are stressed or ill for some reason. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-09

Does the water rotator have to be changed like the filters

Asked by: Cliff Bregstone
If you mean the bio wheel, no. You only change it if it becomes damaged or warped, etc. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-09

What are the difference in the penguin and emperor power filters

Asked by: Simba
The Penguin is slightly smaller, slightly less flow rate at 350 gph, whereas the Emperor has 400 gph. The Penguin relies on the water flow through the filter to hit the bio wheels and turn them, so a dirty system will affect this drastically. The Emperor has spray bars that continuously spray water on the bio wheels, constantly turning them. It also has media containers for extra media, unlike the Penguin. It also has a flow manifold housing vs the impeller housing of the Penguin. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-22

I have an Emperor 400 and there is no longer water coming out the little holes for the bio-wheels to rotate. I have disassembled and clean everything and still no water from either bar. I have removed the bars and ran to see if water comes out and nothing

Asked by: TabFish
If the spray bars are not working, you are missing the flow manifold cover or it is not staying connected or is damaged. It can be found at the bottom of the flow manifold and snaps over the impeller. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-04

I will be moving and my tank will be empty and in storage for a week or more. Is it possible to store the bio wheels and keep the bacteria alive or should I just get new wheels?

Asked by: Roblecoptr
You can store the bio wheels, but they will dry out, the bacteria will die off, but it just grows back again once you install them again. No need to buy new wheels. Unless the old ones are in bad shape.... BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-05-04

How do you adjust the mid level strainer?

Asked by: Yoda
That is up to you. You can leave it open, close it completely, or have it open partially, depending on the types of fish you have, how much flow you want, etc. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-18

We just bought a bio wheel penguin 350 power filter today & we set it up everything was working fine until we got home after being gone for like 3 hours we came home to the filter leaking from the electrical part where the cord starts . Should we exchange

Asked by: DanniJo
Sorry to hear that! We would definitely recommend exchanging it as it either isn't completely sealed or has a crack in it. If you prefer to have us send one to you, please call 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-28

 I have a bio wheel 200. The wheel is terribly noisy due to high speed from being new. I have gently twisted the wheel to improve but did not help much. I have a second smaller filter can I turn off the bio wheel at night and run the quiet one? 

Asked by: Mason305
Just take the bio wheel out and let it float in the tank for a day or two. Also, make sure the bearings are inserted properly. You can also "grease" them with a thin smear of silicone lubricant. Do not turn the filter off at night, no. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-04-02

I just ordered, but haven't received yet, the Peguin 150 Bio. I read many reviews and Q & As about maintenance.  I understand the dimensions are 8 x 6 x 7.  Are the 8 inches referring to the space the filter takes along  the tank rim?

Asked by: Mont
Yes, it means the distance left to right. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-27

I recently ordered, not received yet, Penguin 150 B.W filter. Do the 6 " width refer to overhang inside or outside tank rim? How many inches either way?

Asked by: Mont
The total dimensions are 8 X 6 X 7. Outside dimensions are 8 X 3.5 X 7. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-27

I have 3 main tanks and several nanos. Have bought many of your fine products over 25 yrs. Recently ordered Penquin 150. I can I exchange right away for smaller unit if won't fit my tank specs? Thank you.

Asked by: Mont
You should be able to exchange it at the store, yes. Since you did not buy it directly from us, we wouldn't be able to exchange it. We handle warranty issues only. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-27

I have purchased a marineland 20 gallon tank. I have had a total of 3 tanks in the past, all with Emperor filters on all of them. I can't remember if there is a way to pause the filter while I feed my fish.

Asked by: Irishkilla79
No, not unless you unplug it. It doesn't have a "switch". BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-27

i have the 350 and it will not suck in any water and ive tried everything.... please help

Asked by: sean24
Okay, make sure the water level is all the way to the top of the tank. Fill the filter with water as well. Pull out the intake tube, impeller housing and impeller. Inspect the impeller for damage, build up, gunk, etc. (you didn't state whether it is new or older). If it appears dirty, clean it and clean out the entire filter box. If it is new, and impeller is okay, put everything back together again and re-install the filter. If you cannot get it up and running, call 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-22

I bought a tank and it came with the penguin 200 filter. I don’t know how long the previous owner had it but it seems to not keep the water clean. Would you suggest buying a new one? 

Asked by: Newbie14
No, not if it is running. It may need to be cleaned well if it has a lot of buildup, but it is fine if it is running. New tanks take a while to establish (approximately 6 months), and cloudy water is normal initially. It typically clears up after the first few weeks, but it totally depends on how fast you add fish, how much you feed, and how often you vacuum and perform partial water changes. A clean tank is not completely due to the capability of the filter, the filter simply reduces maintenance for you. Depending on the size of the tank, you should vacuum and change 30% of the water at least twice a month, more often if the tank is heavily stocked or has big fish. If the tank was just set up, you may have a bacterial bloom or an ammonia spike and should add Aquarium Bacteria to the tank. Call 1-800-322-1266 for more help. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-21

I bought and installed the penguin power filter 4 days ago. It's made an on and off again horrible grinding sound. Please help.

Asked by: Adrienne
Do you have sand in the aquarium? If so, this is the issue. Whenever using sand with any HOB filter, you need to place filter floss in the strainer or slide a foam accessory over it to prevent the sand from getting in and destroying the impeller. If you do not have sand in the tank, remove the intake tube, impeller housing, and impeller. Check for any grit from the gravel or carbon dust in the motor or on the impeller. Also, check and make sure the impeller is not damaged, warped, or inserted too far up into the intake tube. Call for more help if necessary - 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-20

Just bought the 200, I want to know if these filters are energy efficient? Any idea how many watts/hour it uses? Any info on this is appreciated.

Asked by: Ryan123
This particular unit uses 20.4 watts, 120 v., .17 amps. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-20

What is the overall length of the bio wheel 350

Asked by: 99stonecold
The dimensions of that filter are 15 X 5.5 X 7.5. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-13

Had a penguin 75 that stopped working, bought a penguin 100 ( the bio wheel is bigger), where can I put the old bio wheel so it keeps helping with the biological filtration ( since is too small for the new filter)?

Asked by: Vigomateu
Did you try cleaning the impeller and motor of the 75? If this is all it needs, you can run the two filters simultaneously for a couple of weeks. If the 75 is clean but dead, then you can float the bio wheel if it isn't too grungy. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-13

How do you adjust the mid-level strainer? Is that the gray fan-like thing in the middle? Can you give more detail regarding that? There isn't any instructions or details about it in the pamphlet. Thanks!

Asked by: plii
Yes, that would be the mid-level strainer. If you leave it open it increases your flow rate, closing it reduces the flow slightly, and prevents you from pulling water from the middle of the tank. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-05-09

I put in Ick medication in and it said to take ou the filter do I take out the bio wheel

Asked by: Sonny boy
No, leave the filter operating without the carbon filter, but the bio wheel in place. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-13

Are the filter baskets still available for the Penguin 3e00

Asked by: Vandercook
No, they sure aren't. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-12
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PF0075B - Penguin 75 - 10 gal/75 GPH
PF0100B - Penguin 100 - 20 gal/100 GPH
PF0150B - Penguin 150 - 30 gal/150 GPH
PF0200B - Penguin 200 - 50 gal/200 GPH
PF0350B - Penguin 350 - 75 gal/350 GPH

Penguin Power Filter Manual 75B

Penguin Power Filter Manual Models 100B, 150B, 200B and 350B  

Penguin Quick Set Up Guide Models 100B, 150B, 200B and 350B 

 

 

Product

Certified Flow Rate

Aquarium Size

Rite Size Media

Penguin 75B

75 GPH

up to 10 gallons

A

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 75 gallons

C

Penguin & Emperor Cartridge Dimensions

Replacement Parts