Penguin® Power Filter Replacement Filter

Rite-Size A Penguin® Power Filter Replacement Filter
  • Rite-Size A Penguin® Power Filter Replacement Filter
  • Find the Penguin aquarium filtration replacement and carbon aquarium filter cartridge you need for your tank!
  • Rite-Size B Penguin® Power Filter Replacement Filter
  • Rite-Size B 3-Pack Penguin® Power Filter Replacement Filters
  • Rite-Size C Penguin® Power Filter Replacement Filter
  • Rite-Size C 3-Pack Penguin® Power Filter Replacement Filters
Product No. PA0135-03

$13.49 - $23.69

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Carbon aquarium filter cartridge for quality aquarium filtration.

Rite-Size A fits Penguin 100B, Mini, and 99B.
Rite-Size B fits Penguin 150B, 110B, and 125B.
Rite Size C fits Penguin 200B, 350B, 170B, and 330B.

At Marineland, we design our filter cartridges to meet the absolute highest standards of water purification, performance, and operational ease. Each pre-assembled cartridge slides easily into place, providing superior mechanical and chemical filtration, and making replacement fast, dry and effortless. The cartridge mechanically filters water through a pad of double thick poly-fiber.  Debris and waste particles are trapped, and water is chemically filtered through Marineland's Black Diamond® Premium Activated Carbon. 

Inside the cartridge, a patented ribbed backing ensures even distribution of activated carbon to deliver maximum water-to-carbon contact.  The result?  Crystal clear, crystal clean water.

Penguin® Power Filter Replacement Filter is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Filter Doesn't have a lot of carbon dust or peices when you open the package. Picks up a lot of material in my filter.
Date published: 2014-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! I work at a store full of pets and I always recommend these guys filters to my customers. I personally have them in both my 10 and 20 gallon tanks. I even tried another filter and while it might have been quieter, the filter didn't compare to how clean and clear the water looked with this filter. I also tend to go a filter bigger( 10 gal has 20 gal filter and 20 gal filter has 30 gal filter) so it just helps even more. The bio wheel is something that you NEVER want to touch. B/c that parts hard to find to replace and can get pricey. these products can be pricey but it is worth it in the long run. I don't overcrowd my fish and only change the filter media every 3 months. Every month I rinse off the stuff on the media and reuse. But overall its a great product def worth the money and their customer service was AWESOME and actually knew about the products they sold and what they didn't sell. So thats a big thing, it was hassle free for me when I bought the kit and filter was dead. They got my info and bam I was sent another one. But really great company, I won't be turning away from their products anytime soon!
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from filter not doing job im new at this.I have a 10 gal marineland tank and 6 fish.It all came in one box, about 8 months ago.However I have to change filter often..why? Also is there a better filther I should change to if this product is cancelled
Date published: 2014-01-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Tired of the headaches I'm tired of cloudy water! This has been going on since early spring.The only time the water starts to clear is when the filter is becoming plugged and approx. half of the water flow begins to bypass the filter. As soon as I change the filter, the water becomes heavily clouded again. Because nobody has been able to come up with a solution to this problem, I'm going to remove the filtration system all together and take an all natural approach to clean, clear water. I'll report my progress so that others out there with this extremely annoying problem have an alternative other than mechanical water filtration.
Date published: 2013-08-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Filters and parts not available! I purchased the Penguin 100 filtration system a little over 15 months ago and have been extremely happy with it. That is until now! I went to my local pet store to buy more filter cartridges and a new bio-wheel for my filter and ended up being sent away saying I'd have to order the parts online as they no longer carry them. Then I come to your web site and they aren't even in stock from you.. What's up with this? I've had to purchase a whole new filtration system which I don't like as well because your parts are out of stock!
Date published: 2013-05-16
Date published: 2013-04-21
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We recently bought a small  3 gallon tank for our beta, it has one of your internal power filters. The rite size P filters are becoming very hard to find. Any suggestions? Seems that filter has been discontinued.

Asked by: Paws n Fins
These are still available -, but you can also use the Whisper Bio Bag Size Medium. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-08-11

I got the Penguin bio-wheel 75 for my 10 gallon tank. Which cartridge do i need to buy?

Asked by: Dori831
As per the manual, it takes the Rite Size A replacement cartridge. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-18

When do you change the filter

Asked by: Fearfullykitty2
We recommend changing it once a month, and taking it apart completely, for cleaning, every other month. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-29

What are the dimensions and will it fit in a Top Fin 10 gallon filter?

Asked by: Killa
4.6" high x 4.7" wide. The dimensions are on our website, on the cartridge product page. Just click the tab and then open the pdf. No, they will not fit a Topfin filter. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-27

Do you sell a replacement wheel for penguin 100 I  unable to locate at my local pet store

Asked by: Greg chwojdak
If you are referring to the bio wheel, it is the PRBW100B. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-09

how do i get a bio-wheel replacement

Asked by: jmrj
Bio wheels are sold separately via locally owned pet and fish stores, on our site, and on many other vendor websites. If it was missing when you purchased the filter, or damaged, you can call us directly at 1-800-322-1266. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-02-14

I have a penguin 300, not 330.  Yes, it is old, but has been store with the tank for the last 20-25 years.mmwould the C size be what I am looking for?

Asked by: Chumley
Yes, correct, the Rite Size C would be the cartridge you need. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-02-13

Good morning, can I ask you which type of a filter cartridge is a replacement for penguin 160? Thank you!

Asked by: Marta
Hello Marta, Wow, that filter has been discontinued a very, very long time. I believe that would be the Rite Size C in today's market. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-12-19

which side faces tank water: blue mesh or black plastic?

Asked by: cita
Thanks for asking! The black plastic faces the water, the blue mesh faces the wall. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-12-02

Hi I have the Marineland 350. It appears I need a new impeller. Shopping around it seems they cost half as much as a complete filter system. Where is the best place to buy parts like that. Thks

Asked by: Molly99
If you are buying just the impeller itself, without the magnet, they cost less than $10 U.S. If you need the magnet too, it does add up. As you are in Canada, your best choices are Big Al's or That Fish Place if you do not have a local fish store in your area that carries parts. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-10-03

Hi how long will the bio wheel last? We have a 75 gallon tank with 2 penguin 350 filters.We have only one bio wheel in now. Thks

Asked by: sammy55
Bio wheels last until they become damaged or begin to fall apart, should be years if proper care is taken. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-09-30

How many bio wheels are needed for a 75 gallon tank. I have 2 350 penquin filters. And how often do I clean the wheel. And how do I clean the wheel.

Asked by: sammy55
Two is plenty. You never clean the bio wheel. Replace the cartridges once a month, take the filter system apart and clean it every couple of months. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-26

How do I know what filter it takes.  I bought it in a kit it's a bio wheel 75 for a 10 gallon tank.  Thanks 

Asked by: Ghost1324
It states the cartridge size right on the underside of the filter cover. It is Rite Size A. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-18

I have had my penquin filter system for two years. Should the wheel be replaced?

Asked by: Dianne
No, it never needs replacing unless it becomes torn or damaged in some way. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-06-02

how to use. how many do I put inside the cartridge

Asked by: antonitoni
That depends on which Penguin filter you own. There are 2 to 4 slots for cartridges. You can use the minimum or the maximum number, depending on what your tank needs for filtration. In regards to putting them inside a cartridge - they ARE the cartridge, and they simply slide into the filter box, not into anything else. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-06-02

 How much is E filters

Asked by: Silver
You may order them directly from our site: BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-04-14

How can I treat my tanks effectively when there is no way to take the carbon out of the filter pad. Why doesn't Marineland offer filter pads that are re carbon-less for times when you need to treat the tank?

Asked by: Peter59
Basically you can remove the carbon pad, leave the filter operating, and just replace the pad when you are done with treatment. As this is what most consumers do, there has not been much of a market for carbonless bags, unfortunately. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-04-04

Is this the replacement for the Marineland filter that has a bio wheel? I was part of a complete sttart up with a 10 gallon tank.

Asked by: Jadewick
This is the replacement cartridge for the Penguin Power Filters, but we do make other models that take bio wheels as well, and they use a different size cartridge. This one is Rite Size A for the Penguin 100, Rite Size B for the Penguin 150 and Rite Size C for the Penguin 200 and 350. Look at the top of your filter. The cover will have your model name and number molded into it. Also, we place a sticker on the underside of the cover that tells you what size cartridge your filter takes. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-02-18

how do you place the cartridge, is the blue fluffy side face you or the black plastic side????

Asked by: garthdog
The blue fluffy side faces the wall or back of the filter. The black plastic faces you or the front of the tank. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-06-09

I have a Marineland Penguin Biowheel 75 Filter, what size filter do I need?  I looked at Petsmart an could not find the size I needed.

Asked by: Curlygirl
It takes the Rite Size A filter cartridge. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2018-03-18

My filter for my new 5 ga aquarium says it needs filter cartridge size P

But size P is not available, what can I use instead?
Asked by: Newbefishowner
Size P is sold through Petsmart only. We have recently discovered that they do not describe it this way on their website and are working to get their description changed. Here is a link to it on Additionally, some of the Petsmart stores do not stock it and we are working on that as well. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-09-13


Marineland Rite-Size Cartridge Refills which side faces the front for the aquarium, the black of the blue side. Please advise.
Asked by: archangelo
The black plastic faces the front, blue faces the back. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2015-09-10

Can you by this product in bulk?

I have once gotten as a gift 2 big boxes of rite size c filters and I tried asking around where to buy them like that but i was asked to go to this page and im not exactly seeing what i expected.....
Asked by: jena
6 packs are the largest size we carry them in. You might ask a local store if they would discount them if you bought a case quanity of 6 packs. Some will special order that way. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2014-11-20

I need the C size biofilter

The coarse black media with plastic frame that maintains the bacterial growth. Going to order some other stuff to when I get that part number?
Asked by: fjs340
The old ones with biowheels main unit have the slots and are exacly the same size as an Aqua Tech "C" size! Since you've discontinued biowheels, then the biomesh could be used in it's place! I have checked it with one from my Àqua Tech "C" size 30-60!
Answered by: fjs340
Date published: 2015-03-21

Will this filter remove chloramines from the water in our aquarium?

Asked by: Melonas
The Aquarium Conditioner will remove chlorine in the water just put the directed amount needed into your water before you add it to your tank!
Answered by: Jamie97
Date published: 2015-03-14

--150 bio wheel power filter I need a filter what kind

Need a filter for blo wheel penguin 150 pump
Asked by: Dwaine
The 150 filter uses the Rite Size B cartridges!
Answered by: Jamie97
Date published: 2015-03-14

Penguin mini filter

what is the correct orientation and direction of installation for the filter cartridge?
Asked by: GEEEman
Blue side faces the back of the filter with the side that doesn't go all the way down and up vertical on the intake side. Kind of hard to explain but if you have the box it with directions it will have a picture!
Answered by: Jamie97
Date published: 2015-03-14

Can I get a filter cartridge without activated carbon?

I was wondering if you guys have filters WITHOUT carbon, for medicating or using driftwood or almond leaves?
Asked by: Jonh
No, we sure don't, that's why we make media containers for our filter systems. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-27
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