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Can the 70 gallon penguin bio-wheel be used in a 55 gallon tank?

im working on getting a 55 gallon for my tropical 10 gallon because it is overstocked
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YES it would give enough filteration and even extra.
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You should be careful of doing that. The filter might be too strong for the tank and blow water all over the place like a fire hose. Also, the glass might not be thick enough to handle such a massive filter. In addition, it will likely void the warranty on your lawn mower.
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yes it can,, i run more than double what is recommended,, it cant hurt,, it keeps it crystal clear,,
i have 2 emperor 400 on my 75 gal which is enough for 180 gal tank and running 3- emperor 400 on my 125 gal tank wich is enough for 270 gal tank
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Absolutely. I run a Penguin 350 (the 70-gallon one) and a Tetra Whisper 60 on my 55 gallon (I have goldfish, so I need the extra filtration).

One issue to be aware of is if you are using the standard hoods that come with most 55-gallon tanks, you may need to modify the hood with a hacksaw to make the Penguin filter fit, but it's really very easy to do and takes just a minute of time.
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Absolutely. Unless.... you have fish who won't appreciate as much current as that will provide. I'm currently running a 200 on a 10 gallon tank and two 350's (what you have) on a 75.
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I have a 90 gallon is there anything higher than the 350 but this model? Or would the 350 work?

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You will find out the the only reason you can not use it is the space the aquarium frame uses and the space in the area the filter allows when you hang it on the tank. I'm using three of the 350B's on my 125 gallon and two 350B's on my 75 gallon tanks, but it is a tight fit in both cases where as the 350B fits fine on my 55 gallon tanks. Soooo ... yes and no ... Other brand filters are not as generous in their gap so they don't fit the bigger tanks at all
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ok i think it would be a good idea to get the 350 and get a 100 or 150
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There is an Emperor 400. These have spraybars which is a cool option. In any case you will need two 350's or 400's for a 90.
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If you lightly stock the tank, it could work. But the filter is only rated to 75 gallons. I would recommend a canister filter, or buy two of the Penguin 200's.
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Do the Marineland Bio-wheel filters have a media basket? Other than the cartridges?

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The 200B does have a slot for a additional media container which is optional from Marineland. If you order it be sure to use the ceramic media form Marineland as others are to large. Hope this helps.
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no.all you can put in is the cartridges and the wheel.
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No, they do not also have a media basket. Not when used in the Eclipse hood system. Just the flat carbon filters. I put things like ammo chips, crushed coral (for PH) in mesh bags on top of the carbon filters. The water still runs through them. Seems to work just fine.
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Can I use the penguin bio wheel 200 for a saltwater aquarium?

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yes this filter is for both fresh and saltwater.
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yes i used to have one on a saltwater fish tank
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I just got rid of mine. I went through two in under a year. The both started out working well but gradually became louder, when I took a closer look I noticed that the impeller was corroding I replaced the entire assembly (for some dumb reason you can't just by the impeller).
sry I'm rambling, Anyways I haven't had problems with them in fw just on my salt tanks and just the 200. I might not choose that based on my previous experience.
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Can the intake tube be adjusted?

My water level is about 6 inches under the top of the tank to keep my rurtles from jumping out. Will the 200 gph reach there or can the intake tube be adjested to reach that length?
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I have personal used this one for turtles as well. You can find that if intake tube is in the water the filter will SUCK it up, if the water is around 1" above the intake you can get swirls in the water and the filter will suck air, so extending the intake is a must.

If you need to lower the intake you can buy some nylon plastic tubing or acrylic under gravel tube and cut them to size so your intake will reach farther down. With the intake extended and the power goes out the output will suck air and break the siphon and the filter wont back drain.

JUST BE CARFULL and make sure the turtles dont knock at the output and point it away from the tank. I had mine do that and it drain the tank in my floor while I slept.

hope that helped
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it can but you will have lots of bubbles from the water falling that 6 inches
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Do all Marineland Penguin filters use the same filter media cartridge?

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Different size filters use different sized media.
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No they do not, however, the different sizes are marked in several areas on the filter. look for a one letter mark ( A, B, C, D...) And that will tell you which filter is best.
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can the flow rate be adjusted up or down on a bio wheel filter, I know Aqua clear filters flow rate is adjustable.

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i have the marine land 200 and i dont see anywhere to adjust it so probably not.
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can a 150 gph be used on a 10 gal tank or is it to strong?

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no i have the marine land 200 thats rated for 55 gallons and i have it on a 29 gallon and my fish are fine so ya go for the extra filtration.
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perfect,, i had a 400 gph in a 20 gal tank... now i have 1200 gph in a 125 gal tank
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Whats the best filter and heater I can use for 29 gallon of aquarium?

I am a first time to hav aquarium. I have no idea what else do I need? I have no idea at all. Can you guide me what to buy including the accessories.
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on my 29 gallon i have a penguin 350 biowheel filter, which is recommended for a 70 gallon aquarium, but you always want to over filter your tank, especially if you plan on keeping cichlids. it is a great filter, just make sure you have room for it on your hood. for a heater i just have an adjustable 15 gallon heater, which i put next to the filter intake and it works great.
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I my self do not beleave in purchasing all the chemicals, they want you to put in your tank. Just keep your tank up. dont let it go unattended. You will appriciate what you have a lot more when you realize that they dont need all the equipment that cost hundreds, I have a 12 year old 65 gallon tank all original Fish and filtration system
.I recently bought my grandson a box turtle for christmas, His mom just went to the pet store and by the time she left there she had spent over two hundred dollars. there wa no eed for this expence. he was already set up all he needed was a bigger tank when he got a little older So what am saying is that if you walk inthe door you will walk out saying to yourself that you wish you never started in the first place. but when you understand through time. yo will appriciate it more and having a turtle and a oscar tha you can actually pet, and talk to will be a wonder in it's self. So this is why it is better tohop on line and ask a lot of questions.
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will the peguin 200 fit my aqueon 29 gallon hood?

i have a aqueon 29 gallon tank deluxe kit. the hood it came with is plastic.im wondering if the 200 will fit my hood
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sure it will i have the same thing as you and it fits perfectly.
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The tank I have (20 gallon, unknown builder) fits just right with this filter. The penguin does hang off the side/ back or the tank, so some cutting of the hood may be necessary. But do not fear, most hoods have areas marked where you can cut out a hole.
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Would 2 350's be enough for a 125 gallon saltwater tank?

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ya because arent they rated up to 70 gallons each? that would equal 140 gallons so that would work and be a little extra.
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Depends on your biomass. I have two on a 75 Gal. and it barely keeps the nitrates in check doing monthly water changes.
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What size filter do I use for the Marineland Penguin 350 BIO-Wheel Power Filter?

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Right size C
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C
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can i use the 70 gal bio wheel filter for my 10 gallon tank

i want the best filteration so i dont have to clean the tank as often
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i dont think so that would be way too powerful and look ugly on a small tank.
go for a marine land 150 or the 200.
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It's probably too wide to fit if your tank is the standard 20" long.
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could you use a penguin 150 for a10 gallon for a red eared slider

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ya and u do need a bigger filter since you have turtles
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The water has to be high enough to prime the intake tube and Penguins need the water almost to the top of the tank to prime.
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Can i use Aqueon filter cartridge on a penguin 350

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No, the filter cartridges are too small.
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NO!!
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what is the opening on the side of the intake tube, for?

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It's to pull in water from the middle of the tank, in addition to the bottom. I don't use it (keep it closed).
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To take in water in a different spot other than toward the bottom. I keep it open all the time.
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will a marineland bio filter work for a sand substrate?

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I have sand substrate in two of my tanks with biowheels and they are fine, but be careful and listen for the filter. Sand is detrimental to impellers (of all hob filters), and 3-4 times, I've found that the filter is making a loud noise and stopped running and it's uber hot because sand was in the impeller. This happens mostly when you first add the sand and the silt is settling, but it could also happen if your bottom dwellers or you move around the sand - it happened once after vacuuming. If you have sand, just watch the filter and listen to it. If it stops running or starts grinding, immediately take out the impeller and rinse it with the power hose part of your sink to get the sand particle out.
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Almost any filter will work with sand substrates. I have 2 Aqueon filters as well as a canister filter on my 55G. They only issue is that in the beginning and when ever you clean the substrate, a lot of sand gets kicked up and it really takes a lot on the filter media. You will need to clean the filter pads more often than a gravel substrate and I suggest you clean the impeller at least 2 times a month to keep it working. But to answer your question, yes it would work.
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On the penguin 200, how much space is required between the back of the tank and the wall. Just the part that hangs outside of the tank.

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4 inches
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Around 5 inches.
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Do I need anew wheel for it or a new system?

The nitgine stays high in the aquirium but all else is okay. Had mollies that over populated and was told they did a bad number on the aqurium. I only have 4 fish in a 30 gallon and has been 3 months can not get it back in order. Do I replace just the wheel or the whole filter system?
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try a new wheel, that should help clear it up. maybe change the filter cartridge too.
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will theMarineland Penguin 150 BIO-Wheel Power Filter fit the SeaClear Rectangular Aquarium Combo 20 galon

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Yes.
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