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post #11 of 15 Old 10-14-2009, 05:40 PM
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i have 2 penguin bio wheels one 100 and one 150 on a 35gal and a 10gal and i use 2 cartridges in the 150 and never had a problem i think it could be the sand if u have sand, some sand has really fine dust try moving the intake tube farther from the gravel unless its already far
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post #12 of 15 Old 10-15-2009, 07:15 PM
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My filters are getting cloged soo fast. Then water starts pouring over the overflow, and the bio-wheel stops turning. if I put a brand new cartrage in, after just a few days there is not enough flow to keep the bio-wheel spinning. So I rince it out, then every day after that I have to rince it out or it gets cloged, that maybe works for 4 more days. and get this, there are not even any fish in my tank! Thats right I am just cycleing, trying to get things established and I cant evin keep a filter in there for more than 2 weeks. Not to mention these things are like $3 each in the bulk pack. Right now I am using filters in both slots, that way when I have to throw out the front one I have a second one started and I move that to the front spot and put a new one in the second spot. I was wondering if others have this problem, and if there is a good fix. I was thinking maybe take an old filter and take off the blue filter element so its just the balck screen and placing that in the front slot, so its like a prefilter. Also, what other filters could you recomend.[/list]
My penguin 200 does the same exact thing. I don't have sand or any fine particles to block water flow. Even when my filters are clean it doesn't move the bio-wheel. I think it's just a design flaw...

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post #13 of 15 Old 10-18-2009, 10:13 PM
THE SAME EXACT HAPPENED TO ME! I had a penguin 150 it stopped turning after like 5 days, it made a terrible sound. So i eventually ran out and got an aquaclear. AQUACLEARS ARE AMAZING. Quiet and keep my tank clear.
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post #14 of 15 Old 10-19-2009, 06:44 AM
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THE SAME EXACT HAPPENED TO ME! I had a penguin 150 it stopped turning after like 5 days, it made a terrible sound. So i eventually ran out and got an aquaclear. AQUACLEARS ARE AMAZING. Quiet and keep my tank clear.

Same here. Ditched the penguin and bought the aquaclear. Loving it!

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post #15 of 15 Old 10-30-2009, 07:41 PM
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OK FOUND THE FIX!!!! take everything apart and where the impeller is near, in the tube just shake it a bit then put it back together also dry it all out before. mine is spinning now like crazy on both and has got algea growth on it already!

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