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post #1 of 11 Old 02-21-2007, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
Whisper Power Filter

I bought a new tank today. It's 38 gallons and was a kit from All-Glass. Interestingly, the included Whisper Power Filter is Model 30, which as near as I can tell, is only rated for tanks of 20-30 gallons. Do I buy a bigger filter or add a second one? It seems strange that the included filter wouldn't be large enough for tank capacity.
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post #2 of 11 Old 02-21-2007, 08:28 PM
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Buy another so that you can have Double Filtration.
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post #3 of 11 Old 02-21-2007, 08:31 PM
yeah i dont think the wisper filters are very good, get a filter with a bio-wheel, either penguin or emperor model
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post #4 of 11 Old 02-21-2007, 09:13 PM
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I've had problems with Whisper products and will never buy any again. Do get a Bio-Wheel :)
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post #5 of 11 Old 02-21-2007, 10:04 PM
the hagen aqua clear are also good if you are low on cash, its like a hang on back canister where you can place the media of your choice, the bio-wheels are better at bio-filtration while the hagen are better for mechanical
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post #6 of 11 Old 02-22-2007, 12:36 AM
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I've had a lot better luck with the MarineLand Biowheel filters than the Penguin Biowheel filters. They cost a little more but my Penguins are noisy.
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post #7 of 11 Old 02-22-2007, 01:27 AM
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Aside from the opinions on which filter to buy (I've had equal success with everything from top fin filters to bio-wheels) I would go for the two filter method. This would give you a level of backup if one failed (you'd still have one functional filter until you could replace the broken one) or was otherwise out of commission. It also gives you a steady supply of biological filtration if for some reason you ever had to completely clean out one of the filters. It would also provide you an easy way to "over-filter" the water...ie having more filtration capacity than is strictly neccessary for the sized tank (I have one 30gal rated filter and one 50gal rated filter on my 37 gallon tank). The more filtration the better off the fish will be.
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post #8 of 11 Old 02-22-2007, 12:34 PM
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what about AquaClear filters? any good about them?
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post #9 of 11 Old 02-22-2007, 12:36 PM
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I use aqua clear filters most of the time these days....right combo of price and performance for me...while I'd love to fire up huge biowheels or expensive canister filters on my tanks I don't have the money for it. Aqua clear filters work very well and are not overly expensive.
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post #10 of 11 Old 02-22-2007, 04:28 PM
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I've had a lot better luck with the MarineLand Biowheel filters than the Penguin Biowheel filters. They cost a little more but my Penguins are noisy.
Penguin is Marine land, i think your talking about emperor againts penguin, there both the same company but the emperor costs more but is more efficient, the aqua-clear is great if you are low on cash but at my lfs the prices are the same, its different everywhere, get the one you can afford out of those three.
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