Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 45
Rated 2 out of 5 by bruce920 It's just OK.
This filter is just OK. If I were to do an HOB filter again I would go with the Emperor 400. I have the Penguin 350 and I'm just so-so with it. It seems flimsy when I clean it and I prefer the additional filter area of the 400. Wouldn't buy this one again.
July 17, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by Wahkeen I would expect to be blending margaritas with something so noisy
For the past 9 months this filter has done a great job keeping my 35 gallon tank clean. For this reason alone I have given this product a second star, but cant rank the filter as "average" due to the insanely short life span of the impeller.
July 10, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by cspinnc RIDICULOUSLY LOUD....Short life, BIO-Wheel 200
RIDICULOUSLY LOUD. I have used Marineland filters for 4years but no more. I have been through 2 bio-wheel 200s in about 1.5 years. They both started out quiet but slowly started to sound like they are chewing through gravel. I have tried cleaning the impeller housing but it was a waste of time. This filter does it's job but I would expect it to last longer and not sound like a rock tumbler.
Also, the impeller it's self looks like it is corroding...... Why can't you buy just the impeller I'm not paying for the entire "assembly".
July 3, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by redz Penguin 150 is a great filter
I have never had the noise problem with mine. But the water fall effect dose show up a little faster due to the outlet being a little shorter the aqueon's in my 75 gallon. Not big deal, just keep the tank full. Recovers faster than the aqueon's after tank cleaning. Over all im very pleased.
June 28, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by superfishy PENGUIN 150 VERY LOUD
Seems to be a problem with these filters. I have 2 of them, one is okay but after a few weeks the impeller bacame very loud in the second one. Everything I have tried ( cleaning, repositioning impeller and impeller housing and lift tube) has not helped. It does drive you crazy after awile.
June 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Basalard Best outside filter I have used.
I currently use two of the 200s. They are very quiet and effective. The only negatives are that the flow rate can not be adjusted (minor issue) and that is not a refillable carbon element available. I would prefer a separate foam filter and separate refillable carbon cage or bag.
June 12, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by skystuntz LOUD, VERY LOUD.
I purchased the Penguin 150, this thing is loud. I could hear it all over the house. I don't recommend it. At all!
May 28, 2011