The most commonly used filtration method, power filters are a good choice for most home set-ups, particularly tanks under 55 gallons. These are hang-on filters, so they won't clutter your tank. They are easy to set up, easy to maintain, and inexpensive. Power filters use mechanical and chemical filtration.
Whisper Power Filter 30 Whisper Power Filters Are The Best-Selling Brand Of Power Filters In The U.S. Appropriate For Every Size Aquarium, They Provide The Three Types Of Filtration That Your Aquarium Needs: Mechanical Filtration -- To Remove Particles Such As Uneaten Food, Bits Of Plants, Fish Waste, Etc., From The WaterBiological Filtration -- To Provide For The Growth Of A Colony Of Beneficial Bacteria That Will Eliminate Harmful Toxins In The WaterChemical Filtration -- Activated Carbon Removes Compounds That Cause Odors And Discoloration Of The Water .
Biological Filtration -- To provide for the growth of a colony of beneficial bacteria that will eliminate harmful toxins in the water
Chemical Filtration -- Activated carbon removes compounds that cause odors and discoloration of the water
Mechanical Filtration -- To remove particles such as uneaten food, bits of plants, fish waste, etc., from the water
I've had this particular filter for the past 10 years and love it. It's very quiet and very easy to take care of. The water flow is adjustable which is great! I had a hard time finding this elsewhere but luckily Entirely Pets carries it and at a very nice price. Thanks Entirely Pets!
1 problem it's for a 10 gallon aquarium, you need double GPR I would go with.
poor design by laz from Pocatello, Idaho06/05/2010
i bought my bio wheel, and it worked good for about a month and then the wheel quit spinning. Put a new filter in, and it started to work again. after a week, it was back to not spinning. pulled whole unit out of tank, and completely cleaned out the whole thing. Worked good for about a week again. Then did it again with same results. Now it stops for long periods of time, and water is blocked and pours out over the top of the filter. i bought this filter based on recommendation from pet shop saying it was the best. My friend went to the same pet shop a week later and talked to a different guy who said that bio wheels are the worst filter out there because they always have to warranty parts on them. I am taking this worthless thing back today. I have researched this well, and have found this to be a highly common problem with these. Don't buy one. You are better off getting an Aqua Tech from Walmart that takes the same filter cartridges anyways, but if you buy them from Walmart they are half the price.
I bought my QuietFlow for my 30 gallon a couple days ago and am shocked at how noisy it is. The motor noise is very loud compared to my old filter I had. It is a more powerful filter than my last one so maybe that has something to do with it but I've tried everything to get it to be more quiet. It's just a constant motor grinding noise and since it's in the living room it's impossible to watch TV. I'm taking it back tomorrow and getting a different one. I wouldn't recommend this filter just because of that.
Not as good as other Aquaclear models by bto83 from near Chicago01/29/2014
Aquaclears are great for their customizability and this model is just as good on that score, but the squarish dimensions on the AC70 seem to amplify the sound of the impeller and lid vibrations more than any other models I own (AC50 and AC110). I can get the rest of my Aquaclears to run virtually silent outside of the waterfall return's noise, but I've had this about a month now and it still reverberates a faint grinding/rattling sound throughout the room.
Two of these on back of 30-60 gallon aquarium would be best as it means less work for you. But I suggest you turn filters off during feeding time because 2/3rds of food is sucked into the power filters, as power filter does it's job very well.
Whisper Power Filter by aquabrad from Fresno, CA12/25/2012
The Whisper Power Filter is a good product but don't expect to take it out of the box and plug it in. Check the "O" ring where the motor assembly comes together. I am 3 for my last 3 in having the filter leak after setting it up because of this issue. And the "O" ring appears to have a defect in it (and may well have one) but if you're careful putting it all together it will work without leaking. I would purchase the Top Fin equivalent when I can find it for a cheaper price.
How to fix your power filter problems by Stephenmddg from Dover, Florida07/08/2014
I guess people don't know how to maintain there power filters. Tetra products made by Marineland Corp. I have been using marineland products for 52 years. I have never had any problems except for Emperear 400 as the housing cracked. I contacted the vender I purchased it from and they sent me a replacement. In the mean time I took Gorilla glue and applied to crack on both sides. I let it sit for 12 hours and put it back in service. To this day it hasn't leaked. If your have voice I suggest you replace impeller as it might be bad as gravel might have been sucked up. People talking about filters not producing enough, well if you clean all parts with brushes well that will restore power filter proformance. I even put power filter in dish washer and that includes canister power filter like hot magmum 250 and magmum 350 made by marineland. It's not the product its the person that doesn't know anything about what they buy. I'm going to give you people a tip. The media can be washed and you can reuse it. just add carbon or what ever you use and put the cartridges back in service. The main problem is you people over feed your fish. I don't change my cartridges until 40 days, then I wash them in washer and I turn off power filters for 8 hours when feeding. I only feed once a day at night when I go to bed. My fish are trained to go oppisite of bubble disk all fish knows when it's feeding time when power filters are turned on. So take it from an expert that has been setting up aquiriums for 52 years. I have a custom made 120 gallon aquarium and so I use power filters that puts double the filtration Aquarium requires. So try it you might enjoy a fish tank a whole lot better. Have fun
think twice by katshouse from florida06/05/2011
I will think twice on another whisper filter not real quiet it seems to keep the water clear . but it will quit working at the most inconvient times. it does not like sand, I have a salt water tank I have noticed the price has come down when you purchase this equipment you expect it to last longer than 6 to 8 months
Worst Service Ever by Unsatisfied Customer02/01/2013
While I'm sure these filters are excellent filters as most Tetra products are, I never received mine. In fact my whole order was cancelled due to the fact that Entirely Pets sold more of them than they had in stock. I will not be ordering any more items from this website and have been monitoring my bank account as I am not entirely sure that this whole experience was not just an attempt to gain access to my account.