the ten gallon marineland is a "standard kit" with LED hood, penguin 100b filter, 10g quality aquarium, heater
You can find the replacement filters for the bio-wheel at walmart "aqua-tech 1" size
You'll want to read up on the filter baffles for the filter's flow, they've recently made them spray more directly across the tank than down in, the filter's intake should not be baffled so use an intake-pre-filter sponge from the LFS (pond types are fine) to keep him from perching on it.
Make sure to unplug the heater when you do water changes, there is some concern about marineland's whole line of heaters due to some problems with the safety-off on the stealth pro's failing.
Give the bio-wheel about 24 to 48 hours to "wet" before you expect it to begin developing bacteria. They're made of a finely shredded plastic that is frequency welded into a card and fan-folded. Once the water begins to "stick" it will slow down.
Carefully install the "mid level strainer" if you wish to use it, I suggest installing foam around it as well.
Keeping an accurate water level for proper filter operation is a must with penguin filters, within about 3/4 of an inch of the top or 1/4 inch of the bottom edge of the top black plastic frame of the tank.
The pre-filter sponge will also keep the replaceable filter cartridge from gucking up as fast.
>>> when you decide you're definitely going to keep the tank/30 days have passed, go to marineland and register your equipment. Marineland stands behind their warranties better than any other company in the hobby.
(someplace I made a post using all sorts of cyber names about the hidden fish in the tank, it has operation, expectations and cleaning instructions for power filters)
Last edited by Thunderloon; 03-23-2011 at 02:40 PM.
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