Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: North America, eh?
I have a penguin 75. I think the biowheel is a good idea, but I didn't use mine for the first month (newbie at that time) because it made way to much noise. You can't do much with the biowheel such as added filtration.
I had a sponge in one of the available area for more filtration and it kept blocking the wheel. I suppose you could forget the normal cartridge and put some ceramic rings and foam in there instead?
I think it great if you lower the water level for super oxygenated water (I've seen what it does during water changes). So that's my experience with my biowheel kit. Also, I found that sometimes it wont work if you clean out the tube and stuff for about 10min after you finished. It seems really picky about filling it up before starting it, I've not enjoyed the scratchy hissy noise it can make if the water level drops. Sometimes I've poured half my tank in the filter in effort to make it be quiet and work with little success. It does get the job done in the end though.
Mufasa, Aslan, Cheshire and Bagheera
SIP to all my girls and boys who fought till the end