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emperor 400 bio wheel filter manual

The emperor 400 is identified by the model number: PF0400BD The Emperor 400, along with its smaller lines of filters, can be identified distinctly by their Bio-Wheel filtration system. The Bio-Wheels are the last of a three stage filter. The first is the initial filter, Rite Size E, which removes all solid material from the water. The provided media cartridges allow you to add activated carbon or improvised media such as %100 polyester pillow stuffing as a secondary filtration stage, followed by the Bio-Wheels, which hold beneficial bacteria for the fish tank. The Emperor 400 is very affordable and reliable, pumping an amazing 400 gallons per hour, with a small power consumption of 19 watts. These filters are extremely reliable, and issues that arise are usually small and due to lack of maintenance. There are other competitor filters on the market that do not have the Bio-Wheel, which is a brilliant edition to a filter. This filter operates extremely quietly, is very easy to get going, and very affordable, which makes it a great filter for anyone into the fish tank hobby. The emperor 400 is identified by the model number: PF0400BD This is usually due to lack of cleaning of the impeller which the manufacturer suggests be cleaned once a month. This can also happen if a random substantial piece of debris jams the impeller by chance, which should not occur if the strainer is properly installed. Your impeller will need to be removed and thoroughly cleaned as well as the compartment in which it spins. If water still ceases to flow, or flows very slowly, then you may be dealing with a clogged strainer. If the impeller is still spinning, check to see if the strainer is blocked. It may need to be removed in order to do this. This is a more common problem in heavily planted aquariums, or a badly maintained aquarium. This can be a product of lack of maintenance of the fish tank or going to long without cleaning the impeller.http://www.misvo.cz/userfiles/dgb-900bc-manual-cuisinart.xml

The impeller will need to be removed and thoroughly cleaned as well as the compartment in which the impeller spins. This will allow the impeller to rotate smoothly and the rattling noise should vanish or substantially be reduced. If this is happening, your tank is being poorly filtered. These filter pads ideally need to be cleaned or replaced regularly to avoid this. You will either need to purchase new filter pads (Rite Size E) or clean them properly to allow water to once again flow through. Once cleaned, the water should flow nicely through the filter media and the water level should go down in the Emperor 400. These can often get clogged with biological waste from the fish tank. If all holes on the spray bars get blocked, the Bio-Wheels may cease to spin. The spray bars will need to be thoroughly cleaned with a pipe cleaner (one is provided with the Emperor 400) in order to allow water to efficiently pass through them. This water flow should start spinning the Bio-Wheels once again. If the Bio-Wheels are still not moving, the pins on the Bio-Wheels may need to be cleaned. Over time, this can build up to the point where the Bio-Wheels may stop spinning. The Bio-Wheels do not need to be replaced if this happens. They just simply need to have their pins wiped down. Be sure to do this without getting any tap water on the Bio-Wheel media as this will kill off beneficial bacteria for your fish tank. Once the pins are cleaned, the Bio-Wheels should be able to spin once again. Accidents happen when cleaning and moving ornaments around. New spray bars will need to be purchased and the Emperor 40 will need to be shut down if the leak is substantial and leaving the unit. If this is the case, immediately find a new means of aerating your tank until the new parts can be purchased. If the spray bars do not seem cracked or damaged, and the water is leaking from the end(s) of the spray bar(s) in the middle of the device, you may need to replace the spray bar O-ring(s).http://vinovnik.cz/files/dgb-600-manual.xml

New O-rings will need to be purchased and the old ones will need to be replaced. The Emperor 400 will need to be shut down if the leak is substantial enough and water is leaving the unit. If this does not solve the problem, then the spray bars may be cracked. You will need to take a good look at the motor on the bottom of the filter and make sure it is all the way in and twisted into place, otherwise, a seal may not be formed. If the leak cannot be stopped, unplug the filter and drain the water from it. Find another means for aerating your tank as soon as possible. You may need to look into contacting Marinleland or purchasing a new filter.Still wants to make this noise all night. Help. This hang-on power filter contains a built-in 400 gph pump that runs water across the Bio-Wheel for biological filtration, through the Rite-Size filter cartridge for mechanical filtration and through the Black Diamond Premium Activated Carbon for chemical filtration (removing odors, discoloration and impurities). Please try again.It offers complete three-stage filtration for both freshwater and saltwater tanks. The Rite-Size filter cartridge traps debris and removes odors and discoloration, providing mechanical as well as chemical filtration. An extra-large BIO-Wheel rotates to cultivate the beneficial bacteria that remove toxic ammonia and nitrates from the water. The Bio-Wheel Emperor filters 400 gallons per hour for aquariums up to 80 gallons and almost twice the filter cartridge capacity of comparable models. With a dual-impeller design and efficient flow, this powerful filter contributes to a healthier environment for your fish. Check to ensure that the Intake Tube, Strainer, and Mid-Level Strainer is not clogged with debris. Check to ensure that the BIO-Wheel(s) is turning. NOTE: The speed at which the BIO-Wheel turns does not matter. As long as the BIO-Wheel(s) is turning - even intermittently - it is functioning properly.

Check to ensure an adequate amount of water is entering and leaving the BIO-Wheel Power Filter. Check to ensure BIO-Wheel Bearings are clean and allow the BIO-Wheel to rotate freely. Clean BIO-Wheel Bearings if necessary. Remove the Filter Cover. Remove the Intake Tube, with Strainer, optional Intake Extension Tube, and optional Mid-Level Strainer attached. Gently lift up on the Intake Tube by grabbing the Tube near the top and slowly sliding it up and away from the Filter Box. Remove the Spray Bar(s). Locate the Spray Bar Release Clips, between the Spray Bar Adjustment Knob(s) and the Filter Box. With your thumb and index finger, push both sides of the clip(s) down. NOTE: Do not squeeze clip(s) sides together. This could cause the clip(s) to break. Grasp the Spray Bar Adjustment Knob(s) and gently pull the Spray Bar(s) out and away from the Filter Box. Clean the Spray Bar(s) Using the included Cleaning Brush, thoroughly clean out the interior chamber of the Spray Bar(s). Lift the Flow Manifold Housing up and away from the Filter Box. NOTE: You must first remove the Spray Bar(s) before attempting to remove the Flow Manifold Housing. Clean the Impeller. Clean the Intake Tube, Strainer, optional Intake Extension Tube, and optional Mid-Level Strainer. Siphon-clean the gravel bed. Complete a suitable, partial water change. Re-assemble all components and the Emperor BIO-Wheel Filter System. Create a drip loop and plug the Emperor BIO-Wheel Filter back into a standard receptacle. DO NOT NOTE: Fine media must be placed in a mesh bag inside of the refillable media container to avoid leakage into your aquarium system. Both of these components easily slip onto each other and the Intake Tube when use is required or desired. This holds the Intake Tube securely in place. Once in place, the Tube should not wobble. If Intake Tube is not properly seated, filter will not operate. NEVER allow the Emperor System to operate without water at any time.

Once air is removed (approximately 40 seconds), filter will fill and water will begin to flow back into the aquarium. Water flow through the Spray Bar(s) will initiate rotation of the BIO-Wheel(s). Do not attempt to force Spray Bar(s) past the range allowed by the bar lock(s). Faster rotation does not enhance performance. Periodically check the BIO-Wheel rotation by lifting the hinged cover. It ran ok for a few months, then it just stopped working completely. Won't even turn on again. The bio wheels are just a gimmick, they don't even turn after awhile. I like adding my own media, but it over flows easily making it difficult to maintain. If you try to put foam or a sponge over the intake it won't suck water through which makes it hard to keep sand or larger particles out of the impeller. Basically, it's just not the best design. Please try again later. The price was right and it fits right onto my aquarium.This filter does a good job at doing it's job. The only thing, maybe, is that my silly smaller fish get sucked up onto the filter and if I don't see them in time, they pass away. This filter is that powerful and I highly recommend it. Please try again later. I only purchased a new one because the impeller takes too long to seat after cleaning. The rubber end is not pliable enough to seat quickly after 23 years. I love this product and Chewy is a wonderful company to do business with, I highly recommend ordering from Chewy, their customer service is superior to other online companies. Please try again later. With a densely stocked African peacock cichlid Tank, you need filtration working excellent or your in for trouble fast. I decided to try chewy for the first time as I had a discount coupon. I can say I’m seriously impressed with the quality of the new filter, the price and the super fast shipping. The filter arrived the next day and I am so relieved. Thank you!! Please try again later. Time consuming to put together and take a part to clean every time.

Motor is silent but every time the power goes out or you unplug to clean it can take 15 minutes of priming go get it going again. Every time I got it going again it barely put out any water. After messing with it for about 20 minutes each time I finally got it to normal flow. Great concept but poor performance. Water has to be directly up to the bottom of the outputs or it sounds like you have a waterfall in your home. Very annoying. Spray bars gets slowed down to a trickle a lot. Not worth 50 bucks. Go with another brand cause there is better quality out there. After Time consuming to put together and take a part to clean every time. Not worth 50 bucks. Go with another brand cause there is better quality out there. After a month I took it down and replaced it with 2 fluval C4s. So happy I got rid of it! Please try again later. They require constant filtration and water changes. Lesser filters have impellers die constantly under the stress of turtles, as they eat messily and their poop is even worse. Having turtles as pets for over 30 years and trying countless filters, I must say that this is the longest-running filter I have ever owned. I bought one around 8-9 years ago, and only needed to replace the impeller once. Most filters die after 1-2 years under the strain. Got a new impeller and it rocked like new. Buying a 2nd one, as every time I go cheap and buy something else, I regret it after They require constant filtration and water changes. Buying a 2nd one, as every time I go cheap and buy something else, I regret it after 3-18 months when the impeller breaks and costs as much as the entire filter to replace. Had enough of that. And I see a few people upset that it's too big. Then smaller filters -- the ones I complain about being too weak and break too easily -- were made for you. This is a powerful, durable, heavy-duty filter for big aquariums that require a lot of filtration. Please try again later.

Does not pump water like it should for being used in a 65 gallon tank. It did work good for the first 2 months but then it stopped. Please try again later. Crystal clear water. Please try again later. Very reliable. And very quite. Cons. The lid does not attach properly. Plus it takes a while to clean out as it has a lot of attachments like the spray bar. The propeller part which attaches to this plastic hing. Has a lot of attachments but the lid part is very loose the upgrade is far better the bio wheels always Move now. Not like the older version. Please try again later. There are a lot of others available that will handle the same work load but are more expensive and don’t have the good reviews to back the difference in cost. Please try again later. Thank you for your feedback. Please try again later. This hang-on power filter contains a built-in 280 gph pump that runs water across the Bio-Wheel for biological filtration, through the Rite-Size filter cartridge for mechanical filtration and through the Black Diamond Premium Activated Carbon for chemical filtration (removing odors, discoloration and impurities). Bought back in April. Just now started using it. Had to put my fish tank on hold for a short while. Only compalint is that it was missing the filter type E. I replaced it with a fluval filter. Should you be fortunate enough for a larger tank than listed, you've got a great, rather loud, and interesting tank for a great bargain price. 3 out of 5 for easy installation and an all-in-one packaging. Minus 2 for misleading appearances. We primarily work with vendors or factories, not individual artist or craftsman. For custom made products, we usually only cater to bulk size order that meets the minimum quantity requirement of a single factory run. Don't be shy. Ask. What we can accomplish may surprise you! NOTE: No electronic product we carry is designed for use outside of the US. Bought back in April. Only compalint is that it was missing the filter type E.

Please try again.Please try again.In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Register a free business account Please try your search again later.From industry firsts to industry standards, Marineland products are designed with both performance and style in mind. We push precision and power beyond the expected and listen to our loyal customers to make our products even better. We do this because at the heart of our innovative spirit is a desire to help hobbyists everywhere do more, create more and, most of all, enjoy more. Make it Marineland. Emperor Power Filter Systems are advanced aquarium technology at its finest. With a revolutionary design, the Emperor’s flow and filtration efficiencies are unmatched by other filters in their class. The BIO-Wheel Emperor Power Filter filters 400 gallons per hour.To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Please try again later. Emanuel 5.0 out of 5 stars It stays crystal clear, consistently. I'm so impressed with the quality and reliability of this filter, that I recently bought another Emperor 400 just because i wanted a newer one. It's been sitting in the box because the other one works perfect after a decade and i just haven't had the time to swap them out. Now I have one to pass down to my great-grandchildren. If you're looking for an above tank filter, I would highly recommend this one. I'm pretty sure they're gonna have to bury me with this thing. It'll still be running in my casket.The rattling noise that everyone complains about is easy to fix. Allow the filter to empty water out of filter.

You will hear bubbling and gurgling noises. Do not worry. Once the filter empties out and spray bars run out of water, carefully reinsert intake tube down into chamber, wait for filter to refill itself with water. Once filled,the filter should be back in normal operation and the noise gone (unless the shaft and or related parts to it are damaged). By doing this, it is like purging nd priming the filter. I think the filter gets foreign particles from time to time which caused the noise. I also avoid using soil and sand in my tank which could get in filter impeller assembly when the substrate or sand is disturbed, especially if ur intake tube reaches close to the bottom. I decided to write this review for the sole purpose of informing others who have been frustrated or have read the negative reviews about the emperor power filters that the noise issues are easy to remedy. I never completely clean my emperors out which could increase more disturbance on the mechanical parts (impeller assembly and intake tube). If the impeller gets stuck, follow the same procedure as mentioned above. Use long pliers to realign impeller in assembly while intake tube is out. Once impeller is spinning again, reindeer intake tube. I just took care of a little rattling noise from one of my 400 emperor by performing the above mentioned procedure 30 minutes ago. It took me 2 minutes. I'm lazy when it comes to writing a review about anything on any forum. In fact this is probably my first review ever on anything because I can't remember any other review I've written before for the moment, but I feel like I wrote one before about something else totally not related to this subject (a very short one, probably under 20 words). This review I'm writing now about emperor filters is very important to me. I'm passionate about them. They beat canister and any other job filter. No hoses, no crawling under tank cabinet, no clogged hoses. Very user friendly.

To clean spray bars, I don't dismantle it and use brush. I simply use a wire, bend it to a small 90 degree and insert it through each hole on the spray bars until the water flows freely. I re use the black tray to work with my home made green scrubbing pads. I hold the two together as I slide them down into filter slots, no rubber band necessary as the green pads are sturdy and hold their shape going down into slots. My all 4 emperor filters are so quiet, the water trickling is louder than the motor. Higher water level of water also gives me more water in my tank. I am not a sales rep or anything if the sort. In just passionate about my hobbies and like to share what works. If a can convince one person to use the emperor power filters as I do.this review was worth writing. I highly recommend the emperor filters. Once u know how to remedy the noise, it takes two minutes. Do not be frustrated. Just learn and figure out what makes noise and how it goes away. I will find time out of my busy schedule.The design is solid and user friendly. Because it has separate removable carbon compartments, you can rinse out the straining filters several times without actually replacing them as often. Even though the carbon in them may not be up to snuff after a while you can use them to strain small particulates for a very long time (with regular maintenance), because there's a ton of carbon in the other cartridges. I'm really glad I bought a larger capacity pump than I needed; I get a lot of compliments on how clean the aquarium is. And bought this brand of course--excellent design!I do not use these the traditional way.I fill the emperor with bio media. Love that it stirs up the water surface, instead of a loud crashing waterfall, that creates currents, that clumsy chubby goldfish have a hard time with. Not sure what other reviewers meant by saying this filter was loud. Possibly, the intake was not seated correctly. Mine are exceptionally quiet.

Recently the filter started being extremely noisy and no amount of cleaning it helped any. The flow rate dropped significantly, so I contacted Marineland and let them know of the situation and I asked for any advice on anything else to try to fix the issue. The responded very promptly telling me my replacement part will arrive in a few days. A few days later I had an entire brand new filter at my door. I only expected some advice on what to do or maybe a new impeller to be sent to me, I didn't expect a whole new filter. Needless to say, the customer service is outstanding and now I have a nice quiet and powerful filter again.Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1 In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. The Marineland Emperor 400 Bio-Wheel Power Filter filters 400 gallons per hour in tanks up to 80 gallons. Highly recommended! This is a very good filter. Does the job very well. I like it better than the overpriced Aquaclear 110. Tank Capacity Marineland Aquarium Power Filters 30 gal. Verisign. Click to download the instruction manual and quick setup guide. Aquarium Filters For Beginners Canister Filter For A 10 Gallon Fish Tank. What Is The Best Canister Filter For A 20 Gallon Fish Tank. Is The Fluval C4 The Best HOB Filter. Marineland Emperor 400 Pro Series Bio-Wheel Power Review Fluval AquaClear 70: One Of The Best.Just so you know, I may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. The Marineland Emperor 400 Pro Series Bio-Wheel Power Filter from Marineland is a powerhouse of biological filtration. The filter includes two Bio-wheels that provide a living space for friendly bacteria, which filter out harmful chemicals in the water and help keep your fish happy and healthy.

If you’re looking for an efficient and powerful filter with the best in biological filtration, the Emperor 400 just may be the best HOB filter for you. Contents Quick Overview Marineland Emperor 400 HOB The Best Features Of The Marineland Emperor What We Liked About. The Emperor 400 What We Don’t Like About. Hands On Marineland Emperor 400 HOB Filter Buy The Marineland Emperor 400 Power Filter Quick Overview Marineland Emperor 400 HOB Get The Marineland Emperor Power Filter Value For The Money 99 How Quiet Is The Filter 95 Ease Of Installation 90 Ease Of Maintenance 95 Filtration Capacity 99 Flexibility, Flow Rate, Input, Output 90 The Best Features Of The Marineland Emperor The Bio-Wheels are an extremely efficient way to up the biological filtration capabilities of your aquarium. There is also a second intake in the middle of the intake tube to ensure all of your tank water is getting pumped into the filtration system. This filter features a unique two-pump design. What We Liked About The Emperor 400 Two Bio-wheels give you the best biological filtration possible. 4 filter pad slots ensure all water passes through filtration media. High flow rate and adjustable flow. Extra-long, adjustable intake tube. Durable, quiet, and efficient. What We Don’t Like About The Emperor 400 Need to be careful NOT to clean the Bio-wheels with tap water. Spray bars can get clogged with debris, preventing Bio-wheels from spinning. May become noisy after a lot of use (this can usually be fixed). What You Need To Know About The Emperor 400 The Emperor 400 is an HOB aquarium filter that is powerful, efficient, quiet, and has unparalleled biological filtration with its two Bio-wheels.This filter also provides mechanical and chemical filtration through it’s 4 filter pad slots. The Marineland is a very quiet and efficient filter and has a very high flow rate. It can handle 400 gph, and it’s rated for tanks up to 80 gallons.

The Bio-wheels are the big selling point of the Emperor 400 and for a good reason. Bio-wheels are an extremely efficient way to up the biological filtration capabilities of your aquarium. But there are some things you need to know about Bio-wheels before you jump into buying this filter. Here’s how they work: The Bio-wheels are made of porous material that provides a friendly habitat for beneficial bacteria to flourish. Marineland Emperor 400 HOB Filter Bio Wheel As the Bio-wheels spin, the bacteria come into contact with as much of your tank water as possible. This lets the bacteria break down harmful ammonia and nitrite in the water and convert them into the less-harmful nitrate. This means healthier fish and a better-functioning aquarium. When you clean your power filter, it’s crucial NOT to wash your Bio-wheels. Even just rinsing them with tap water will kill much of the bacteria living on them, and then you’ll be back to square one with your biological filtration. We recommend just dropping them in the aquarium while you’re cleaning the rest of the filter. Some owners of the Emperor 400 have reported that their Bio-wheels stop spinning after a while. Hands On Marineland Emperor 400 HOB Filter This filter is made of very high-quality materials and seems to be very durable. It’s made of a black plastic material that is both heavy and flexible, and seems less brittle than the clear plastic that you’ll find in other filters. In our time with this filter, we’ve found that it’s tough to break, doesn’t leak, and doesn’t show wear as quickly as other HOB filters out there. Many other filters out there have intake tubes that are too short, but the intake on this Marineland Pro Series Bio-Wheel Power Filter is very long. That means you can put your intake at the bottom of your tank. There is also a second intake in the middle of the intake tube, which helps prevent dead zones and ensures that all of your tank water is getting pumped into the filtration system.

The four filter pad slots are a bonus, and you can easily swap out the included foam pads with bags of activated carbon or other filtration media if you prefer. Buy The Marineland Emperor 400 Power Filter Crystal clear water and healthy fish are a hallmark of this Marineland Power Filter. The high flow rate, efficient filtration, and dual Bio-wheels combine to make this one of the best filters on the market. If you’re looking for efficiency, high water flow, and the best in biological filtration available, then you should be looking at the Marineland Emperor 400 Pro Series Bio-Wheel Power Filter. About the Author: Jack Dempsey If you find something helpful please share it on your favourite social network. If you need help with anything send Jack a question. Fluval FX6 Canister Filter: The biggest beast of a filter you could own. Cascade CCF3UL Canister Filter: Possibly the best bang for your buck. SunSun HW-302 Canister Filter: Chinese knock off or great filter for the price. Fluval 406 Canister Filter: Don't worry be happy. Eheim Classic Canister Filter: Is this canister still one of the best Eheim has to offer. API Filstar XP-L Canister Filter: A great new take on a classic canister filter. Hydor Canister Filter: Quiet possibly the new champ in it's class. Best Canister Filter For A 20 Gallon Tank: Find a canister filter for that small aquarium. More HOB Filter Reviews Fluval C4 Power Filter: Is this really the best HOB filter. AquaClear 70 Power Filter: Is this classic still the best. Emperor 400 Pro Series Bio-Wheel Power Filter: What in the world are those bio-wheels for. Tetra Whisper Power Filter: How does the whisper stack up to other quiet filters. About Tropical Fish Care Guides Jack Dempsey With Family Jack Dempsey has over 20 years of experience with freshwater aquariums, you can read his story here. Jack's goal is to help beginners avoid the biggest mistakes when getting started.

Jack also runs another blog where he shares his love for the outdoors and backyard lifestyle. If you find something helpful please share it on your favorite social network. If you need help with anything click here to send Jack a question. We go to great lengths to help users better understand their aquatic friends. However, the content on this blog is not a substitute for veterinary guidance. For more information, please read our disclaimer. Affiliate Disclosure The owner of this website is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to amazon.com or any third party affiliated with amazon.com. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc, or its affiliates. Just rinse and drop them in. The company offers a line of aquarium filters. Aquarium filters clean the water. Buy Emperor 400 Power Filter - Up to 80 gal. The Emperor Power Filter comes in 2 models, the Emperor 280 and the Emperor 400. Read a product review on the Marineland Emperor 400 Power Filter. Learn its pros and cons. I purchased this particular filter about a month ago. I had not used it up until today. I did as it said in the instruction manual and added water The Marineland Emperor 400 Filter with Bio-Wheel powerfully cleans your aquarium water through mechanical, chemical, and biological filtration mechanisms. The. Replacement parts (Emperor impeller) and Rite-Size E filter cartridges for Marineland Emperor Filters: Model 280, Model 400. Parts include the Magnetic Impeller. Emperor 400 and 280 emperor power filter 400 manual power filters feature 2 separate water pumps. The BIO-pump pressurizes and sends streams of pre-filtered, oxygen rich water to each BIO-Wheel. The top choices for Power Filters. More power filters are sold than any other type of filter.