Emperor 400 Pro Series Bio-wheel Power Filter Review
Perfect for all fish tanks up to 80-gallons.It uses two Rite-Size E filter cartridges and has a flow rate of 400GPH. One of the important benefits of this fish tank filter is that it comes with a long intake tube. This option gives you the option to place the intake tube at the bottom of your fish tank to make sure that your aquarium’s water is filtered properly. The intake tube has two intake sections a mid-level one and another one at the bottom.
Emperor 400 filter has four filter pads slots. Two are placed on the left side and two on the right side of the filter. This option assures that completely all the water will passes through two pads. This option also allows you the opportunity to use some slots for bags filled with carbon media even though this filter comes with two media baskets.
This aquarium filter comes with two Bio-Wheels which is one of the best features of this filter because the bio-wheels provide a greatly oxygenated living space for beneficial bacteria to colonize. We all know that the fish produce a great amount of waste and this is where the bacteria comes along and help remove the waste resulting in a healthier environment for your fish and plants in the aquarium.
Some people dislike them and others love them. The Bio-Wheels can get filled with biological waste from the aquarium. If all the holes of the spray bar stop to work the bio-wheel may surely stop to spin. Don’t worry the Emperor 400 comes equipped with a pipe cleaner. All you need to do is thoroughly clean the spray bars and you will notice that the bio-wheel will start working again. If this problem never occurs then you should leave the bio-wheels alone. Some people say that it’s not a good thing to clean your bio-wheels because if they are cleaned with tap water a large amount of the bacteria in your fish tank will die.
Emperor 404 filter is super quiet however some people complain about the noise it makes. That’s why you will need to be careful on how you adjust the sprayers, if they are not placed correctly over the pump, it buzzes. It is very easy to find out where the sprayers need to be placed to make this great filter quiet.
The Emperor 404 power filter is one of the best aquarium filters in the market. Its price is reasonable, very durable, assures you with the best water filtration.