Rated 4 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5 out of 5 by ittlewittle works great
Cleans extremely well. Easy to use and clean.keeps my turtle tank very clean. Turtles are dirty and rhis filter does rhe trick.
March 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by AdamSTB This is the prefered turtle filter at our facaility
This filter is used in our facility to filter water for rescue turtles in the Rhode Island area. It is always reliable and easy to use with volunteers and interns. We highly recommend it for an easy effective filter.
October 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SoAndSo Good Basic Filtration
The biological insert is better than a sponge, because it's easier to rinse out any detritus that gets caught in it - never needs replacing due to general funkiness, the way a sponge does.
The suction cups are not really strong enough to hold the filter well. Correction: the suction cups are fine, it's the way they attach to the filter by a ridge of rubber that is inadequate. The weight of this filter causes them to pop out.
Otherwise this is a solidly basic internal filter. Good for low-profile tanks without room for an external filtration system. I have two of the 40s, plus an undergravel in my 94 gallon freshwater aquarium, and they seem to be doing the job.
I also like that these filters take the same sized filter cartridges as many of my other filters. The Whisper cartridges are the best, because they aren't sealed up in individualized forms like other brands. You can add any media that you want into the disposable socks and customize your system to fit your needs. Other brands try to force you to purchase their specially shaped, sealed up, filter components. Usually those special components are really just a sock with a different type of media in it. These are also convenient because if you need to medicate, you can put in a sock with no charcoal in it. Other filter cartridges prevent you from removing the charcoal unless you cut them open.
July 17, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Greely It's quiet and has good water flow
This filter has enough water flow to keep 2 turtles in a half filled 55 gallon aquarium clear.
It is also very quiet
April 12, 2016