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Location: Annapolis Maryland

 

Tetra Whisper In-Tank Power Filters
Reviews Views Date of last review
8 5770 Fri June 4, 2010
Recommended By Average Price Average Rating
100% of reviewers $15.99 6.0

 

Description:
Super quiet power filtration that's easy to conceal within your aquarium. As versatile as they are powerful, these filters are ideal for low water level environments.
Keywords: internal filter power whisper tetra in tank inside

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Wild Turkey

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Registered: March 2008
Location: Annapolis Maryland
Posts: 11464
Review Date: Sun December 7, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $16.99 | Rating: 5 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): Versitile.
Cons: Hard to fill the aquarium all the way up if desired.

 
Versitile filter. Great for low water level tanks. Stuff some java moss into the filter and it will grow down the water flow into the water, looks excellent.

It is near impossible to fill the aquarium all the way if you want to. Not a very impressive flowrate.

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Red

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Registered: March 2008
Posts: 12427
Review Date: Sun December 7, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 5 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): good for small tanks
Cons: low flow rate

 
Its cheap and good. Could be better, but good for small tanks.
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gm72

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Registered: March 2007
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 10933
Review Date: Fri December 26, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): Price, effective for small tanks
Cons: Only for small tanks

 
In writing this review, keep in mind that I am using the stock filter for the 2.5 gallon acrylic aquarium kit. This filter is great for low flow, small tank size, low bioload applications. Do not count on this filter to be a performer for larger tanks or well stocked tanks.

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8 tanks running now:
1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.
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Cameron

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Registered: July 2007
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 623
Review Date: Wed April 1, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $15.00 | Rating: 7 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): Looks alright, really quiet if water level is up to the "lip"
Cons: Takes up a decent amount of space in tank

 
I got this for a basic filter and for some water movement for my 10G turtle tank, it does it job for the most part. It only filters like 1/3 to 1/2 the tank if theres some decorations obstructing the water column. Turns on and off fine(I leave it off days at a time when waters low, before changes.)

I recommend this product for basic applications

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In my 29 gal:
4 serpae tetras
1 Flame tetras
1 Zebra Danio
1 German Blue Ram

In my 55 gal:
Trigun's 55g Tropical Community!
6 Glo-lite Tetras
4 Emerald Corys
1 Dwarf Gourami
4 Peppered Corys
25 Neon Tetras
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Baadboy11
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Registered: August 2009
Posts: 2
Review Date: Fri August 7, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 7 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): works better then an undergravel setup in a 10 gallon tank
Cons: Takes up tank space, and water level has to be down a couple inches for it to work.

 
Seems to work well, the filter bags can be washed and refilled with carbon, but replacements aren't terribly expensive. It takes up a bit of space in the tank and the water level has to be down about two - three inches from the top of the tank for the filter to work.
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tortuga
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Registered: December 2009
Location: Central Indiana
Posts: 31
Review Date: Thu December 31, 2009 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 4 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): low price, can replace stock filters w/small bags
Cons: low quality pump, low flow rate, openings in water flow large

 
I replaced the carbon filter with a small mesh bag filled with carbon+zeolyte. Figured since it was a small tank it could use the extra ammonia removal. The openings at the water intake are pretty large though. For an intended use of a 1-3 gallon tank, it's safe to assume there will be small fish in them... which should have warranted smaller openings that fish couldn't get sucked up into. The air pump died after about 2 weeks of use.
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VoidParadigm

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Registered: June 2009
Location: Alberta
Posts: 2371
Review Date: Sun January 31, 2010 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: $15.99 | Rating: 6 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): Quiet
Cons: Takes up valuable real estate, sucks food in too fast.

 
While it is the most quiet filter I've ever owned, it takes up too much space in-tank for it to be of any real worth.

When trying to feed bottom feeders the filter usually gets the food before they do.

Snails clogged mine.

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A severe lack of trichogaster.

Just because your Gourami is sick does not mean it is always Iridovirus, DGIV, Gourami Disease, et cetera.
Look at all the other factors in your tank before coming to this conclusion.
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Trillianne

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Registered: April 2010
Location: Seattle Side of the Mountains
Posts: 2512
Review Date: Fri June 4, 2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 6 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): Very Quiet
Cons: tank space, intake chamber cleaning

 
This is a VERY quiet filter. Seems pretty reliable.

It does take up a bit of your tank interior space, and the intake (lower) portion of the filter can be a bit difficult to keep clean.

You will have to leave a gap from the top of your tank to the outflow of the filter, which also takes up valuable tank space.

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