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Tetra Whisper Aquarium Power Filter, 5-10 gal

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Description

Tetra Whisper Power Filter provides quiet, convenient, reliable filtration designed with simplicity and convenience in mind. This intuitive, filtration system is simple to set up—ready to go right out of the box with no priming required. It provides three-stage filtration, including mechanical, chemical and biological. The scientifically engineered water flow provides continuous flushing action to prevent debris buildup. And optimum outflow maximizes water agitation and oxygenation. Compatible with Tetra Bio-Bags for easy, reliable maintenance.

Key Benefits
  • Provides quiet, convenient, reliable filtration designed with simplicity and convenience in mind
  • This intuitive, filtration system is simple to set up—ready to go right out of the box with no priming required
  • Provides three-stage filtration, including mechanical, chemical and biological
  • The scientifically engineered water flow provides continuous flushing action to prevent debris buildup
  • Provides optimum outflow maximizes water agitation and oxygenation

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  • Item Number
    105681
  • Dimensions
    7.06 x 6 x 4.25 inches
  • Aquarium Type
    Freshwater, Saltwater
  • Fish Type
    Tropical Freshwater, Betta, Cichlid, Goldfish, Marine Fish
  • Material
    Plastic
Instructions

Changing the Bio-Bag®: When water flows excessively from the Wonder Tube Chamber into the aquarium, it is time to change the Bio-Bag®. The Bio-Bag® should be changed once per month to prevent backflow and avoid filtration problems resulting from a clogged Bio-Bag®.

Using a ready-to-use, assembled Bio-Bag® * Remove filter box cover. * Lift Bio-Bag® and allow excess water to drain into filter box. * Dispose in garbage can. * Rinse new Bio-Bag®, insert into filter, replace filter cover.

Using an unassembled Bio-Bag® * Remove Bio-Bag® from filter, allowing excess water to drain into filter box. * Remove clip from frame, fold up frame flap, and remove floss bag from frame. Place new floss bag over frame. * Add one packet of Ultra-activated® carbon. * Fold flaps of Aerobic Frame® over filter bag and replace clip. * Rinse Bio-Bag®, insert into filter, replace filter cover.

Maintaining the Energizer: Caution: Only remove Energizer when absolutely necessary. * Unplug power cord, empty filter box, and place it upside down on a flat surface. * Grasp Energizer with one hand and filter box with the other. Gently turn Energizer counter-clockwise until its sidewall is parallel to the raised line on the bottom of the filter box. * Hold Filter Box with one hand and gently pull the Energizer with the other. (If necessary, rock the Energizer back and forth to ease removal.) * Clean inside of Energizer Well with a Q-tip Cotton Swab. Do not use a metal instrument of any kind. Before replacing Energizer, wet the “o-ring” with water, or coat its surface with a small amount of non-medicated petroleum jelly. * Replace Energizer and fill filter box with water. Check to be sure that Energizer is seated properly and does not leak. (When seated properly, the red o-ring will not be visible.) * Re-install filter.

Cleaning The Wonder Tube®: * Unplug power cord and remove filter box cover. * Lift Wonder Tube® out of filter. * Remove Magnet Impeller Assembly. * Clean all parts under running water. If needed, use a filter stem spring brush. * The Flow Control Knob can be removed to aid in cleaning. Before replacing the knob, wet its “o-ring” with water, or coat the surface of the o-ring with a small amount of non-medicated petroleum jelly. * Reinstall the Wonder Tube.

  1. Rinse Bio-Bag® and slide into v-notched slot in aquarium well wall. (Note: Before installing, fill wells with water and check for leaks.)
  2. Remove Bio-Foam® from Aerobic Grid®. Rinse it in cold water, squeezing until it is thoroughly wet. Place the Bio-Foam® back into the Aerobic Grid® and slide it into the filter box next to the Bio-Bag®.
  3. Hang filter tank on rear wall of aquarium.
  4. Assemble the Wonder Tube®. (Note: Not all filters include extension tubes.)
  5. Slide Wonder Tube®into filter box so that the impeller slide all the way into the Energizer Well. If necessary, add or remove extension tubes to position the strainer at least one inch above gravel. (Leave 3 inches above gravel for cichlids and goldfish.)
  6. Set Control Knob at maximum flow by pointing indicator arrow at aquarium wall.
  7. Pour water into the Wonder Tube® Chamber until it overflows into Bio-Bag® Chamber.
  8. Cover the filter and fill your aquarium with water (1/2 inches to 1 1/4 inches from top).
  9. Plug in power cord; the filter should start automatically within 10 to 20 seconds.
  10. If filter does not start, remove cover and slide Wonder Tube® up and down with one or 2 short strokes. Replace cover.
Warranty

2-Year Limited Warranty.

Rating: 2.9 of 5 stars 47 Reviews 47 Reviews 2.9 out of 5 Stars

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Rating: 2.9 of 5 stars 2.9 / 5

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Does not whisper

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    I’ve only ever used tetra in all our tanks. This one works fine but it is not quiet. I’m going to keep using it until I find a better one. I didn’t read the reviews because like i said, i only use tetra. My fish is afraid of everything, so he probably hates the noise as much as we do.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    You get what you pay for

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    Been using Tetra products successfully for many years, but this one is a clunker. The first one I had was moderately noisy but quit after 18 months. Just bought another to replace it and it's LOUD, unbearably so. Will look at Marina now.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great and quite pump

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    Works great and very quiet. Was very surprised to see how well this works. Well made and very quiet.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Cheap, and for a reason.

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    I got 2 of these filters, the second one died before the first, but now the first one I ordered is making an awful noise and I will ultimately have to replace it as well. I have cleaned it, and tried to get it to stop making this awful grinding noise but it won't. Unfortunately I have to listen to this until I can choose a replacement - more carefully I might add. Chewy replaced the one that had already died, but this product is honestly horrible. I'm glad to see it's unavailable as I write this.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Cheap and it shows

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    Purchased this as a spur of the moment add on to a fish food order I was already making. It was ultimately the convenience of bundling it with my Chewy order that led me to go for it. That said, the impulse buy was a flop. Let me explain why: The whole point of these hang on back filters is to pull water up through the intake tube, force the water to flow through filter media, then cascade it back into the tank. It provides flow and filtration at once. I've attached a picture of this filter illustrating exactly why this particular model fails to filter adequately. As you can hopefully see, the water is not only cascading out the intended "waterfall" area, but also around the intake tube. This Purchased this as a spur of the moment add on to a fish food order I was already making. It was ultimately the convenience of bundling it with my Chewy order that led me to go for it. That said, the impulse buy was a flop. Let me explain why: The whole point of these hang on back filters is to pull water up through the intake tube, force the water to flow through filter media, then cascade it back into the tank. It provides flow and filtration at once. I've attached a picture of this filter illustrating exactly why this particular model fails to filter adequately. As you can hopefully see, the water is not only cascading out the intended "waterfall" area, but also around the intake tube. This effectively renders the filter useless as quite a bit of water isn't actually being forced through the filter media and thus, not being filtered. Only a percentage of the water is being filtered with the rest simply being dumped back into the tank on that right side (around the intake). Hopefully that issue is illustrated well enough for people to understand. I've tried all manner of adjustments to try and remedy the situation but even if I pull all the filter media, it still overflows on that side. So I chalk it up to a manufacturing defect or flaw in the design itself. Filtration is super important in your fish tanks and it's not something you should skimp on. I recommend spending a little more on a proven filtration system like a Fluval C2 or something like that because this one is useless and a waste of your money. A long review but I wanted to help people avoid making the same mistake I did! … more

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Failed after two weeks

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    Filter stop working after two weeks. Tried to fix it but was not succesful.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    SUPER LOUD

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    As stated in many reviews, SUPER LOUD. Was quiet first few days, then got loud. Filter flows good but motor is so loud it disrupts household and fish. Requested refund to get a different item.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst filter

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    I’ve had this filter for quite some time and I must say this is the worst filter ever. Now don’t get me wrong tetra you have never let me down from your foods to your aquariums to other filters but this particular one does not filter my water properly my water is never clear. I am using a different tetra filter for a 5 gallon tank which works perfectly. I find myself changing filters quite often cleaning my tank more than my 5 gallon. Unless you guys have any options or tips and tricks please contact me. Also it is really noisy you can hear it throughout my whole house. So again I wouldn’t recommend.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Filter sucked up my comet goldfish

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    Comet goldfish was sucked up by the filter absolutely horrifying to find my fish bent up like an accordion but still alive

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    It was ehhh

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    The pump ran good for the time I had it but only lasted about a month going to the store to get a new one smh

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