Tetra Whisper EX Aquarium Power Filter

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Description

Help keep your aquarium in tip-top condition with Tetra’s Whisper EX Power Filter. This filter is designed with simplicity and convenience in mind and is ready to use right out of the box with no priming required! The scientifically engineered water flow provides a continuous flushing action to prevent debris buildup while the optimum outflow maximizes water agitation and oxygenation. Best of all, it features a time-strip technology that lets you know when it’s time to replace the filter!

Key Benefits
  • No assembly or priming required—it’s ready to use right out of the box.
  • Scientifically engineered continuous water flow action helps prevent debris buildup.
  • The outflow maximizes water agitation and oxygenation.
  • Time-strip technology lets you know when it’s time to replace the filter.
  • This multi-stage power filter is silent for your convenience.

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  • Item Number
    105701
  • Dimensions
    6.187 x 7.25 x 9.687 inches
  • Weight
    2.691 pounds
  • Aquarium Type
    Freshwater, Saltwater
  • Fish Type
    Tropical Freshwater, Marine Fish
  • Material
    Plastic
  • Reptile Type
    Aquatic Turtle
Instructions

'Maintaining your Filtration System

Changing the Filter Cartridge: 1. Open the system's Carbon Filter Access Door and lift out Carbon Filter Carrier. 2. Hold Carbon Filter Carrier above Carbon Filter Access Door for a few seconds to drain water. Then invert Carbon Filter Carrier at a 45-degree angle and carry to waste bin. 3. Squeeze Carbon Filter Carrier Handle to drop dirty Carbon Filter Cartridge into waste bin. 4. Insert clean Carbon Filter Cartridge into Carbon Filter Carrier (blue-colored floss should face the front). Drop Carbon Filter Carrier into system and close Carbon Filter Access Door.

Cleaning the Bio-Scrubber Insert: Note: Do not dispose of the Bio-Scrubber Insert unless it is damaged. It is a permanent part of the filtration system and not meant to be replaced or disturbed. If your Bio-Scrubber Insert should ever become clogged as evidenced by restricted water flow or water flowing over the top of the Bio-Scrubber Insert, follow the procedure below.

  1. Remove the system's Hood and remove the Bio-Scrubber Insert.
  2. Gently rinse the Bio-Scrubber Insert under cool water to dislodge clogs. Do not use soap or any other cleaner. Note: Do not remove the beneficial bacteria growing on the Bio-Scrubber Insert. These bacteria turn toxins into harmless comlbs.
  3. Re-insert Bio-Scrubber Insert and snap system Hood back into place.
  1. Attach strainer (and extension tubes, if necessary) so that strainer will be no closer than 2 inches to aquarium gravel once the system is hanging on aquarium frame.
  2. Hang system on aquarium frame. Be sure aquarium water is at or above the minimum water level indicated on system's motor assembly.
  3. Once system is properly in place, plug filtration system into outlet being sure to arrange a drip loop with the power cord.
  4. Squeeze start button on Time strip® and place it in compartment on filter hood so that the white area shows through the window. The bottom of the white timeline will darken approximately 30 seconds after activation. (Important: If bottom of timeline does not darken, then the Time strip® has not been activated and you need to squeeze the button against)
Size
ProductCertified Flow RateAquarium SizeFilter Cartridge Size
EX 20100 GPHUp to 20 gallonsMedium
EX 30150 GPHUp to 30 gallonsLarge
EX 45200 GPHUp to 45 gallonsLarge
EX 70350 GPHUp to 75 gallonsLarge
Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars 84 Reviews 84 Reviews 3.6 out of 5 Stars

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Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars 3.6 / 5

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    A little disappointed

    By Tara on Jan 20, 2022

    I bought this filter in September, and it worked great! I’ve only had it 4 months and It just randomly stopped working. It had regular maintenance (cleaning and changing filters) not sure why it just quit. I’m a bit disappointed

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Tetra Whisper %5 Gallon Filtration

    By ScaleyBob on Dec 26, 2021

    My review is based on past experience. This one is replacing the one that wore out, but at this time I am unable to install it (no fish there) as workers are currently here, but Believe it will operate perfectly.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Fish Accessories

    By Samm on Oct 10, 2021

    Ordering was so easy and if there was a problem they worked with you right away very efficiently. I really love my purchases.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Good filter

    By Bree on Jul 2, 2021

    It came to me a little more dissembled than I think it was supposed to as a lot of the pieces were not mentioned in the instructions but it was easy to assemble even without instruction on how to do so and once set up in the tank it worked great and cleared the cloudy water up in just a few days

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Not working

    By Filter on Sep 22, 2021

    This filter didn't work ,I followed the instructions and it still didn't work.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Blissful quietness...

    By Happy on Apr 25, 2021

    It is so quiet, with a quick and easy set up! Extremely happy with this product, because with the last filter system I purchased, it was hard to get started (priming is the pits) and loud. Hopefully, it lasts a long time.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT product ,,

    By joel on Jul 5, 2021

    easy to set up , very quite , shipping was very fast , everything was in 1 box . thank you .

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    It works okay

    By Alyssa on Feb 18, 2021

    The only reason why I say is that it works okay is because I had my beta in a 10-gallon tank and I used this filter. The filters got really dirty quick and I would go through filters cartridges like crazy so i was thinking maybe the filter was too small for the tank he was in even though it was meant for a 10-20 gal. It works great on my boyfriends fishtank though. He has a bunch of find in it (20 gal) but he also has algae eaters and bottom feeders that help with the grime too.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great purchase !

    By Raymond on Jun 15, 2021

    The filters I purchased were the best price I could find anywhere.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working

    By Catie on Feb 21, 2021

    I have 2 of these filters, and one decided today to stop working. I've had one for about a year and the other 6 months. Work great but I've got no clue why one decided to stop working.

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