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Impeller Information

Posted By: greg <gregandeileen@juno.com>
Date: Sunday, 25 August 2002, at 8:47 p.m.

Some of you were stating a while ago you thought the Penguin powerfilters were noisy. I was honestly surprised- I have the Emperor 400, and for the volume of water it moves I think it is very quiet.

Anyway, I have had it for about 3 years now, and when I noticed the comments RE the Penguins I realized my filter was not as quiet as it used to be. I have been noticing the impeller-bushings looked slightly rounded, the impeller did not seem to seat as tightly as it used to and the blades seemed slightly rounded at the ends.

Today I did a major vacuuming, and I pulled and cleaned the wier assembly and spraybars. I pulled the old impeller and compared it to a new one I ordered a while ago- I was amazed.

Not only were the seat bushings at both ends larger and less rounded, the fins on the new in