MarineLand PF0400BD First Impressions


I was new to the hobby and didn't realize that Tetras were inferior filters. Once it loses its charge, you'll need to replace it. The filter stopped working all of a sudden. Not sure what I'll do with the more complex design. It's only rated at 25 gph less, but holds considerably less media. Just rinse them out once a month, don't throw that beneficial bacteria away. DO NOT CLEAN OR WASH the paper wheel itself.

  • Editor's Impressions Of The MarineLand PF0400BD
  • Filter Effectiveness [star rating='4.2']
  • Build Quality [star rating='3.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.5']
  • Feature Set [star rating='4.3']

MarineLand PF0400BD Final Thoughts

I hope this helped.

I still have my original wheels on the year old 350 with no issues whatsoever. Never ever ever use it past a year. The ability to regulate the flow solves the loud waterfall problem. It doesn't rise up hugely above the tank like a lot of HOB filters. There must be a huge batch of these units at Amazon right now that are bad. I used a small pair of pliers and carefully got the pebbles out. There must be a huge batch of these units at Amazon right now that are bad.

Overall Score

[star rating="4.4"]
(856 Points)
  • MarineLand PF0400BD Features & Specs
  • WITH ROTATING BIO-WHEEL: Patented Bio-Wheel technology provides excellent wet/dry biological filtration
  • MULTI-STAGE FILTRATION: Delivers mechanical, chemical and biological aquarium filtration to maintain a clean aquatic environment.
  • POWERFUL: Certified flow rate of 400 GPH in aquariums up to 80 gallons.
  • MARINELAND FILTRATION PRODUCTS: Count on Marineland brand for the most reliable, technically advanced aquariums and accessories on the market.
  • REPLACEMENT CARTRIDGES: Use with two Marineland Rite-Size E Filter Cartridges (purple label).
  • Manufacture: Marineland
  • Item Weight: 4.6 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 7 x 10.5 inches

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