Converting a Regent Filter to a Penguin Bio Wheel
The Penguin Bio
Wheel is made by Marineland
and is made from the same parts as the Regent filter from Walmart. Want to
conver your Regent to a bio wheel? Here are the parts you will need to
convert a Regent 29 gallon filter to a Penguin 170 as determined from the
following links to Big Al's Online (Canadian site):
Wheel Assembly (filter)
Wheel Bearings (2)
Be sure you count the spaces on the lid of your Regent to ensure
these match the spaces on a Penguin 170 lid exactly.
It isn't very economical to buy the new lid. By the time you do, you've paid
$ 33.96 when a new Penguin Bio
Wheel sells for $46.99. If you skip the lid, it's a good savings, but
you won't be able to fit the old lid on. Then there's the extra noise that
a Penguin Bio Wheel makes whether or not you have a lid.
Don't overlook the replacement cost on the regular media filter
panels too, as the Walmart Regent version called AquaTek will work in your Penguin filter.
You can convert a Regent filter from Walmart to a Penguin 170 for
$11.96 plus shipping at Pet Solutions
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