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Whisper® Aquarium and Fish Tank Power Filters

Three filters in one for cleaner water and healthier fish. All Whisper power filters use easy to change Bio-Bag filter cartridges which remove particles floating in your aquarium while also removing discoloration and odors with its activated carbon. Biological filtration is provided by the Bio-Foam.
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Tetra Whsiper 60 power filter dimensions

How big is the tetra whisper 60 power filter?
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Goldfish
Size of tank: 11 to 20 gallons
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
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DaveTube24
Fishers, IN
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1foot long 7 inches tall and 5 inches wide
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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New York
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The longest width of the Whisper 60 is about a foot long. It's a powerful filter for a large aquarium!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
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Is a warranty available for a Tetra aquarium filter model 30-60?

The model 30-60 aquarium filter I bought comes with a 3 year warranty. I tried to activate the warranty online, but only pond pump warranties are available for activation. I currently own 6 operating 55 gallon freshwater aquariums, and I usually buy Tetra products.
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Larger than 50 gallons
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
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Christina
Pennsylvania
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I have a 30 gallon aquarium & just purchased a 30-60 gallon advanced power filter. Would this be the correct option?
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
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Hello,

Yes, all you need to do is hold onto your receipt. If you have any issues with it, we just need a copy of the receipt and the filter sent back to us.

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BREX
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
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What Tetra filter would be most appropriate for me if I have a 1.4 gallon fish tank with a goldfish?

asked 2 years, 7 months ago
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I would recommend you upgrade to a much larger tank. Goldfish are very messy fish, in that they produce a lot of waste. They really need at least 20 gallons for the first fish and 10 for each additional.
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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lovey
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The Tetra Whisper 3i filter would be your best best. Anything more than that wouldn't fit and would be way too much filtration. The 3i is a small in-tank filter, powered by an air pump.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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i have a whisper model 1B power filter, what size cartridge does it use?

How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
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San Diego, Calif.
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Hello,

That is the old version of our current Whisper 30 filter, so it would take a size Large filter cartridge/biobag, old style with a frame inside and a clip on top.

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BREX
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
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Does the whisper power filter lose volume over time?

My filter is a number of years old and does not seem to pump the volume it use to, even with a fresh cartridge.
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 11 to 20 gallons
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
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releigh
New Hampshire
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Hello,

Yes, it can, if the impeller is wearing out. However, we would recommend soaking said impeller in distilled white vinegar for several hours first, before replacing it. Also, clean out the bottom of the filter with vinegar, and run a baby bottle style brush up through the intake tube. Try it again after this, and see if it has improved. Most likely it will.

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BREX
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Which filter is close to Tetra Whisper 10-30i?

I can not find this in your log and i was hoping you could give me some spec.s on it and stuff and which filter is close to it so i can figure out my filtering compacity of my tank im running 2 of these in 25 gallon tank'
How long have you owned an aquarium? 1-3 years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
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carriere,mississippi
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Two of these Whispers on a 25 gallon tank is more than enough filtration. How is your aquarium doing? Do you have any other issues? Contact our customer service department directly if you need more step-by-step help, 1-800-526-0650.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
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I have a tetra whisper 20-40 filter. I do not have instructions. I would like instructions emailed to me so I can make sure I installed it properly

In particular I am not sure where and in what orientation the black foam permanent filter goes. I dont think I have intalled it correctly because it is a bit noisy and the water is not clearing up like my other taks have.

Thanks
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
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Peoria, Il
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You can find out manual on the product catalog page, at http://www.tetra-fish.com/sites/tetrafish/catalog/Detail.aspx?id=4212.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
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Are Whisper Power Filters good to use in all water turtles tanks?

How long have you owned an aquarium? 6-12 months
Type of tank: Reptile/Amphibian
Size of tank: Less than 10 gallons
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
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LITHONIA, GEORGIA
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Hello,

Yes, as long as your tank is filled 3/4 of the way up with water. They do not prime well or not at all, if you try to keep the turtle in shallow water. Turtles were meant to swim in deeper water, and tanks set up this way do well with a Whisper filter system.

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BREX
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Do I have to have an aerator/bubbler with a Whisper 10-30 gallon Internal Power Filter?

How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Goldfish
Size of tank: 11 to 20 gallons
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
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Wyandotte, MI
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No, you don't have to have an air pump, but air pumps are never a bad idea in an aquarium. They provide extra water movement and oxygen for the fish. We recommend them!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
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Can I order a WHISPER 60 housing.

I see you sell all your parts online except the housing. I never have parts fail on me, but I do break the darn housings (cracks) when removing the pump motor for cleaning. I have all the "parts" I need to run two 60's but I need new housings. I just don't want to buy an entire new unit if I don't have to.
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Larger than 50 gallons
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
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Allenton, WI
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Hello,

Unfortunately, the filter box is not available separately as the cost would be close to the same as a new filter system.

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BREX
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I have a Tetra 40 power filter; In what order should my filtration bags run?

I was also told that I should NOT change the bio bag, it contains helpful nutrients and antibodies for the fish????
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
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NW New Jersye
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No, you absolutely need to change the Bio-Bag. Once the carbon in the bag is depleted, it does not filter the water effectively. However, don't clean the filter itself; there is good bacteria present in the filter, and in the aquarium itself, that helps break down waste products.

I'm not sure what you mean by "order" of filtration cartridges. One Bio-Bag at a time in the filter.
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My Whisper 10i does not have an adjustable flow. Can you tell me if you have any filters appropriate for a 10 gal tank with adjustable flow?

How long have you owned an aquarium? 6-12 months
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Less than 10 gallons
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
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Glen Allen, Va
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We make a filter called a Whisper Microfilter. That unit has a flow control on the back, down near the motor.
Thanks.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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Tetra
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motor & impellor

pn # 26032-001 thats the # on the bottom of thefilter
the motor is model T5
energizer
26032-605
i need to get a new impellor for this filter the thing make lots of noise then stoped working i,ve hade this filter for a long time and it works great
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Marine
Size of tank: Larger than 50 gallons
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
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florida
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You can order this impeller online through online dealers, if you pet store will not special order the item.

Thanks.
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Tetra
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where can i get a manual for the whisper power filter 40

How long have you owned an aquarium? 6-12 months
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
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Josh8188
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I have emailed it to your address.
Thanks.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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Tetra
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I have a Whisper 5-15 and am needing a new "filter" that goes on the tubing in the tank to keep from sucking the fish up to the tube.

I can't find a replacement one. Where should I find one?
How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Less than 10 gallons
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
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Dani
Texas
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Contact our support staff at 1-800-526-0650. They will be happy to send one to you.

BREX
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Extension Tubes

I have the Whisper 20. I need to buy a longer tube for the filter. Which extension tube should I purchase?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
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Unfortunately, we do not make one for this size filter.

BREX
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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how do i get the water to clear up

i have a 20 gallon tank with 4 goldfish in it. I changed the filter 1 month ago then again about 2 weeks ago and strill the water will not clear up.There is a lot of waste build up in the filter compartment, it looks like something is missing outr of the compartment area. Shoulds something else be in the compartment other than just the disposable filtere?
How long have you owned an aquarium? 6-12 months
Type of tank: Goldfish
Size of tank: 11 to 20 gallons
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
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baltimore
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Tanks with goldfish require a weekly partial water change of around 25% of the water, along with a thorough vacuuming of the gravel. Cartridges can last anywhere from 2-4 weeks, depending on the number of goldfish and size of goldfish. As for the filter box, it should be rinsed and wiped out at least every couple of months, otherwise you will develop quite a lot of sludge, and other waste by products inside of it. In regards to the filter media, you should have a Whisper Bio Bag and a foam insert.

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I have a 60 gallon tank, need a filter that hangs inside the tank, can you help?

Fresh water, fish.
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Goldfish
Size of tank: Larger than 50 gallons
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
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Minnesota
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The only internal filters we make are the Whisper Internal Filters. The largest one we have is the Whisper 40 Internal Filter. You would need two of them, one at each end, to properly filter that size tank.

Tetra
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Tetra Whisper Power Filter 60

My father gave me a Tetra Whisper Power Filter 60 for my new 55 gallon tank but didn't include the box or instructions. I need to buy filters for it and I'd like to know what type/size and where I can get them. I live near a Wal-Mart, Mijer, Petsmart, and a couple of various pet stores.
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Larger than 50 gallons
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
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You will need the Whisper Bio Bag Size L for large. We'll email you the instructions directly.

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Whisper Power Filters run on a 240v power supply?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
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No, we do not make any that can run on 240v.

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