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Filter Cartridge for Emperor 280/400 - Rite Size E - 4 pk

SKU# 5702


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Regular Price: $11.99

Special Price: $6.29

Quick Overview

Marineland designed these Emperor Rite Size E cartridges to meet the absolute highest standards of water purification, performance and operational ease. Works in Emperor 280 or 400 filters to provide superior mechanical and chemical filtration.
Rite Size E Emperor Cartridge - 4 pk
Details
Marineland designs filter cartridges to meet the absolute highest standards of water purification performance and operational ease. Each preassembled cartridge slides easily into place, providing superior mechanical and chemical filteration, and making replacement fast, dry and effortless. The cartridge mechanically filters water through a pad of double-thick polyfibre. Debris and waste particles are trapped, and water is chemically filtered through Marineland's Black Diamond Premium Activated Carbon.
Additional Information
SKU 5702
MPN PA0137-04
UPC 047431013742
Brand Marineland
Size 4 Pack
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MarinelandFilter Cartridge for Emperor 280/400 - Rite Size E - 4 pk
 
3.8

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (12)
  • Easy to clean (7)
  • Durable (6)
  • Needs little upkeep (6)
  • Quiet (4)

Cons

  • Not durable (4)

Best Uses

  • Large tanks (11)
  • Small tanks (6)
  • Tropical fish (5)
  • Larger fish (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced aquarist (10), Casual fish keeper (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Filter Cartridge

I give the same review to all these filter cartridges…I love Marineland product since I have always had and have great results with these products as long as used within...Read complete review

I give the same review to all these filter cartridges…I love Marineland product since I have always had and have great results with these products as long as used within guidelines…these filters do their job Perfectly as long as you change them every 2 to 3 weeks…Big Als has the best price on this product …if your looking for a great filter use the Emperor and Penguin products for your main filter in small tanks and as a supplement in larger tanks….they add extra water filtration and do a terrific job.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Needs Work

The past few batches of the cartridges I bought appeared to be of poor quality for 2 reasons.
First, much of the charcoal granules fell out when I rinsed them before use. I...Read complete review

The past few batches of the cartridges I bought appeared to be of poor quality for 2 reasons.
First, much of the charcoal granules fell out when I rinsed them before use. I realize some pieces will fall out when rinsing them out to get rid of the charcoal dust before the first use but the amount that came out was like half a teaspoon full.

Second, the fiber they use must be cheaper and thinner than in the past. Before I could rinse out the dirty cartridge and reuse it several times. Now, when I rinse a new one out after a week or two, the blue fiber filter falls apart and out comes the charcoal.

Poor value considering the cost.

Reviewed by 18 customers

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5.0

Great for what it's intended for

By Greg

from New York

About Me Experienced Aquarist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Effective

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Tanks

    Comments about Filter Cartridge for Emperor 280/400 - Rite Size E - 4 pk:

    I use at least one Emperor filter on each of my 10 aquariums and have been for years. They do exactly what they are intended for. I've read several reviews on here with bad ratings which is what prompted me to write about them. Too often, it's only the disgruntled folks that write reviews so I thought I'd chime in.

    Those people writing bad reviews claim that the filter floss falls apart. Well, that only happens when you try and clean it for re-use....which is NOT what these are intended for. It's like trying to recharge a non-rechargeable battery. C'mon people! These filters are designed to be "replaced" every month or so, and if you do that, they work perfectly. I've probably gone through over a 100 boxes of these things over the last few years and never had an issue with them. Oh, and when you pre-rinse them, do so with the filter floss side down. It's not a "design flaw" that carbon can tend to fall out of the cartridge if you hold it the other way, it's a "human brain flaw" for not understanding how gravity works.

    Don't let disgruntled corner cutters or uneducated people persuade you away from these simple and easy to use filters.

     
    1.0

    I would not buy this product again

    By Fishkeeper

    from Austin, Tx.

    About Me Experienced Aquarist

    Pros

      Cons

      • Not Durable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Filter Cartridge for Emperor 280/400 - Rite Size E - 4 pk:

        Blue outside filter media is very thin and falls apart after about two - three weeks. The filter cartridges used to be great and you could re wash them and use them several times over. I called the company and received very poor customer service. They told me they had not changed the filter media but it was very obvious to me that they had. I would not recommend purchasing this type of filter and media.

         
        5.0

        great filter

        By stampinron

        from idaho

        About Me Casual Fish Keeper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Effective
        • Needs Little Upkeep

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Tanks

          Comments about Marineland Emperor Cartridge - 2 Pack:

          Use this all the time. Serves its purpose

           
          4.0

          Hard to Find

          By Justin

          from Vandalia, MO

          About Me Casual Fish Keeper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Clean
          • Effective

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Tanks

            Comments about Marineland Emperor Cartridge - 2 Pack:

            I have to drive over 60 Miles for the nearest pet store to get these and they are out of stock most of the time. This site made it simple and easy to get them right to my door at a fair price. The product works great no complaints at all.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I WOULD BUY THIS PRODUCT AGAIN AND AGAIN

            By YARD DOG

            from COLONA,IL

            About Me Experienced Aquarist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Clean
            • Effective
            • Just works
            • Needs Little Upkeep
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Tanks
              • Tropical Fish

              Comments about Marineland Emperor Cartridge - 2 Pack:

              MARINELAND EMPEROR CARTRIDGE E ,MEET HIGH STANDARDS.WHAT CAN I SAY

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Just works

              By Frank

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Casual Fish Keeper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Best prices at Big Al's
              • Easy to switch out
              • Install and forget
              • Just works
              • Reasonable life

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Marineland Emperor Cartridge - 2 Pack:

                  I never have any issues with these filters. Just replace them in my two tanks about once a month. Easy replacement. Good prices at Big Al's.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  This product has changed

                  By Jimbo

                  from Houston, Tx.

                  About Me Experienced Aquarist

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Not Durable

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Marineland Emperor Cartridge - 2 Pack:

                      The blue fiber that they currently use on the filters is differently different than what has been used before. The current filters do not last more than about 2 weeks before the blue membrane begins to really fall apart. I called the company and asked if they has changed material, they said no but it is very obvious that they have by my experience and others who have written a review before me.

                       
                      4.0

                      good product

                      By Princess Fish

                      from North Carolina

                      About Me Experienced Aquarist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Effective

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Large Tanks

                        Comments about Marineland Emperor Cartridge - 2 Pack:

                        I order these often. I use 4 in my 90 gallon tank and that works really well. This is a good product, although I have heard negative things about Marineland products.

                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent filter pads for my 75 gallon!

                        By Big Mike

                        from Texas

                        About Me Experienced Aquarist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Clean
                        • Effective
                        • Needs Little Upkeep
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Larger Fish
                          • Large Tanks
                          • Tropical Fish

                          Comments about Marineland Emperor Cartridge - 2 Pack:

                          Pads remove both large and small debris from my tank, keep the water sparkling clean, can be rinsed and used again and again. Recommend to all.

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Easy to Use but Needs Improvement

                          By aqua dude

                          from SF, CA

                          About Me Casual Fish Keeper

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Quick and Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • Not Durable
                          • Not Effective

                          Best Uses

                          • Large Tanks
                          • Small Tanks

                          Comments about Marineland Emperor Cartridge - 2 Pack:

                          I've used this filter cartridge over the past couple of months now and what I like about it is that it is very easy and quick to use. Just pull out the old cartridge, insert a new one and you're done in less than a minute.

                          However, there is a problem with the thin layer of blue floss which seems to be insufficient and will only last a few weeks.

                          Also, if you hold the cartridge up in front of a window with natural light, you can see some of the carbon media (in some of the slots) resting at the bottom of that slot. Each cartridge had 3-4 slots with this. So there's mechanical filtration but also some partial water by-pass through some of the slots in the cartridge.

                          So, I would recommend that you use the media container instead and make your own cartridge.

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