The AquaClear Power Filter represents one of the most versatile hang-on filter systems available. The five models available provide a complete selection of flow rates for the most popular sizes of aquariums. The filterâ€™s unique design allows for up to six times more media volume and the longest water to media contact time in the industry. The AquaClear flow control will reduce the flow by up to 50% without harming the filters motor or impeller. The AquaClear filter media system includes the patented, innovative re-circulation grid and multi-filter media stacking. The re-circulation grid allows water to be passed through filter media more than once when slower flow rate adjustments are selected, allowing superior contact time and significantly contributing to water quality.
Patented Re-filtration SystemFor a healthy aquarium and clear water
Sometimes delicate fish and plants require a more gentle water flow. The patented AquaClear re-filtration system allows you to control the flow rate without compromising filtration efficiency. When the flow rate is reduced, up to 50% of the water within the filter chamber is processed multiple times. More impurities are filtered out, creating a healthier tank with sparkling clean and clear water.AquaClear Power Filters
- provide both mechanical and biological filtration for any size aquarium.
The AquaClear Filter incorporates the exclusive Cycle Guard System which includes the BioMax Ceramic media insert. By incorporating BioMax Ceramic media, the AquaClear filter Cycle Guard System ensures that all filtration requirements are fulfilled by providing three distinct filter media. This also ensures continuous biological filtration as one insert is replaced at a time, while the remaining filter media supports the re-establishment of essential bacteria. AquaClear Filter vs. Cartridge Filter:
Superior Contact with AquaClear Filter vs. Minimal Contact on the Cartridge Filter (right)
Whatâ€™s In The Box?
1. Filter Cover
2. Filter Case
3. Filter Basket
4. Leveling Device
6. Intake â€œUâ€ Tube
7. Extension Tube
9. Activated Carbon
11. Locking Clip
12. Mesh Bag
How It Works
The AquaClear Power Filter draws water from the aquarium through an extension tube into the motor which then pumps water out of the impeller assembly. The intake "U" tube directs the flow of unfiltered water through filter inserts to trap particles, debris, and purify the water.CycleGuard Multi-Stage Filtration SystemProvides optimal mechanical, chemical, and biological filtration
A healthy aquarium requires "beneficial" bacteria. Invisible and harmless, beneficial bacteria are essential in the removal of toxic ammonia and nitrite. With cartridge filtration systems, when you throw away the cartridge, you throw away beneficial bacteria. It can take weeks for the bacteria to re-colonize, resulting in a stressful environment. The AquaClear multi-stage filtration system is different. Only one of three filtration components is changed at a time. This ensures that significant amounts of beneficial bacteria remain. There is never a sudden depletion of bacteria, so biological filtration remains at highly effective levels.Typical Filter Media Placement:
AquaClear Foam Insert, which does the following:
1. Helps with debris removal and provides optimal water distribution patterns, allowing subsequent filter media to perform at full efficiency.
2. Biological filtration, due to the porous structure of foam, providing surfaces for beneficial bacteria.Middle
AquaClear Activated Carbon Filter Inserts contain 100% premium research grade carbon. Premium research grade carbon provides large amounts of surface area for adsorption of undesirable impurities. The Activated Carbon Filter Inserts will remove unwanted odors, discoloration and impurities resulting in a crystal clear aquarium. AquaClear Carbon filter inserts provide more than five times the carbon found in most single cartridge clip on filter systems. This level of carbon will provide optimal water clarity in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums.Top
AquaClear BioMax Filter Inserts contain BioMax ceramic rings. The surface of BioMax is made up of a complex pore system that allows bacteria to thrive. Use of the BioMax Filter Insert will provide optimal living space for beneficial bacteria and enhance the removal of ammonia and nitrites resulting in a healthy aquarium environment.
Power Filter Maintenance
For maximum filter operation and efficiency, regular cleaning of the filter and its parts is recommended every two weeks. Always unplug the Aquaclear Power Filter prior to cleaning. First you want to remove the cover, filter basket, and discard water remaining in the filter case. Thoroughly rinse collected debris from the case, impeller cover and impeller assembly using clear lukewarm water. The intake "U" tube and extension tube can be cleaned with a filter stem brush to remove any buildup of deposits. When all parts have been cleaned and thoroughly rinsed, reassemble filter and replace any scheduled media. Install the filter once again back on the aquarium making sure that the filter is tipped slightly forward. Then fill the AquaClear filter box with aquarium water. Finally plug the filter into an electrical outlet and the AquaClear will self-prime and begin running in a few seconds.Media Replacement
AquaClear Foam Filter Insert: Replace Foam Filter Insert every two months.
AquaClear Activated Carbon Filter Insert: Replace Activated Carbon Insert every month.
AquaClear BioMax Filter Insert: Replace BioMax Insert every three monthsWarranty
The AquaClear Power Filters are guaranteed against defects in material or workmanship under normal aquarium usages and service for as long as you own the filter. We offer a Lifetime Guarantee on all non-replaceable parts which means that the filter will be repaired or replaced at the manufactures discretion, free of charge, when the complete pump is returned with proof of purchase and postage paid. Please include $5.00 to cover shipping and handling. This warranty does not apply to any filter that has been subjected to misuse, negligence or tampering. No liability is assumed with respect to loss or damage to livestock or personal property irrespective of the cause thereof.