Pre-Filter Sponge 3 Pack for Fluval Edge Aquarium
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- 3 pack of premium quality pre-filters for Fluval Edge
- Easily connects to filter intake stem
- Prevents small and baby inhabitants from being drawn into filter
- Traps particles and debris
- Enhances biological filtration
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This 3-pack in conjunction with Amazon Prime makes this the best deal for this sponge on the market.
It's still good for the price, but this is not a Fluval in name or design (it doesn't even come in Fluval packaging), and you'll have to do some work to get it to perform its function properly.
of your canister or hob filter and you will find that you have to clean the filter far less frequently. Just remove the Fluval pre filter once a week and run it under tap water to clean it. Then reinstall. You will be amazed at how much detritus these pre filters collect
before it can ever get to the filter media in your HOB or canister filter.
Over time they will wear out and need to be replaced. However, they are so inexpensive that it's really not an issue.
Caveat: In a tank that is plagued by algae problems, the algae will grow on these pre filters and eventually render them useless.
This is especially true of black beard algae which attaches itself to these filters with a vengeance. The water will pass through
the algae attached to the pre filter and carry its spores back into your aquarium.
Most algae problems are easily remedied with the use of a micron filter which removes spores before they can grow.
Using a UV sterilizer also helps tremendously in keeping algal growth to a minimum.
I use the Fluval Edge prefilters on the intake tubes of 3 Aquaclear 20 filters in 5.5 gallon aquariums, which I use as part of a sectional aquarium setup for raising fancy guppies.
I also have a 10 gallon tank as part of my guppy sectional setup, with an Eheim 2213 canister filter, which I have also added one of these prefilters to.
The Eheim's intake strainer is small enough to slip the Fluval prefilter on, and the Aquaclear 20 is the same filter used by Fluval with its Edge 6 and 12 gallon tanks, so the fit is perfect.
I use these prefilters for two reasons.Read more ›
The tank where I have this installed is a planted tank, and often a piece of Java Fern or moss will decide to float around the tank. This filter helps keep the plant matter from being sucked into the filter intake, and it also protects my shrimp from being harmed by the filter. She likes to hang on the intake and eat the particles of food that get trapped in the sponge. It allows just enough flow to interest the shrimp while reducing the flow somewhat to the benefit of my Gouramis.
Because of this pre-filter, I only have to change the filter cartridge about once a month. The $3.99 I spent on three of these filters paid for itself within the first month of use. This does not even take into account the boost to biological filtration this sponge filter provides in my tank. This might be the best $3.99 I have ever spent.
Note: These pre-filter sponges will work for brands that are not Fluval, but only smaller models designed for 5 to 10-gallon tanks. The intakes on larger filters are too large for these sponges to fit. Furthermore, they will not fit the Marineland filters at all; the intakes on Marineland filters are too large.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Thank You, ugly black sponges, for saving froggy's lives far and wide.
After going 6 months with NO problems whatsoever. Read more
great product i use on the intake of the power heads so fry and snails dont get pulled in and works great , every now and again i have to take them off and wash and squeeze out... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Kevin Tucker
Fits perfectly over the intake of an AquaClear 20 filter! My shrimp are always camping out on this picking up whatever bits they can find.Published 1 month ago by Katie N.
works like a sponge! keeps the babies and live plants from getting sucked into the filter. used this also on the inlet and outlet of one of my filter in a nursery cichlid tank to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
These are too small to work with my fuval canister filter 406&206. Actually I think all the fuval canister filters have the same exact intake. Read morePublished 1 month ago by R.dowling