Best Choice Products Fish Canister External 3 Stage Filter Pump for Aquarium Pond Pump Fish Tank
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- Not only does it fits ALL aquarium tanks, our external canister works great for marine reef aquariums such as saltwater coral, reef, and fish tanks
- Purchase our canister for your aquariums to increase oxygen and wave movements for the most natural ecological environment and a cleaner tank
- Watch your fish and coral live more healthy and actively; bring the ocean into your aquarium
- Quiet and extremely reliable; 3-stage multi-layers filtration; Quick release taps for easy cleaning
- For troubleshooting steps refer page number 9 in user manual .
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Not only does it fits ALL aquarium tanks, our external canister works great for marine reef aquariums such as saltwater coral, reef, and fish tanks. Purchase our canister for your aquariums to increase oxygen and wave movements for the most natural ecological environment and a cleaner tank. Watch your fish and coral live more healthy and actively; bring the ocean into your aquarium.
FEATURES: Quiet and extremely reliable; 3-stage multi-layers filtration; Quick release taps for easy cleaning; Fits any tanks, performs especially well for marine tanks; Quality fitting (taps, hoses & spray bar included); FREE WATER TRAY; Super filtration effect with built-in air pump; Cotton pads which hold bacteria & algae for easy cleaning; Multi-filtration eliminates harmful viruses, parasites, bacteria, and algae
SPECIFICATIONS: 3 Stage filtration; Power 22 watts; Output 520 GPH (1000 L/H); 120V/60Hz; Max tank size: up to 100 gallon; Overall dimensions: 9" (L) x 8.5" (W) x 15" (H); All hoses are included! easy to set up and maintain
INCLUDES: (1) FREE WATER TRAY; (1) Filter cask; (2) Heavy duty lock buckles; (3) Filter baskets; (1) Basket cover; (2) Seal ring; (1) Pump top cover; (1) Water circulation valve; (2) Plastic turning knobs; (8) Plastic suction pads; (8) tube-clips; (1) Aperture tube stopper; (1) Aperture tube; (1) Elbow; (1) Small siphon; (1) Small pipe for special use; (1) Big siphon; (1) Small mouth valve; (1) Special big pipe; (1) Big mouth valve; (1) Basket handle; (1) Basket; (1) Rotor/propeller; (1) Pump chamber cover; (1) Inlet Rubber gasket; (2) Small seal rings; (3) Filter foam; (2) Bio-chemical ceramics; (1) Activated carbon
Please read Instruction Manual completely before operating canisters and keep it handy for future references.
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-Cheap Cheap Cheap canister filter(if you want to go to the next level of filtration and don't want to spend 100+ dollars here is your solution)
-Comes with everything you need including media.
- Quality... The quality isnt AMAZING but it isnt down right terrible also... people are complaining about the suction cups... Why? they are working perfect!
-The hoses come with 2 very bad kinks in them.. HOWEVER they give you (well in my case) Plenty of length so chop it off an inch before the kinks and problem solved
-Green...I guess not a terrible thing especially when the hoses start getting dirty it wont be a terriiiblle eye sore.. but black is nice imo :<
I'm not 100% sure it is pushing 520 gph at this point... I am going to check it later... if its 400+ ill be happy tbh.. So far no leaks and came like... a week early! (Rightly so for the super high shipping charge). Overall I am EXTREMELY pleased with this so far ill update if something goes wrong :D.
Update: Definitely not even a little bit close to the rated 520... now i understand a pump is rated by how much water it can push in and directly out of the pump... so i figured it was going to be lower than 520 since it has to push through media and plumbing.... but the end result youll be pumping ~120 GPH of actual water. EH but i mean... its a cheap filter so I wont take a star off xD. Just something to keep in mind 120 GPH of real water.
First of all, it's big, like really big, and the pictures or even the dimensions don't give you a real sense of that. Maybe they're all big, but compared to the in-tank kind it's huge. Maybe about as big as an old-school Mr. Coffee machine. Anyway, that's not really a problem because it sits under the tank.
It comes with three trays AND the media, so there's nothing else to buy. The housing seems well-built, the trays fit well, and the fittings are pretty good quality. The hose seems rather cheap, but it works, and the plastic suction and discharge pipes could've been a hair thicker, but again, they work. The instructions are nearly unreadable, but anyone should be able to figure it out. The two main fittings are marked IN and OUT, and so is the lid, and that's about the only thing you could really mess up. The suction and discharge hoses are different sizes, so there's no way to hook them to the wrong fitting. Similarly, the suction and discharge pipes only fit the right hose.
The suction cups are junk and won't even hold for five minutes, even when I had four of them just trying to hold the discharge/spray bar line to the side of the tank. I haven't sorted that yet, but it works fine just hanging there for the moment.
And the pump is QUIET. Standing at the tank I can barely hear it. About five feet away is the couch in the family room, and it doesn't interfere at all with TV watching. The water tray is a nice touch, but it's only going to collect any slight seepage, which so far (2 weeks) I've had none. One downside to a canister filter I see is that if the discharge fitting or hose leaks, the pump would drain your whole tank onto the floor, down to whatever height you have the suction at. So that's a lot of water damage, and possible fish kill, a failure mode you don't have with an in-tank filter.
This has an air-purge mechanism that I don't know if they all have, but is pretty cool. It's the round silver-top thing on the lid. It's basically a big piston, hollow on the under side. I guess air collects and there and when you push it down it forces it out the discharge tube, thus purging air out of the canister. When you've pushed it enough to get all the air out it stays down, slowly rising as it collects entrained air I guess.
I don't know if this will be back in stock, but if it is and you're thinking of making the transition to an external filter I highly recommend this one. If it ever dies I'll probably look at the name-brand (and more expensive) ones but for 10% more than half a c-note I'm very happy with this unit. Our 20-gallon tank with a small turtle, a huge goldfish, and a big algae-eater went from green to clear overnight and has since stayed that way.
Update. Have had for 4 months and the valves are breaking and leaking water. Their does not seem to be any replacement parts and this seems to be happening to a lot of people.