Penn-Plax Cascade 700 Canister Filters
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- CASCADE CANISTER FILTER FOR FRESHWATER OR MARINE ENVIRONMENTS: the Cascade 1000 (CCF3UL) has 3 media baskets, works at 265 GPH, and is recommended for Aquariums up to 100 gallons. It measures 11.5 x 17 x 10 inches.
- STATE OF THE ART FEATURES OF THE CASCADE 1000: ♦ flow valves that rotate 360 degrees for easy maneuvering in even the tightest aquarium cabinets ♦ large capacity media baskets allow aquarists to customize to their media needs ♦ push button primer allows for a quick and easy prime of the filter ♦ includes a spray bar, tubing, directional spout for customization, and filter medium.
- USE ANY COMBINATION OF MEDIA: floss pad for removing particulate matter and a course sponge that provides abundant surface for promoting bacterial growth (to remove ammonia and nitrites) included free with purchase
- SEE BELOW FOR DIAGRAM, THE CASCADE 1000 INCLUDES: ♦ Flow rate control cut-off valves ♦ two independent directional 360 degree rotating valve taps ♦ swimming pool – style hose clamps ♦ quick, easy, push button self-primer ♦ extra-large capacity stackable filter medium containers with lift-up handles ♦ floss pad and coarse sponge included, free with each canister filter ♦ easy lift alignment clamps that release vacuum suction ♦ sturdy tip-proof base
- FILTER MEDIA OPTIONS BY CASCADE AVAILABLE ON AMAZON, SOLD SEPARATELY: see below for details, sold separately is media such as: bio-floss, bio-sponge, bio-rings, filt-a-pack pro-z, and filt-a-pack pro-carb-z.
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Crystal Clear Water for Freshwater and Marine Aquariums
Penn-Plax, manufacturer & distributor of top Pet Supplies.
Penn Plax is a family owned business that was established in 1956 in Brooklyn, New York. Over the years our goal remains the same, to enhance the pet ownership experience.
The Cascade Canister Filter Series
Powerful filtration for today’s aquariums
Cascade brand offers top aquarium filters for freshwater and marine environments. It offers intuitive set up, powerful, 3 stage filtration, and impressive reliability.
- 265 GPH, recommended for aquariums up to 100 gallons
- Swimming pool style rotating valves with flow controls
- Easy to use push button primer for quick and easy set up
- 3 large media baskets can be customized to meet the needs of all aquarists
- Flow valves can be easily removed for canister maintenance while your hoses, intake and output remain at the aquarium
Top Features of the CCF3UL Cascade 1000 Canister Filter by Penn-Plax
State of the Art Flow Valves
The flow valves of the Cascade line of filters rotate 360 degrees for easy maneuvering in even the tightest aquarium cabinets.
Large Capacity Media Baskets
Extra large media baskets allow aquarists to customize their media needs to their heart’s content.
Easy Push Button Primer
Push button primer allows you to quickly and easily prime the filter with just a few presses.
Comes with a Spray Bar, Tubing, Directional Spout for full customization and Filter Medium so you're ready to start using your Cascade Filter today.
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|For Aquariums up to||30 Gallons||65 Gallons||100 Gallons||150 Gallons||200 Gallons|
|Gallons per Hour (GPH)||115 gph||185 gph||265 gph||315 gph||350 gph|
|# of Media Baskets||2||2||3||4||5|
|Dimensions (in inches)||11.5 x 13.5 x 9||11.5 x 15 x 10||11.5 x 17 x 10||11.5 x 20.5 x 11||11.5 x 20.5 x 12|
Cascade Canister Filters by Penn-Plax
Easy to install filters come with all necessary accessories to connect to your tank and begin filtering in approx. 30 minutes & see visible improvement in less than a day. A quick push-button primer makes start-ups easy and 2 independent directional 360-degree rotating valve taps makes for easy placement. Flow-rate control valves & pool-style hose clamps make setup & adjustment easy. The sturdy rubber mounted tip-proof rubber base keeps the unit in place.
Each pump comes with large filter trays, start-up filter media & input/output tubing. The large filter trays mean you can use more media & have longer periods between replacement. An air-tight seal assures proper flow rate while maintain ultra quiet operation. Directional returns help to suspend waste matter so it can be taken in by the filter leaving nothing but clear, clear water. Use any combination of media including bio-floss, bio-sponges, activated carbon and others to accomplish a wide array of aquarium filtration needs.
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|Other Compatible Filter Media||Bio-Floss||Bio-Sponge||Bio-Rings||Filtrx Activated Carbon||Filtrx Zeolite||Filtrx Activated Carbon & Zeolite Mixture|
|All Filter Media fit in the Cascade Filter Trays||Poly Fiber Floss Pad. Traps floating particulate matter||Optimizes colonization of beneficial aerobic bacteria||Biological ceramic rings to remove ammonia & nitrites||Remove toxins, harmful chemicals, and odors||Ammonia-Removing Zeolite Crystals for healthy water||Activated Carbon + Zeolite for crystal clear water|
The Penn Plax Cascade 1000 Canister Aquarium Filter is a heavy-duty external filtration system. The Cascade 1000 (CCF3UL) is for aquariums up to 100 gallons and pumps 265 gallons per hour (GPH). Delivering powerful mechanical, chemical, and biological filtration, which produces crystal clear water in both fresh and marine aquariums. Crystal Clear Water for Fresh and Marine Aquariums: The Cascade Advantage! The floss pad removes fine particulate matter, while the activated carbon media removes toxins and impurities from the water, leaving a cleaner and healthier environment for your fish and other aquatic life. The coarse sponge makes for an abundant surface area for proper biological filtration by promoting bacterial growth to effectively remove waste, excess food and harmful ammonia and nitrates. This durable aquarium filter is equipped with quick-disconnect tubing connectors that can also be utilized to control the filter's flow rate. To ensure a secure and water-tight fit, this dynamic fish tank filter utilizes four locking clamps along with a motorhead equipped with an integrated O-ring. Filter media is included free with each canister filter.
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|Item Dimensions||17.00 x 11.50 x 10.00 inches||7.50 x 1.50 x 5.50 inches||20.50 x 11.50 x 12.00 inches||6.50 x 1.77 x 6.50 inches|
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As a first-time canister filter user, I looked at all the reviews and pictures and filter media suggestions before deciding to purchase. This was the one that both fit my budget and had great reviews, so I decided to try it. It came with all the filter media in the three baskets in order, and with the shut-off valves put together. (Whew). I had no trouble putting it together, cutting the hoses to length, and priming it. I did discover you need to prime by pushing the button very fast. (After the first filter change, I did not need to prime, the hoses were already full of water, and I had put about an inch in the filter, so when I turned it on, everything started).
I have included several pictures of my exterior filter and hose setup. It was difficult for me to find pictures that showed the whole setup in detail. I hope these will be helpful to other beginners. I understand how it works now, but had no idea in the beginning. I hung my hoses off the back of the tank next to the wall. (The top of my tank is 1 ¾ inches from the wall, the glass part is 2 inches from the wall. I cut my hoses to about 40 inches in length. The hoses do touch a bit of the wall, but I could get them off by moving the filter.) I put the filter directly below the tank and have it plugged into a power strip, which makes it easy to turn on and off. I have the filter in a plastic crate because I am paranoid, but have not had any leaks from anywhere in the system. It also makes clean up easier if I spill any water when I unhook the filter. The filter is almost silent after it fills. The ‘waterfall’ from the tube is quite loud, but natural sounding. I used three of the 4 aerator tubes to bring the water farther out into the aquarium. I get some water out of the tube holes, and the rest pours out the end. Turtle seems to enjoy playing in the waterfall. The suction cup holders do a great job holding the waterfall tubes out of the water – see picture, but are not able to hold the intake tube in place. I put 4 on it but destructo-turtle easily pulls the tube out of the holders. It still stays hooked over the side and does not move very much, but I will be glad when I can block it off and get gravel in the bottom to distract him.
I am so impressed with this filter, my turtle never had it so good. Five stars isn’t enough.
I finally managed to fix the problem by wrapping a 6 mm expanded polypropylene (EPP) sheet as shown in the picture.
Here's what I love about it:
Sturdy construction - All the components of the filter are made from sturdy plastic. Much stiffer and stronger than the plastic casing of the Fluval 405. Also, the casing is translucent so you can see through it to give you an indication of what's going on inside which is an added bonus! Lastly, the joint between the motor unit and the canister is held by 4 latches of better design the similar 2 latches on the Fluval.
Ergonomic design - The motor unit has a convenient fold-up handle that allows for ease of pick-up and locating the filter. The filter baskets each have a handle to allow ease of removal of the filter baskets. The primer button is also easy to use.
Exceptional value - The filter has 5 filter baskets that are a very large size allowing for tremendous options to setup your desired mechanical, biological, and chemical filtration. It also comes with BOTH a spray-bar and spout outlet setup allowing to you to choose the setup of your choice.
Easy setup - The instructions are extremely clear and the setup is very easy. The hose attachments at the filter, shutoff valves, and at the over-the-rim hardware are all fabulous. No leaks and very sturdy installation that gave me much more confidence than I had in my Fluval setups.
Quiet Operation - Lastly, its important to note that this filter is effectively silent. I haven't heard a peep from it after it cycled all the last bits of air out of the filter media
I love the filter and strongly recommend it. See my comparison pictures of a few key comparisons to the Fluval 405 filter baskets.
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The one I had received was unscathed. I was worried because the box was damaged by the time I received the product. (A shipping sticker was just stuck onto the side of the products box.
Set up was really simple. It was set up within minutes.
There were reviews that stated how difficult the priming button was. The button was very simple to compress and it primed without issues on the first try.
It's been set up in my 110 gallon tank for nearly a month now and the water is crystal clear.
I had an old eheim 2028, but it was missing many parts, making this cheaper than fixing that canister, so I went this way. Honestly I regret that decision. The build quality of this canister is shockingly poor. There is a 3/8" gap all the way around the filter baskets, so the water bypasses a large quantity of the water it pumps unless you shove some floss in the sides, and even then is that helping?
The pump is quite noisy, but bearable, no where near as quiet as my old eheim however.
I also really dont like the suction cup mounts it includes, there is no way to get stuff to sit straight since they have so much ability to move.
However all that is livable, the biggest most annoying issue is that when you use the included quick disconnects to clean your filter media, it dumps a good amount of water on the floor. Yea, you can deal with this if your ready for it, but my old canister lost maybe a drop of water if you weren't careful, the pennplax is like 300ml or more of water.
Wouldnt buy this again, but I cant return it since I've used it, so here we are, it'll likely work but I'll also probably end up building a sump to get rid of this piece of junk.
Edit:. I now have a problem where the stock hoses have collapsed on themselves anywhere there is a slight bend. Means the filter is useless unless I spend money on hoses. Setting up a sump right now to ditch this junk once and for all. Not even 2 months old.
There is an issue where sometimes it won't prime. It usually happens to me when there's air stuck in the tubes. Try and release all the air and keep pushing the button. It might take awhile and get tiring, but it'll work eventually.
Se incluyen las instrucciones a detalle y son muy fáciles de seguir (segunda estrella), incluye 3 canastas para material filtrante, una esponja de filtrado mecánico amplio, dos esponjas de filtrado mecánico fino y una bolsita con carbón activado. Incluso incluyen piezas de repuesto y dos opciones para el ingreso del agua al acuario.
Una vez "purgado" (lo cual toma 5 minutos), el filtro trabaja sorprendentemente silencioso (tercera estrella), prácticamente no lo escucho funcionar y el único sonido que tengo es el del agua que ingresa al acuario.
Como material filtrante agregué bio-bolas (filtro mecánico) y canutillo de cerámica (filtro biológico), después de un par de horas el agua en el acuario es totalmente cristalina y transparente (cuarta estrella).
Después de 2 semanas el filtro continúa funcionando sin tema: no hay fugas, no se escucha al operar, el agua de la pecera está impecable, no puedo darle otra calificación de 5 estrellas.
Especificaciones del acuario: 60 litros, plantado, con peces dorados y plecos.
-Very easy to set up and clean
-Current is very powerful and can disturb my turtle, however you can adjust it with the valve if needed.
-Water intake is not powerful enough for big chunks (like sunken food bits) or for clean gravel substrate. I clean weekly with a gravel cleaner.
Running only canister filters has resulted in me needing to run air wands in all the tanks. Before this, adequate surface agitation was provided by the HOB filters. Still, I have quieter tanks, larger media holds and nothing hanging off the sides except for slim black tubes.
For a mid-level filter, I would definitely recommend cascade's line.
The product arrived in a short amount of time, even with it being shipped from the USA. Came packaged well enough and was easy to set-up and install. The pump on it to get it to prime is great; think I pressed it 2 or 3 times. I think the people who are having issues priming are not cutting their lines. The instructions clearly state that all lines need to be above the top of the unit. It is standard pond tubing so there should be no fear in accidentally cutting it too short. My unit came with a damaged base in the form of a missing piece that looks to have broken off. Said piece was not in the box but it has no ill effect on the unit itself so I didn't bother with a refund or exchange. It runs quieter than my AC HOB and has lots of room for different media. Only time will tell how well it runs long-term. I'm tempted to buy a smaller one for my other tank.