Zoo Med Nano 10 External Canister Filter, up to 10 Gallons
- Great for filtering nano tanks or aquariums from 2 to 10-gallons
- 80-Gallons per Hour
- Comes complete with spray bar system, mechanical filter sponge, bio ceramic media and carboN
- Easy priming feature
- For freshwater or marine aquariums
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Three Stage external aquarium filter uses mechanical, biological and chemical filtration to keep your nano or small aquarium clean and clear. Provides greater aeration with the included spraybar. Removable hose-connecting device. Adjustable flow control system. Easy-to-open filter head. Calibrated anti-vibration bushings.
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When purchasing these filters, know that there is some assembly required, from putting the little footings on the canister base to snapping together the water intake cover cage. Also, there will be carbon dust in the box as the carbon bag is shipped loose in the box. If one has any difficulties with set up, just Google for a set up video.
Compared to hang-on-back and in-tank filters, these filters are almost silent. There is a very quiet hum and propeller sound one can hear when close to the canister. If you want to avoid vibration or sound transmission to/in the tank, these filters help meet that goal. Each filter in use here sits on a 1/4 inch piece of rubber as a precaution to dissipate any extra vibration (but these filters do have little rubber inserts for the base).
All parts for this filter went together easily and there have been zero problems with leaks thus far. There is some buildup on the inside of the tubing as the tanks have cycled. The spray bar works great and in five gallon tanks, each has enough circulation to keep the tanks going without causing too much water movement for the betta fish (one betta fish lives in each five gallon tank with a nerite snail and plants).
Of the three canister filters purchased, one had a carbon bag that was ripped/open at a couple of edges along the seam. The requested replacement filter has not yet arrived, but it has only been a few weeks since the third filter was purchased.
One downside is the recommended placement of the filter on tank level. It would be nice to have the option of hiding the canister below the tank. Otherwise, these are great filters for a smaller tank!
The flow decreased down to a trickle after about a month, and rinsing out all the parts didn't do anything. I thought the hoses were stained but turns out they were completely gunked up. I used a fishing line with a piece of coarse sponge attached to remove all the gunk from them, and suddenly the flow is strong, maybe too strong.
There is no flow adjustment. The best you can do is rotate the spray bar upwards so the size of the water arc will cause the flow to be lower and more concentrated to the other side of the tank.
For people complaining about the return force, make sure your hoses are clear and not brown in color.
Also replaced carbon bag with one from petland. The one that it came with was slightly damaged and caused carbon dust to run out the outflow. I always run the filter in a pitcher of water beforehand when changing the carbon just to be sure.
This is a must buy replacement for any hang on filter.