Powerful high output filters now tackle a full range of popular aquarium sizes! Energy-efficient top-quality Eheim Advanced Canister Filters handle even the largest aquariums with ease. These impressive professional grade filters are loaded with innovative features for advanced hobbyists, but are easy to use for beginners. Automatic self-priming feature and safety hose adapters with locking mechanism allow quick fill up plus hassle-free setup and maintenance. Easy access pre-filter extends maintenance interval and multiple media baskets ensure superior aquarium filtration. All units come with one coarse and one fine filter media pad.
Eheim Professional 3 1200XL Model lets you add the filter media of your choice for highly customizable aquarium filtration. For convenient filter media installation, use the Pro 3 Filter Media Set available separately (#28043). Replacement Fine and Coarse prefilter pads and Eheim Synth fine filter pads sold separately.
The Eheim Professional 3 1200XL Model has dual inlets for exceptional filtration and water circulation. Moves up to 450 gallons of water per hour through six levels of filtration. Adjustable flow control AND flow and maintenance indicator window allow convenient monitoring of filter performance. For fresh or saltwater aquariums.
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3-Stage Filtration Efficiency:
Powerful, Adjustable Filtration:
Safety and Easy Upkeep:
Installing Your Eheim Advanced Canister Filter
NOTE: When selecting a location for the filter, pay attention to the maximum vertical clearance. To achieve optimal operational safety, the maximum height between the surface of the tank water and the bottom of the canister filter is 70". The minimum height between the surface of the tank water and upper edge of the canister filter is 4". The best location to place the filer is in a cabinet directly underneath the aquarium.
TIP: The Eheim Advanced Canister Filter canister filter is fitted with 4 casters. By slightly tilting the entire assembly, the filter should fit into almost any sized, suitable aquarium cabinet. Also, the slight tilting of the filter is necessary to utilize each caster. This is a design feature to keep the load of the filter off of the casters when the filter is functioning in its upright position, thereby keeping the filter stable and safe. Always operate the filter in a standing position.
Installing the Hose
NOTE: For optimal filtration, periodically check each hose connection for proper fit, kinks, and flowage. Also, it is recommended you use specifically designed Eheim Tubing for all your Pro III needs.
Filling the Filter with Suitable Filter Materials
Starting and Adjusting the Eheim Advanced Canister Filter
TIP: Depending on the way the Intake Hoses are situated in the tank, it is possible that only one of the two hoses may initially fill with water. If this occurs, with your fingers, gently - but firmly - squeeze together the filled suction hose until the empty hose has filled.
Regulating the Filter Flow
Cleaning, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting Your Eheim Advanced Canister Filter
Cleaning and Maintenance
Eheim Advanced Canister Filter Product Specifications
*For your convenience, these components come pre-assembled.
Replacing Eheim Advanced Canister Filter Filter Media
Filter Pad Maintenance and Replacement
The coarse Blue Filter Pad may be re-used two to three times. Wash gently under running water before re-inserting so that some of the resident bacteria are retained.