Variable flow control powerhead great for undergravel filters
Adjustable clamp fits most aquariums
This dependable model increases water flow through undergravel filters to improve their filtering efficiency. It also oxygenates water to sustain beneficial bacteria and optimize their biological filtration capabilities. Easily fitted to most undergravel systems and comes equipped with a tapered riser stem adapter, which accepts 1/2" to 1-1/8" tubing, adjustable flow control on all models except 110, filtered air intake, and an epoxy-filled motor. Models 20 and 30 feature a deflection shield for angled flow control, and Models 50 and 70 offer both forward and reverse water flow.
Instantly turn your powerhead into an internal mechanical filter by adding an AquaClear Quick Filter. This simple addition supplements aquarium filtration by rapidly removing suspended waste materials.
This filter fits AquaClear Powerheads (except models 110 and 901), and is ideal for polishing water after maintenance. Turns your powerhead into a "Quick Filter" for rapid removal of most particulate waste (as small as 1-micron). Includes extra-fine weave of duo-density polyester pad and internal frame to prevent pad from clogging input to powerhead. Use continuously or periodically when needed. Also allows for extra circulation when needed without the risk of the powerhead drawing in small fish or anemone. Powerhead not included. Filter measures 2-1/2" diameter x 7" high.
Please click on "More Information" for maintenance instructions.
The addition of air results in a decrease in water flow.
Reverse Flow Operation: Both forward and reverse water flow. Keeps the substrate cleaner by forcing debris to the top.
Maintenance: The motor unit is hermetically sealed and filled with epoxy, thereby requiring no lubrication or other maintenance. Although the impeller cavity is self cleaning, regular maintenance is recommended. Disassemble the complete impeller cavity by removing the impeller housing and the impeller. Thoroughly clean all parts to remove accumulated slime, dirt, or debris. Deposits of limestone can be removed with a few drops of lemon juice. Then rinse with fresh water. After cleaning, replace impeller onto the shaft and carefully replace impeller housing. Fasten by turning the impeller housing and ensuring a proper fit.
Quick Filter Installation:
For AquaClear Models 201, 301, 2000: Insert Powerhead strainer into the quick filter with adapter plugs in place.
For AquaClear Models 400, 402, 800, 802, 3000, 4000, and 5000: Insert Powerhead strainer into the quick filter with adapter plug removed.
Will not fit Maxi-Jet Powerheads.
Cartridge Replacement: Change cartridge when it gets dirty, about every 2 weeks if used constantly.
Multiple Unit Attachment: For deeper aquariums, removing the extender cap from the top unit and inserting the second unit with its top adapter plug removed can connect a second unit. For fine carbon granules, use a wad of polywool at the top of the core to prevent carbon from entering the pump.
A crucial - and often overlooked - aspect of keeping a reef aquarium is water movement. Proper water movement goes a long way toward helping a reef system thrive. Corals and other reef inhabitants are accustomed to rapid, constant water movement.
Please note: Return of electrical equipment to Drs. Foster & Smith for exchange or refund is limited to 60 days from the date of purchase. Beyond 60 days, please contact the manufacturer for repair or replacement as covered by the manufacturer's warranty.
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