Pre-Filter Filter-Max I
This sponge filter is excellent it has almost every kind of attachments that connect to powerheads hob filter and probably could attach it to a canister filter.
It doesnt have an airline attachment for me that was a pro if your looking for a stand alone sponge filter there is enough space to drop an airstone down the middle.
February 11, 2014
Bigger than I envisioned
I have a 4 gallon freshwater shrimp tank and needed something to protect the shrimp fry from being sucked into my HOB filter. This filter had very good reviews and was recommended by other shrimp keepers. I picked the smallest size offered and checked the measurements so I knew it would fit into my pico tank. It did physically fit but it was visually huge in my tank and actually interfered with some of my live plants (my tank is heavily planted) . I reluctantly replaced it with a tubular mesh filter intake guard which is safe for the shrimp and is more unobtrusive. It doesn't have the benefist of filtering out even minute particles and of being a wonderful home for beneficial bacteria but I have a well established tank so these are not issues for me. I'm really sorry I couldn't use the Max I - hopefully you can.
December 11, 2013
Very pleased with this pre filter. Easy to attach and remove for cleaning. Have purchased them for every AquaClear I own for use on all my tanks.
Highly recommend this product.
December 9, 2013
These pre-filters almost qualify as a filter by themselves. You will not need to change your hang on back filter bags as often so should save money. When you rinse the sponge you will see a lot of dirt which means they are working.
December 8, 2013