Mechanical filtration pads for FilStar canister filters
Remove coarse debris and solid waste for clear, aquarium water
Filtration pads help maintain efficient canister filter performance
FilStar 20 Pores Per Inch Foam
Coarse foam pads filter large particles like food and plant fragments. Special open-cell design for free water flow. XP1 requires 1 foam, XP2, XP3, and XP4 require 2 foams.
FilStar 30 Pores Per Inch Foam
Fine foam pads filter fish waste and other fine particles. Special open-cell design for free water flow. XP1 requires 1 foam, XP2 and XP3 require 2 foams, and XP4 requires 6 foams.
FilStar Micro-Filtration Pads
Remove extremely fine waste, sediment and particles from water, making it crystal clear. Change pad at least once a month.
FilStar Super Micro Filtration Pads
Dual density microfiltration pad with gradual thickness removes the smallest particles to ensure aquarium water clarity. Thanks to two layers of varying densities that progress from coarse to fine, its ability to remove dirt is 2 times greater than conventional pads. Efficiently traps coarse and fine waste particles and resists clogging to maintain even water flow. Place in last position of your API FilStar XP Canister Filter. Change pad at least once a month.
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About Mars Fishcare API Aquarium Pharmaceuticals
For over 50 years, API has been a leader in the Aquatics industry developing and perfecting products and solutions for indoor aquariums. API's family of products includes treatments, testing, nutrition, and equipment and pond products.
The research and development scientists at API have pioneered scientific studies on aquarium treatments that have led to significant advances in the care of ornamental fish. This work has garnered over 25 global patents for breakthrough innovations in the aquatic industry.
API continues to look for ways to improve the fishkeeping experience for everyone. API recently developed the Easy Care Guide for a simple way to care for your aquarium. Easy to follow symbols help correlate in store products with at home care. These steps will show you how to simplify aquarium care so you can spend more time enjoying the beauty of your aquarium.
Mechanical filtration can greatly improve the health of most aquariums, and is also important for the efficiency of your biological filtration. The process is simple: mechanical media strains solid debris.
Biological filtration is the action of bacteria breaking down dangerous ammonia, converting it to nitrite, and then converting nitrite to less toxic nitrate. This article discusses how the process works.