Enjoy flexible 4-stage filtration whether you have a turtle tank, paludarium, aqua-terrarium or a low-water herptile setup. The innovative Cobalt Aquatics E-X-T Canister Filter employs the silent running Cobalt Aquatics E-X-T inline pump that allows versatile installation options while drawing just 6 watts of electricity. Install the pump internally (in tank) or externally (out-of-tank) to suit your unique herptile setup.
Cobalt Aquatics E-X-T Canister Filter features four preloaded media chambers and a filter cover with a quick-release Valve Block that doubles as a filter output regulator. Turn the valve to adjust filter flow rate and a 90-degree turn of the valve completely stops water flow into the canister filter. Maintains vital water circulation by cleverly diverting water flow back into your aquarium even as you disconnect the canister for easy maintenance.
Cobalt Aquatics E-X-T Canister Filter comes complete with E-X-T inline pump, 5/8" ID tubing, Intake and Return Pipes with Intake Strainer and Return Spout (Deflector), Elbow Fitting and Suction Cups. Comes preloaded with filter media for convenient setup.*
|Fine Finishing Pad
||Fourth Stage Water Polishing Mechanical Filtration
||Third Stage Biological Filtration
||Second Stage Chemical Filtration
||First Stage Mechanical Filtration
|E-X-T Canister Filter
||8" x 8" x 13" high
||4 x 1.3 L capacity
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Assembly and Startup
The Cobalt Aquatics E-X-T Canister Filter can be installed in three ways depending on the operation type. It is recommended to install a pre-filter in a form of a sponge cartridge or filter on the Intake Strainer (Notice: Pre-filter is not included).
Installation Method One: The Intake Pump is installed inside the tank onto its wall and performs the function of a pump supplying the filter with water. This is the installation method recommended for turtle tanks.
Installation Method Two: The Intake Pump is installed outside of the tank lower than the aquarium water levels and performs the function of a flow pump. This installation method is recommended for standard turtle tanks. However, it is crucial to prime the pump by sucking the water in the intake hose prior to starting the pump.
Installation Method Three: The Intake Pump is installed inside the tank to its bottom and performs the function of a pump supplying the filter with water. This installation method is recommended for aquariums with low water levels.
The Intake Pump requires regular cleaning of the impeller in order to remove potential mechanical impurities from the impellers chamber.
To perform this action after disconnecting the device from the power outlet, the Pump Cover should be twisted off with a counterclockwise movement; the Impeller Cover should then be removed. After removing the impeller, it should be cleaned together with the Impeller Chamber using a soft brush.
In the case of the pump operating outside of the tank as a flow pump, it is recommended to regularly maintain the gasket placed under the Impeller Cover by its thorough cleaning and lubrication with an aquarium-safe lubricant.
Filtration Cartridges inside the filter should be regularly washed in water removed from the aquarium (not in tap water). First cleaning should be performed after two months from the first filter start, next in case of such need signalized with noticeable decrease of the device efficiency.
In order to ensure optimal filter operations, it is recommended to replace the filtration cartridges at least one every 12 months.
In case of such need, the pump casing can be cleaned of algae or scale depositing on the pump using a soft tissue or sponge.
Filter output regulation is performed by turning the Steering Unit clockwise in the range of 0 to 90 degrees. Turning the Steering Unit by a full 90 degrees will stop the water flow completely and allows for safe removal of the filter from the casing without the necessity to disconnect the pump from the electrical outlet.
Notice: In order to ensure long and failure-free filter operation, it is recommended to replace three gaskets: under the Steering Unit, under the Filter Chamber Cover, and under the cover of the Intake Pump.