Reusable fine-weave felt pads trap tiny debris to "polish" aquarium water to sparkling clarity. Drs. Foster and Smith 50-Micron Felt Pads effectively remove unsightly particles from the aquarium water column for enhanced water clarity. Perfect for protecting biological filter media from clogs and debris buildup that can affect overall aquarium water quality and health. Simply cut to fit any aquarium filter for improved mechanical filtration and efficient biological filtration.
Drs. Foster and Smith 50-Micron Felt Pads measure 36" x 30" x 1/8" thick, and are available individually or in a 6-pack. 50-Micron Felt Pad also available as a 30" x 18" single pad or 6-pack. 100-micron Felt Pads also available as a 30" x 18" single pad or 6-pack or a 36" x 30" single pad or 6-pack.
Fulfill virtually any filtration need with our super-convenient selection of cut-to-fit pads available in a variety of styles and densities. Drs. Foster and Smith Mechanical Filter Media available in Blue Bonded Filter Pads, Super Fine Lime Pads, Fine Density Beige Filter Pads, Coarse Black Pads, and Carbon Pads.
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Benefits of Mechanical Filtration
Mechanical filtration can greatly improve the health of most aquariums, and is also important for efficient biological filtration. The process is simple: mechanical filter media strains solid debris such as fish excrement, sludge, uneaten food, or dust from your aquarium as water passes through.
The debris-laden mechanical filter media can then be easily removed and rinsed or replaced. Mechanical filter media not only reduces the amount of solids in your water, but more importantly, it keeps debris from reaching your biological media, building up, and creating dead spots where nitrifying bacteria can't reproduce.