The importance of a filter can't be emphasized enough. The filter really is the key mechanism in the aquarium system that keeps your water healthy. Healthy water equals healthy fish, it's that simple. If your filter for some reason conks out or does its job very inefficiently, water quality suffers; as a result your fish and plants' health will suffer.
However, there are a wide variety of filters available in the market. There are biological filters which use bacteria and other microorganisms to organically process the ammonia, nitrates, nitrites and other organic excrements that your fish emit, and turns it into harmless and even useful chemical compounds for your plants to use.
There are also carbon filters; these are basically pouches that have activated carbon that absorbs harmful chemical concentrations in the water. Once water is pushed through the filter, clean water is produced. Though these are great the problem with this is; how do you know if your carbon filter has reached saturation point? A lot of the times it's not very obvious just by looking at the filter if it's already full and needs to be replaced.
Thankfully there are filters in the market that have easy saturation indicators that will immediately tell you when to change your filter. One of these is Tetra Whisper EX70 Power Filter. The Tetra Whisper EX70 Power Filter from Pet Store is equipped with time strip technology. This technology allows you to see very quickly and unequivocally, without any ambiguities when it's time to remove your filter and put in a new one.
This technology is so effective, it is patented. Rightly so because a large part of the health of your aquarium depends on how promptly you change your filter. Nothing is more surprising than when you see your fish getting sick all of a sudden because you haven't changed your filter; when you look at your filter, it still looks brand new.
The Tetra Whisper EX70 Power Filter gets rid of this problem by easily letting you know when it's time to change your filter. This filter is also easy to change and is very modular in design. It is a very powerful and effective filter because it uses activated carbon; check it out today.
Tetra Whisper® EX70 Power FilterReady Start Setup
The Whisper® EX is ready to go right out of the box. Simply adjust the in-take tube, place the filtration system on your aquarium and plug it in.The submerged motor begins filtering water immediately. No priming required. And operation is Whisper quiet.Timestrip® Technology
Accurately determine when your carbon filter has expired with Tetra`s Timestrip. The patented technology allows you to see at a glance when it`s time to replace your filter. The health of your fish depends on regular filter changes to remove toxins and other harmful impurities.Fast, Clean & Easy Filter Changes
Newly re-designed filter carrier holds the filter – and the drips – so you don`t have to. After discarding the old filter and inserting a new one, the carrier easily drops back into place within the filtration system. It`s that simple!Multi-Stage Filtration
Unlike other filters, the Whisper® EX contains multiple layers of progressively denser floss to remove even the smallest particles from the water. The carbon inside eliminates odors, discoloration and, most importantly, harmful toxins. Finally, the BioScrubber® removes ammonia and nitrites that are deadly to your fish.Scientifically Engineered Water Flow
Continuous flushing action prevents debris build up. Outflow maximizes water agitation and oxygenation.
Whisper® EX Filtration Systems use Tetra carbon filters . Timestrip Cartridge Change indicator included.
Manufacturer Warranty: 3-Year Limited Warranty Specifications:
- Bio-Bag Size: Large
- Aquarium Size: up to 70 gallons
- GPH: 340
* If your aquarium contains a large number of fish or live plants then consider the next size filter