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Tom Aquatics Aqua Lifter Suction Pre-Filter
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Tom Aquatics Aqua Lifter Suction Pre-Filter

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An aquarium's filter acts as the kidney of the system. Just like in the human kidney, aquarium filters segregate harmful toxins that are dissolved in the water. Before it can do this, however, it also has to deal with larger substances and particles that might clog up the filter and really restrict its handling of the more important filtration, which is the chemical filtration. There are many filter designs where larger particle filtration is handled through an ever decreasing series of physical barriers and the last barrier is a cylinder that runs the water through activated carbon, which then binds the harmful toxins that are dissolved in the water with the carbon.

If you are looking for a more robust version of filtration, you should look into specialized pre-filters. Pre-filters are devices that specialize only in larger particles. You need this type of set up if you want to preserve your main filter's key role, which is to take care of dissolved threats to your water's health. A good pre-filter is Tom Aquatics Aqua Lifter Suction (Pre-Filter) from Pet Store. This unit filters out and segregates large particles before they enter the main filter which is the Aqua Lifter.

This type of set up is great if you ran an aquarium where you have to add water supplements that your plant and animal life need. One common example is a reef aquarium where you have to put in calcium supplementation for the reef to stay in the best health. The problem with this though is if you do not have a segregated filtration system. This calcium additive might hamper the operations of your filter. You work around this problem by installing an Aqua Lifter with Tom Aquatics Aqua Lifter Suction (Pre-Filter). You get the benefit of the calcium supplement without the hassle of reduced filter strength and efficiency.

Pre-filter for Aqua Lifter—Dosing Pump. Filters out large particles in water before entering Aqua Lifter. Ideal for reef additives such as kalkwasser.



Specifications

  • inlet/outlet uses regular size airline tubing
  • sponge filter
  • clear canister casing


Manufacturer Info

Tom Aquatics
As one of the premier plastic product manufacturers in the U.S., we have manufacturing operations in our home office, Fenton, Missouri, as well as Sullivan, Missouri and Shawnee, Kansas. They have over six decades of manufacturing expertise put towards the designing and building of products that provide a distinct service for the consumer.

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It works

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Reviewers Rating Great


Posted: 2/27/2014
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: What can I say other than that this little filter really works well. A must for the longevity of the Aqua-Lifter pump I use for my CPR overflow. I gave it a less than 5 star rating because you can't purchase the filter element separately.


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It works

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Reviewers Rating Great


Posted: 10/19/2012 from COLORADO SPRINGS, CO UNITED ST
3.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: What can I say other than that this little filter really works well. A must for the longevity of the Aqua-Lifter pump I use for my CPR overflow. I gave it a less than 5 star rating because you can't purchase the filter element separately.


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Ore filter

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 9/1/2012
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Have had one of the aqua lifters get clogged due to small Debris building Up inside the diaphragm. The pre filter works good at catching those little goodies ??


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Necessity for...

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 5/11/2012 from Fort Smith, AR UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Absolute necessity for any un-drilled tank with overflow system. All of those DIY PVC overflow systems you see on youtube will NOT work properly without a dosing pump. And this ensures long life of said device.


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Aqua Lifter Filter Ok

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Posted: 2/28/2012 from HUBERTUS, WI UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: The filter was easy to install. It would be nice if it came with additional filter media. I would also reccomend a version with a mounting option, either suction or wall mount.


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Aqua Lifter Filter Ok

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 2/28/2012
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: The filter was easy to install. It would be nice if it came with additional filter media. I would also reccomend a version with a mounting option, either suction or wall mount.


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Great!

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Posted: 2/13/2012 from PLEASANT HILL, CA UNITED STATE
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: i purchased this with the Aqualifter, JBJ ATO and for the price i can afford to take a chance and after seeing this perform all i can say is GET IT! it is being used primarily for RO water only but once i stabilize my parameters i will be using Kalkwasser and this prefilter will help prevent or minimize the chances of clogging.


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Ore filter

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Posted: 1/9/2012 from KIMBERLY, ID UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Have had one of the aqua lifters get clogged due to small Debris building Up inside the diaphragm. The pre filter works good at catching those little goodies ??


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add years to pump

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Posted: 12/22/2011 from MCCOMB, MS UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I first used the aqua lifter pump about 9 years ago without the pre-filter. The pump lasted about 9 months.I bought a new pump and added a pre-filter. Over 8 years later, its time to replace them both..Not bad..Another good thing about the filter is that the lid can be removed to clean the filter pad."A must have" if you plan to use the aqua lifter pump.


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Missing gaskets

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Posted: 10/3/2011 from SAINT PAUL, MN UNITED STATES
3.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I have three of these prefilters had some prolems then realized 2 of the three were missing the gaskets. Otherwise they are great its easy to rinse the filter material and reuse it with no problems. Of the three lifter pumps only one stopped working properly upon opening it up the little valves inside had come aparttried to repair but they came apart right away in testing so I ordered 3 new ones so I have spares on hand


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