Provide a highly reliable biological filter in your aquarium when you install Lifegard Aquatics FB-300 Fluidized Bed Filter from Pet Store
in it. This product is ideal for those tanks that can contain 300 gallons at most. Its package also includes a filter media with it, and it has a dimension of 3 inch by 7.5 inch by 17 inch.
The size of this bed filter is not only unique, but designed to be heavy-duty and extremely efficient. This biological filter will remove wastes produced from the nitrification process naturally occurring in your fish tanks or aquariums. Aside from that, it can harbor beneficial bacteria within its filter. This creates a thin film in the sand grains. When water will be pumped from this unit, the sand will be lifted into a "fluidized bed". Then, those beneficial bacteria attached to its filter media will draw in the dissolved wastes, which will later on be converted to harmless nitrate.
This effective filtering process done by the Lifegard Aquatics FB-300 Fluidized Bed Filter assures you that it can produce clear and highly purified water. Placing this filter system in your tank, your fishes and marine plants
will have complete protection from the harmful particulates lingering in your aquarium.
Due to its unique shape, the Lifegard Fluidized Bed Filter is an extremely efficient, high capacity "biological" filter. Aquatic organisms excrete toxic ammonia as a metabolic waste product with additional ammonia produced as food and other organic matter breaks down and decomposes. This toxic ammonia (NH3) is converted to another toxic compound nitrite (NO2) by the Nitrosomonas species of bacteria. The nitrite is then converted to a relatively non-toxic compound called nitrate (NO3) by the Nitrobacter species of bacteria. This process is known as "nitrification".
A "biological" filter is a vessel where nitrification occurs and soluble waste is removed. Beneficial bacteria attach to the media within the Lifegard Fluidized Bed Filter creating a thin film around the sand grains. Water is pumped up through the unit lifting the sand into a "fluidized bed". The beneficial bacteria attached to the media draw in dissolved wastes (ammonia and nitrite), oxygen supplied by Lifegard Aquatics' exclusive water fall device and other required nutrients from the passing water converting them to relatively harmless nitrate. The sand grains are in continual free fall through the water resulting in an excellent transfer capability between the liquid and the bacterial film on the media.
The enormously high surface area combined with this excellent transfer capability creates the perfect habitat for bacterial growth. In addition, the sand grains bump into each other frequently knocking off excess debris and providing a self-cleaning function which allows new areas for bacterial growth. The Lifegard Fluidized Bed Filter has been tested and proven to supply the highest level of effluent water quality and will respond quickly and efficiently to severe changes in ammonia levels caused by over feeding or the addition of too many fish at one time. To obtain highest water quality a Lifegard Fluidized Bed Filter should be part of the system.
- Tank Size: up to 300gal (1140L)
- Surface Area: 214ft2 (19.26m2)
- Dimensions: 3" x 7.5" x 17"
- Weight: 3lbs (1.35kg)
- Filter Media Included