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Lifegard Aquatics FB-300 Fluidized Bed Filter
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Lifegard Aquatics FB-300 Fluidized Bed Filter

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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 pa...
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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.

Specifications:
  • 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
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excellent Product Review by RAMIRO CORO (Posted on 8/14/13)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: Incredible lowering the nitrate levels in my 225 gallons salt water tank.

ICHTHYOLOGIST Product Review by MICHAEL SZCZEPANSKI (Posted on 1/19/13)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: I can't see an aquarium of size without one. I have a 900 for approx. ten years without a problem. When a power outage happens and the sand got into the center chamber I used to hose it through until I tried tipping the unit almost upside down with the inlet water running(mine is off a powerhead which makes this possible) and the pressure from the bottom pushes the sand through the chamber to where it belongs and a hard problem is solved very easily. Be careful to watch that the sand doesn't rise to quick then it flows into the aquarium, with practice it's easy. I love this filter it's maintenance free. I have never had a problem with it ever. The smaller model should be even easier if it is not plumbed together with PVC. That would be where the problem lies with this filter.

Rainbow Lifegard FB-300 Fluidi Product Review by EDWARD (Posted on 9/27/08)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: WELL WHAT CAN I SAY.....THEY HAVE THE VALVE THAT COMES WITH IT SO IT DOESNT RETURN THE SAND BACK INTO THE AQUARIUM IF THERE IS A POWER SHORTAGE, THATS A PLUS....ANYHOW SO FAR SO GOOD,BUT IT TAKES A GOOD MONTH FOR THE BIOLOGICAL PART TO TAKE AFFECT, BESIDES THAT I GIVE IT 5 STARS ON PREFORMANCE AND EASE OF USE!!!

FB-900 Product Review by GEIR KATO STOKKE (Posted on 9/8/08)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: I have recived the filters yesterday, and was positiv surprised that sand followed the packed. After reading so much about these filters, I am lokking forward to use them. A couple of frends recommanded them, and the price in USA is a lot lower than in Norway, even when I had to pay for the freight.

FB-300 Product Review by JASON LA BOU (Posted on 2/11/08)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: This unit has worked well for me for 2 years. It is well constructed and thoughtfully designed. It generally never gets impacted. In conjunction with this companies UV sterilizer my mortality rate dropped to zero. If your thinking of getting this unit, it's not that much more to get the UV also. Setting them up is easy. Just remember to put the UV first and keep the flow on the lower side for exposure time. It's nice to have your fish die of old age.

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