Filtration is an important process for your aquarium
which you should never ever skip. It is a process that keeps the harmful substances and particles from mixing with the water. Without filtration, these unwanted materials are free to mix with the water, causing great harm to your aquatic pets.
There are three popular filtration systems that aquarists usually have in their aquariums: mechanical, biological and chemical. The mechanical process is the first step and therefore, the simplest. It involves removing large particles from the water such as dirt, dust, etc. The biological process involves the removal of harmful bacteria and microorganisms. The chemical process involves the breakdown of toxic chemicals to simpler, non-toxic ones. These processes are all important, but if you have to pick only one, go for mechanical because it is at this stage that most pollutants are removed.
If you need just mechanical filter for your aquarium and you don’t want to set up an expensive and bulky system, you should use the Lifegard Aquatics Triple Mechanical Filter Module Pet Store
. This filter system can handle up to 300 gallons of water. Its cartridge can house mechanical filter media, such as carbon. It can trap particles as tiny as 5 microns.The Lifegard Aquatics Triple Mechanical Filter Module works by forcing down the water through the filter pleats to the media by means of pressure. The pollutants are trapped in the filter media for later disposal.
Lifegard Aquatics Mechanical Filter Module—Triple (AF94-29)
Triple Capacity for Aquariums up to 300 gallons. Recommended aquarium sizes are approximate. In many cases, the module can be used with great success in higher volume applications. Triple capacity filter features mechanical cartridge only. Water is forced through the filter pleats under pressure, trapping particles from 20 microns down to 5 microns on the outside of the cartridge. Economical replaceable pleats eliminate costly cartridge replacement. Highest quality PVC molded parts.
- 0-30 PSI/Bar Dial Pressure Gauge indicates when to clean cartridge.
- Manual Air Bleed eliminates unwanted trapped air.
- Water is forced through filter pleats under pressure for superior water quality.
- No channeling. 100% of water passes through pleats within internal chamber.
- Replaceable pleat eliminates costly cartridge replacement. Inner pleat supports prevent pleats from squeezing shut providing longer filter cycle.
- 1-Year Warranty.
- Inlet/Outlet: 1" Slip, 1 1/4" Slip
- Dimensions: 37"H, 7"W, 4"D