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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 subst...
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Tom Aquatics Aqua Lifter Suction Pre-Filter Information



Part #: 1140

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 LifterDosing 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

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Tom Aquatics Aqua Lifter Suction Pre-Filter Reviews

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Done it's job Product Review by DOMINIC DICELLO (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: It's been a few weeks and it seems to be working just fine. I do see some gunk collecting in the bottom of the filter. And I haven't had any problems with it leaking, I also tipped it on it's side while active and no water came out.

Necessity for... Product Review by JAYSON HOLMES (Posted on 5/10/12)
Rating
Excellent!

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.

Aqua Lifter Filter Ok Product Review by JOSEPH MAKOWSKI (Posted on 2/27/12)
Rating
Excellent!

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.

Great! Product Review by ROBERT HESTER (Posted on 2/13/12)
Rating
Excellent!

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.

Ore filter Product Review by DANIEL ROWE (Posted on 1/8/12)
Rating
Excellent!

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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