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Tom Aquatics Rapids Pro Series Canister Filter

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Item #: OE1315P

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Giving you the best of two popular aquarium filters: The Canister Filter and the Wet/Dry The Pro Series supplies optimum and efficient filtration for saltwater aquariums, engineered to deliver unsurpassed 3-stage filtration (mech...
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Tom Aquatics Rapids Pro Series Canister Filter Information




Giving you the best of two popular aquarium filters: The Canister Filter and the Wet/Dry

The Pro Series supplies optimum and efficient filtration for saltwater aquariums, engineered to deliver unsurpassed 3-stage filtration (mechanical, chemical and biological). This filter provides superb water movement, consistently processing waste and impurities so the aquarium’s water quality remains ideal, thus keeping the aquarium water crystal clear and your tank inhabitants healthy. Rapids Pro-Series distinctive design makes this state-of-the-art filter extremely efficient. Delivering complete biological filtration plus greatly increasing gas exchange as water trickles over exposed Bio-Balls and highly porous Sintered Glass Cylinders, resulting in the rapid oxidation of ammonia and nitrite. Plus the Pro Series Filters come with a built-in protein skimmer, superbly removing dissolved organic material. Comes complete, nothing else to buy.

Specifications

Everything You Need in a Filter Plus More:

  • Pro Series Filter
  • Aqua Lifter with Hanger
  • Rapids Overflow Skimmer Box
  • Bio-Balls
  • Sintered Glass Bio-Cylinders
  • Protein Skimmer
  • Rapids Submersible Pump 700gph
  • Stellar Plus Air Pump
  • All Filter Media
  • Flexible Hosing
  • Dimensions: 15.5" x 9" x 20"
  • Flow Rate: 700gph

Warranty

30 days from date of purchase.
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Tom Aquatics Rapids Pro Series Canister Filter Reviews

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skimmer useless Product Review by DIANA POWERS (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Unsatisfactory

Comments: The system is good looking and very quiet, but the skimmer is useless...it won't skim no matter what modifications I've used. One of the hoses had a leak (had to buy my own hose). After following set up instructions, I realized they left some info out and had to break it down and set up again pretty much on my own. It's been a bad experience, I wish I could return it...

Great product 4 THE PRICE Product Review by PurpleUp (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Great!

Comments: Protein skimmer and instructions leave a bit to be desired. This is a fairly simple yet complex unit with many components. Users deserve a step-by-step method for its installation and daily use, which this product DOES NOT INCLUDE. Expect minor flooding during setup. But because I am writing this review AFTER successful setup and use, I am still rating it 4 of 5 starts. It solves many of the problems beginner to intermediate reefers now have, where they cannot easily drill holes or add a flood proof sump to their system. If the 3rd media compartment is emptied, you can place a heater hidden from the display tank. A digital thermometer probe can be inserted in the sump as well. The integrated Auto-Refill System is a must have b/c no sensors are required for use -[What the instructions do not explain is how to adjust water level in the sump by placing the refill unit at a slightly higher position above the base of the sump.] Return pump is 2000gph and 1000gph at 5ft! If the protein skimmer performed for consistently, it would have received an excellent rating. Changing air-stone and air-pump do not seem to improve performance of skimmer, and it would be extremely difficult to add a new protein skimmer to the sump. Overall though, benefits clearly outweigh the flaws. Later developments to this product will hopefully fix these issues.

The skimmer sucks Product Review by Chuck (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Below Average

Comments: Nice unit, but forget about the skimmer ever working for anything. I've tried modifying it with multiple limewood airstones and heavy duty air pumps.. it simply won't skim, even after 3 months of use!

Great filter and priced right Product Review by Jason (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: I just started a saltwater aquarium and I bought this filter. It does a superb job in keeping my aquarium clean and my fish are in excellent health. Everything I needed to set up my tank was included

Great Filter Product Review by Brett (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: I am just starting out ,so a flood of inforamtion came my way. But I landed on this filter whcih I love. Honestly I have not had it long enough to notice and real problems (couple of months) but it is doing an awesome job. Now the deal with the protein skimmer, they are right (other reviews) not the most powerful motor behind it, BUT I shortened my hose and BAM works great. Just lift the motor 6 to 8 inches higher than the protein skimmer,and cut the line with leaving only a few extra inches for a future move (can always get a longer one later)and mine is working fine. Autofill is must one thing less to worry about. I have a 55 gallon tank which I am getting it to turn between 40-45 times an hour. Given I have two Hydor 2's (600 gph for each of those and pump states 1000 gph but with all equipment probably around 700 gph with 42 gallons roughly because of a few inches of substrate leaves me with 45.23 GPH. This filter is a must.

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