ClearView 500 Hang on Filter – for aquariums to 120 Litres in volume.
Hang on Filters are designed to be clipped onto the back of your aquarium. They are ideal for any aquarium where a submersible filter would take up too much space and are reasonably common in aquarium starter kits in modern aquariums. Also known as HOB filters, they operate by way of a pump that pulls water from the tank and forces it through filtration membranes often made of polywool or similar material where nitrifying bacteria is bred to deal with tank ammonia and nitrates. The water trickles back to the tank via an overflow at the front of the filter.
Easy to use and very easy to maintain, most models have a lid that is easily lifted off and removeable filter cartridges which can be rinsed or replaced as required.
** Be aware that you should never rise filter media or cartridges in tap water as the chlorine it contains WILL kill all of your beneficial bacteria. Always remove a small bucket of aquarium tank water in which tor rinse filter media then discard after use.
Pumps for these units are generally relatively cheap to replace and easy to source. eQuaria can assist with any replacement parts you require. We have used and tested many of these filters and recommend they be used in aquariums with low to moderate filtration requirements only. The small surface area provided by the filter media in these units limits the capacity of pollutants that the filter can effectively handle and overload can easily occur.
We recommend that supplemental filtration be used by way of internal sponge filters and or submersible filters to ensure adequate flow, surface area to breed bacteria and oxygenation of your aquarium water.
Have a look at these tips and tricks for using hang on filters
Carbon Filter Cartridges should be replaced every 6-8 weeks to maximise efficiency.
Features & Benefits:
- Flow regulator which can be used to adjust the water flow through the filter
- The combination of wool, carbon and bio grid provides a complete and very compact filtration solution
- Available in a range of sizes
- Excellent oxygen levels achieved due to the design
- Built in power heads offer high water turn over rates
- High quality media content
ClearView 500 Hang on Filter – eQuaria