Filters are a very important piece of equipment in an aquarium and critical to your aquarium s success. The job of the filter is to move the water through the filter cartridge where it is processed to remove odors and small particles of waste and through the BIO-Fiber to eliminate the toxic ammonia and nitrites from the aquarium water. Each of the AQUA-Tech Power Filters provides this 3-stage filtration for healthier fish and cleaner water. The first stage of the AQUA-Tech filtration is mechanical. The blue polyfiber pad that is integrated onto the EZ-ChangeTM Filter Cartridge screens out dirt and debris as water passes through. The second stage of the AQUA-Tech filtration is chemical. The activated carbon that is in the EZ-ChangeTM Filter Cartridge removes dissolved waste and cleans the water of odors. The third stage of the AQUA-Tech filtration is biological. The BIO-Fiber that is included in each AQUA-Tech Power Filter provides additional surface area for beneficial bacteria to grow and thrive. The bacteria then eliminate toxic ammonia and nitrites that can be fatal to fish. You should never clean or throw away the BIO-Fiber. If the BIO-Fiber becomes too clogged, rinse it with conditioned water only.
- I’ve been using AquaTechPower Filters 30-60 for many years. I recently had to replace mine as they were over 10 years old and the impellers rotted. I could have replaced the impellers but chose to simply replace the filters instead. I hope these new ones last as long as my last ones did. I always shop at Walmart and they always have these filters and the filter pads in stock. I truly appreciate the accessibility. BTW! My tank is staying much cleaner now that I replaced the filters and my fish are even mating now so my old filters likely weren’t working to full capacity.
- Our first aquarium was a 15 gal with an aquatech 5/15 which works great, is quiet and moves a good bit of water. I’ve always refilled it’s carbon cartridge myself with extra media. It’s still working after 6 years and many cleanings. A year ago, we found a 55 gal on the side of the road, cleaned, and repaired it. We used the 5/15 in the big tank with struggling results, for obvious reason, but couldn’t afford a bigger filter, so constantly changed water for our 2 fish, a 7″ comet (once a tiny feeder fish that survived an ick-ademic) and an 8″ butterfly coi that started as a 2″ baby. These 2 piglets in the carp family, are quite dirty, but we are very fond of them and finally bought the Aquatech 30/60; about as reasonable a price you will find and a great filter. In only 1/2 hr the water is visibly cleaner and Harry n Sally much livelier! I have no complaints thus far and am using my little filter next to this big one. I liked that this filter is said to eliminate ammonia build up as that is the most common problem with goldfish and coi. The water cycle is huge compared to the 5/15. It too is quiet. I feel very good about my purchase and hope for many years of less work cleaning my aquarium.
- I have had it running for about a week now and it quickly took away all the cloudiness a tank has when you first set up your tank and its very quiet
- Filter works very well. Is quite and does the job for a 48″ tank. Got it for my two baby Koi . On the other hand, I was surprised by how light and cheap the filter feels. It’s built for convenience using very light plastic. Does the job! I would recommend it.
- Luv it. I have all vomits, very dirty fish. Keeps water Chrystal clear. Also Algie grows much slower. But… I have it in a 15 gallon tank because goldfish are so dirty, I don’t know how it would work in a 60ty gallon.
- This filter preformed better than the one we had and it cost half the price. The tank is so much clearer. We would recommend it to anyone.
- Please purchase product from Walmart online. It was only 35 bucks. Wow what a value for such an awesome filter that runs very smooth and quiet.
- I’ve had this for my 55 gallon tank for about a year, with small turtles and fish, the turtles go to the pond when they get bigger. The only problem I had with it after one year was the flow slowed down. After cleaning and taking apart, it seems there is a rubber washer that holds the propeller next to the motor to move the water. It seems that the rubber washer looses it’s ability to hold the propeller down next to the motor correctly every time the propeller is reinserted. But the media replacement is inexpensive and easy to find with multiple brands making the type “C” cartridges. It is very quiet and moves a lot of water for the price. Even if I have to replace the main filter every year or two the money I save on cartridges will more than make up for that. I was going to go with a bio-wheel filter, but read many reviews about how noisy they can get over time, not worth it to me. I’ll stick with the less expensive above average filter.
- I just bought this filter to replace the one We had that stopped working last night. It’s way to big for My Tank even though My Tank is over 60 gallons. There are no specifications to WARN of this so because My Tank has a piece of plastic for the Center brace My Fish are still without Clean Air & Water plus I have to make another 50 mile trip to exchange….VERY UN happy.