3 Layers of Filter Chamber & 2 Kinds of Filter Materials
2 kinds of filter material are used in this filtration system: biochemical filter sponge and biochemical ceramic balls.
The first layer is filled with fine-hole filter sponge which can absorb debris and filter out large dirt particles such as food, feces in the water. The filter sponge can be washed repeatedly.
The second layer is filled with biochemical ceramic balls which can establish a nitrification system to reduce the turbidity like water mist.
The third layer is filled with fine-hole filter sponge which is used to remove impurities, odor, or turbidity. It is designed to filter the water again.
Multifunctional Aquarium Filter
This fish/turtle tank filter integrated 5 functions in one stop: water filtration, bacteria culture, oxygenation, wave effect, and water changing. The former 4 functions are intuitive. To change water, please disassemble the spray bar, remove the rain shower platform, and install the water hose at the tube. Please note that water hose is not included in this filter package.
Work for Shallow Water
The lowest water level for this filter to work is 1.2 inches, which makes it a perfect option for amphibian tanks such as turtles and frogs tank. However, in order to avoid the pump running in dry, and prevent damage to the filter, it is recommended that the water level of the fish tank be higher than the lowest water level by 0.8 inch.
Note: The highest water level should be limited to the first filtering chamber. And the optimum water level is 3.14 inches.
Common Faults and Solutions
Fault 1: Motor does not work
Solution 1: Check if debris is stored around impeller or magnet of impeller. If so, clean the motor.
Solution 2: Check if the impeller unit is assembled correctly after cleaning. If not, unplug the power and reset the impeller.
Solution 3: Check if fine grain sand is stuck in sandy substrate. If so, please use larger particle sand and ensure the filter intake is not near the sand.
Solution 4: Check if impeller unit is worn out. If so, please exchange the impeller unit.
Solution 5: In some cases, the impeller inside the pump does not rotate due to phenomenon specific to magnetic pump. Try inserting and pulling out the plug several times. The magnet will move from neutral position and motor will start to work.
Fault 2: No or Weak Water Flow with Unusual Noise
Solution 1: Check if water level is above the minimum water level (1.2 inches).
Solution 2: Check if any debris is left in the impeller or motor. If so, clean the impeller or motor.
Solution 3: Check if impeller is set properly to motor. If not, please reset the impeller correctly.
Solution 4: Check if debris are stored in the housing. If so, clean the debris (regularly) or exchange filter media.
Fault 3: Water Becomes Dirty
Solution 1: Make sure you have cleaned up the gravel before putting it into tank.
Solution 2: Check if filter media is too dirty. If so, change the filter media.