(as of Jan 17,2021 03:29:32 UTC – Details)
Enhances Mechanical and Biological Filtration
Practical and powerful, SunGrow’s Universal Canister Filter Pads for Aquariums perform mechanical filtration while also enhancing biological filtration. Mechanical filtration collects the many forms of solid and semi-solid debris such as excess fish food, free-floating vegetation, fish waste, sponges and thick foams. Solid waste can cause physical barriers and clogs which in turn make your aquarium water murky and cloudy. As fish excrete waste, it needs to be removed because a buildup could lead to high concentrations of undesirable contaminants that could make your fish sick. Biological filtration take the ammonia from fish waste and turn it into inoffensive nitrates.
Useful in Different Filter Systems
The value pack from SunGrow comes with twelve pieces of pre-cut 8.5” x 0.3” x 3” sheets of cotton foam sponge pads. They are universally sized for canister filters which are commonly used for larger fish tanks and often placed in a cabinet or stand beneath the aquarium. These premium quality filter media pieces can easily be cut with scissors to fit into different filters. Other common aquarium filter types that the pads will work in are certain power filters and small internal filters used on tanks under 20 gallons.
Tips on Making your Filter Last
SunGrow Universal Canister Filter Pads are reusable and should be cleaned regularly for best results.
How often you clean and replace the cotton foam filters depends upon what species of fish you keep, how many fish are in your tank and the specific water properties of your aquatic habitat.
Filter pads could last as long as 12 months with proper maintenance, while some highly active tanks may use up a filter in only 3 months.
Signs that your foam sheets may need replacing include a clogged system, water pumping over top of your filter box or they no longer hold their shape.
To clean the cotton sponge pads between replacements, soak and rinse them with dechlorinated hot water once or twice a month.
✔ TRAPS PARTICLES AND DEBRIS — When used in your aquarium filtration system, the SunGrow 8.5” x 0.3” x 3” Filter Pads help ensure that the waste created by fish is adequately removed. These 12 sheets of sponge foam cotton can also be used to capture debris in other purification setups. The filter pads trap dirt produced by aquatic turtles and frogs along with catching fur and dropped food in pet fountains.
✔ PROVIDES MORE EFFICIENT WATER FLOW — With excellent water permeability, the filter pads from SunGrow provide efficient water flow with less clogging for long lasting filtration. Just like us, fish need oxygen to breathe and proper is essential to creating oxygen in your tank water. Water movement also inhibits build-ups of debris and helps keep your aquarium looking pristine.
✔ MANY USES FOR OTHER FUN PROJECTS — Versatile and durable, the foam sheets can be used in the highly popular trend of using craft foam in art projects and DIY handicrafts. Sponge sheets are used in making homemade stamps, adding a cushion back to embellishments or giving dimension to a dynamic piece of artwork. The twelve sponge sheets can be used by bug collectors to display their extraordinary acquisition of small butterflies, moths and grasshoppers.
✔ SUITABLE FOR FRESHWATER AND SALTWATER — Made with high density cotton, the aquarium filter pads from SunGrow can be used in both freshwater and saltwater environments. All types of species, from betta and goldfish to tangs and damselfish can benefit from the universal canister filters. The replacement pads are also suitable for use in outdoor pond filtration systems as well as indoor tanks and aquariums.