Bear Valley Aquatics


Vortex Model XL Diatom Filter

Starting at: $185.99

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Vortex Model XL Diatom Filter


For super cleaning your aquarium and water polishing, the Diatom XL filters up to 300 GPH for tanks up to 125 gallons. Is the highest speed aquarium diatom filter on the market (designed for continuous operation). Used to filter aquarium water to an extremely pure state, without disturbing the natural bacteria levels. It is very effective at getting rid of parasites and green water as well as dangerous bacteria. ..It uses a unique diatom powder to filter particles as small as one half - one diatom in size. Even some parasites and bacteria are large enough to be trapped and pulled out of the water by a diatom filter. It is a wonderful "green water" cleaner, as free-floating algae is too large to avoid the filter trap. Diatom Filters remove many free-swimming infectious stages of various parasites from the tank water before they can attach to their hosts, and when the attached adult parasites on the fish die, the fish are eventually left parasite-free. Because many free-floating bacterias are also removed from the tank, wounded fish often heal more quickly (absent the bacterias that cause infections)
After parasites and toxic algae problems have been eliminated, it is a good idea to schedule diatom filtration on a weekly basis or even continuously for a problem tank. Used properly, your Diatom filter will eliminate the need to "tear down" your aquarium to clean.

Vortex XL Diatom Filter Features:

·         Electrical on-off switch and self priming motor. 100% filtration of water that passes through the pump - no hidden "by-pass holes"

·         Thermally protected motor. Self-contained and designed for continuous operation

·         Adjustable and directional flow

·         Backwashes clean without taking the filter apart. Protected against gravel jam of the impeller

·         Easily recharged with filter media - Diatom filter powder, superchar or water softener may be added while the filter is running.

·         Positively does not change pH

·         Available with factory pump or magnetic drive retrofit pump provided by Bear Valley Aquatics.

Retrofit pump available in 220v, 50 hz. Power for European markets.

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  • Model: XL
  • Shipping Weight: 14lbs
  • 3 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Vortex Innerspace

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 06 May, 2014.