API Superclean Power Filter 5-20
Item # 264754 / Manufacturer Part # 780A
API SUPERCLEAN filters remove waste and debris while keeping your water crystal clear. Filter comes with Crystal Bio-Chem Zorb cartridge. Providing mechanical filtration by removing waste, the cartridge is also packed with Bio-Chem Zorb, a carbon-resin mix that removes dissolved organics and keeps your water free of odor and discoloration. Stronger than standard carbon, Bio-Chem Zorb removes more from your water and can last up to six times as long as carbon found in other cartridges. SUPERCLEAN filters also come with ceramic rings to provide a large surface area for the growth of beneficial biological bacteria. Rings are suspended on a unique caddy system that ensures optimal contact time with water and dissolved oxygen. Also included are the following convenient features:
- Adjustable dual intake tube draws water in from two zones, one just under the water level and one at a lower depth, to provide increased water circulation and eliminate "dead spots". Intake tube is adjustable to varying depths.
- Water flow adjustment knob allows you to regulate water flow rate, great for use during feeding times or for fish that need lower turbulence.
- Handy cartridge replacement indicator dial lets you know when to change the filter cartridge.
Filter pump has a flow rate of 100 gph and is good for tanks from 5-20 gallons. Pump is enclosed in molded plastic filter base to prevent leaks. Comes with a two year warranty.
In addition to replacement Crystal Bio-Chem Zorb cartridges, compatible Phos-Zorb cartridges to remove phosphate and silicate and Nitra-Zorb cartridges to remove ammonia, nitrite and nitrate are available and sold separately.
For complete product information download the instruction manual.
API SuperClean 5-20 a great filter... 1/20/2015
Reviewer: Rogier van Vlissingen
I struggled for some time with a 5 gallon tank that came with a rinkydink filter, but within 3 months it could not keep the water quality adequate, so I was looking for better. I decided to give this filter a try, and it sure solved my water quality problems within a day. I could not be happier.
The dual intake is great, surface, as well as lower down in the tank. I used a fluval edge pre-filter sponge.
The unit is really well made. The only drawback in a small tank is the high flow rate, even at the lowest setting - and I am keeping a betta in my 5 gallon tank. I found an easy solution with some of the perforated plastic sheet from a tank divider, cut a slit in it to fit it on the outflow of this filter, and created a perforated baffle, so the water drips into the tank instead of producing a strong current.