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Bought this for a aquaclear 50 I'm using for a 20 long and really like how it all fit together and believe it will do a great job of filtering.
I'm a bit new to the fish keeping hobby and lost a mystery snail about 3 years ago, due to it getting trapped in the intake tube of my whispers 40 HOB. Afterwards, I wondered if I could put an intake filter on it, but ultimately got side tracked and never looked into it. Recently, I discovered Aquarium Coop hot rod filter video and was blown away by how crap stock HOB filters are. So I threw out the carbon packs and filled it with biorings and put this intake filter on.
This filter fits perfectly on my whisper 40. I have a fairly heavy planted 15 gallon tall tank. I didn't measure the filter prior to installing it, but it's about 5 inches tall and 3 inches in diameter. This filter takes up quite a lot of space for my setup! Lucky my plants cover it up fine, but my fish lost some swimming room.
It's been about 1 week and the filter has done a great job with my biorings. I was originally concerned that the prefilter would reduce the pump suction, but it seems to be doing fine. Another cool thing about this prefilter is that my plants don't get sucked up into the intake anymore.
This is a good product and am pleased with the results.
I have a Whisper 40 and after receiving this kit I figured out a good configuration among the tube parts. In my attempts to twist and pull apart the pieces, I did manage to put a small crack in the elbow part. I may have pulled at a wrong angle so I blame myself, not the product. With the new filter sponge attached, I've noticed what an improvement this is over the old intake tube. I've also found one of my rabbit snails already crawling on the sponge for bits of trapped greens. This is a great kit! I like it very much!
I have a Penguin 150 filter. This filter has a rectangle intake strainer and it will work with the sponge and the incerts. Maybe later, I will order a Aquaclear 110. So I can use the round extensions that came with the Filter Max 3. Thanks Corey for your video on optimizing outside filters.
I took a long plastic plant. stuck one end under the sponge and wrapped the plant around the sponge and tucked the tip of the plant under the sponge at the other end. great camo and the sponge works great without being seen.
Works great and has helped cut my water changes down from 2 times a week to once a week , I strongly recommend this product to othes.
Received max III yesterday afternoon. It only took three days. ☺️ . I installed it this morning and so far so good. I will follow up with a up date in a month.
I purchased two of the pre-filter kit and I'm glad I did. It works really well and traps all the debris from the tank before it clogs the filter. It's easy to snap off and clean and snap back on. Love this product.
Already noticed an improvement in water quality works great.
Got two of these. They work great! Noticeably improved my tanks overall filtration.
Awesome! I liked it so much, I ordered 3 more of them for my new 75 gallon tank and my new 125 gallon tank.
I bought 2 of these kits, I had an elbow and also sponge strainer crack on one of the kits. The second kit worked out fine but I don't believe it will hold up long term. Material just isn't very heavy duty. I will be replacing these kits with a simple sponge over the filter intake.
I love it. I learned about the sponges watching Cory's videos. Our stores around here do not sell them and they didn't even know what I was talking about.
I bought 2 kits. Both kits had an elbow piece break within the first use. Very dissapointed in the quality of this product.
Love this, it is such a easy way to keep your tanks clean and as a plus i do not need t worry about baby plants getting sucked up my filter! i could say more but Cory tells it like it is. Check out his channel!!!! Next on my list is the sponge filter for the back/inside of the filer. i am very happy with my intake filter!!! love how you change the direct and angle of the intake too!
Was happy with the order, even if the water lettuce did not survive. I got a prompt refund, thanks.
I am still gathering info on setting up and keeping a shrimp tank. But I'm sure it will all work out OK!
Thanks for recommendations on u tube. This was so easy, I have upgraded both of my tanks. I am very happy with my purchase. Now I don't have to worry about any of my small fish getting stuck to filter intake. Soooooo happy.
I got the pre-filter to allow me a larger bio load without increasing water changes.It seems to be working great!! This was only one modification I added to my old (20+ years) hang on back filter. The feature I like best is I can position it at a 90 degree angle to the substrate (I think it looks nice).
This is great for keeping my Golden Inca Snail out of my Aqua Clear 50 Intake.
Very glad I took the advise to put a pre-filter on the intake tube of the filter intake tube. Works great.
They work great highly recommend.
Good filter products, quickly delivered. Very happy.
Perfect pre filter highly recommended
Fantastic piece of equipment it does wonders for an Aquaclear 110. I've positioned it so the sponge is easy to slip off into a bag for clean with little mess. It's also helped avoid a poorly placed piece of driftwood that made using just a sponge difficult to do.
Love it it's working and it looks great
The sponge is good but the fitting are very brittle I broke on assembling it
im supper happy to get this on my tetra whisper 30-60 should definitely cut down on my maintenance, and it also doesn't clog like my diy piece of sponge that i had cut and stuck on my intake. not a bad price either for all the good pieces of pipe that it comes with , i think i can even do some diy projects with the extras!
I absolutely love this product, I use it on my AquaClear 50 and its a dream! Keeps my water fresh and keeps uneaten food from being filtered out.
Very good product for anyone looking to get more out of there hang on filter. I have it on my aquaclear 50 on a 29 gal tank and it works wonders. Shipping was quick can't go wrong with this product or placing orders from aquarium coop
Works great. On sunsun canister filter.
exactly as described. fit my HoB filter and works fantastically
Outstanding and versatile. Put it on my Aqua Clear 50 intake in a 20 long, replacing a much smaller Pre-filter designed for the filter of a Fluval Edge. I like this set up better, especially the courseness of the sponge material. You really helped me out with your videos. And you have made life better for my fish too!
Works terrific ordered after watching the video on hotrodding the filter working great
Great product fast shipping will be ordering again
I saw Cory's video about using a prefilter and hot rod customizing hob filters and I was interested, I bought one and it arrived fast even though I live in Syracuse, NY. It was easy to assemble and I can see the difference and it is easy to service, I really like how it keep food and waste out of the inside of the filter which makes it easier to clean rest of filter. I feel so much better with this prefilter in my tank, I am going to buy four or five more for all my goldfish tanks and then all my future fish tanks.
Good connectivity options! "Lots of ways to hook up ! If need be I would buy again
In the process of setting up 125g tank. Haven't hooked it up yet but based on Corey's recommendation and the fit and quality, this looks like a cost effective way to "super charge" the filter. Great service, great advice, great transaction! Watch the videos, subscribe to the channel you'll get good tips and ideas.
Just received the pre filter this week. Easy to install on my Aquaclear 110. Very impressed at the functionality of this product.
So impressed that I ordered a second one for my other 110. Must also say the great service from Aquarium Co-op. Recieved this item in no time. I'm now a loyal customer!
Have a 55 gallon African Cichlid tank with 2 Aquaclear 110s added these prefilters and withing 24 hours tank was crystal clear and fish more acative and bright! Biological filtration! Bam!
Filter works as described. Attached very easily to my HOB.
Another great product from Cory and the Aquarium Co-Op team!