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Nu-Clear 500 Series Modular Canister Filters provide the ultimate in aquatic life support systems for consumer and commercial fresh and salt water aquariums, fountains, or ponds. With several mechanical, chemical and biological options to choose from, Nu-Clear filters have the flexibility to fit all your aquarium and pond applications. The different models may be used on their own or in combination with other models to provide the ultimate in filtration systems. The Nu-Clear 500 Series Modular Canister Filters are appropriate for aquariums 50 gallons and up for ponds 300 gallons and up.

Nu-Clear filters feature heavy duty molded PVC construction with a stainless steel lid clamp for secure leak free operation and carry a 2 year guarantee. The filter bodies are approximately 13" wide and 12.5" tall (overall width with fittings is 15”). An additional clearance of 8” above the filter is required to remove the cartridge for cleaning. Nu-Clear filters have 1" FNPT inlet and outlet ports allowing for higher flow rates (up to 1,200 gallons/hr) than similar filters with 3/4” ports. All models come with adapters for 3/4" and 1" hose, stainless steel hose clamps, pipe seal tape, and a drain valve.

MODEL 522
18 sq. ft. 100 Micron Mechanical & Carbon Filter
Perfect for ponds and freshwater tanks. This 18 sq. ft. 100 micron poly-screen cartridge does not trap debris in the fibers of the material like other cartridges, so it may be simply rinsed clean and does not require bleaching. This filter will hold 1.5 lbs of activated carbon for absorbing water yellowing compounds and other dissolved organics. Includes pressure gauge and 1.5 lbs of pre-bagged premium Inland Seas Marine and Reef Activated Carbon.

21 Reviews

MARK BORGESON from Lake Forest, CA UNITED STATES

06/04/2015

Experience Level: Intermediate

excellent product.

Very high quality construction. It does exactly what it claims it does and does it well. It removes particles and polishes the water. I have mine inline with my sump pump returning to my main tank. The pressure gauge lets me know when it's clogged and the clear case lets me see when it's getting dirty too.Highly recommended.

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JOSHUA FELDMAN from STATEN ISLAND, NY UNITED STATE

03/12/2015

Experience Level: Intermediate

Well Crafted Micron Filter

I just set this thing up on my 150 gallon fish only tank. I have it running with a high powered UV sterilizer and it produces crystal clear water. It is very well crafted, is easy to set up, and is easy to maintain. I was also having a problem with micro bubbles that were generated in the sump from my skimmer out flow and then being pumped into the tank, and it completely solved that problem. It comes with a bag of activated carbon but you can use any equally sized media bag, so essentially it also functions as a media reactor. Overall a great filter.

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MICHAEL BATKIEWICZ from Saint Paul, MN UNITED STATES

06/10/2014

Experience Level: Expert

MIKE

BEST MECHANICAL FILTER MONEY CAN BUY PLUS THE 120 BUCKS I SPENT FOR THE PUMP A DANNER 12 BUT THAT GIVES ME PLENTY OF PUMP TO HOOK UP ANOTHER CANISTER OR TWO USING ON A OVER STOCKED CICHLAD TANK

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JOHN WORSLEY from Pembroke Pines, Florida.

03/30/2013

Experience Level: Expert

Well Engineered Unit.

After years of experience dealing with both American and European equipment, I have to admit that from an engineering point of view, this filter is one of the best designs I have come across. It easily rivals any of the German units I used in Europe and that is saying something! The 'add on' extensions you can get for these filters is also a good idea and which makes them rather unique. I have the filter coupled to an Iwaki MD-100R(T) which is pushing through it 35 GPM and at high pressure. I'm not sure I would get away with this if it were not for the nice big 1 inch threaded ports the filter is fitted with. Also, no leaks despite the pressure. A well thought out unit.

7 out of 8 found this review helpful

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Nate A. from Dallas, TX UNITED STATES

06/24/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

Crystal Clear Water!

Bought this as a polisher to use on my return pump to my 180G reef tank. I was having a pretty hard time with micro bubbles and this guy completely solved it. After 24 hours there is a night and day difference in my water clarity. For reference, my return pump is a Mag 12. The only reason I don't give this 5 stars is the directions that came with the pump are poorly written and have grammar mistakes.

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GERALD J SKIDMORE from Irvine, CA UNITED STATES

06/16/2012

Experience Level: Expert

life saver - crystal clear H2O

I didn't wash my GFO before putting it in the reactor and attatching to the tank - my tank looked like a car rusted to death in it, it was a horrible experience. After a day and a half it was barely any better. I figured I should try something I assumed was not needed on a reef tank with a sump - a canister filter. Within 2 (yeah, two) hours, my tank was crystal clear - the water clearer than pre-GFO!! I thought I was gonna have to tear down my tank and start over but this saved my life - the rocks still have a copper hue, but the water is the best it's ever been!!!

2 out of 2 found this review helpful

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LES C. from HOT SPRINGS, AR

04/24/2012

Experience Level: Expert

Almost Perfect

High quality filter. The only problem is that you must make sure the lid is tightened very well, or it leaks. Other than that, it is a great product.

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STEPEN DAVIDSON from TAYLORSVILLE, NC UNITED STATES

12/12/2011

Experience Level: Expert

NU-CLEAR CANISTER

IF YOUR LOOKING FOR A CANISTER FILTER NU- CLEAR IS THE CLEAR CHOICE. I ADDED THE CARBON CANISTER TO MY SYSTEM AND IT'S GREAT. VERY LITTLE RESTRICTION AND COMES WITH 3/4" AND1" FITTINGS. I GIVE THIS PRODUCT A THUMBS UP. STEPHEN DAVIDSON :)

1 out of 2 found this review helpful

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MACK RUTHERFORD from SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ UNITED STAT

07/26/2011

Experience Level: Intermediate

Canister filter

They work very well. I love having the one inch inlet outlet for the flow rates..

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Mell MCLEAN from SOUTH CHINA, ME UNITED STATES

03/02/2011

Experience Level: Expert

Nu-Clear and Redear slider

I have used this filter on my Aquatic turtle for about 5years and works grate, also would recommend the empty extension kit and add use Bio media and carbon.

4 out of 4 found this review helpful

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