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Tom Aquatics Aqua Lifter Suction Pre-Filter

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Pre-filter for Aqua Lifter—Dosing Pump. Filters out large particles in water before entering Aqua Lifter. Ideal for reef additives such as kalkwasser.

Specifications

  • inlet/outlet uses regular size airline tubing
  • sponge filter
  • clear canister casing


Manufacturer Info

Tom Aquatics
As one of the premier plastic product manufacturers in the U.S., we have manufacturing operations in our home office, Fenton, Missouri, as well as Sullivan, Missouri and Shawnee, Kansas. They have over six decades of manufacturing expertise put towards the designing and building of products that provide a distinct service for the consumer.


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32 Reviews

GEOFFREY KNECHTEL from COLORADO SPRINGS, CO UNITED ST

10/19/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

It works

What can I say other than that this little filter really works well. A must for the longevity of the Aqua-Lifter pump I use for my CPR overflow. I gave it a less than 5 star rating because you can't purchase the filter element separately.

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JAYSON HOLMES from Fort Smith, AR UNITED STATES

05/11/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

Necessity for...

Absolute necessity for any un-drilled tank with overflow system. All of those DIY PVC overflow systems you see on youtube will NOT work properly without a dosing pump. And this ensures long life of said device.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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JOSEPH MAKOWSKI from HUBERTUS, WI UNITED STATES

02/28/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

Aqua Lifter Filter Ok

The filter was easy to install. It would be nice if it came with additional filter media. I would also reccomend a version with a mounting option, either suction or wall mount.

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ROBERT HESTER from PLEASANT HILL, CA UNITED STATE

02/13/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

Great!

i purchased this with the Aqualifter, JBJ ATO and for the price i can afford to take a chance and after seeing this perform all i can say is GET IT! it is being used primarily for RO water only but once i stabilize my parameters i will be using Kalkwasser and this prefilter will help prevent or minimize the chances of clogging.

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DANIEL ROWE from KIMBERLY, ID UNITED STATES

01/09/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

Ore filter

Have had one of the aqua lifters get clogged due to small Debris building Up inside the diaphragm. The pre filter works good at catching those little goodies ??

2 out of 4 found this review helpful

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Karey Sharp from MCCOMB, MS UNITED STATES

12/22/2011

Experience Level: Intermediate

add years to pump

I first used the aqua lifter pump about 9 years ago without the pre-filter. The pump lasted about 9 months.I bought a new pump and added a pre-filter. Over 8 years later, its time to replace them both..Not bad..Another good thing about the filter is that the lid can be removed to clean the filter pad."A must have" if you plan to use the aqua lifter pump.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful

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GEORGE VANDER WEIT from SAINT PAUL, MN UNITED STATES

10/03/2011

Experience Level: Intermediate

Missing gaskets

I have three of these prefilters had some prolems then realized 2 of the three were missing the gaskets. Otherwise they are great its easy to rinse the filter material and reuse it with no problems. Of the three lifter pumps only one stopped working properly upon opening it up the little valves inside had come aparttried to repair but they came apart right away in testing so I ordered 3 new ones so I have spares on hand

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Snupa from NJ

07/22/2011

Experience Level: Intermediate

Good, gets dirty fast

Good filter to prevent things getting sucked into the pump, however it needs to be constantly cleaned. I wish it was somewhat bigger and the filter inside would be bigger as well.

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Larry Leszczynski from Denver, CO UNITED STATES

01/31/2011

Experience Level: Expert

Must-have for AquaLifter pumps

I use AquaLifter pumps with the CPR overflow on my reef tank, and I know from experience that using these prefilters definitely prolongs the life of the AquaLifter. Buy a few to have on hand since you will want to check regularly for clogging and replace when necessary. I wish they were more reusable, but I have not had good luck with trying to rinse a clogged prefilter. I would have rated them five stars because they are so necessary, but marked them down a notch for lack of reusability.

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TOM G. from GRAND JUNCTION, CO UNITED STAT

01/13/2011

Experience Level: Intermediate

Aqua Lifter & Pre-Filter

Very pleased with the quick service. The pre-filter was what I should have had before. No problems now! The pump is working to perfection. Thanks

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