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Hugo Kamishi Bio Sponge Filter
Product Code: 032130
Our Ref No : 9437
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The Hugo Kamishi air operated sponge filter is suitable for aquarium with a maximum capacity of 10 gallons (45 litres), ideal for fry rearing tanks where other filters are unsuitable, but can be used in any freshwater aquarium. Approx 35cm high when telescopic airlift is fully extended, 23cm in lowest position.
How it works
The air operated sponge filter works in 2 ways. First, the airlift draws water through the foam element where organic debris in water adheres to the surface of the filter.
Secondly, whilst the large particles remain on the outer surface, smaller particles are drawn into the pores of the foam element where bacteria break them down by biological action and render them harmless. This biological action can take up to 4 weeks from the initial installation of the filter before it becomes fully functional.
Instructions for use
Remove the air operated sponge filter from the packaging and place in the aquarium. Then squeeze the foam several times until it becomes saturated with water.
Attach the filter to the inside of the aquarium in an upright position by means of the suction cups.
Attach airline, (not included) from an air pump (not included) and adjust the airflow to give a steady stream of bubbles.
The air operated sponge filter will start working immediately to remove water borne particles, but will take up to 4 weeks to become biologically active.
The air operated sponge filter should be removed and rinsed with waste aquarium water in order to remove the accumulation of dirt within the filter element. Using aquarium water avoids destroying the beneficial bacteria that live within it.
This is a filter ONLY, you will require a small air pump e.g. Newa Wind 1 & airline to operate the filter.
We aim to dispatch all orders the same working day provided it is received before 4pm and payment confirmed, subject to stock availability. Orders received after this time may not be dispatched until the next working day. In the unlikely event of an item being out of stock, we will contact you via email to advise you of an estimated delivery date, to give you the option of cancelling or waiting.
Small and lightweight items (below 2kg) will normally be sent via Royal Mail 1st class, and will be delivered within 5 days, usually next day.
Larger orders with a total weight over 2kg will normally be sent via parcel carrier for delivery within 2 working days.
Any orders placed after 11am on Saturday will be dispatched on Monday. If the order is placed over a bank holiday it cannot be dispatched until the first working day.
We reserve the right to use the most cost effective service to get your order to you as quickly as possible.
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