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Turtle Clean™ 15 External Canister Filter

Small, convenient outside-the-tank canister filter for turtle tanks up to 15 gallons. Contains biological, chemical, and mechanical filtration. Clear viewing case allows you to see when filter media needs replacing.

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Formerly the Turtle Clean™ 501.
Turtle Clean™ 15 External Canister Filter
Zoo Med's Turtle Clean™ 15 is the perfect filtration system for aquatic turtle tanks up to 15 gallons. Here's Ashley to help you set it up.

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Item Number: TC-30


1 Year

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Q: Does the Carbon bag go above or below the ceramic media in the filter chamber?
A: The carbon bag should go below the ceramic media.

Q: How often should I change the carbon?
A: The carbon should be replaced once a month.

Q: How often should I change the ceramic media?
A: The ceramic media should only be changed if it is restricting water flow. It can be rinsed each month.

Q: How often should I change the sponge(s)?
A: The sponge(s) can be rinsed monthly but only need to be changed if they cannot be cleaned or if they start to break down.

Q: What is the maximum Gallons Per Hour?
A: The Turtle Clean™ 15 filter runs at about 79 gph.

Q: How do I prime this filter?
A: Be sure that the cannister is completely full of water and that the fill cap is in place before plugging the filter in.

Q: What is the ceramic media for?
A: The ceramic media provides surface area for beneficial bacteria to grow. This bacteria will help trap other bacteria and break down waste trapped in the filter.

Q: Why does this filter process seem to be reversed?
A: The water passing trhrough the ceramic media, then carbon then sponge produces the best filteration flow.

Q: How often should I clean my filter?
A: Once monthly is usually sufficient for one turtle. If you have more animals, it may be necessary to clean it more often.

Q: What is the Gallons Per Hour (gph) rating?
A: 79 gph.

Q: What are the dimensions of the included tubing and hoses?
A: The 2 tubes are 10 7/8" long with a diameter of 3/8"; the 2 hoses are 2' long with a diameter of 3/8".

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