External canister filter for aquariums up to 30-50 gallons (114-190 liters) in size. Slimline design fits in tight spaces. Double filtering system with internal biological recirculation. Easy priming feature. Comes complete with spray bar, mechanical filter sponge, bio ceramic media, and carbon.
- 200 gallon per hour (gph) rating.
- Removable hose-connecting device.
- Adjustable flow control system.
- Easy-to-open filter head.
- Calibrated anti-vibration bushings.
- Space saving design.
Macro™ 50 External Canister Filter
Zoo Med’s Macro™ 50 is the perfect filtration system for Aquatic tanks up to 50 gallons.
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 center sponge.
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.
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: How do I prime this filter?
A: Be sure that the canister 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: How often should I clean my filter?
A: Once a month should be sufficient for most tanks. You may need to adjust your cleaning schedule on a tank by tank basis.
Q: What are the dimensions of the included tubing and hoses?
A: The 2 tubes are 11.75″ long, with a diameter of 5/8″; the 2 hoses are 4′ long with a diameter of 3/4″.