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ZooMed Turtle Clean 50 External Canister Filter

ZooMed Turtle Clean 50 External Canister Filter


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External canister filter for turtle tanks, vivariums, Box Turtle pools, or Turtle Tubs up to 50 gallons.

  • External canister filter for turtle habitats up to 50 gallons (190 liters) in size.
  • 200 gallon per hour (gph) rating.
  • Slimline design fits in tight spaces.
  • Double filtering system with internal biological recirculation.
  • Easy priming feature.
  • Combines mechanical, biological, and chemical filtration.
  • included spray bar to increase oxygenation.

Turtle Clean™ 50 External Canister Filter – Instructional Video

Zoo Med’s Turtle Clean™ 50 is the perfect filtration system for Aquatic turtle tanks up to 50 gallons. Here’s Ashley to help you set it up.

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Item Number: TC-50


1 Year


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 monthly is usually sufficient for one turtle. If you have more animals, it may be necessary to clean it more often.

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″.


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