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.
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″.