The C-80 gives you the power of real canister filtration in an easy to use, hang on your tank package. Small and lightweight unit can also be placed beside your tank. Provides 3 stage filtration for fresh or salt tanks.
Specifications Filter Model RAPIDS C-80
Height 8 IN.
Length 2 1/2 IN.
Maximum Tank Size UP TO 20 GALLONS
Width 5 1/2 IN.
Power Source ELECTRICITY
Filtration Type MECHANICAL, CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL
Instructions Insert the filter compartment partition into the inside grooves of canister housing. Place ceramic cylinders in the biological chamber of the canister housing. Wrap the floss/carbon media around the media core tube and position in the media compartment of the canister housing. Make sure the O-ring is properly positioned so power unit is securely sealed. Place the power unit onto the canister housing and press the clips downward to seal the filter. Press the strainer onto one end of the intake tube. Slide the suction cup onto the intake tube. Insert the other end of the intake tube into the U-tube intake. Take 1 of the 2 expandable hoses and connect the large end to the U-tube intake. Connect the other smaller end of the hose to the power unit inlet. Insert the spray bar with end cap into the U-tube outlet. Slide the 2 suction cups onto the spray bar. Take the 2nd hose and connect the large end to U-tube outlet. Connect the other smaller end of the hose to the power unit outlet. Place the filter in the hanger and hang on the frame of the aquarium. Position U-tube inlet and outlet on the frame of the aquarium. Attach the spray bar and intake tube to the aquarium by pressing the suction cups against the glass. Open the water primer cap and fill filter with water to top of opening. Wait 5 minutes. The filter media will absorb water and additional water will be needed to top off the filter. Close the cap, making sure the O-ring is positioned correctly. Plug the AC adapter into standard 120V electrical receptacle. Note: Do not force polarized plug into non-polarized receptacle. Check for leaks to confirm filter is properly sealed and O-ring is in position. Note: The hanger is removable if you don't want to hang filter and wish to place it next to aquarium.
Operation: Exhaust flow from spray bar should break the surface of the water slightly. As the surface is agitated, better gas exchange occurs and oxygenation increases. Do not allow filter to run dry at any time. Unplug cord from electric before cleaning or servicing. Use of a GFI (ground fault interrupter) is recommended. If your water becomes cloudy due to heavy particulate matter, you can remove the ceramic cylinders and replace with additional floss/carbon media. When you need to clean filter media or change them, the indicator shows with red color.
Maintenance: To ensure optimum performance, it is recommended to replace the floss/carbon media every 2-4 weeks, depending on fish load and number of daily feedings. Periodic inspection and cleaning of impeller is recommended.
Warranty Unit has a 1 year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.