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Professional External Filter - 250

SKU# 61283

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Regular Price: $124.99

Special Price: $99.99

Quick Overview

  • Multi-stage canister filter for aquariums up to 75 gallons
  • Delivers 200 gph of filtering efficiency at a modest 17 watts
  • Great for both freshwater and saltwater applications
  • Integrated priming pump allows effortless, push-button startup
  • Pre-loaded with biological and mechanical filter media!
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The Professional 250 External Filter from Hydor provides highly effective multi-stage filtration for freshwater and marine aquariums. Loaded with filter media and value-adding features, this sleek and silent filter delivers superior performance, user-friendly maintenance, and a pleasant fishkeeping experience.

Ready for action right out of the box, the Hydor Professional 250 includes all the components, fittings, and hosing required for high-powered filtration. It features swiveling intake and output connections for an accommodating installation, and an integrated priming pump for effortless, push-button startup.

Suitable for aquariums up to 75 gallons (250 liters) in size, the Professional 250 dispenses 200 gph of filtering efficiency while consuming a modest 17 watts. Its bypass-free design ensures that water passes directly through the 2 large media baskets for effective removal of impurities and free-floating debris. All media baskets feature easy-lift handles for easy maintenance and media substitutions.

Included Filter Media

Biological - sintered quartz bio-rings help establish a biological balance in your aquarium. They provide a macroporous surface for the cultivation of beneficial bacterial colonies.

Mechanical - a fine mechanical sponge traps the smallest particulates, while a more porous coarse sponge captures larger debris. The result is polished, crystal clear water.

Chemical - an optional activated carbon pad eliminates discoloration, odors, and other pollutants for a healthier and more attractive aquarium (carbon pad sold separately).

To guarantee unwavering performance, the Hydor Professional 250 employs a ceramic shaft motor which offers improved heat resistance and longevity. This space-saving filter also boasts a modest footprint, allowing it to fit comfortably under most cabinets. Finally, it features anti-skid stabilizers that keep it firmly in place, while also helping to dampen vibrations for silent operation. For quality assurance and peace of mind, the Professional 250 is UL listed and comes with a 2-year limited manufacturer's warranty.

Please note: For marine aquariums and heavier bio-loads, Hydor recommends that you select the next model up from the suggested aquarium size.
Additional Information
SKU 61283
MPN C02201
UPC 841421009940
Brand Hydor
Total Watts 17 W
GPH 200 gph
Max Head Height 4.92 ft
Dimension 10" x 8" x 18"


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Nice powerful pump!


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      Comments about Professional External Filter - 600:

      Nice powerful, silent pump, easy to prime, the fittings for in/out are designed in such a way you will not get them wrong. bought the 600 model. my water is crystal clear.
      Tubings are translucent black. So it hides well with my black background.
      downside is that power consumption seems higher at 35W as compared to other brands for this flow rate.

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        Would this be good for a 55 gallon tank for turtles. Only half filled with water.
        Asked on 12/21/2014 by mb97 from Kansas

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          The filter will be fine to handle your aquarium. The issue that you will with any brand is the prime being lost because of the added back pressure. Because your aquarium will only be filled half way it will create back pressure.

          Answered on 2/2/2015 by Josh L
      • Professional External Filter - 150


        will the 150 model be enough for my 25 gallon nano reef tank?
        Asked on 2/10/2014 by David from New York

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          It will meet the bare minimum requirements but for a reef aquarium I would recommend over filtering. I have a 29 Gallon and currently use an AquaClear 70 Power Filter.

          Answered on 2/14/2014 by Josh L
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