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Tom Aquatics

Rapids Mini Canister Filter - C-80

SKU# 73506


Availability: In stock

Regular Price: $29.99

Special Price: $26.99

Quick Overview


  • Recommended for tanks up to 20 gallon

  • Flow rate 80 GPH

  • Ideal for nano tanks

  • Includes all media, hoses and accessories required for start up

Tom Rapid Mini Canister Filter C-80
Details
The Rapids Mini Canister is a compact and efficient canister filter. Providing 3-stage filtration, mechanical, chemical and biological, aerating and filtering the water every hour. The Rapids Canister Filter has a self priming, top mounted sealed motor with a flow rate of 80gph. For aquariums up to 20 gallons, the canister is lightweight enough to hang directly on the back of the aquarium. Mechanical filtration is provided by the replaceable floss roll impregnated with highly activated carbon. The floss roll is a dense, highly absorbent material that traps particulate material and debris. Chemical filtration is supplied by the exceptionally adsorbing activated carbon which removes dissolved organic impurities. Biological Filtration is provided by the Super Porous Ceramic Cylinders where beneficial bacteria work to remove toxic ammonia and nitrite. Ideal filter for Nano tanks and other mini-reef applications.
Additional Information
SKU 73506
MPN 1300
UPC 033153013009
Brand Tom Aquatics
Size C-80
GPH 80 gph
Dimension 3.5" x 5.75" x 7"
Power Cord Length 5.67 ft
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Tom AquaticsTom Rapid Mini Canister Filter C-80
 
3.6

(based on 17 reviews)

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    (7)

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    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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    (4)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (12)
  • Quiet (12)
  • Easy to clean (9)
  • Durable (8)

Cons

  • Clogs easily (4)
  • Messy to clean (3)

Best Uses

  • Small tanks (13)
  • Tropical fish (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced aquarist (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

awesome buy

I bought 2 of these for a little project 10gallon and 2.5 gallon planted tank. The only mod I did was to take out the red flow indicator for more flow, take out the...Read complete review

I bought 2 of these for a little project 10gallon and 2.5 gallon planted tank. The only mod I did was to take out the red flow indicator for more flow, take out the carbon pillow and replace it with a plastic pot srubber. Both filter run like a charm and work good for a small tank. You might see bad review but for the price and size is what your getting

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Likes to leak

The flow meter is not needed and causes it to be clogged easily. The connections are prone to slow leaks unless you are very careful.

Maintenance can be a chore as...Read complete review

The flow meter is not needed and causes it to be clogged easily. The connections are prone to slow leaks unless you are very careful.

Maintenance can be a chore as you have to disassemble almost all of the parts.

Replacing the hoses is a must and then it works decently.

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1.0

Don't waste your time or money

By 

from Cleveland MN

About Me Aquarium Novice

Pros

  • Quiet

Cons

  • Not Durable

Best Uses

  • Small Tanks

Comments about Tom Aquatics Tom Rapid Mini Canister Filter C-80:

Ordered 3 of them and all 3 leaked. Hooked up the first one and started on the second one. Looked at the first one and had about a gallon of water on the carpet. Hooked up the second one to that tank and it leaked tried the third one and it leaked. Not happy.

 
5.0

Been Running for Years

By 

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Experienced Aquarist

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Clean
  • Effective
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Tanks
    • Tropical Fish

    Comments about Tom Aquatics Tom Rapid Mini Canister Filter C-80:

    I bought this filter over 4 years ago. I've been running it on a 7g tank. Works perfect. I put a sponge around the intake, so it tends to clog quicker than it would without the sponge, but it really doesn't clog often. I probably have to clean this filter once every few months. I keep it on a heavily planted shrimp tank. I have mine filled with Eheim Substrat Pro and a small bag of Peat. Runs smoothly and strong. Haven't had any issues since I've had it.

     
    4.0

    Small enought Yet Powerful

    By 

    from B.C Canada

    About Me Casual Fish Keeper

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

    • Messy To Clean

    Best Uses

    • Small Tanks

    Comments about Tom Aquatics Tom Rapid Mini Canister Filter C-80:

    Small Enought For 10 Gal. Tank Yet Powerful Enought For Larger Tank .7 Out Of 10 For Priming Super Silent .Great Accessories That Comes With The Filter.

     
    5.0

    Great Cannister for Small Aquariums

    By 

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Experienced Aquarist

    Pros

    • Effective
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Hang On Tank Bracket Low
    • Hard To Start Sometimes

    Best Uses

    • Small Tanks

    Comments about Tom Aquatics Tom Rapid Mini Canister Filter C-80:

    This little canister works great on small tanks. I have mine on a ten gallon. The filter is super quiet, sometimes I wonder if it's still running. The flow rate is just about perfect for smaller tanks. I prefer a mild current in my tank, so I drilled out larger holes on the output 'spraybar' now I have the perfect current for a ten gallon. Water quality remains in excellent condition. The only issue I've had is it's always been a litle hard to get flowing on startup, even when properly primed.

     
    5.0

    Excellent filter for 10 gallon tank.

    By 

    from New York City

    About Me Experienced Aquarist

    Pros

    • Easy To Clean
    • Effective
    • Needs Little Upkeep

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tom Aquatics Tom Rapid Mini Canister Filter C-80:

        Excellent, ultra quiet filter for a 10 gallon tank. This canister filter is easy to assemble, and contrary to reviews, fine to use with all included supply/return tubing. If you are an individual that can work with a gentle touch, this product will be up and running in minutes. It is very easy to prime, keeps your tank crystal clear, and is easily maintained.

         
        5.0

        LOVED THIS FILTER SYSTEM WOULD BUY AGAIN

        By 

        from winchester ky

        About Me Experienced Aquarist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Clean
        • Effective
        • Needs Little Upkeep
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Tanks
          • Tropical Fish

          Comments about Tom Aquatics Tom Rapid Mini Canister Filter C-80:

          We loved it very functional and small use it for our nano had no problems

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Avoid

          By 

          from Scottsdale, AZ

          About Me Experienced Aquarist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Not Durable
            • Not Effective

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tom Aquatics Tom Rapid Mini Canister Filter C-80:

              Difficult to prime with bubbles sitting in the tubing, weak, biggest problem unpredictable water leak from head, ultimately went to trash.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Cute and Functional

              By 

              from Stow Ohio

              About Me Experienced Aquarist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Clean
              • Effective
              • Quiet

              Cons

              • Slight flow rate drop

              Best Uses

              • Small Tanks
              • Tropical Fish

              Comments about Tom Aquatics Tom Rapid Mini Canister Filter C-80:

              A wonderful filter for a small tank. I use mine in a planted 20 and it has worked great. Surprisingly quiet.

              The only negative I have noticed is that it seems to have lost a little discharge velocity since first started, even after cleaning. Maybe an impeller issue. Still runs great though.

               
              2.0

              Likes to leak

              By 

              from Cali

              About Me Experienced Aquarist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Effective
              • Quiet

              Cons

              • Clogs Easily
              • Messy To Clean

              Best Uses

              • Small Tanks

              Comments about Tom Aquatics Tom Rapid Mini Canister Filter C-80:

              The flow meter is not needed and causes it to be clogged easily. The connections are prone to slow leaks unless you are very careful.

              Maintenance can be a chore as you have to disassemble almost all of the parts.

              Replacing the hoses is a must and then it works decently.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Neat little filter

              By 

              from Jacksonville, FL

              About Me Experienced Aquarist

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Effective
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Small Tanks

                Comments about Tom Aquatics Tom Rapid Mini Canister Filter C-80:

                I have 4 of these little filters. I have them on 2 20gL planted shrimp tanks. I must say that wile reports of the tube connectors being fragile are accurate, but if you take the time and care to install them properly there shouldn't be any problems with them. Most reports of them leaking or breaking can be traced back to user error. I've had no issues with these filters and have been using them for over a year now. I started with just 2 on one tank and was so impressed I put 2 more on another tank. If you are looking for canister filter style non CO2 releasing filtration on a smaller tank, for the price, these can't be beat.

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                  I am looking for a replacement O ring for this filter, can anyone help??
                  Asked on 12/31/2013 by Lehrjet from Denver Co.

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                    Unfortunately the O-Ring is not an available part for the Tom Aquatics Rapids Mini Canister Filter C-80 it is best to contact the manufacture.

                    Answered on 1/2/2014 by Josh L
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