Designed for use in fresh or saltwater habitats from 30 to 50 gallons in size, this powerful and energy-efficient filter employs 3 highly effective stages to keep your water clean and your fish happy. It features an adjustable flow rate that maxes out at 200 gph, and includes an optional spray bar to increase oxygenation and efficiency.
Stage 1 - Biological - ceramic rings provide an ideal surface for the colonization of beneficial bacteria. They help improve water quality by converting harmful waste (e.g. ammonia) into relatively harmless nitrates.
Stage 2 - Chemical - a pouch filled with premium activated carbon removes potentially harmful contaminants and impurities including discoloration, heavy metals, odors, and organic waste.
Stage 3 - Mechanical - a fine mechanical filter sponge effectively traps and removes debris and particulates from the water (e.g. uneaten food, waste). It also provides supplementary biological filtration.
The Zoo Med Macro 50 is designed for easy installation, operation, and maintenance. It comes will all the required parts and media, and boasts an easy priming feature to simplify initial and post-cleaning start-ups. It also features anti-vibration bushings to ensure near-silent operation.
Performing routine cleanings and media changes couldn't be easier thanks to the Macro's easy-open filter head. Simply shift the locking slides to gain instant access to the media and impeller for maintenance and/or replacement!
More about the brand
Zoo Med Laboratories is a leader in the exotic pet products industry. Since their founding in 1977, Zoo Med has proved their passion for animals through ongoing research and innovation in key areas such as pet habitat, pet nutrition and pet behavior. A hobbyist-driven company, Zoo Med strives to deliver products that provide hobbyists with exactly what they need to keep their pets happy and healthy. Zoo Med owns and operates a sophisticated greenhouse and incubation facility that houses over 90 species of reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates. By keeping and breeding these species as pets, Zoo Med's researchers are able to better understand the needs of these animals as well as the hobbyists that keep them. Check out our wide selection of Zoo Med products for fish, reptiles, and birds here at Big Al's Pets.