Creates powerful water circulation and currents
Outstanding Performance in Every Application
AquaClear Powerheads deliver outstanding performance in a variety of applications. They can efficiently drive undergravel filters, circulate and aerate aquarium water, and attach to filtration accessories such as the AquaClear Quick Filter to support crystal clear water conditions.
Raise Oxygen Levels
AquaClear Powerheads can be used to raise oxygen levels, which is important when there are increases in water temperature or fish population, and during the treatment of diseases.
Ideal for Fresh and Saltwater Applications
AquaClear Powerheads can also be connected to drive protein skimmers, which are essential devices for most marine aquariums.
Freshwater aquariums benefit from additional currents in many applications. Using a powerhead in combination with an AquaClear Quick Filter provides added safe mechanical filtration for cleaner water conditions and the protection of baby fish.
AquaClear Powerheads are indispensable in smaller reef aquariums where they can be easily hidden and still provide highly beneficial currents.
In addition to being the ultimate submersible water movers, AquaClear Powerheads also include these great design, safety, and utility innovations:
Caution: Disconnect the plugs of all the appliances inside the aquarium before putting your hands in the water.
Water Circulation Operation
Remove the motor cover and the impeller cover. Install the three suction cups in the holes on the back panel of the pump. Put the covers back on. Securely place the pump against the glass of the aquarium by pressing firmly to ensure that the pump holds. Install the hose adapter. Use the sliding bar at the bottom of the pump to control the flow of water.
Powerhead 20 & 30
Powerheads 20 and 30 come with an adjustable rim attachment and a suction cup bracket. The adjustable rim attachment is designed to be fastened on most aquarium frames. The suction cup bracket allows custom installation where it is not desirable to clamp the powerhead over the rim of the tank. Use the part that is best suited for your needs. The powerhead can easily slide into either part for secure installation.
Undergravel Filter Operation
Remove the motor cover and the base cover. Install the three suction cups in the holes on the back panel of the pump. Put the covers back on. Attach the swiveling elbow connector (if required to align the water intake to the riser stem of the undergravel filer) and the stem adapter to the powerhead. Set the stem adapter (with powerhead attached) into the undergravel riser stem and then firmly press the suction cups against the aquarium glass.
Powerhead 20 & 30
Determine the difference in height between the rim of the aquarium and the seated position of the stem adapter in the undergravel filer stem (about 3 1/2"). Cut or adjust the undergravel filter stem to the correct height. Seat the powerhead stem adapter in the undergravel filter stem and rotate the clamp knob on the adjustable rim attachment to securely tighten the clamp to the required aquarium rim width. If you are using the suction cup bracket, install it by pressing it firmly against the aquarium glass and then slide in the powerhead.
Quick Filter Operation
The powerhead can easily be converted to a Quick Filter to remove dirt and debris quickly. The Quick Filter can be obtained from your local pet dealer. Place a Quick Filter cartridge in the Quick Filter attachment (if not already installed).
Place the swivel elbow stem connector over the intake of the pump. Firmly attach the Quick Filter to the swivel elbow stem connector.
Powerhead 20 & 30
Firmly insert the powerhead strainer plate into the Quick Filter. Place the unit in the aquarium in the desired location and clamp or use suction cups to keep in position. After all proper installation procedures are completed, connect the power cord to the electrical outlet.
Note: Aquariums which use very fine grade gravel or sand may require nylon mesh placed over the strainer to prevent the powerhead from clogging.
Important: The powerhead must operate continuously to sustain filtering action and beneficial bacteria. Do not unplug the powerhead for periods in excess of one hour to avoid the reduction of the biological filtration.
Warning. To guard against injury, basic safety precautions should be observed when handling the powerhead, including the following:
If the plug or receptacle does get wet, don't unplug the cord. Disconnect the fuse or circuit breaker that supplies power to the appliance. Then unplug and examine for presence of water.
Read and observe all manufacturer warnings, precautions, instructions, directions, and notices for safety and operation included with and on product.
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