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IFE20 Aquarium Turtle Internal Filter w/ Spray Bar + Bottom Jet

IFE20 Aquarium Turtle Internal Filter w/ Spray Bar + Bottom Jet
Product code: IFE-20
Original Price: $49.99
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Features and Specifications:
AQUATOP IFE-20 Internal Filter w/ Spray Bar and Bottom jet stream to clean debris in tank corners and perfect for turtle tank
AQUATOP’s IFE Series of internal filters is a great space-saving and flexible method of filtration. These quiet and efficient filtration devices come equipped with the optional spray bar attachment for wider range output or use the traditional one-way spray for stronger concentrated water flow. Each filter uses a dense sponge for maximum mechanical filtration.

The IFE Series allows for multiple water return options. The Spray Bar feature is adjustable to control water flow and swivels left to right. When the Spray Bar is removed and capped the Water Curtain feature becomes available for use. The larger models of the IFE Series offer water return from the bottom of the unit as well. The Bottom Return feature of the IFE is a true innovation keeping organics suspended and out of cracks and crevices.

The IFE Series filter draws water into the filter from all directions due to the cylindrical-shaped intake. This innovation helps to create an over-all current keeping organics suspended for the filter to pick up. The larger models of the IFE Series have an included, self-adjusting surface skimmer which promotes gas exchange, removes surface scum, and aids in keeping a stable pH.

The IFE Series uses a bottom-mounted pump to move water thru and past multiple filtration compartments. Multiple filtration compartments allow for complete customization of filtration media. All models of the IFE Series come with AquaTop Filter Sponges and AquaTop’s Activated Carbon. Biological Filtration can be achieved when using AquaTop’s ceramic rings.
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Questions and Answers:
By Jeff from NJ on May 17, 2012
I bought IFE20: 1) Does surface skimmer need to be underwater to work? 2) Is there any filtration cotton or such that needs to be added or just use what comes with unit? 3) How often is cleaning recommended? 4) Should bottom of filter be completely clear of tank gravel or can it touch the gravel? Thanks...JEFF
By Customer Service on May 18, 2012

Greetings Jeff,

We have recived your recent product inquiry regarding the IFE-20 Internal Filter.

In order for the Surface Skimmer to promote gas exchange & function properly it needs to meet the surface of the water. If the Surface Skimmer is submerged beneath the water line it will intake water but it will not skim the surface of the water.

Each IFE filter comes pre-loaded with filter Sponges and AquaTop's Premium Activated Carbon. One neat feature of the IFE Series is the filter compartments are customizable allowing you to add filtration media of your choice.

Cleaning or maintaining an IFE should be done as frequently as possible. The filter Sponges should be rinsed weekly in order to remove trapped organics and debris from the system and replaced when they show signs of wear. The Activated Carbon should be replaced approximately every 30 days. The hardware of the unit should be inspected on a regular basis and cleaned periodically throughout the year. The cleaner you keep your unit the more effective it will be. If the pump is not clean or maintained it will not perform as well as it did the day it came out of the box.

The IFE-20 features a bottom return option. When installing the unit we recommend keeping distance between the substrate and the base of the unit. The distance is relative to the grain size and weight of your substrate. For example if sand is at the bottom of an aquarium and an IFE is mounted near the substrate will the bottom return open it will most likely blast sand around and make a mess. If there a large stones on the bottom of an aquarium and the unit is mounted near right above with the bottom return open, the large gravel will most likely be unaffected by the flow.

The IFE Series is a unique filter offering may bells, whistles and allows for complete customization for each user.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate top ask.

By Dee from Florida on June 26, 2012
Can you customize the length of the filter? For example by leaving out an extension of the filter process, to make filter not as tall?

By Customer Service on June 29, 2012

Hello Dee,

We have received your recent product inquiry regarding an IFE-20 internal filter. The answer to your question is yes.

The IFE-20 has three compartments. If you eliminate one of the sections you'll have one compartment for filtration media. The IFE-20 has two compartments for filtration media and the bottom compartment houses the pump.

If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to ask.

By Theo from Houston on March 27, 2012
What are the dimensions of the AquaTop IFE20?
Are the spray bar and filter media included or extra?
By Customer Service on March 28, 2012

Greetings Theo,

The dimensions of the IFE-20 are 12.5" tall by 4" in diameter. The Spray Bar and Filtration Media are included; Coarse Filter Sponges and AquaTop's Premium Activated Carbon.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.

By Ken from Ontario, Canada on April 4, 2012
IFE20 Internal filter. Could you tell me if the body of the filter can be detached from the part that has suction cups
for mounting. In other words does the filter detach with the suction cups when removing fro maintenance.

By Customer Service on April 5, 2012

Greetings Ken,

Great question. The suction cups are mounted to a bracket which detaches from the main body of the IFE Filter.

Another great feature is the suction cups can be repositioned on the bracket to accommodate a corner mount or for a flat mount against an aquarium wall.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Product Reviews:
IFE20 Aquarium Turtle Internal Filter w/ Spray Bar + Bottom Jet
5 Stars based on 1 Review(s)
Compact, Powerful & Versatile
August 8, 2011
The IFE Series of Internal Filters is unique. The IFE-20 is just as powerful as the IFE-30 but half the vertical size. This Internal Filter is ideal for an aquarium that needs a little more than the average in the area of filtration or turn-over rate. Like the rest of the IFE Series, the IFE-20 comes with activated carbon and filter sponges which are easily replace and/or clean. Both the IFE-20 & IFE-30 come equipped with Self-Adjusting Surface Skimmers, optional Spray Bar or Water Curtain feature. With all these bells and whistles the IFE-20 is the perfect choice for small to medium sized tanks in need of supreme filtration.
Carbon Sponges Included, Easy To Clean, Needs Little Upkeep, Effective, Quiet, Durable, Surface Skimmer, Bottom-Mounted Pump, Optional Spray Bar
Best Uses:
Small Tanks, Large Tanks, Aquatic Turtle Tanks, Live-Planted Aquarium, Tropical Fish

Happy Tails
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.