The Tetra Whisper PF10 Power Filtration System is really three filters in one for cleaner water and healthier fish. The Tetra Power Filter 10 uses a 3-stage filtration process to create clean, healthy water for your fish. This dependable filter features ready-to-use cartridges that are easy to change, so you'll enjoy low maintenance for as long as you own your filter!The Tetra Power Filter 10 works 3 ways:It's a Mechanical Filter - The filter pulls water from the aquarium and pushes it through the filter cartridge where the dense, dual-sided mesh catches debris and waste.It's a Chemical Filter - Ultra-Activated(R) carbon removes odors and discoloration better than competing cartridges.It's a Biological Filter - Bio-Foam(R) creates a large 3-dimensional area for cultivating aerobic bacteria, which eliminate toxic ammonia and nitrites. No moving parts means long-term reliability.
Using the Power Filter Rinse filter cartridge and slide into v-notched slot in filter box walls. (Note: Before installing, fill wells with water and check for leaks.)Remove Bio-Foam(R) from Aerobic Grid(R). Rinse it in cold water, squeezing until it is thoroughly wet. Place the Bio-Foam(R) back into the Aerobic Grid(R) and slide it into the filter box next to the filter cartridge.Hang filter tank on rear wall of aquarium.Assemble the Intake Tube.Slide Intake Tube Assembly into filter box so that the impeller slides all the way into the Energizer Well. If necessary, add or remove extension tubes to position the strainer at least one inch above gravel. (Leave three inches above gravel for cichlids and goldfish.)Pour water into the filter box until it overflows into aquarium.Cover the filter and fill your aquarium with water (1/2" to 1 ¬" from top).Plug in power cord; the filter should start automatically within 30 seconds.If filter does not start, open cover and slide Intake Tube Assembly up and down with one or two short strokes. Replace cover.Squeeze start button on Timestrip(R) and place it in compartment on filter hood so that the white area shows through the window. The bottom of the white timeline will darken approximately 30 seconds after activation. (Important: If bottom of timeline does not darken, then the Timestrip(R) has not been activated and you need to squeeze the button again.)MaintenanceChanging the Filter CartridgeWhen the Timestrip(R) in the filtration system's hood has turned completely red, it is time to change your filter. Note: It is important to change your filter cartridge when the Timestrip(R) indicates because the carbon in the cartridge has reached its capacity for removing toxins.Using a ready-to-use, assembled Filter CartridgeLift filter box cover.Remove Filter Cartridge and insert it into the drain rest located at the top of the filter's spillway. Let excess water drip from the cartridge (approximately 1-2 minutes).Dispose in garbage can.Rinse new Filter Cartridge , insert into filter, replace filter cover.Replace the Timestrip(R) in the filtration system's hood as explained under "Using the Power Filter".Using an unassembled Filter CartridgeRemove Filter Cartridge and insert it into the drain rest located at the top of the filter's spillway. Let excess water drip from the cartridge (approximately 1-2 minutes).Remove clip from frame, fold up frame flap, and remove floss bag from frame. Place new floss bag over frame. (See illustration B in instruction manual.)Add one packet of Ultra-Activated(R) carbon. (See illustration C in instruction manual.)Fold flaps of Aerobic Frame over filter bag and replace clip. (See illustration D in instruction manual.)Rinse Filter Cartridge, insert into filter, replace filter cover.Replace the Timestrip(R) in the filtration system's hood as explained under "Using the Power Filter".Maintaining the EnergizerCaution: Only remove the Energizer when absolutely necessary.Unplug power cord, empty filter box, and place it upside down on a flat surface.Grasp Energizer with one hand and filter box with the other. Gently turn Energizer counter-clockwise until its sidewall is parallel to the rear wall of the filter box. (See illustration E in the instruction manual.)Hold filter box with one hand and gently pull the Energizer with the other. (If necessary, rock the Energizer back and forth to ease removal.)Clean inside of Energizer Well with a Q-Tip cotton swab. Do not use a metal instrument of any kind. Before replacing the Energizer, wet the "o-ring" with water, or coat its surface with a small amount of non-medicated petroleum jelly. (See illustration F in instruction manual.)Replace Energizer and fill filter box with water. Check to be sure that Energizer is seated properly and does not leak. (When seated properly, the red o-ring will not be visible.)Re-install filterCleaning the Intake Tube AssemblyUnplug power cord and lift the filter box cover.Lift Intake Tube Assembly out of filter.Clean all parts under running water. If needed, use a small cleaning brush to loosen particles.Reinstall the Intake Tube Assembly.
Tetra Whisper PF10 Power Filtration System
Aquarium Size: For 5-10 gallon Aquariums Gallons Treated: 90 GPH Model: Model PF10