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Cut-to-fit filter media pads accommodate most aquarium filters
Super-fine density media traps fine particulates from aquarium water
Super-fine density filter pad boosts debris-removing mechanical filtration for cleaner, clearer aquarium water. Drs. Foster and Smith Mechanical Filter Media - Super Fine (Lime) Pads effectively removes fine particle matter from the water column for improved aquarium water clarity. Great budget-friendly way it boost mechanical filtration and to protect biological filter media from clogs and debris buildup that can affect overall aquarium water quality and health.
Simply cut to fit any aquarium filter for improved mechanical filtration and efficient biological filtration. Drs. Foster and Smith Mechanical Filter Media - Super Fine (Lime) Pads are available in your choice of 12" x 12" and 24" x 24" sheets each 1" thick. 10 ft Rolls offer greater savings for fish keepers with multiple aquariums or fish club members that benefit from bulk purchases.
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Benefits of Mechanical Filtration
Mechanical filtration can greatly improve the health of most aquariums, and is also important for efficient biological filtration. The process is simple: mechanical filter media strains solid debris such as fish excrement, sludge, uneaten food, or dust from your aquarium as water passes through.
The debris-laden mechanical filter media can then be easily removed and rinsed or replaced. Mechanical filter media not only reduces the amount of solids in your water, but more importantly, it keeps debris from reaching your biological media, building up, and creating dead spots where nitrifying bacteria can't reproduce.
Mechanical filtration can greatly improve the health of most aquariums, and is also important for the efficiency of your biological filtration. The process is simple: mechanical media strains solid debris.
Biological filtration is the action of bacteria breaking down dangerous ammonia, converting it to nitrite, and then converting nitrite to less toxic nitrate. This article discusses how the process works.