- Cut-to-fit aquarium filter media for superior mechanical filtration
- Effectively traps unsightly debris for crystal-clear aquarium water
- Traps debris of varying particle sizes from aquarium water column
Improve aquarium water clarity with superior, customizable mechanical filtration. Drs. Foster & Smith Blue Bonded Filter Pads boast a distinct blue and white "weave" of varied density to trap coarse AND fine particles. Effective removal of unsightly debris from the aquarium water column means crystal-clear water and efficient biological filtration for improved aquarium water quality. Simply cut Drs. Foster & Smith Blue Bonded Filter Pads to fit virtually any aquarium filter that requires a boost in mechanical filtration. 1.25" thick x 7" x 5". 12-pack. Made in the USA.
Fulfill virtually any filtration need with our super-convenient selection of cut-to-fit pads available in a variety of styles and densities. Drs. Foster and Smith Mechanical Filter Media available in Carbon Pads, Super Fine Lime Pads, Fine Density Beige Filter Pads, Coarse Black Pads, and Micron Felt Pads.Additional sizes of 1.25"-thick Drs. Foster & Smith Blue Bonded Filter Pads also available: 12" x 4" (8-pack), 26" x 12" (single), 26" x 12" (6-pack), and 28" x 10 ft roll. Shop all Drs. Foster and Smith Filter Media. Shop all Mechanical Filter Media. Shop all Filter Media.
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.