Featured Aquarium Wet Dry Filters

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ESHOPPS WET DRY FILTERS

Ready for set-up. Includes everything but the pump.

Professionally hand-crafted for precise fit and operation. Easy assembly.

  • FEATURES:
  • Overflow Box
  • Drip Tray & Cover
  • Filter Pad
  • Clear Vinyl Tubing
  • Bio Balls
  • Egg Crate
  • Return Valve
  • 3 ft x 1¼" Drain Hose
  • 1¼" Bulkhead (bulkhead fittings are superior to PVC fittings)

ES89064: 13 gallon capacity overflow. 2.7 gallon bio area. Biological Filtration Chamber is 9" x 9.5" x 16"

ES89074: 17 gallon capacity overflow. 3.3 gallon bio area.

ES89084: 20 gallon capacity overflow. 4.6 gallon bio area.

ES89094: 20 gallon capacity overflow. 4.6 gallon bio area. Biological Filtration Chamber is 11" x 11.5" x 16"

ES89104: 25 gallon capacity overflow. 6 gallon bio area.

ES89114: 35 gallon capacity overflow. 10 gallon bio area.

Part # Items with * or ~ in their description are oversized & need special packaging. They incur extra packing & freight charges which will show in the order cart. Quantity
ES89064 * * * Eshopps WD75CS Wet/Dry, Single Intake, 10-75 Gal; 18 x 10 x 16 $170.00
ES89074 * * * Eshopps WD100CS Wet/Dry, Single Intake, 75-100 Gal; 18"x12"x16" $170.00
ES89084 * * * * Eshopps WD125CS Wet/Dry, Single Intake, 100-125 Gal; 24"x12"x16" $206.00
Dual Intakes
ES89094 * * * * Eshopps WD150CS Wet/Dry, Dual Intake 125-150 Gal; 24 x 12 x 16 $214.00
ES89104 * * * * Eshopps WD200CS Wet/Dry, Dual Intake 150-200 Gal; 30 x 12 x 16 $238.00
ES89114 ~ Eshopps WD300CS Wet/Dry, Dual Intake 200-300 Gal; 36 x 14 x 16 $299.00
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ESHOPPS REEF SUMPS

Micron filter bag prefilters your sump

Specifically designed for reef and saltwater systems. Professionally hand-crafted for precise fit and operation.

A reef sump has important benefits to any aquarium.By using the sump to hold extra water, the volume of water in the system is increased. Evaporation from the tank itself is mitigated by the reserve in the sump, preventing the annoying need to constantly add water to the tank.

Additionally, larger water volume in saltwater systems makes the system more stable. The chemistry and temperature change on a day to day basis in a large volume of water is less by percentage than the same change to a smaller volume of water.

The sump is the ideal place to house equipment such as heaters, filters, skimmers, thermometers or any other equipment that detracts from the aesthetics of the tank.

The sump is an excellent place to add new water, medicate, adjust chemical balances etc. By using the water in the sump, the effect of changes to the chemistry is less dramatic on the delicate inhabitants of the tank (having been diluted by the sump water before it is introduced into the main tank)

Sizing: The size of your sump is generally dictated by the space into which you will fit it. If you are going to invest in a sump, make is as big as your can area can handle without inhibiting our ability to get equipment in and out of it without dismantling it - the bigger the better.What is the difference between a sump and a wet/dry filter? A wet/dry filter is actually just a sump with a chamber for bio-media (often bio balls) built into it.

  • Eshopps Reef Sumps Include:
  • Micron Filter Bag
  • Sponge
  • Cover
  • 3 ft x 1¼" Drain Hose
  • 1¼" Bulkhead (bulkhead fittings are superior to PVC fittings)
  • RS100: 20 Gallon Capacity Sump. Pre-Filtration Chamber is 12" x 11.5"
  • RS200: 25 Gallon Capacity Sump. Pre-Filtration Chamber is 18" x 11.5"
Part # Items with * or ~ in their description are oversized & need special packaging. They incur extra packing & freight charges which will show in the order cart. Quantity
ES89124 * * * Eshopps RS75 Reef Sump 10-75 Gal; 18" x 10" x 16" $127.00
ES89134 * * * * Eshopps RS100 Reef Sump 75-125 Gal; 24 x 12 x 16 $171.00
ES89144 * * * * Eshopps RS200 Reef Sump 125-225 Gal; 30 x 12 x 16 $198.00
ES28353 Eshopps 7" Micron Bag $8.39
ES28452 Eshopps 4" Micron Bag $7.59
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ESHOPPS OVERFLOW BOXES

Designed to fit between your tank and the wall. Need only 3" clearance.

Professionally hand-crafted for precise fit and operation.

Overflow boxes are typically used to bring water from the main aquarium to the wet-dry filter or the sump. They consist of a "skimmer" box inside the tank (that has small slits to help prevent smaller fish from "overflowing" out of the tank and into the sump) and a larger box with hose attachments outside the tank. Water that rises above the level of the "skimmer" will "overflow" into the sump below, thus keeping the water level in the tank constant.

The surface of the water is constantly skimmed, removing undesirable film and enhancing gas exchange. Additionally, the water is aerated as the water falls over the overflow, down the drain and splashes into the sump.

  • EShopps Overflow Box FEATURES:
  • Siphon tube
  • Cylinder sponge
  • Nylon screw and wing nuts
  • Pre-filter box
  • 1¼" Bulkhead (bulkhead fittings are superior to PVC fittings)
Part # Items with * or ~ in their description are oversized & need special packaging. They incur extra packing & freight charges which will show in the order cart. Quantity
ES89014 Eshopps PF300 Overflow Box, Single, 75 Gal; 6 x 3 x 10 $57.95
ES89024 Eshopps PF800 Overflow Box, Single, 125 Gal; 8 x 3 x 10 $63.95
ES89034 Eshopps PF1000 Overflow Box, Single, 200 Gal; 9 x 3 x 10 $67.95
ES89044 Eshopps PF1200 Overflow Box, Dual, 300 Gal; 10 x 3 x 10 $79.99
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AQUEON PROFLEX MODULAR SUMP / WET / DRY FILTER SYSTEM

Transform the ProFlex into three completely different setups to suit your needs: a traditional wet/dry trickle filter, as a Berlin style, or a Refugium sump filtration system.

It's as easy as sliding the adjustable water height wall up or down, removing the thumb screws on a removable baffle wall, sliding in the filter pad and trickle do

Unlike competitors' sumps, ProFlex offers very Quiet Filtration As water enters the ProFlex, it flows through a revolutionary bubble diffuser chamber where bubbles are expelled, significantly reducing noise.

Effective particulate filtration. After water flows through the bubble chamber, it flows through two 200 micron filter socks to remove large particulates.

All ProFlex models are manufactured using extremely durable materials, and include a lifetime warranty against leaks.

    The ProFlex sump filtration unit comes in four sizes to accommodate any medium to large-sized aquarium up to 210 gallons.
  • Sump 1: 55 gallons. 19.8"D x 9.8" x 17.25"H (see illustration)
  • Sump 2: 75 gallons. 29.8"D x 9.8" x 18.8"H (see illustration)
  • Sump 3: 110 gallons. 25.5"D x 13.75" x 17"H (see illustration)
  • Sump 4: 210 gallons. 36"D x 13.75" x 18.8"H (see illustration)
    Keeping Things Flexible - 3 Easy Ways To Use This Sump:
  • Refugium - Add a refugium light (sold separately) to create a thriving refugium for your reef aquarium. Live rock and certain plants/algae help control excess nutrients that may hinder the growth of corals in the main aquarium.
  • Wet/Dry Filter- Using the BioMedia Accessory Pack (sold separately), turn the ProFlex into a traditional wet/dry trickle filter. Great for use in freshwater and fish-only saltwater applications to provide advanced biological filtration for a heavy fish load. Includes blue-bonded (drip) pad, media tray, trickle grid and bio balls.
  • Berlin Sump Filter - Ideal for reef applications where utilization of a large protein skimmer (sold separately) is imperative. The expansive sump chambers allow for placement of a large protein skimmer and a constant water level.


Part # Items with * or ~ in their description are oversized & need special packaging. They incur extra packing & freight charges which will show in the order cart. Quantity
AG34500 * * * * Model 1 Aqueon Proflex Sump $195.00
AG34501 ~ Model 2 Aqueon Proflex Sump $229.00
AG34502 ~ Model 3 Aqueon Proflex Sump $249.00
AG34503 ~ Model 4 Aqueon Proflex Sump $329.00
AG34504 Aqueon ProFlex BioMedia Accessory Pack; for Model 1 Sump $45.95
AG34505 Aqueon ProFlex BioMedia Accessory Pack; for Model 2 Sump $59.95
AG34506 Aqueon ProFlex BioMedia Accessory Pack; for Model 3 Sump $69.95
AG34507 Aqueon ProFlex BioMedia Accessory Pack; for Model 4 Sump $151.95
AG34508 * Aqueon ProFlex Overflow Box $59.99
EUD2515 * For Sump #1; Danner Model 5 Mag-drive Pump; 500 GPH (380 GPH at 3 feet head) $74.95
EUD2517 * For Sump #2; Danner Model 7 Mag-drive Pump; 700 GPH (500 GPH at 3 feet head) $84.95
EUD2710 * For Sump #3; Danner Model 9.5 Mag-drive Pump; 950 GPH (850 GPH at 3 feet head) $107.95
EUD2718 * For Sump #4; Danner Model 18 Mag-drive Pump; 1800 GPH (1630 GPH at 3 feet head) $154.95
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Featured Aquarium Article - Wet Dry Filters

LEARN ABOUT WET DRY FILTRATION

Wet/Dry Filter

Wet/dry filters are the highest quality aquarium filters. They are most often used by the advanced hobbyist who wants to keep the most sensitive species. Saltwater fish and reef inhabitants must have the most stable water conditions possible to survive and thrive.

However, if more hobbyists understood how aquarium wet dry filters work, they would become a standard for all aquarists who want to keep more fish and more sensitive fish, and who want to reduce their maintenance to a minimum.

The ocean is a very stable water environment by virtue of the fact that it has such a vast amount of water. The temperature changes are very gradual. The quality of the water changes imperceptibly over time.

One of the keys to simulating that stable environment in your aquarium is an increase in the quantity of water. Certainly, you can purchase a larger aquarium. However, it is less expensive, and takes up less room to install a water expansion chamber UNDER the aquarium, hidden in the stand. (see refugiums also)

Essentially that is what a wet dry filter is: A clear acrylic chamber (a sump) that holds water and all of the elements to clean the water in your aquaruim - all housed out of sight.

All wet dry filters accept water from your aquarium via a trickle-down device. When the water enters the filter, it passes through media chambers that hold the elements necessary for cleansing the water of its pollutants.

The water is passed over the media by means of a directed trickle or a rotating spray bar that disperses it to drip through the first mechanical filter: a filter pad that traps large particulates and debris.

From there it goes through a media that pulls out colors, odors, medication, and other organic compounds: usually a carbon chamber or pad.

The HUGE advantage of wet dry filters is their biological chambers. Most contain a filter compartment that houses media supporting aerobic bacteria: The type of oxygen-loving bacteria that lilterally digest the ammonia and nitrites in your tank that kill the inhabitants.

As the water passes through the chemical filtration media it continues to drip down (collecting oxygen as it goes). By the time it reaches the biological chamber or wheel, it is oxygen-rich and organic-compound-and-particulate-free. The oxygen feeds the bacteria, keeping it healthy and reproducing. The ammonia and nitrite are turned to nitrate.

The perfect balance is maintained between the amount of pollutants the tank produces and the amount of bacteria the filter produces to process the pollutants.

Clean water is returned to the tank by means of a submersible pump that pumps it back up to the tank.

Maintenance is reduced because the volume of water has been enlarged, thus reducing the percentage nitrate content. Fewer water changes and less "fiddling" with the media.

The filter is hidden from view and generally contains enough sump space to house your heater right in the filter sump and out of the aquarium's panoramic view. Many wet dry filters also contain protein skimmers or you can add one. You can plumb a UV sterilizer right into the pump-return. All of this additional equipment (while not critical) will greatly enhance your aquarium's stability, save your fish, and reduce your maintenance time and workload. And none of it will be cluttering your relaxing view.

 

Aquarium Wet Dry Filters