Aquael MidiKani 800 - The Most Innovative Canister Filter

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  1. Pet Habitat

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    Rethink filtration possibilities with greater energy efficiency and custom installation options. The innovative Aquael Midikani 800 canister filter employs the silent running Aquael Midikani inline pump that boasts dual internal (in tank) or external (out-of-tank) use while drawing just 6-watts of electricity! Unique filter design eliminates the bulky motor head to maximize space for filter media as well as enhance maintenance convenience. Enjoy cleaner, clearer aquarium water and routine filter maintenance that's a breeze!

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    The Aquael Midikani 800 canister filter
    features four preloaded media chambers and a filter cover with a quick-release valve block that doubles as a filter output regulator. Simply turn the valve to adjust filter flow rate and a 90-degree turn of the valve completely stops water flow into the canister filter. Water flow is cleverly diverted back into your aquarium, allowing the pump to maintain vital circulation in your aquarium even as you disconnect the canister for maintenance. Compact space-saving canister filter fits comfortably in aquarium cabinet stands and is great for freshwater, marine and reef aquariums as well as aquatic terrariums and vivarium setups. Use multiple
    Aquael Midikani 800 canister filters to suit the filtration needs of larger setups.

    The Aquael Midikani 800 canister filter comes complete with inline pump, 5/8" ID tubing, Intake and Return Pipes with Intake Strainer and Return Spout (Deflector), Elbow Fitting and Suction Cups. Comes preloaded with filter media for convenient setup.

    Customize your Aquael Midikani 800 canister filter with these optional Aquael products!

    • Aquael Multi UV 3W Sterilizer - Ultra compact 3-watt UV sterilzier boasts easy inline installation for a hassle-free UV upgrade that keeps aquarium water clean and free of green water algae.
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    • Aquael ZeoMAX Plus Zeolite Filter Media - Must-have chemical filter media for freshwater aquariums to keep toxic ammonia at bay. Removes ammonia as well as odours and heavy metals.

    • Aquael CarboMAX Plus Activated Carbon - Pre-rinsed and pre-bagged activated carbon available in varied pore sizes. Premium Pellets with macro-pore activated carbon delivers longer activity while Premium Granules with micro-pore activated carbon removes impurities quickly. Premium Blend combines macro- and micro-pore activated carbon for fast-action that lasts for weeks.
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    • Aquael NitroMAX Pro Anti-Nitrate Filter Resin - High-capacity nitrate removing media rapidly removes nitrate for improved aquarium water quality. Pre-bagged resin media can remove up to 30 mg/l of nitrate on the first day of use and up to 5 mg/l for 15 days.

    • Aquael BioCeraMAX Biological Filter Media - Available in two innovative choices. Aquael Ceramic Rings boast tremendous surface area for nitrifying bacteria. Great for larger aquarium filtration systems. Space-saving Bio-Globes can compress from 0.95" to 0.86" without reducing flow through the media for versatile installation options without compromising performance.

    • Aquael PhosMAX Anti-Phosphate Filter Resin - Pre-bagged phosphate removing media rapidly removes phosphate to restore aquarium water quality and aesthetics. Fast-acting phosphate removing media can remove up to 0.8 mg/l of phosphate on the first day of use and up to 0.25 mg/l on day 10.

    Assembly and Startup

    The
    Aquael Midikani 800 canister filter (aka Cobalt Aquatics EXT filter in USA) can be installed in three ways depending on the operation type. It is recommended to install a pre-filter in a form of a sponge cartridge or filter on the Intake Strainer (Notice: Pre-filter is not included).

    Installation Method One: The Intake Pump is installed inside the tank onto its wall and performs the function of a pump supplying the filter with water. This is the installation method recommended for fish tanks.

    Installation Method Two: The Intake Pump is installed outside of the tank lower than the aquarium water levels and performs the function of a flow pump. This installation method is recommended for standard fish tanks. However, it is crucial to prime the pump by sucking the water in the intake hose prior to starting the pump.

    Installation Method Three: The Intake Pump is installed inside the tank to its bottom and performs the function of a pump supplying the filter with water. This installation method is recommended for aquariums with low water levels.



    Maintenance

    The Intake Pump requires regular cleaning of the impeller in order to remove potential mechanical impurities from the impeller's chamber.

    To perform this action after disconnecting the device from the power outlet, the Pump Cover should be twisted off with a counterclockwise movement; the Impeller Cover should then be removed. After removing the impeller, it should be cleaned together with the Impeller Chamber using a soft brush.


    In the case of the pump operating outside of the tank as a flow pump, it is recommended to regularly maintain the gasket placed under the Impeller Cover by its thorough cleaning and lubrication with an aquarium-safe lubricant.

    Filtration Cartridges inside the filter should be regularly washed in water removed from the aquarium (not in tap water). First cleaning should be performed after two months from the first filter start, next in case of such need signalized with noticeable decrease of the device efficiency.

    In order to ensure optimal filter operations, it is recommended to replace the filtration cartridges at least one every 12 months.

    In case of such need, the pump casing can be cleaned of algae or scale depositing on the pump using a soft tissue or sponge.

    Filter output regulation is performed by turning the Steering Unit clockwise in the range of 0 to 90 degrees. Turning the Steering Unit by a full 90-degrees will stop the water flow completely and allows for safe removal of the filter from the casing without the necessity to disconnect the pump from the electrical outlet.

    Notice: In order to ensure long and failure-free filter operation, it is recommended to replace three gaskets: under the Steering Unit, under the Filter Chamber Cover, and under the cover of the Intake Pump.
     
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    What is the expected retail price for the Midikani 800 canister filter. I do like the external pump and that would prevent priming the pump and canister as in some other brands

    Also, how big is it really, how many liters of water can it hold inside it.


    What is inside the chambers?
     
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    Safe for marine?
     
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    safe, seems like it.
    Would be a nice extension to a standard TL550. Should be easy to get the pipes running out the back, use pump within the filter chamber. Maybe enlarge the two openings on the lid at the back on both sides where the wires runs out.
     
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    The normal selling price for this filter is R2000, but we have it on promotion for R1 500 and it comes filled with different types of filter media. You can request to order it from your local favourite shop. If you don't come right, please contact us. More information is on our website. It is recommended for aquariums between 120-250litres and the 4 filter basket's capacity is 1.7 litres. We also have another more professional range of Aquael canister filters available called UNIMAX range for larger tanks.
     
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    Yes, it is designed for tropical, marine and aqua-terrariums. The nice thing is that you don't have to use all the filter media that comes with it. You can use any filter media of your choice in the baskets. You can even daisy chain more than MidiKani 800. We recommend to throw away the supplied bioballs (even though there's nothing wrong with it) and replace it with MarinePure balls which offers so much better quality biological filtration.
     
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    The MIDI KANI 800 filter sold out very quickly last year. We just recieved more stock and is on special for R1250 for limited period whilst stocks last.
     
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