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Pentair Aquatics (Rainbow Lifegard) Single Chemical Filter Module AF-9...

Lifegard Aquatics Aquarium Filter System AF-93 Chemical Module Single by Lifegard Aquatics. Lifegard Aquatics Aquarium Filter System: Modular filtration system for custom and expandable in-line filtration

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Well constructed low capacity chemical filter featured

Installation and Operation Well this unit is not exactly 'plug and play"
There is some work involved. You will need PVC primer and glue for instillation.
The unit comes supplied with 3/4" FPT inserts that will need to be glued into the 1" slip ports on the unit. I'm not sure why they did not pre-installed them or make the unit with the threaded in/out.

Once gluing in the threaded ports you will then have 2 option for instillation.
You can either install this inline with other LifeGuard Modules using the supplied closed nipple (threaded fitting)
Or you can purchase threaded barbed hose adapters.
Since I ran this unit on it's own I had to purchase the barbed adapters.

I chose to use LifeGuard Pellet Carbon. I was somewhat un-impressed with the small amount of media that this unit can hold. The chamber is large enough to hold 2-3x more media but the media holder was quite small.

All in all this is a good unit and I will continue to use it for carbon.

Performance vs. Expectations This unit performs as expected. It's a media reactor and can be filled with Carbon, GFO or any other media you choose. I felt performance would be increased if the media holder was larger and could hold more media.

Value for money In the $50 range it a little pricey compared to other media reactors but it well constructed and the design on the lid makes changing media much easier then other reactors.

Customer Support I had no need for customer support while using this product

Liked about it Well Constructed.
Easy to change media
Modular and easy to add other LifeGuard products "in-line"

Didn't like You have to glue in the supplies 3/4" fpt adapters.
Does not come with standard barbed adapters.
For the size of the unit it really does not hold much media.

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By ckusnierek
Feb 28, 2010
Last updated: March 08, 2010
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