|Hydra Aquatics Cascade Back Filter Aquarium A with Mat
- 4 Gallon Back Filter Aquarium
- 12" x 8.7 " x 9
- 45 degree mitered edges offer exceptional strength
- Includes a placement mat for protection
- Aesthetically pleasing to the eyes
- 9/16" tubing and Flare nozzle return included
Hydra Aquatics’ “Cascade” 45 Degree 4 Gal. aquarium is the highest quality aquarium available on the market today. This stunning rimless aquarium offers the clearest view of your aquatic life. Manufactured to our exact specifications, this tank features 45 degree mitered edges that offer exceptional strength, as well as an almost seamless appearance. Precision edges and a mat to protect the base are just finishing touches to compliment the two year warranty.
This 12" x 8.7" x 9" aquarium is the smallest of the cascade aquarium set. What truly sets this aquarium apart from the others is the included back filter compartment. With a regular tank, a filter and heater can both be seen and distract from the beauty of the aquarium. Not in this case! The back filter hides all of that within the footprint of the tank, all you can see from the front is a black background. The 2.5" filter extends the entire back of the tank and is divided into 3 sections that direct the water flow. The first chamber maintains a water level of 5.5”. This chamber is typically where you would put a heater. Water flows to the bottom of this first chamber and then is driven up to the top of the second chamber. The second chamber is designed to house the filter media such as carbon, sponges, or floss, and its water level will maintain 4”. A sponge or pad cut to 2.25” x 2.75” will fit snugly in this chamber and prevent water bypass. The third and final chamber is designed to fit most popular models of nano pumps between 50-150 GPH. The level in this chamber will fluctuate due to evaporation. With the filter components all contained in the back of the tank you can truly have your aquascape contained in a 12" x 8.7" footprint!
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Oase Optimax 85i (OA230), Aquatop NP-80 (AQ208), are both excellent pump choices to accompany this tank, each sold separately.
Oase Optimax 135i (OA231), and Aquatop NP-302 (AQ209) will also fit in the pump chamber, and both offer increased flow that would be compatible with a saltwater nano tank of this size.