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EHEIM Pre-Filter 400462 with Base Housing

Extend the life of your canister filter with the help of a pre-filter. Traps particles of coarse dirt already in the suction area.
Overall rating:
4.333 / 5
4.3
 / 
5
(3 reviews) 3
3 of 3(100%)customers recommend this product.
Reviews for EHEIM Pre-Filter 400462 with Base Housing
Review 1 for EHEIM Pre-Filter 400462 with Base Housing
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5 3 reviews

Good product

February 20, 2014
by JimLI
fromLong Island, NY
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5 3 reviews
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5 3 reviews
Ease of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5 3 reviews
This helps keep my canister filters from being cleaned every week. You just need to be careful when you remove it from the intake. Some of the particles begin to float back into the tank. I use a small nylon mesh net, put it over the pre-filter before removing it.
Pros: works great, easy to install
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Review 2 for EHEIM Pre-Filter 400462 with Base Housing
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5 3 reviews

Added extra filtration to canister filter

April 30, 2013
by Lewisberry
fromLewisberry, Pa
What is your gender?M
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5 3 reviews
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5 3 reviews
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5 3 reviews
Works great. It is easy to remove and clean. It extends the main canister filters media and cleaning schedule. It helps clear up cloudy water instantly. It cuts the need to add extra chemicals to water.
Pros: works great
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Review 3 for EHEIM Pre-Filter 400462 with Base Housing
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5 3 reviews

Upgrade from the stock inlet valve

December 11, 2009
by Spyd3r
fromMichigan
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Weekly
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5 3 reviews
Quality 
3 / 5
3 / 5 3 reviews
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5 3 reviews
Unit is what it says, a pre-filter for your canister filter that catches very large debris such as leaves, gravel, fish, and keeps it from reaching your filter system where it would clog up your canister faster. Also its easily removable so you can clean it quickly. Only con is its about 3" tall and its quite large but you can hide it by surrounding it by plants and substrate and by placing a smooth stone over top making sure not to block it off. Connects perfectly with all eheim filters. Doesn't really effect pump flow at all since its just a coarse plastic mesh.
Pros: extra layer of filtration
Cons: large
+2points
3of 4voted this as helpful.