National Geographic™ IFS30 Aquarium Filter
I bought the IFS30 aquarium filter (Nat. Geo) to use in my turtle tank. WOW. I had no idea it was so powerful. It was actually too powerful for the tank I set up, as my turtle is so small he couldn't swim past the current, so I had to return it and buy the IFS20 Nat. Geo. filter. These are the best filters I have used, especially for a turtle. It keeps my tank crystal clear, which is a hard thing to accomplish with turtles. I did have to place it in the tank horizontally instead of vertically as I don't need a full tank of water for my baby turtle as of yet. It works great. I love it. I put a panyhose around the filter so that the turtle wouldn't get his feed sucked in it, and the ghost shrimp don't get sucked up. Very happy with my purchase.
June 5, 2014
IFS-20 Very Poor Filtration
We purchased a NG 8.5-gal Aqua Oasis starter kit that included this filter. Within 2 days the water was very cloudy. The air intake only works sporadically if at all. Now after just over a week the water is really nasty. We have 5 fish in this tank 1-betta, 3-small corys, & a small albino bristlenose pleco. I have done a 25% water change and rinsed off the filter media twice (it was not very dirty). We are not overfeeding. In my opinion the Nat.Geo. IFS-20 filter is worthless.
May 23, 2014
A most excellent Aquarium filter
This is simple and easy to install. Quiet. Doesn't take much space. I absolutely love it. Very pleased!
May 19, 2014