Sera Introduces New Crystal Clear Filter Media

12 Apr, 2017

The new Crystal Clear Professional filter media by Sera, available for both home aquarium and pond use

The new Crystal Clear Professional filter media by Sera, available for both home aquarium and pond use

German aquarium and pond product manufacturer Sera recently introduced an innovative filter media to the U.S. market aimed specifically at clarifying fine particles in the water column. Crystal Clear Professional is a mechanical filtration media which, according to the manufacturer, is “characterized by a patented 3-D fiber structure that effectively removes particles above 10 μm (such as floating algae and sludge).” This versatile media can be used in a pond or home aquarium application and, “unlike common filter wool, these new filter balls keep their shape, can be washed out, and are 80% reusable.”

Crystal Clear professional media can be used in a number of settings: as media in a canister, trickle, or other filter, or as a stand-alone media within a reactor for temporary water clarification (as seen in the promotional video below). While designed with backyard ponds in mind, it can easily work in most home aquariums, especially in larger systems or those housing large fish, where fine particulates often cloud the water column. Sera notes that this “high performance filter medium is suitable for both freshwater and marine aquariums and all filter types.” Look for Crystal Clear Professional by Sera at local aquarium shops across the U.S. in the coming weeks.

For additional info, check out this video of the product in action, featuring Sera scientific collaborator and noted aquarist Dieter Untergasser:

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Mike Tuccinardi
Mike Tuccinardi

With a background spanning retail, wholesale, and aquarium fish import, Mike Tuccinardi began working at a local fish store in his early teens and has been following the fish ever since. After a stint in Florida working for a major importer and tropical fish farm, Mike has traveled through Asia and South America visiting aquarium fish exporters, collectors, and fishing communities. He currently serves on the advisory board of Project Piaba as well as the steering committee for the IUCN’s Home Aquarium Fish Sub-Group (HAFSG). When not traveling, Mike resides in Boulder, CO with his wife and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Fisheries and Aquatic Science. He is a Senior Editor of AMAZONAS and CORAL Magazines.

1 Comment

  1. April 15, 2017

    Does this media work as well as the old diatom filters?

    Thanks,
    Rudy

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