- Aquamesh Black 1 - Extra Coarse - Lifegard
Progressive density mesh mechanical filtration system can be used as a system or separately.
Aquamesh #1 is great for removal of large debris and free floating particles most commonly used as a first stage to allow longer use of finer stages between cleanings.
Dimensions:19.5" x 24" x 1.5"
The Aquamesh progressive filter pads are great for pre-filtration in sumps. They have a very rigid design that will not collapse like traditional filter floss. The Progressive pads come in 4 different densities that can be ran in succession for long term use, or just a single pad can be ran as well depending on what your system needs. The stiffness of the pads makes cleaning very easy to be used over and over again.
Black #1 - Extra Coarse
Green #2 - Coarse
Blue #3 - Medium
Grey #4 - Fine
Awesome for frag tank divider By Bryan on 5/3/2018Bryan would recommend this product to a friendI wanted to have a divider for my frag tank that would allow flow through it. This worked great! The very coarse stuff is rigid enough for that, small enough to not let fish / anemones through, and still lets water flow through it. If you're going to use as a "filter", I definitely would go to the finer grade and not the coarse stuff.
Not what I expected By Jeffrey on 4/17/2017Jeffrey wouldn't recommend this product to a friendFirst I would like to say the one star is not for the product itself but for the way it is not clearly marketed/described. If the picture included something like a quarter or dime laying on the pad to give a sense of scale of how course the pad is would be very helpful. I can't think of a single use for this product unless you put it in front of the kitchen sink to use a cushioning pad to stand on while washing dishes. It's that heavy duty! The pad itself does look very robust and well made and I'm sure it is a quality product if you need something like this.
Regret this purchase, $75 thrown away By Michael on 3/25/2017Michael wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThis product might be good for you, but was a fail for my use-case. I have an AIO with media basket. I thought about using these as mechanical filtration in the top tray and using a large piece in the sump area as a bubble trap for the skimmer. Sponges + Pads would have worked so much better. It's nice and rigid and will hold it's shape, but even the fine is very coarse and a poor bubble trap. It seems 1000x coarser than a filter sock. That's an exaggeration, but I really struggle to imagine a good use case. It's currently in the closet and will probably end up in the garbage can at the end of the month.
Qaulity By Redneck reefer on 9/9/2016Redneck reefer would recommend this product to a friendI was able to cut 3 filter pads so will last a long time and easy to clean
Can't Beat These Mats By Chris B on 2/14/2016Chris B would recommend this product to a friendI've used these mats on several tanks in different uses, from full on filtration mats on wet/dry trickle filters, to micro bubble and macro algae stoppers between sump areas. It has never broken down over years of use and cleaning unlike foam pads, and is available in varying coarseness. Grey is closest to filter pads FYI. It is tougher to cut, so a bandsaw or handsaw work best.
How rigid us this stuff? Would it be self supporting in the back of a freshwater aquarium with moss growing on it?
Thank you for reaching out to us! This aquamesh material will be more than sturdy enough to use as a moss wall as I have used these as dividers for betta pairs in the past. You just need to ensure the mesh is a snug fit or to use some sort of additional support such as epoxy or silicone (for a tank that hasn't been set up yet) to prevent it from falling over as these are very sturdy, but don't have the best balance due to their small footprint when oriented vertically.
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