Pimp My Filter #69 – JBL CristalProfi e1902 Greenline Canister Filter


The JBL filters are always good value as they are a decent size, have a good flow rate and are well made compared to many of their competitors.
JBL CristalProfi e1902 (Ebay):
A good alternative to his filter is the Oase Biomaster 850 which has an easy clean pre-filter and the ‘thermo’ version has the added benefit of housing the heater to keep the tank less cluttered.
Oase Biomaster 850 canister filter (Amazon):
Oase Biomaster 850 upgrade video:
The Biomaster filters are in very short supply due to their popularity – if they’re sold out it is still worth checking out the reviews for them on Amazon from people who have bought and used them.
Foams, Biohome Ultimate, Biogravel etc:
(FilterPro site has links to Biohome suppliers in other countries)
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The following videos will be useful for learning more about filtration and filter media:
Sizing a canister properly and filter set up:
Looking INSIDE different filter media:
Bacteria and filter media:
How to clean an aquarium:
Aquarium tips / filtration playlist:

A full cycle is completed by bacteria – the aerobic part of biological filtration which processes ammonia to nitrite and nitrite to nitrate followed by an anaerobic part which processes nitrate into soluble nitrogen which bubbles off to the atmosphere.
Therefore it requires a suitable amount of excellent quality filter media to be able to provide the environment for both aerobic AND anaerobic bacteria – that is what Biohome filter media does perfectly but even with such good media there are limitations and we recommend the following amounts for different stocking scenarios:
(1 US Gallon = 3.8 litres)
(1kg = 2.2 lbs)
Average community tropical aquarium = 1kg per 100 litres
Average coldwater aquarium = 1kg – 1.5kg per 100 litres
Predator aquarium = 1.5kg – 2kg per 100 litres
Large cichlid aquarium = 1.5kg – 2kg per 100 litres
Malawi / Tanganyikan aquarium = 1.5kg – 2kg per 100 litres
Marine aquarium = 1.5kg – 2kg per 100 litres
Average mixed fish pond = 1kg per 200 litres
Average koi pond = 1kg per 150 litres

You may be disagreeing with the above figures but remember that they are for a FULL CYCLE not half a job – achieving 0 ammonia and 0 nitrite is quite easy since aerobic bacteria grows freely on any surface but the anaerobic bacteria responsible for COMPLETING the cycle needs more a specialized habitat.
Remember to use a water conditioner which does not bind / detoxify ammonia, nitrite or nitrate as that type of conditioner will severely limit bacteria numbers by starving the bacteria of ‘food’.
Size a filter properly, set it up sensibly and you will have perfect water – it’s that simple….and your filter won’t be the dreaded ‘Nitrate factory’…..you’ll spend less money on treatments too……basically the filter is the foundation of a successful aquarium.

This series of videos is all about trying to squeeze more efficiency out of internal and external aquarium filters which generally have a limited filtering capacity – If you have a filter you’d like me to feature in a video then please contact me on:
07772848730 (Richard)
Anyone who sends a filter (UK only at present) will have it upgraded and returned to them for free and the only cost you will pay is how much it costs to ship it to me – I’m helping to boost your filter and the resulting videos will hopefully be useful to viewers all over the world so it’s a win/win.

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We all are on a long path of learning………

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