Store >  Filtration Supplies >  Bio Balls | Biological Media | Bio Filters >  [ Rainbow Lifegard Fluidized Bed Filter FB-600 ]

Rainbow Lifegard Fluidized Bed Filter FB-600

Product #FI-RL270206

Availability: No longer available

Description: Rainbow Lifegard Fluidized Bed Filter FB-600 is a fluidized bed biological sand filter design for aquariums or up to 600 gallons
Brand: Rainbow Lifegard

Product Information

Rainbow Lifegard Fluidized Bed Filter FB-600

Due to its unique shape, the Lifegard Fluidized Bed Filter is an extremely efficient, high capacity biological filter. Aquatic organisms excrete toxic ammonia as a metabolic waste product with additional ammonia produced as food and other organic matter breaks down and decomposes. This toxic ammonia (NH3) is converted to another toxic compound nitrite (NO2) by the Nitrosomonas species of bacteria. The nitrite is then converted to a relatively non-toxic compound called nitrate (NO3) by the Nitrobacter species of bacteria. This process is known as nitrification.

A biological filter is a vessel where nitrification occurs and soluble waste is removed. Beneficial bacteria attach to the media within the Lifegard Fluidized Bed Filter creating a thin film around the sand grains. Water is pumped up through the unit lifting the sand into a fluidized bed.

The beneficial bacteria attached to the media draw in dissolved wastes (ammonia and nitrite), oxygen supplied by Rainbow Lifegards exclusive water fall device and other required nutrients from the passing water converting them to relatively harmless nitrate. The sand grains are in continual free fall through the water resulting in an excellent transfer capability between the liquid and the bacterial film on the media.

The enormously high surface area combined with this excellent transfer capability creates the perfect habitat for bacterial growth. In addition, the sand grains bump into each other frequently knocking off excess debris and providing a self-cleaning function which allows new areas for bacterial growth. The Rainbow Lifegard Fluidized Bed Filter has been tested and proven to supply the highest level of effluent water quality and will respond quickly and efficiently to severe changes in ammonia levels caused by over feeding or the addition of too many fish at one time. To obtain highest water quality a Lifegard Fluidized Bed Filter should be part of the system.


* Tank Size: up to 600gal (2280L)
* Surface Area: 428ft2 (38.52m2)
* Dimensions: 3 x 7.5 x 26.75 (inches)
* Weight: 6lbs (2.70kg)

  • Weight: 10.7 lb
  • Height: 27 in
  • Width: 6 in
  • Depth: 6 in
Usually ships same day


Product Rating

  • No reviews for this product have been submitted

Place Order

List Price: $124.49
Our Price: $82.99
  (save $41.5, 33%)
No longer available

Related Products

Rainbow Lifegard Fluidized Bed Filter Media 3lb
List Price: $11.99
Our Price: $7.99
(save $4, 33%)


Hydroponic Supplies

Wholesale Accounts