TMC launches new V2PowerBox external filters

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Tropical Marine Centre has shown off prototypes of its new range of V2PowerBox external aquarium filters at the Interzoo 2010 trade show in Germany.

TMC says the new V2PowerBox externals are designed for both marine and freshwater use and come in three sizes spanning tanks of volumes from under 100 litres to up to 400 litres.

The boxy design provides lots of space for media and each filter includes multi-stage modular filtration trays which combine both mechanical and biological filtration and allow easy removal for cleaning or media replacement.

The filters include a push-button "QuickStart" priming mechanism which is designed to make the start-up process as simple as possible.

There are three models in the range. The V2PowerBox 100 Nano is designed for aquariums up to 100 litres and provides a flow rate of around 500 lph and uses 12.2 watts of electricity.

The V2PowerBox 200 is designed for tanks of up to 200 litres and produces up to 860 lph for 22 watts of power. The largest model, the V2 PowerBox 400, is claimed to filter aquariums of up to 400 litres and produces up to 1020 lph for 17 watts of juice.

TMC says the filters come complete with installation fittings and hosing. The filters go on sale later this year. Prices are to be confirmed.

This story was first published by the pet trade magazine Pet Product Marketing. PPM is available free by subscription to eligible members of the pet and aquatic trade.