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Elite Stingray Filter 5

by Elite
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)

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  • Suitable for aquariums up to 25 litres
  • 120 Litres per hour
  • The Elite Stingray filter provides effective mechanical, chemical and biological filtration with zeo-carb and foam filter media inserts.
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Item Weight322 g
Product Dimensions15.4 x 11.8 x 6.8 cm
Item model numberA140
Weight320 grams
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Best Sellers Rank 5,525 in Pet Supplies (See top 100)
Shipping Weight349 g
Date First Available8 Aug 2009
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  • Each order comes with 1 x Elite Stingray Filter 5
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    Elite Stingray Filter 5

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    38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
    Style Name:Stingray 5|Verified Purchase
    I have one of each size of stingray filter, and they all have shown excellent performance to-date.

    They are quiet, easy to clean, reliable, and they look good too.

    There is an issue with the cost of zeolite replacements. My advice is to take them out from day one and discard them. The zeolite does effectively remove ammonia from your tank, but that is what the bacteria are meant to do in your filter. The idea of 'cycling' a tank, is to cultivate a nice balance of good bacteria in your filter and gravel. If you remove the ammonia chemically with the zeolite, you starve off the bacteria, and so your tank can not be maintained unless you endlessly replace your zeolite every 4 weeks. If you're new to fish keeping, I suggest you read up on 'cycling an aquarium' before you start buying the fish.

    So, remove the zeolite cartridges and stuff the space with filter wool or other fish-friendly filter material.

    Second issue is injury to fish - not from being sucked up the filter - this is NOT an issue with adult fish and has never once happened. But when you suction cup the filter to the glass, a very small 0.5cm gap remains between glass and filter. So what, you might think? What could fit down there? A guppy will, and a tetra, and even a danio. I know from experience! Fish will find any crevice in your tank to explore/jump into, and if you don't spot them in time, they're dead.

    Solution? A non-toxic sheet of tank friendly silicon did the trick for me, tucked between the filter and the glass, or you can stuff filter wool behind the filter. Anything to stop little fishies going in there.

    Pros - Filters quick, quietly, lots of water agitation for great oxygen exchange. No noise, simple to clean. Lasts a long time, even in hard water.
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    48 of 51 people found the following review helpful
    Style Name:Stingray 10
    I'm cursed: Every filter i've ever had has always had a rattling impeller- these being an interpet PF mini (the worst filter in the world- suction cups that kept coming loose, how fiddly it was and and how ineffective it was) them I moved onto a TetraTec Easycrystal 250 (how extremely ineffective it was as i even saw fish waste coming back into the tank, how you couldnt access the impeller and also how loud it was). The Easycrystal eventually broke altogether and so my search for an effective and quiet filter began again. I heard that the Fluval U1 was very good but there were some extremely criticising reviews of it as well. I had been eyeing the stingray since i ditched the PF mini and so decided to buy it. The reason I needed a quiet filter is because my tank is right next to my bed (and i can't move it anywhere else).

    The stingray came in a compact box and was smaller than I had expected. I was a bit worried when steam came out of the filter when I submerged the filter in the water, but apparently thats just the zeolite reacting with the water. I turned the filter on and the sudden strong current blew my curious fish across to the other side of the tank. I then aimed the head at the side of the tank which rectified my problem. The filter was quiet apart from a small rattling noise.

    After a couple of hours the stingray had cleaned up the mucky water the EasyCrystal had left behind leaving it crystal clear. I was impressed until:

    Two days later the rattling noise was louder and the sound continued to grow until it started to irritate and frustrate me, this must have been a faulty unit which was surprising as there was an orange QC passed sticker on the box.
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    16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Keep it clean to keep it working efficiently. 17 April 2012
    Style Name:Stingray 10
    We have the elite stingray 10, it is the only filter we have ever had for our tank, and have had it about 4 years. It is working as well now as the first day we bought it. The carbon baskets, I was advised to change every 6 weeks, but I confess I do not change them that often. The sponges we clean in aquarium water, as is normal, but only change those if they become split or raggy.
    But you need to remove the bottom of the motor/pump where the impeller is and clean that regularly, get all the sludge and muck out. We also have hard water here, so that needs knocking off as well. I had not done it for a while, an oversight on my part, and the filter was not working so well, but now I have dealt with that, it is back to perfect again.
    I would totally recommend this product, it works well for us and we have no complaints with it.
    It does come with instructions of how to take it apart and what needs cleaning.
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    17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great filter 28 Feb 2011
    By Mike
    Style Name:Stingray 15
    It's quiet, it looks good, and is very, very effective. The top of the filter can be twisted to aim the flow at the side of the tank if it's too powerful.

    Please select the right size filter for the right size tank as it is a powerful piece of kit.

    Does its job, keep the water crystal for a LONG time!
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 3 Dec 2012
    Style Name:Stingray 15
    My old filter didn't do a great job of cleaning Malawi Cichlid waste, but when i changed over to the stingray, my water went from slitly murky and full of poo to crystal clear and most of the waste gone!
    What a filter.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 7 Sep 2013
    Style Name:Stingray 10|Verified Purchase
    Very good filter

    Very quiet
    Nice Shape
    Overall I would recommend this filter to anyone that needs a new filter 😀
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Very pleased with fast delivery and good quality
    Published 4 days ago by Christopher Donaldson
    1.0 out of 5 stars terrible quality
    Worst filter i have ever seen or used
    Published 8 days ago by lisa pawson
    5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for small tanks
    Bought one of these because of the rating and it filters my small tanks perfectly. Cannot use in my 200 gallon aquerium for obvious reason but works a treat for small tanks! Read more
    Published 8 days ago by John
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good filter.
    Does what's it meant to.
    Published 14 days ago by Colin Goodsir
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good filter, pretty quiet, but fiddly cover and carbon cartridges
    I've been using Elite 5 for a small betta tank for nearly a week now, and so far I've been quite happy with it. Read more
    Published 19 days ago by YelRom
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Looks good, easy to maintain
    Published 24 days ago by Alistair Dormon/ElizabethDormon
    5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Filter
    Brilliant filter. Before this I had a filter which came with my tank, it almost killed all my fish it was that bad, so I bought this and within days my tank was clear as day. Read more
    Published 24 days ago by Adam Holloway
    5.0 out of 5 stars ... who has a small tank and he thinks it's great. Work really well
    Bought this for my nephew who has a small tank and he thinks it's great. Work really well.
    Published 26 days ago by Asif Choudri
    5.0 out of 5 stars filter
    Good filter,have had lots of cheap filter/air pumps but they all get clogged up easy and need cleaned out weekly,this one is far superior and really quiet would recommend getting... Read more
    Published 28 days ago by kevinfindlay
    5.0 out of 5 stars perfect, small quite and powerful
    perfect, small quite and powerful...for the price on amazon you cant go wrong.
    Published 1 month ago by J. Lyons
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