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Nu-Clear 500 Series Modular Canister Filters provide the ultimate in aquatic life support systems for consumer and commercial freshwater and saltwater aquariums, fountains, or ponds. With several mechanical, chemical and biological options to choose from, Nu-Clear filters have the flexibility to fit all your aquarium and pond applications. The Nu-Clear 500 Series Modular Canister Filters are appropriate for aquariums up to 90 gallons and for ponds up to 600 gallons (the Model 547 Biological Filter and 566 Activated Carbon Filter can handle larger tanks). The different models may be used on their own or in combination with other models to provide the appropriate filtration system. Examples:
  • The Nu-Clear filters work well when used in series with a mechanical filter (Model 522, 530 or 533) placed before the biological filter (Model 546 or 547). If using two mechanical filters in series always place the filter with the higher micron size first so that you trap the larger particles before the water travels to the second filter.
  • The filters can also be used in parallel for tanks over 90 gallons and ponds over 600 gallons.
  • Adding a Canister Filter Extension the filter will increase the filtration capacity to 180 gallons for an aquarium and 1,200 gallons for a pond.

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Nu-Clear Canister Filter User Manual

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Inland Seas Nu-Clear Model 522 Canister Filter
Inland Seas Nu-Clear Model 522 Mechanical & Chemical Canister Filter, 100 micron cartridge
List Price: $243.95
Our Price (price includes free shipping!) $183.54
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The Inland Seas Nu-Clear Model 522 is perfect for ponds up to 600 gallons and freshwater and saltwater fish only tanks up to 90 gallons. The 18 sq. ft. 100 micron poly-screen cartridge does not trap debris in the fibers of the material like other cartridges, so it may be simply rinsed clean and does not require bleaching. This filter will hold 1.5 lbs of activated carbon for absorbing water yellowing compounds and other dissolved organics. Includes pressure gauge and 1.5 lbs of pre-bagged premium Inland Seas Marine and Reef Activated Carbon.

Other Features:
  • Heavy duty molded PVC construction with a stainless steel lid clamp for secure leak free operation
  • 2 year manufacturer guarantee
  • Filter bodies are approximately 13" wide and 12.5" tall (overall width with fittings is 15). An additional clearance of 8 above the filter is required to remove the cartridge for cleaning
  • Can be used with the Model 1522 Extension Kit to double the filtering capacity
  • 1" FNPT inlet and outlet ports allowing for higher flow rates (up to 1,200 gallons/hr) than similar filters with 3/4 ports.
  • All models come with adapters for 3/4" and 1" hose, stainless steel hose clamps, Teflon tape, and a drain valve
  • Does not include pump, hose or a method for connecting the filter to your tank. We highly recommend using the Inland Sea Suctions and Returns with the Nu-Clear Filters, and we carry several models of aquarium and pond water pumps.
Extension Kit for Model 522
Inland Seas Nu-Clear Model 1522 Extension Kit for Model 522, 100 Micron Cartridge & Carbon Filter
List Price: $206.95
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The Nu-Clear Model 1522 Extension Kit doubles the height of the Nu-Clear filters, allowing the use of two cartridges and twice the amount of carbon. The extension kit for the Inland Seas Nu-Clear Model 522 Canister Filter, 100 Micron Cartridge & Carbon Filter includes the extension housing, 18 sq. ft. 100 micron poly-screen cartridge, and a 1.5 lb bag of premium Inland Seas Marine and Reef activated carbon. It expands the capability of the Model 522 Canister Filter so it can handle freshwater and saltwater fish-only tanks up to 180 gallons and ponds up to 600 gallons.

All extension kits include the body extensions, stainless steel band clamp and 1" mpt port plug. Extensions kits include a plug for the redundant inlet on the bottom filter. It is not recommended to mix different types of cartridges or media (i.e. Do not use a Model 522 with Extension Kit 1547, only use the Model 522 with the 1522 Extension Kit).
Inland Seas Nu-Clear Model 530 Canister Filter
Inland Seas Nu-Clear Model 530 Mechanical Canister Filter, 25 Micron Cartridge
List Price: $216.95
Our Price (price includes free shipping!) $163.17
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Inland Seas Nu-Clear Model 530 is perfect for ponds up to 600 gallons and freshwater and saltwater fish only tanks up to 90 gallons. The 30 sq. ft. 25 micron cartridge has 20% more surface area than other similar filters. The cartridge traps particles larger that 25 microns and polishes the water crystal clear. The cartridge can be cleaned and reused.

Other Features:
  • Heavy duty molded PVC construction with a stainless steel lid clamp for secure leak free operation
  • 2 year manufacturer guarantee
  • Filter bodies are approximately 13" wide and 12.5" tall (overall width with fittings is 15). An additional clearance of 8 above the filter is required to remove the cartridge for cleaning
  • Can be used with the Model 1530 Extension Kit to double the filtering capacity
  • 1" FNPT inlet and outlet ports allowing for higher flow rates (up to 1,200 gallons/hr) than similar filters with 3/4 ports.
  • All models come with adapters for 3/4" and 1" hose, stainless steel hose clamps, Teflon tape, and a drain valve
  • Does not include pump, hose or a method for connecting the filter to your tank. We highly recommend using the Inland Sea Suctions and Returns with the Nu-Clear Filters, and we carry several models of aquarium and pond water pumps.
Extension Kit for Model 530
Inland Seas Nu-Clear Model 1530 Extension Kit for Model 530, 30 sq. ft. 25 micron cartridge
List Price: $168.95
Our Price (price includes free shipping!) $127.14
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The Nu-Clear Model 1530 Extension Kit doubles the height of the Nu-Clear filters, allowing the use of two cartridges. The extension kit for the Inland Seas Nu-Clear Model 530 Canister Filter, 30 sq. ft. 25 micron cartridge includes the extension housing and a 30 sq. ft. 25 micron poly-screen cartridge. It expands the capability of the Model 530 Canister Filter so it can handle freshwater and saltwater fish-only tanks up to 180 gallons and ponds up to 600 gallons.

All extension kits include the body extensions, stainless steel band clamp and 1" mpt port plug. Extensions kits include a plug for the redundant inlet on the bottom filter. It is not recommended to mix different types of cartridges or media (i.e. Do not use a Model 530 with Extension Kit 1547, only use the Model 530 with the 1530 Extension Kit).
Inland Seas Nu-Clear Model 533 Canister Filter
Inland Seas Nu-Clear Model 533 Mechanical Canister Filter, 25 Micron Cartridge
List Price: $235.95
Our Price (price includes free shipping!) $193.63
You save $42.32!
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The Inland Seas Nu-Clear Model 533 is perfect for ponds up to 600 gallons and freshwater and saltwater fish only tanks up to 90 gallons. The 30 sq. ft. 25 micron cartridge has 20% more surface area than other similar filters. The cartridge traps particles larger that 25 microns and polishes the water crystal clear. The cartridge can be cleaned and reused. This filter will also hold 1.5 lbs of activated carbon for absorbing water yellowing compounds and other dissolved organics. Includes pressure gauge and 1.5 lbs of pre-bagged premium Inland Seas Marine and Reef Activated Carbon.

Other Features:
  • Heavy duty molded PVC construction with a stainless steel lid clamp for secure leak free operation
  • 2 year manufacturer guarantee
  • Filter bodies are approximately 13" wide and 12.5" tall (overall width with fittings is 15). An additional clearance of 8 above the filter is required to remove the cartridge for cleaning
  • Can be used with the Model 1533 Extension Kit to double the filtering capacity
  • 1" FNPT inlet and outlet ports allowing for higher flow rates (up to 1,200 gallons/hr) than similar filters with 3/4 ports.
  • All models come with adapters for 3/4" and 1" hose, stainless steel hose clamps, Teflon tape, and a drain valve
  • Does not include pump, hose or a method for connecting the filter to your tank. We highly recommend using the Inland Sea Suctions and Returns with the Nu-Clear Filters, and we carry several models of aquarium and pond water pumps.
Extension Kit for Model 533
Inland Seas Nu-Clear Model 1533 Extension Kit for Model 533, 30 sq. ft. 25 micron cartridge
List Price: $181.95
Our Price (price includes free shipping!) $135.54
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Extension kit for the Inland Seas Nu-Clear Model 533 Canister Filter, 25 Micron Cartridge. Kit includes extension housing, and a 30 sq. ft. 25 micron cartridge. Expands the capability of the Model 522 Canister Filter so it can handle freshwater and saltwater fish-only tanks up to 180 gallons and ponds up to 600 gallons.

Nu-Clear 500 Series Extension Kit Features:
The Extension Kits kits double the height of the Nu-Clear filters, allowing the use of two cartridges. All extension kits include the body extensions, stainless steel band clamp and 1" mpt port plug. Extensions kits include a plug for the redundant inlet on the bottom filter. It is not recommended to mix different types of cartridges or media (i.e. Do not use a Model 522 with Extension Kit 1547, only use the Model 522 with the 1522 Extension Kit).
Inland Seas Nu-Clear Model 547 Biological Filter
Inland Seas Nu-Clear Model 547 Biological Filter with Bio Balls
List Price: $205.95
Our Price (price includes free shipping!) $160.00
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The Inland Seas Nu-Clear Model 547 is perfect for applications where a biological filter outside the tank or pond is desired, or when existing biological filtration is not sufficient. The filter contains three gallons of premium 1 Bio Balls with a combined surface area of over 60 sq. ft. on a high flow grid. This is enough biological filtration for systems up to 180 gallons. Although this filter resists trapping, we suggest using it after a Model 522 or Model 533 mechanical filter.

Other Features:
  • Heavy duty molded PVC construction with a stainless steel lid clamp for secure leak free operation
  • 2 year manufacturer guarantee
  • Filter bodies are approximately 13" wide and 12.5" tall (overall width with fittings is 15). An additional clearance of 8 above the filter is required to remove the cartridge for cleaning
  • Can be used with the Model 1547 Extension Kit to double the filtering capacity
  • 1" FNPT inlet and outlet ports allowing for higher flow rates (up to 1,200 gallons/hr) than similar filters with 3/4 ports.
  • All models come with adapters for 3/4" and 1" hose, stainless steel hose clamps, Teflon tape, and a drain valve
  • Does not include pump, hose or a method for connecting the filter to your tank. We highly recommend using the Inland Sea Suctions and Returns with the Nu-Clear Filters, and we carry several models of aquarium and pond water pumps.
Extension Kit for Model 547
Inland Seas Nu-Clear Model 1547 Extension Kit for Model 547, Biological Filter w/ Bio Balls
List Price: $155.95
Our Price (price includes free shipping!) $120.00
You save $35.95!
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The Nu-Clear Model 1547 Extension Kit doubles the height of the Nu-Clear filters, allowing the use of twice as many bio balls. The extension kit for the Model 547, Biological Filter w/ Bio Balls includes bio balls. It expands the capability of the Model 547 Canister Filter so it can handle freshwater and saltwater fish-only tanks up to 180 gallons and ponds up to 600 gallons.

All extension kits include the body extensions, stainless steel band clamp and 1" mpt port plug. Extensions kits include a plug for the redundant inlet on the bottom filter. It is not recommended to mix different types of cartridges or media (i.e. Do not use a Model 547 with Extension Kit 1522, only use the Model 547 with the 1547 Extension Kit).
Inland Seas Nu-Clear Model 566 Activated Carbon Filter
Inland Seas Nu-Clear Model 566 Activated Carbon Filter
List Price: $224.95
Our Price (price includes free shipping!) $170.00
You save $54.95!
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The Model 566 canister filter is perfect for ponds and systems with a large bio-load. This filter will hold seven pounds of activated carbon for absorbing dissolved organics, odors, etc. Includes seven pounds of premium activated carbon.

Other Features:
  • Heavy duty molded PVC construction with a stainless steel lid clamp for secure leak free operation
  • 2 year manufacturer guarantee
  • Filter bodies are approximately 13" wide and 12.5" tall (overall width with fittings is 15). An additional clearance of 8 above the filter is required to remove the cartridge for cleaning
  • 1" FNPT inlet and outlet ports allowing for higher flow rates (up to 1,200 gallons/hr) than similar filters with 3/4 ports.
  • All models come with adapters for 3/4" and 1" hose, stainless steel hose clamps, Teflon tape, and a drain valve
  • Does not include pump, hose or a method for connecting the filter to your tank. We highly recommend using the Inland Sea Suctions and Returns with the Nu-Clear Filters, and we carry several models of aquarium and pond water pumps.
Extension Kit for Model 566
Inland Seas Nu-Clear Model 1566 Extension Kit for 566 Activated Carbon Filter
List Price: $160.95
Our Price (price includes free shipping!) $120.00
You save $40.95!
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The Nu-Clear Model 1566 Extension Kit doubles the height of the Nu-Clear filters allowing the use of twice as much activated carbon. The extension kit for the Nu-Clear Model 566 Activated Carbon Filter includes a 7 lb bag of Inland Seas Marine and Reef activated carbon.

The extension kits include the body extensions, stainless steel band clamp and 1" mpt port plug. Extensions kits include a plug for the redundant inlet on the bottom filter. It is not recommended to mix different types of cartridges or media (i.e. Do not use a Model 566 with Extension Kit 1530, only use the Model 566 with the 1566 Extension Kit).
Inland Seas Nu-Clear Model 506
Inland Seas Nu-Clear Model 506, Empty Filter Body
List Price: $164.95
Our Price (price includes free shipping!) $124.74
You save $40.21!
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The Inland Seas Nu-Clear Model 506 is a filter body without any filtration media. You can fill the filter with your own bio balls, carbon or other filter media. It comes with full flow grid, but it does not come with cartridge plug for use with micron cartridges.

Other Features:
  • Heavy duty molded PVC construction with a stainless steel lid clamp for secure leak free operation
  • 2 year manufacturer guarantee
  • Filter bodies are approximately 13" wide and 12.5" tall (overall width with fittings is 15). An additional clearance of 8 above the filter is required to remove the cartridge for cleaning.
  • Can be used with the Model 1506 Extension Kit to double the filtering capacity
  • 1" FNPT inlet and outlet ports allowing for higher flow rates (up to 1,200 gallons/hr) than similar filters with 3/4 ports
  • All models come with adapters for 3/4" and 1" hose, stainless steel hose clamps, Teflon tape, and a drain valve
  • Does not include pump, hose or a method for connecting the filter to your tank. We highly recommend using the Inland Sea Suctions and Returns with the Nu-Clear Filters, and we carry several models of aquarium and pond water pumps.
Extension Kit for Model 506, Empty Filter
Inland Seas Nu-Clear Model 1506 Extension Kit for Model 506, Empty Filter
List Price: $109.95
Our Price: $82.74
You save $27.21!
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The Nu-Clear Model 1506 Extension Kit doubles the height of the Inland Seas Nu-Clear Canister Filter Model 506, Empty Filter. The extension kit include the body extensions, stainless steel band clamp and 1" mpt port plug. No filter media is included.
Extensions kits include a plug for the redundant inlet on the bottom filter.