The Genio-2 is the second model of an older line of external filters of the well known Italian SICCE brand. It had a patented priming system featuring an internal air-pump which was used for the suction of the trapped air.
|Flow:||750 lt /hr|
|Power:||220 V / 17 W|
|H max:||1.7 m|
|Canister Volume:||4 lt|
|Media Baskets:||2 x 1 lt|
|Pipes:||Inflow / Outflow|
|Mechanical Media:||Coarse Sponge / Fine Filter Wool|
|Biological Media:||Medium Grain Matrix|
|Made in :||Italy|
|SICCE Genio-2 retail Box|
|SICCE Genio-2 user manual|
|SICCE Genio-2 overview|
SICCE Genio-2 with 2 lt of mechanical and biological media filtration and a flow rate of 750 lt /hr can be used to filter aquariums up to 250 lt successfully.
Aquarium max volume is calculated based on normal fish stocking and the use of high porous biological filtration media.
|Opened SICCE Genio-2 canister with two media baskets|
|SICCE Genio-2 mechanical filtration media coarse sponge and fine synthetic wool.|
|SICCE Genio-2 suggested biological filtration media - Medium grain pumice stone aka Matrix|
|SICCE Genio-2 Outflow and Inflow pipes with included hose and quick connect tap.|
|SICCE Genio-2 Inflow pipe with 2 suction caps and priming plate.|
|SICCE Genio-2 Outflow pipe with suction caps and extension|
|SICCE Genio-2 quick connect tap installed|
Although the patented priming device is theoretically good, in practice the air-pump is very weak making it a very slow process. Therefore, it is more preferable to follow the all time classic "suck on the outlet pipe" method to prime the filter.
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