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Recommended Accessories for Háifoss SandFall Filter

Model SFF454824A 

Filter Pad Refills

  The filter pads in your SandFall Filter should be cleaned at least every month and the carbon infused pad should be replaced every month in order to maintain an efficient chemical filter.  The foam filter pad will only need to be replaced when there is visable wear and tear, lkely every six to twelve month or so. 

Carbon Refill

Foam Filter Refill


  Many different types and brands of sand may work in the Sandfall.  We believe that the whiter the sand is the more realistic the sand fall will look.  Finer sand will also be more likely to be blown around the reservoir and your tank, so you may have to limit the amount of sand in the sandfall, which can reduce the sandflow.


TOP PICK  -    Imagitarium® Aquatic Substrate from Petco®


  • Provided with SandFall
  • Uniform Size
  • Whitest Sand Tested

  • Least Expensive Substrate

  • Available in 5lb or 20 lb bags


  • Some grains float
  • Causes cloudy water that can require 
     significant rinsing​


  Alternative:  Topfin® White Sand from PetSmart® is identical but usually slightly more expensive and not currently available on Amazon

RUNNER UP -  Caribsea Super Naturals Crystal River®


  • Less Rinsing Required
  • Does not Float as readily


  • Not as White

  • Smaller Grain, so blown out of reservoir more easily

  • More Expensive

  • Only Available in 20 lb bags on Amazon

GFCI Extension Cord

  A Ground Fault Circuit Interupter is a device that is designed to break a circuit if an imbalance is detected, such as a short in an underwater pump that may save your fish from accidental electrocution.  We recommend a GFCI circuit be used to protect all submersible items in your fish tank, such as heaters and pumps. If you do not have a GFCI protected circuit located near your aquarium you can use an automatic reset GFCI device such as this one.

Single Extension

Three Way Extension

Clarifying Agent

  After installation the water of your aquarium may turn cloudy.  This is primarily from the sand, but can also be from the resin rock.  Water changes are one way to clear this up, but you can also use a clarifying agent such as the one from Seachem.  This is generally safe for fish, shrimp, and snails.  In smaller tanks this can take several applications to resolve the issue.  Please follow the directions.

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