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AquaMaxx AF-RS170 Automatic Filter Roller


With its top-feeding design, the AF-RS170 is easy to integrate into almost any sump setup. Eliminate the need for filter socks and enjoy your aquarium with less maintenance with the AF-RS170 Automatic Filter Roller.Where to Buy

Achieve Cleaner, Clearer Water with Less Maintenance.

Remove the hassle of changing your filter sock every few days. The AF-RS170 completely replaces the need for filter socks, saving you both time and money. A clogged filter sock will trap decaying food and waste in the water column, wreaking havoc on your water quality if not changed frequently. With its automatically advancing filter fleece, the AF-RS170 effortlessly removes waste from your water column before it has time to break down. The result is cleaner, clearer water with less effort on your part.

A More Universal Fit.

Because the AF-RS170 is fed water from the top, it is easy to integrate into nearly any sump setup. Simply place your pipe drain or tubing directly above the unit- no fittings required.

This unit's dimensions and technical specs make it an especially ideal fit for the popular Red Sea REEFER 170, but it can also be used with other Red Sea models and similar sumps.

How Does it Work?

Water is fed top-side directly into the AF-RS170's internal chamber via a pipe or drain tubing. The water is then filtered through the exposed fleece. As the fleece begins to clog with detritus, uneaten food, and organic waste, the water will rise within the unit's chamber until it reaches the water level switch, which then triggers the AF-RS170's motor to wind the filter roll to a new, fresh piece. The water level will then drop, and the process will repeat itself until the roll is near its end.

Technical Specifications

  • Flow rate: 750 gph

  • Footprint: 5 7/8" x 4 3/8"

  • Height: 17 1/2"

  • Total Clearance Required: 10 1/4"L x 7 1/4"W

  • Optimum operation water depth: 4 to 5" (measured from the bottom of the unit)

  • Power Supply: 100-240v

  • Motor: 12v DC


Roll Specifications

  • Roll Width: 3.5"

  • Roll Length: 82 ft

  • Roll Micron Rating: 50µ


  • High volume filtration capacity

  • Minimal installation footprint

  • Self-assembly for easy cleaning

  • Automatic advance of dirty fleece

  • Top-feeding design for more universal fit

  • No fittings required for installation

  • Suitable for fresh and marine aquariums

  • Completely replaces the need for filter socks

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