ReptoFilter® 125GPH Reptile Terrarium Filter

Tetrafauna ReptoFilter 125GPH reptile terrarium and turtle tank filte
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Using Whisper® filtration technology, the ReptoFilter® provides quality three-stage filtration, removing debris, discoloration, odors and ammonia from terrariums with up to 55 gallons of water. Filters at 125 gallons per hour. Uses large ReptoFilter cartridges.

The design allows for operation in shallow-water environments, making it ideal for creating waterfalls. A top lid keeps reptiles out of the filter chamber while providing easy access for replacing filter cartridges.
ReptoFilter® 125GPH Reptile Terrarium Filter is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is a Miracle!! We have had our turtle for almost 20 years and the ReptoFilter has been a blessing that we could have never imagined. I honestly bought it because it was cheaper than replacing the filter system I've used for years (and have had to replace multiple times). When we first turned it on we had to look to make sure it was even working! It is SO QUIET and still after a few months remains just as quiet. It cleans the water like nothing ever has. I still can't believe it. ReptoFilter, where have you been all my (turtle's) life? LOL
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It just stopped working after less than a week! I have purchased this filter for my small turtle and today it just stopped running. It is as if it is not even plugged in at all. I don't know what to do. I just purchased this a week ago.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Filter! Easy to clean and really keeps the water clean. Beautiful design. I keep a Phillips screwdriver handy and remove the bottom pump cover each time I clean. (Be very careful the screws don't go down the drain. A magnet works for retrieving them) An old toothbrush is the only other tool needed. The pump cover snaps off easily to remove any debris that might get in. It takes me 5 minutes to clean and add a new filter. The filter lasts at least a month. The best aquatic turtle filter I have used.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cheap, easy to use, not good for filtering It's cheap, easy to use/set up, but it's not very good. I've bought multiple of these filters in the last 5 years. Each one continues to die after a couple years. The suction cups aren't enough to hold the weight of the filter, so you have to figure out a better way to get it to stay where you need to. The filter cartridges need to be changed more frequently than in any other filter I've used, but the water quality in my tank is awful despite this. The filter itself isn't very easy to clean. It needs to be a little easier to take apart and clean out the motor if need be. Because the motor will give you trouble at some point, trust me. Overall, it's just not a good filter for turtles.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Stopped working after about 2 months I purchased my ReptoFilter from my local PetSmart. The filter worked great for about a month and a half with regular filter changes. But after the around the 2 month I changed the filter and the pump never came back on. I have made every attempt to get it started again without success.This is now my 5th purchase of different types of filters to use for my Turtle tank. I was told that this one was made just for reptiles and tanks of this nature and it would last. I do not want to have to purchase a new filter every 2 to 3 months.Please assist or instruct me on how to repair and keep my filter running successfully.Thanks
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from after a year of use motor locked up today we had it for about a year its a ok filter my 12 year old bought it with her own hard earned money now we are with no filter till we have the money to get a new one she upset now cause we can't get her one right away and I'm upset at the quality i dunno if it even has a warranty or if they can send a motor to us its locked up i took it apart and the propeller will not even spin the motor just hums the shaft that it goes on is not moving at all i tried to move it and its completely locked up guess we got a lemon story of our lives it never fails to happen to us seems like and usually the compony won't help so i dunno what to do for now cause the turtle tank is starting to smell guess we have to drain it this weekend this is really frustrating cause it shouldn't lock up the smaller filter we had before lasted 5 years and still worked till we upgraded to this larger tank and this filter so i dunno if you see this tetra please email me if you stand behind your products ....?????
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from partial troubles The filter is great and works wonders. Well did. The last few times I have changed the filter it has still been spitting out murky water and I have no clue how to fix it. Any help would be appreciated.
Date published: 2016-06-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great filter aside from the suction cups We've had this filter for about 3 years and it works well aside from the fact that the suction cups never stay stuck --- they always slide down. And, finally one came loose and went missing. We cleaned the tank and can't find it anywhere. Now the filter keeps falling in and the tank went murky. I need another suction cup or another filter and I'm just not happy that a "perfectly good" filter itself is useless. I'd give it 5 stars if I had a resolution to the sliding (and now missing) suction cups.
Date published: 2016-05-24
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I did not know there was a hanger option on the 125 GPH reptofilter. I asked a previous question regarding the filter sitting directly on the tank floor due to suction cups were not holding. Is the hanger built in the filter and I am clearly overlooking?

Asked by: jpoyner
No, you should have received one with the filter. I believe it is usually attached, but can be removed and adjusted for various heights. I will reach out to you via email. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-06

Just bought the new reptofilter (125) and suction cups won't hold. Is it ok for the filter to sit on the bottom of the turtle tank?? It's in my child's room so it makes me worry!

Asked by: jpoyner
No, we would not recommend that because it may fall over into the tank. This is not a safety issue for your child, but it will not clean the tank correctly, etc. There are a couple of things you can do. One is to take the suction cups and soak them in hot tap water for a few minutes. There may be a coating on them that is preventing them from "sticking" to the tank wall. Secondly, raise the water in your tank so you can use the hanger with one suction cup. Turtles prefer deeper water anyway as they love to swim. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-05

Does anyone have the specs for the design? (i.e. width, etc.) I need it for a school project. Thanks

Asked by: HodgeWalker
5.5 X 4.5 X 10, 8 watts, 115 v, .07 a BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-30

Repto Filter replacement filter cartridges do not include the "sponge" that is in the filter....Are replacement cartridges available?  It is very difficult to clean, I would like to order several, along with the filter cartridges  (large 125 filter)

Asked by: Alta
We no longer product the bio foam, we make bio scrubbers for this filter, instead. Currently they are not sold separately. This should change soon. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-14

My Moter is acting up a lot. I clean it, but still. Should I buy another Moter? Can i from you guys? My store doesn't sell it separately.

Asked by: Chili
Remove the impeller from the motor and clean it with distilled white vinegar. Swab out the motor with a q tip soaked in vinegar as well. Also, make sure the water level in the tank is high enough to cover the entire bottom half of the motor by a few inches. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-02-24

I just sent a message about my filter & Moter. But it takes 2 medium charcoal filters, nor large ones. So maybe it's another one. It has a large housing that fits inn the corner.

Asked by: Chili
Sounds like you have the Decorative Reptofilter or possibly the Viquarium. http://www.tetra-fish.com/Fauna/Products/reptile-equipment/decorative-reptofilter-turtle-basking-area.aspx or http://www.tetra-fish.com/Fauna/Products/reptile-equipment/viquarium-kit.aspx. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-09

How do we dispose of the filter bags? I dont feel okay just throwing this thing away. Are they biodegradable? If not, do you have any that are biodegradable?

Asked by: Budu
Basically, you toss them in the trash. Unfortunately, no, we do not have any made from biodegradable materials at this time. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-02-22

Can I use large bio-bags with the Reptofilter 125gph?

Asked by: Rickey
Yes, you sure can! BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-02-21
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