Tank Sponge Bio

By · Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Tank Sponge Bio

Before going out to buy fish tank filter you need to do your research and make the right choice. Although most filters are designed to maintain quality of the water keeping the tank clean, not all of them fit aquarium ups. all wrong and choose the filter can be a costly mistake.

All aquariums need both mechanical and biological filtration to remain healthy. An aquarium filter can, as well as addressing these two areas also help to aerate the water in an aquarium in the same time.Â

So What are the different types of filters and are suitable for installation.

Box filters or corner filters, as they are called were the first aquarium filters available for home aquariums. They can contain a variety of filtering tools that allow them to deal with several different types of filtration, but tend to have a consumption less potent than most filters. These have tended to go out of fashion as the filters more powerful have come onto the market, but still a good filter for smaller tanks and breeding tanks.

Canister filters are more powerful filters suitable medium and large tanks. These filters force water through the filter media instead of letting it flow through other filters do. therefore are suitable for tanks that require a high level of most filtration. the filters take a variety of filtration media for the exchange of the media to deal with different conditions.A filter tank sitting outside the tank, either behind or under it.Â

Power filters have become the most popular type of filter. are easy to install and simply hanging from the back or side of the tank, causing the filter of the media easier to change than the boat filter. the biological filter can be increased by the addition of a bio wheel. These are best suited to small and medium tanks.

Under gravel filters as the name suggests are placed under the pump draws water gravel. Along the gravel filter water, as goes. are relatively easy to maintain, but can clog. not recommended for planted tanks because they can damage the roots of plants.

Diatomic specialized filters are filters used to remove fine particles as the diatomic algae water. result, since these Occasional use should ensure they are better off buying the filter can have an insert of diatomic instead of investing in one of these.

Sponge Filters are just a sponge that is placed on water intake. These are actually used for rearing fry in small tanks could be trapped by the consumption of water and are not really suitable for anything but the smallest aquarium at home.

Drip dry or wet filters are designed to help This filter oxygenation. water trickled over a bed of filter media, such as plastic balls to help increase the surface and oxygenate the water. These are increasingly popular.

Fluidized bed filters are relatively new on the market but fast becoming stick popular. any size tank using sand as the filter media. This results in a large surface area makes them a very effective biological filter, but may take longer initial cycle.

So I think a little about your system filter. Â If you're tempted by a starter package including tank, lights, and the search filter to ask some questions to make sure it is a business and not a white elephant.

Nick North is a keen freshwater aquarium enthusiast and spends a great deal of his time writing articles to promote the hobby to anyone interested in taking it up as a pastime. He has now got his own website aimed at the new aquarium enthusiast which gives lots of useful information on starting your first freshwater aquarium. If you found this article useful check out the site at:


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