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What’s The Best Canister Filter Media?

In Aquarium Filtersby PaulK

What’s Nice About Canister Filters With canister filters, you don’t have to go with the media that comes with the unit. All the trays can be filled with whatever media you choose and there’s plenty more room to add more than enough. You can experiment with canister filters. With power filters, you’re sort of limited because of the lack of …

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How to Choose The Right Sized Canister Filter

In Aquarium Filtersby PaulK

When selecting a canister filter for your fish tank, you want to get one that can do the job! In other words, what is the turnover rate? The turnover rate is how many times per hour the water in your fish tank will go through your canister filter media. Normally, you want to turn over your aquarium water about 4-5 …

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Can a Canister Filter Sit Next To Your Fish Tank?

In Aquarium Filtersby PaulK

So you’ve decided to go with a canister filter for your aquarium and you’re not sure how to set it up correctly. This post will cover where to put your canister filter and other common mistakes to avoid so you can get the most out of your filter. Where to place your canister filter According to the manual on the …

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Will a Canister Filter Help With Algae Control?

In Aquarium Filtersby PaulK

A canister filter can help control algae growth in an aquarium, but it’s not the cure. Algae tend to grow in stagnant water so the better the water flow, the less algae will have a chance to grow. Canister filters create better water flow in your fish tank and if you use a canister filter with a wavemaker, that will …

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Fish Tank Filter Guide

In Aquarium Filtersby PaulK

Fish tank filters are used in aquariums to filter out the harmful chemicals that form in the fish tank water. There are three main types of filtration. Biological filters, that filter out the harmful ammonia and nitrates from fish waste. Chemical filters that filter out harmful chemicals like chlorine and metals, and Mechanical filters that filter out solid particles, like …

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What is The Best Aquarium Filter Media?

In Aquarium Filtersby PaulK

  Not sure what type of filter media you should use? I put together this short guide to help you understand the best type of media to use for each stage in the filtration process. Including some you may never have heard of. If you’re doing a DIY project or you just want to enhance your current filtration system this …

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How to Fix a Noisy Fish Tank Filter

In Aquarium Filtersby PaulK

  One thing I hate about power HOB filters is they can get pretty noisy. What if you could take that loud filter and make it quiet as an electric car? Firstly though, if you have a newer filter, it may be a bit noisy at first but give it some time to build up enough material inside the filter …

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Best HOB Filter: Marineland vs Aquaclear vs Fluval

In Aquarium Filtersby PaulK

  Today I’m going to compare three very popular brands of Hang-on-the-Back (HOB) Power filters for your fish tank. We’ll look at reliability, performance, ease of use, quietness, and other features for each brand. MARINELAND PENGUIN SERIES Penguin 100: 100 GPH, Up to 20 Gallon Tank, $14 Penguin 150: 150 GPH, Up to 30 Gallon Tank, $18 Penguin 200: 200 …