Published at Friday, March 02nd, 2018 - 21:46:45 PM. Aquarium Equipment. By Judith Andrianto.
Test kits: These kits are vital to sustaining proper pH levels in the tank. Different fish need different pH levels. Many things can change the balance of the water from fish waste to food to anything that gets into the tank. Checking the level of the pH in the water is important. Pet shops also offer pH buffers to fix any problems your tank might have.
Filtration: There are many different types of filtration in this hobby, some better than others, but the 3 main components of filtration are mechanical, chemical and biological. Mechanical filtration is the removal of large particles in the water column through a foam filter or filter floss. Chemical filtration is the use of activated carbon to remove harmful chemicals from the water. Biological filtration uses porous media to attract beneficial aerobic bacteria to colonize and allow for the nitrogen cycle to take place. When choosing a filter, you should select one strong enough to filter your water 5-10 times per hour. So for a 50 gallon aquarium, you want a filter that pumps 250-500 gallons per hour.
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