Published at Thursday, March 01st, 2018 - 23:23:36 PM. Aquarium Equipment. By Karlina Brittany.
Because many mechanical filters require an air pump to operate, you may also need to think about pumps along with the previously mentioned freshwater aquarium equipment. Like other components, air pumps also come in several models and sizes. Air stones and power head pumps, for example, help aerate and keep oxygen levels up. A good rule of thumb is to always base the equipment you are procuring on the size of your tank.
Canister filters: Canister filters are very popular with medium sized to larger aquariums. These are external filters that pump water from the tank through a hose and into the canister filter, where it is forced through mechanical, chemical, and biological filter media and then back into the tank through another hose. Canister filters are so popular because of their ability to process large volumes of water through a lot of media. This is important for tanks with a lot of fish that produce a lot of waste. Using a canister filter will help polish your water until its crystal clear. One downside to canister filters is that they can be slightly harder to clean and begin to lose flow as they get clogged until they are cleaned out again. Because of this, if you are lazy about keeping up with regular filter maintenance, trapped debris and detritus can lead to an increase in nitrates. For this reason the canister filter has received the nick name "nitrate factory" among fellow aquarists.
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