Archive for the Filters Category

The Location For A Deep Sand Bed

The deep sand bed (DSB) is a popular filtration addition used by many aquarists. Also, interest is added to the aquarium – the DSB over the course of time should develop its own population of life. Using live rock for bio-filtration is popular nowadays. Linking the live

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The Fluidized Bio-Filter

Bio-filters in marine aquariums are of enormous importance. Without the nitrogen cycle that is provided by Nature all aquarists would soon be in trouble. All those bacteria working away so industriously are doing us all a favour. Bio-filtration, or the life support system as some aquarists call

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You Need To Have Enough Filtration In Your Aquarium

A successful marine aquarium is a wonderful sight. It doesn’t matter whether it is a fish only, coral only, or fish and coral system, there are certain items that need to be up to the job. The first essential requirement is seawater quality, closely followed – at

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The Canister Filter – A Thing Of The Past Or Still Useful?

Technology marches on and there are quite a few devices that are available for use with a marine system. The canister filter is not new and has been with us for a considerable period. Canister filters are made by quite a few manufacturers. They are usually shaped,

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Aquarium Filter Media – Is There Such A Thing As The Best One

The function of the filtration is to ensure that the relevant nutrients in the water are processed. These nutrients occur due to the inhabitants being kept in a closed environment – the aquarium. Of course life in the ocean also creates waste yet the ocean is so

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Is There Such A Thing As The Best Aquarium Filter?

Filtration in the marine aquarium supports the number one requirement, and that is water quality. Whether the system is a fish only aquarium or reef aquarium, water quality is paramount. The next most important requirement is lighting for a reef aquarium. The question here is a little

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What Is The Best Filtration Media To Use In A Canister Filter?

Canister filters have been around for decades. They’re usually shaped like a canister (strange that) but can also be square. The media sits in the canister under the ’lid‘, and it is in or on the lid that an electric motor is placed. Water to the filter

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Why Is Aquarium Filtration Such A Hot Topic

The marine aquarium hobby was once viewed as very hard, very expensive, and needing a touch of magic. The first two were correct, but not the latter, that simply being how it probably appeared to anyone not in the hobby but perhaps with a spattering of knowledge. There was little knowledge of the needs of captive marine life, and for the most part (the biggest most part) only very hardy life in very small numbers survived for any length of time, and that was usually measured in months.

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The Canister Filter – Any Use In The Marine Aquarium?

The canister filter has been in use for decades. Freshwater aquarists were the first to make use of them and they still do. Then along came the marine aquarium and the canister filter was employed to support those to. Canister filters have been around for so long that they are now very dependable and failures are rare.

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