Aquarium & Fish Tank Filtration Systems & Supplies | Petco

A refugium is an external tank, usually smaller, that is used to house smaller fish and invertebrates for cultivation and/or feeding the fish in the display tank. It can be connected to the main tank and is sometimes apart of or separate from the sump. You can even get a hang on the back of the tank type refugiums or DIY a power filter to use as a refugium. See the DIY for more information. A refugium provides isolation for those more delicate specimens that can easily and quickly become food for the larger fish in the display tank.

There are four basic styles of filters used for fish and turtle tanks:

I do NOT reccomend them due to experience. I have a goldfish in a somewhat small tank and it does not, IN ONE BIT, keep the water clean in any way, shape or form. I think Aquaclear Filters are good though.

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1. Filters are used for other fish species so why not use a filter for a betta tank. Corner filter is a smaller plastic box filter which sits on the bottom of the fish tank, above the gravel in a corner of the fish tank. The box contains layers of filter media (floss, ceramide rings, gravel, charcoal…) through which water is sucked through and filtered before exiting from the top.

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If you have a fish tank that hold over 200 gallons of water, you should consider a Fluval FX4 or FX6 canister filter. They are external filters designed to keep very large fish tanks clean and clear for a long time with less maintenance. They are a great choice for busy people who don’t have many time to clean the filter. Like other products from Fluval, these external filters are well constructed and very easy to set up, they are also designed to be convenient in use and maintenance for the users.

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Your aquarium filter helps increase the quality of the water in your fish tank. Most think of mechanical filtration when it comes to aquarium filters but as you will soon see, there are some other fish filter types that you need to know about. are on the higher end of the price scale but they are pricey for a reason. They work very well. Often there are multiple trays for a canister filter with each tray providing a type of filtration. The first tray could be a sponge that filters (mechanical and biological) the large particles. The second tray could be filled with zeolite that removes ammonia from the water (chemical). The third tray could be activated carbon which would further filter (chemical) the water. Most canister filters push the water from the bottom of the canister to the top but some work just the opposite. Find out which way yours works to get the most out of the canister filter. This is our personal choice of aquarium filter on most of our freshwater fish tanks.Sponge filters can provide a cheap and effective form of biological filtration. Water flows through the airlift tube allowing a colony of beneficial bacteria to grow in the sponge. There is no chemical filtration with this method and the mechanical filtration is very weak. You must do frequent water changes if this is your only form of filtration. Many breeders use the sponge filter in conjunction with a bare bottom tank. After feeding their young fish they will siphon any remaining food to prevent the water quality from detiorating. Frequent water changes are performed because it aids in the rapid growth of the young fish. Fish breeders don't have to worry about mechanical or chemical filtration as much because they are performing frequent water changes.Saltwater hobbyists frequently use multiple power heads situated in a way that allows them to control the flow of the water in the tank or even better, to create turbulent water flows. Saltwater tanks usually require more water movement than . Constant water movement prevents dead zones in a tank and keeps uneaten food suspended in the water column so that the fish can eat it or the mechanical filtration and/or protein skimmer can get rid of it.