Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:56 pm Post subject: Filter Suggestion For Freshwater Aquarium
I am new to this community and Aquarium hobby too, I have been enjoying with a small 1.5 feet aquarium for the past 10 months, with that knowledge and happiness I am now stepping for a big one 5ftX1.3ftX1.3ft aquarium (fresh water). in the process of selecting a right filter for my new fish tank, I read a lot details over net and now I am so confused which one to go for, can some one please help me to select the right one for me please ? I am thinking to go for either top filter or canister filter, advises please.
Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:30 pm Post subject: Re: Filter Suggestion For Freshwater Aquarium
You will most likely need to use multiple filters (maybe 2).
Install one canister filter. Observe flow of water. You may see that the dirt from uneaten food and fish waste tends to gather in one location in the tank. This would mean that the flow is a bit deficient. Even if the canister provides good filtration, the flow caused by the outlet is not enough to
1> circulate the filtered water throughout the tank
2> circulate most of the water from the tank
If you find out that the circulation is not enough, then installation of a power filter or a second canister filter may be necessary.
There should not be a fast current of water. Else the fish will have to continuously keep swimming, which will tire them out. However, you will need to ensure enough filtration as well as circulation.
Canister filters are the best, since they do not intrude inside the tank, and are serviceable from outside the tank. You have not mentioned the budget which you have decided. If you mention a good budget figure, maybe a better suggestion can be provided. Canister filters are also available in used condition.
Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:27 pm Post subject: Re: Filter Suggestion For Freshwater Aquarium
all the best on the new tank, it all depends on the fish you are planning for the tank
-> if you are planning to go with community tank with samll and large fish go for canister or a large enough sump with a big pump + power filters for polishing the water
-> if you are planning only for large fish you can use bunch of power filters
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