Category: Aquarium Filters

Aquarium filters provide the very important role of removing toxins and chemicals from the water in a home aquarium. This is vitally important for the well being of the fish. A good fish tank filter or aquarium flitration system will provide three important types of filtration. They are biological filtration, chemical filtration and mechanical filtration. To maintain a healthy environment in a fish tank all three of these types of filtration need to be met.

There are several different types of filters to choose from and each has it pros and cons. Most filters today will provide an adequate job with all three types of filtration. You can use power filters, which hang on the outside of the tank, canister filters which are also outside of the aquarium, and undergravel filters which use the gravel for filter media. Powerheads can be used with ungravel filters to improve performance of the filter.