Do you have the right filtration?

When setting up a fish tank, many people don’t know where to begin when it comes to filtration. Some choose the least expensive option. Some choose a filter based on recommendations on the filter packaging. Others go with what is suggested by the salesperson at the local pet supply store. We have many clients who buy an improper, or incompatible, filter when beginning their aquarium adventures; they then have to upgrade or replace their existing ones at added cost/time/frustration. Some have even lost fish because their filters were not adequate for their tanks and animals.

So what guidelines SHOULD you follow? We recommend:

  • Choosing CANISTER filters big enough to handle the amount of waste your tank produces. Bigger tank+many fish= more waste.
  • Choosing a filter that provides enough water flow to maintain adequate oxygen levels. Taller/larger tanks may need additional filters for added flow.
  • Picking a filter that is both quiet, reliable, and long-lasting.
  • Learning what type of filter is compatible with your tank. Salt tanks need biological filtration as well as mechanical filtration; freshwater tanks need filters large enough to accommodate chemical filtration.

We have many years of experience with filtration, and are constantly researching new products and cutting-edge aquarium technologies.

Call us for a free consultation- we’d be more than happy to help you make the right decisions!

 

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