Aquarium Polls


First Poll

What is your favorite brand of goldfish food?

TetraFin / Tetra
Nutrafin
Hikari
HBH
Laguna
Omega
Aquen
Wardley
Other Brand

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Second Poll

What is your favorite type of goldfish?

Pearlscale
Oranda
Lionhead
Ranchu
Fantail
Bubble Eye
Common
Comet
Black Moor
Ryukin
Other

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Aquarium Filters


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Various Aquarium Filters.

 

A filtration system provide an essential role in maintaining a healthy environment for your goldfish. Most filters provide biological , chemical , and mechanical filtration. There are several varieties of filters. These include the box filter, power filter, undergravel filter, and canister filter.

 

 

BOX FILTER

 

A main functions of the box filter is to provide chemical, biological, and mechanical filtration. These filters have been around for a long time and generally are not efficient at removing wastes from the aquarium. They have a low water turnover rate and are not recommended for cleaning large volume of water.

 

 

 

POWER FILTER

 

A power filter also provides chemical , biological, and mechancial filtration similar to the box filter but it is a lot more efficient than the box filter. It has a high water turn over rate and can keep the water in an aquarium very clean. Power filters are also very cheap so they are a good choice.

 

 

UNDERGRAVEL FILTER

 

An undergravel filter provide only biological and chemical filtration. It usually sits at the bottom of the aquarium. The aquarium gravel and other substrates act as the biological filter medium for this type of system.

 

CANISTER FILTER

 

The canister filter provides mechanical, biological, and chemical filtration. The filter sits outside the aquarium and is connected to the aquarium by long tubes. These types of filters are very efficient at cleaning large volumes of water.

 

 


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There are 4 comments
Posted by 6357 – UK
 

i dont have a filter, is that bad?

Posted by e
 

i use a power filter

Posted by Shery – N. Ill.
 

I use both a power filter and an undergravel and the only drawback to the undergravel filter is that my fish rearrange the gravel.

Posted by Angie – Earth
 

Underground filter are not a good idea. Be sure what ever filter you use that for your goldfish you have 100 x gph.