Fish Tank Filter – overview of types

Fish Tank Filters

Types of Fish tank filter – a brief overview! Box Filters: The box filter is simple and efficient for small aquariums and fish bowls. One filter is perfect for your 10 gallon (or smaller) tank.  They are plastic boxes fitted with a perforated lid and a lift tube.  The lift tube connects to an air … Read more

AquaClear still a fish tank filter powerhouse after all these years

AquaClear 110 filter

     AquaClear has been making the world’s best-selling clip-on aquarium fish tank filter since 1978. Its success and longevity are a result of consistent design quality. AquaClear is known for the clip-on aquarium power filter. In fact, they claim to have invented the first one ever with a hermetically-sealed pump in the late 1970s. … Read more

Tetra Fish Tank Filter for Happier Fish

Whisper IQ filter

The Tetra ‘Whisper’ fish tank filter provides a great choice for up to 330 gallons per hour filtration, ranging from just 3 to 70 gallons tank size. This review looks at the range and what you can expect from the Whisper IQ, EX Power, Internal Power and Whisper Power filter. An aquarium filter not only … Read more

Fish Tank Filtration and You: A Foundation to Your Healthy Tank

Mechanical Biological Chemical Filtration

Happy fish, happy life. You didn’t buy a fish tank full of lovely fish just to watch them live a mediocre life, did you? I didn’t think so. I’m sure you know that you need filtration for your tank. However, there’s a lot more than just purchasing a filter. You have to make sure you … Read more

Filtration – Keep Your Fish Tank Clean Your Fish Need It

Filtration for Happy Fish

It may seem like a very basic concept, but keeping your fish tank clean is one of the most important things you can do for your fish. Good filtration is key.  It’s right up there with getting them food and keeping them in water! What are the repercussions of letting your tank get filthy? There … Read more

Best Fish Tank Filter for Small Tanks: Finnex PX – 360 Compact Filter

Finnex PX filter

If you are the owner of a small aquatic or turtle aquarium and find yourself searching for a way to keep the tank as clean, odor free, and healthy as possible, then you may want to look into buying a compact, canister filter.  The Finnex PX – 360 Compact Canister Fish Tank Filter might be … Read more

Nitrates can kill fish

Nitrate NO3

For anyone new to keeping fish there is a lot of information about keeping fish safe from the effect of ammonia and nitrites in the water. There is less written about the potentially deadly effects of nitrates in the aquarium. Nitrate is less toxic to fish than ammonia and nitrites, but it can still kill … Read more

Great Quality for The Money: Hydor Professional External Canister Filter

Hydor Professional Filter

When you have a large aquarium, it is extremely important to have a good grasp on water filtration. After all, with that much water, bad things can quickly get out of hand. If you own a large tank, then most experts will tell you that having a canister fish tank filter is the way to … Read more