best filter for 20 gallon aquarium

The Best Filter for Your 20-Gallon Aquarium

Whatever size aquarium you have, you need an efficient filtration system installed. Without a filter, the water in your fish tank will quickly become full of toxins that could harm or even kill your fish. Read this guide to discover the best filter for a 20-gallon aquarium and more. 6 Best Filter Systems for 20-Gallon … Read more

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5 Best Fish Tank Filter Options For Your Setup

Whether you have a freshwater fish tank or marine setup, you need a filter to keep your tank water clean and safe for your fish. But with so many types of filters available, which one do you choose?  In this guide, we review some of our favorite fish tank filters and provide you with all … Read more

Best Filter For 55 Gallon Tank

5 Best Filters For 55-Gallon Tanks

Every freshwater and saltwater aquarium needs an effective filtration system that offers mechanical and biological functionality to keep the tank water clean, healthy, and well-oxygenated. But there are so many filters on the market that choosing the right one is certainly a challenge.  Read this article to learn how to choose the best filter for … Read more

Best Canister Filter

Best Canister Filter

If you have a large tank and don’t want a box filter spoiling your view, you might want to consider a canister filter. If you keep a densely planted tank or one with fish species that produce a lot of waste, a canister filter will give you the power you need to keep the water … Read more

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Aquarium Sponge Filter: Our Top 6 Choices

While a sponge filter might not be the first type of filtration you think about for your fish tank, a properly sized sponge filter might be the best option. There are many benefits to using a sponge filter instead of a hang on the back filter or a sump tank, like if housing delicate livestock, … Read more

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Turtle Tank Filters

Turtles are cute, and they can make great pets, especially for kids. But setting up your very first turtle tank can be a challenge, as there’s a lot to buy, and the choice of equipment is seemingly endless. Although you may read otherwise, we can confirm that you definitely do need a filtration system in … Read more

Power Filter

Sponge Filter or Power Filter? Which Is Best For Your Tank

There are many different filtration systems out there, ranging in size, price, efficiency, and customizability. It can be difficult to figure out which filtration system is the absolute best choice for your aquarium and then to also find out what kind of filter media you should be running. However, for smaller tanks and quarantine tanks … Read more

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Undergravel Aquarium Filter: Top 5 Most Effective Cleaners

Whether you have a 125-gallon reef tank or a 5-gallon betta tank, you need a filter system if you’re going to enjoy healthy, long-lived fishes. How so? Well, all living creatures produce waste products. Those waste products, together with decomposing plant matter, leftover food, etc., kick off the nitrogen cycle in your tank. If the … Read more

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How to clean an aquarium filter

After setting up your aquarium and succesfully getting everything up and running, it can be easy to forget to do regular maintenance. Weekly water changes are something most aquarists will remember to do, but there’s more to keeping your aquarium healthy: don’t forget to pay some attention to your filter as well! It contains all the … Read more

Cheap & DIY Aquarium Filter Media Alternatives!

Cheap & DIY Aquarium Filter Media Alternatives!

I recently bought a large used canister filter (review soon!). Unfortunately, it came without any filter media. As ‘branded’ filter media can quickly become very expensive, I decided to go for the more DIY & budget route which worked out quite well. If you’re looking to fill up a canister filter (or even just a … Read more

Review: Eheim Classic 250 canister filter (Eheim 2213)

Because my fancy goldfish were recently moved from a tub to an actual aquarium, I switched from a pond filter to regular aquarium filtration in the form of an Eheim Classic 250 canister (also known as the Eheim Classic 2213). The Eheim Classic is one of the most popular canisters and has a 4.5 star … Read more

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Aquarium Filter 101 | Types Of filters

Choosing the right filter is one of the most important steps in setting up an aquarium, but with all the factors that you should keep in mind and the many different filter types and brands available, things can get slightly confusing. To hopefully clarify things a little, keep reading for a list of the most … Read more

aquarium biologische filtratie

How aquarium filters work

Proper filtration is, as most aquarists know, necessary to keep the aquarium water clean and fish healthy. The definition of “proper filtration” varies depending on factors like water volume, the amount of fish, how much water is changed every week and the amount of plants, but in almost every aquarium two different kinds of filtration … Read more

heat rock for turtle

Heat Rocks for Turtles: Necessary or Just a Nice Decoration?

Turtles are cold-blooded creatures that can’t generate their own body heat. That means you’ll need to provide adequate heat sources for your turtles to remain healthy and thrive.  Heat rocks can be an excellent way of helping to provide your pet with the crucial additional heat he needs and encouraging your turtle’s natural basking behavior. … Read more