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  • Added by: bagfilters @ 15 Oct 2014 12:21
    Filters and filter maintenance
    If you are an experienced fish keeper you more than likely have had your fair share of problems with filters of all kinds including Buy Air Filter ,power filters ,hang-on filters etc. Honestly after probably 25 years of experience ,I can tell you that I prefer hang-on filters purely because they cause minimal disruption to the ornaments and inhabitants of your tank when you are doing maintenance ie. cleaning the filter media(sponges etc.)In addition to this ,the best I have ever used(in my opinion) is Aquaclear(Hang-on filter) by Hagen. Of course ,by saying this I do not wish to detract from the value of market leaders like Eheim and Fluval .Be careful when you buy a filter because often pet shop owners will try to palm a "cheap" but "very reliable" Chinese product onto you. Now don't get me wrong ,there might well be a Chinese filter that is a quality product but I have not found one yet . When you choose Liquid Bag Filters it is a good idea if you buy a filter that does a combination of mechanical, biological and chemical filtration .The Aquaclear is a biological filter with a semblance of mechanical filtration. For a chemical filter you could build in a sump filter or buy a larger canister filter although small tanks as well as any size tank which are well planted will not need as much filtration. Usually you could get by with the Aquaclear(hang-on filter) on it's own. Mechanical: removal of suspended particles of matter from t ...

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