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How to choose the Best Aquarium Filter for your Fish

So youíve finally decided to bring a new hobby to your life and
thatís keeping a tropical fish, you might need all the equipment
in order to keep the fish full alive. Itís true that before
getting a fish, there are lots of thing to do. In maintaining
an aquarium, you can actually take care of it without much work
at all. Before anything else, you should know how to keep the
tank in good condition.

To get started, you should choose what size of tank will fit
your style. If youíre a beginner, it will be good if you start
with a small aquarium first. This will take less expense plus
the fact that it helps you concentrate in taking care of your
aquarium. If time comes when you are at ease in keeping a small
aquarium, you can shift to a larger one.

One of the important equipment for you to have in your aquarium
is the filter. Filter is a device that removes impurities from
the water of your aquarium by way of fine physical obstacle or
by chemical procedure. It is recommended that you use an
under gravel filter since itís not expensive and it keeps the
debris totally out. But how you can choose the best filter for
your aquarium? Furthermore, getting the right filter can save
you lots of hours in maintenance.

The following tips can be helpful for you to find the best
filter around.

1. You should know the three kinds of filtering systems that is
needed in your tank: biological, mechanical, and chemical.

2. Think about the different types of filters and their
functions. Wet-dry filters are compatible to saltwater tanks
since they give biological, chemical, and mechanical
filtration. Although they are quite expensive but entail less
maintenance operation than other types.

3. Mechanical filters are designed to remove impurities by way
of filter floss and filtering particles.

4. Chemical filtration process uses activated charcoal just to
remove unwanted dissolved wastes in the water.

5. Set up first the biological filter before adding fish to the
tank. Biological filters use bacteria to crack ammonia and
nitrates. If you wish to add more fish too soon, the bacteria
canít keep up then the level of ammonia will rise in the tank
thus killing the fish.

6. In buying an aquarium kit, you will get an under gravel
filter. This kind of biological filter pulls water that is rich
in oxygen through the gravel.

7. You can opt to some sponge filters. Sponge filters are
efficient and cheap.

With the above tips, finding the best filter for your fish will
be easy for you.

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