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Aquarium Canister Filters & Filtration

Benifits of Aquarium Canister Filters & Filtration Systems

Before setting up a home aquarium there are many things to learn and a lot of research should be done prior to buying anything. For instance, when deciding what type of filter to use, there are many different kinds and you should research them all to see what type is right for you. Canister filters tend to be one of the best types.

Canister filters are cylinder shaped filters that sit outside the tank, either behind it or below it. They have two valves: one that takes water in which then goes through a series of filters and then through the other valve that expels is back into the tank. Most are large with some sitting about 15" high and they usually can run for months at a time without any maintenance. This makes them great for fish tank owners who do not have a lot of time to mess with keeping a tank clean. Depending how big your tank is will determine which size filter you need, but they come in many different sizes so you can find one that suits your needs very easily. Canister filters are a wonderful option for any size fish tank and they will keep your aquarium looking and smelling beautiful all year long.

Canister Filter Efficiency for the Cost of a Power Filter

Penn Plax Cascade Canister Filter 500 ()

There is no question about the efficiency of canister filters and why they tend to be more expensive than other types of filters. The Penn Plax Cascade Canister Filter 500 is one that offers the same superior filtration for under $100. Don't be mislead by the price of this filter. It gives the same superior filtration capabilities as some of the more expensive brands.

EHEIM Classic External Canister Filters (For 92-159 gallon Aquariums; Model 2217; 264 GPH)
EHEIM Classic External Canister Filters (For 92-159 gallon Aquariums; Model 2217; 264 GPH)
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