Canister filters are simply aquarium filters, which get rid of water from your fish tank via the intake tube, valve, or sieve and then run it via filter media within a pressurized canister. Afterwards, the canister pumps the filtered aquarium water right back to the fish tank through the spray bar or spill way.

Canister filters normally draw water up the lift tube and then out of the aquarium to the canister or external filter. The water is then pushed via a series of filter media in order to clean the water from the aquarium. Of great importance to note is that the flow direction normally varies between brands and models of canister filters. It can be back-to-front, bottom-to-top, outside in or center-out based on the specific model or brand of canister filter.

The best aquarium canister filter offers mechanical, biological, and/or chemical filtration depending on the type of filter media you opt to use in your canister filter. After water has gone via the filter media inside the sealed canister, it’s pumped back to the fish tank. Canister filters utilize water pumps in order to move water because their system is sealed.

A good number of the canister filter models bring with them integral water pumps that are normally built either into the base or to the cover. Nevertheless, some models need a different external water pump.

Here are some of the reasons you should use a canister filter:

They remove impurities   
remove impurities
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During the process of mechanical filtration, water passes via different filters and channels of different sizes. Ultimately, the process gets rid of harmful particles. The medium through which water flows prior to getting to the tank is highly complicated.

Consequently, you can rest assured that there’s nothing harmful that can harm either the water or fish. The canister is able to eliminate any kind of impurities inside the aquarium.

They filter toxic materials inside the aquarium

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The biological filter in a canister conducts a highly important process to filter any toxic material in your aquarium. While a mechanical filter eliminates tangible impurities, a biological filter on the other hand reduces or eliminates poisonous organic content that’ likely to be formed inside the aquarium tank.

Whenever the fish inside the aquarium urinates or breaths, ammonia gas is usually produced which can result to the death of your fish. Consequently, the presence of the biological filters normally eliminates the toxic material.

They help to acidify water inside the aquarium

acidify water inside the aquarium
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Chemical filters contained in the canisters improve water by acidifying it. That way, it helps the fish in the multiplication or recreation process. Additionally, the organic water that’s poisonous from the decaying and deceased matter is chemically removed.

They help to minimize noise inside the aquarium

Canister filters are noiseless. They can successfully clean both salt and fresh water aquariums. The truth is that they boast satisfying results.

The canister filters bring with them a package that’s extremely easy to set up. Additionally, the filter features a filtering process, which includes 3 renowned stages, which are chemical, physical, and biological purification.

They effortlessly unlock and lock system

 effortlessly unlock and lock system
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Canister filter systems bring with them an unlocking and locking system that is fixed with handles to purposely carry it along. They are also handy for priming purposes. The truth is that filling the tank with water is extremely simple.

This is because the drainage pipes are linked always. With the handle curled to the right position. The tank filter normally pumps water that streams straight into the tank. Immediately the tank is filled up, it tends to be connected with a filter that begins the filtration system immediately.

They minimize media cleaning

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The canister filters contain medium baskets, which are highly instrumental in obstructing water that flows into the wrong places. Chance of water purification is extremely high because of the well-interlocked media bins.

One cleaning in 3 – 6 months is definitely enough. The tank filter usually brings with it a media bag fitting as well as various valves.

Conclusion

Owning an aquarium at home is one of the most satisfying things you can ever do. Having a canister filter in the aquarium will ensure you benefit from all of the above benefits.

I am Carolyn, 26 years old and living in California. I graduated from San Diego State University, my major is Business Administration. I am managing the blog www.petful101.com because I love animals very much, especially dogs. I have 7 dogs, 2 cats and 5 fishes. I walk with my dogs every weekend and I also join the dog club in my area. We often take care of the dogs which are left and have no home. I adopted 4 dogs within my 7 dogs. I hope that you will love my blog as much as you love animals.