Units that are ideally used for mechanical and/or chemical filtration in saltwater aquariums and reef tanks, many canister filters are designed as combination biological, chemical, and mechanical filtration systems. Learn all about these types of filters, such as how they work, the various kinds of setups there are to choose from, their many uses, and more.
Used for mechanical, chemical, and/or biological filtration
in saltwater aquarium systems, canister filters are quite versatile. A canister filter can be used continuously, or added and run only when needed. They can act as a stand alone filter, or be used in combination with other types of filtration.
Here are some maintenance tips that will help prevent or lessen the further diminishing of a canister filter's water flow rate and operating efficiency.
Participate in this quick poll to tell your Guides and other saltwater aquarists if you use a canister filter with your system. If you do, then tell them what type of filtation you use it for, and what brand name of canister you have.
The best way to figure out what kind of canister filter you need is to determine what function you want it to accomplish, then decide from there which kind you should buy.
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