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How to Install the Aquarium Water Filter Accurately

Owning an aquarium or aquarium in the house is a hobby for many people. Create a natural atmosphere for your home, in addition to being a place to relax after stressful working hours. To keep the water environment clean, installing an aquarium water purifier is a good option. The following article would like to share with readers how to install a standard aquarium water filter correctly.

- Habitat plays a significant role in the development of aquarium fish. In order to achieve the best quality of water and habitat for ornamental fish, water filtration equipment is indispensable.

- An aquarium is like a pond or miniature ecosystem, and it also needs the most basic requirements to help the creatures inside grow in a natural way. Those requirements are circulation, microbial systems that deal with impurities, waste treatment, and, finally light.

- In the aquatic environment, if there is no continuous circulation and exchange of water, the possibility of contamination leading to pathogens and lack of oxygen is excellent. Therefore, we must meet the circulation, metabolism, and purification of this miniature environment by installing aquarium water purifiers.

- All aquariums and aquariums from small to large are indispensable for water filtration equipment. The aquarium water purifier will help create circulating flows to produce oxygen and beneficial microorganisms. The beneficial oxygen, organic matter absorption, making in the water, etc. are all in the role of the water purifier. If you don't use a water purifier, you can only keep some types of aquarium fish that are easy to keep without oxygen and still have to change the water regularly.

1, What is an aquarium water purifier ?

There are also other names such as aquarium filter, aquarium filter, aquarium filter pump, or aquarium water treatment device, etc. In general, this is a device that helps clean the water in the aquarium or a lake Aquatic fish, thanks to the water filtration layers, are equipped inside. When installing a fish tank filter, water will remove waste, toxins, dirt, and other impurities. It helps clean and in the water at the same time enhances oxygen so that ornamental fish have the best living conditions. This is essential in the process of raising your fish.

Usually, the water purifier consists of 3 main filter layers.

Mechanical filtration layer (raw filter layer): will eliminate suspended substances and granular dirt in the water thanks to filtering materials. Chemical filtration class: will treat toxic substances that exist in the water by materials Filtered as activated carbon, crushed coral, and purified ceramic. Biological filtration: will remove waste, leftovers, and hazardous mushrooms. Here, there will be a biodegradable phenomenon; beneficial bacteria will eliminate and eliminate harmful ingredients.

2, Types of popular aquarium water purifiers

Waterfall filter

There are many types of electrical filters at different prices. They are easy to use and meet three basic requirements of aquariums: biology, mechanics, and chemistry. This type of fish tank filter usually consists of a microbiological wheel or an alternative filter to support additional biological support for the aquarium.

Pain filter

This type of filter is placed under a layer of pebbles at the bottom of the tank. It works thanks to an air pump or water pump. The bottom filter usually has a biological effect, although many products also include replacement filters to perform chemical or mechanical tasks.


This filter is an excellent choice for large-capacity fish tanks. Although it is a bit more challenging to maintain than other types, the external aquarium filter has the ability to filter water in an unbelievable way.

If you are still thinking and do not know how to choose an aquarium filter that is reasonable and suitable for your space. Don't worry. Here are the details :

- For tanks from 20 - 35

It is recommended to use waterfall filters. This type of filter is compact, easy to use, and cheap. Its features are also great, both sucking the bottom and filtering the surface scum. If the capacity is enough, you will not need to worry about water quality. It will create a clean, oxygen-rich environment, ensuring the healthy growth of aquatic plants.

- Tanks from 35 - 50

You should use large hanging waterfall filter codes, with a large filter material compartment, with an out end to create a circulating water flow to help filter water more evenly everywhere in the tank. In addition, some through filters, such as RS-288A, RS-188A can also solve filtration problems for tanks 35-50.

- Tank from 50 - 80

You should use barrel filters. Barrel filters are rated as the most efficient and intelligent filtration. But the tank filter is usually designed not to be too large, so it will be suitable and aesthetically pleasing for 50 - 80 aquariums. If you use quality and diverse filter materials, it will be a long time before you need to change the water for the aquarium once.

- For tanks from 80 cm, ornamental pepper aquarium

You can use wall filters or overflow filters for these types of aquariums. The upper or lower overflow filter is often used for glass tanks. The wall filter is designed for both glass tanks and small aquariums. If skillful, these types of filters will be designed quite discreetly without affecting the landscape in the aquarium.

3. How to place a fish tank filter

One of the steps that are often overlooked by people in the way of placing the aquarium filter is to bait water in the pump correctly. This will ensure that your filter works at the most optimal level. Besides, it can make the machine work longer.

Here are the three most basic steps on how to install the aquarium water purifier

  • Step 1: Clean the filtration system

- The first important thing you need to do is wash all parts of the water purifier before putting them into the water of the aquarium.

  • Step 2: Install the filter

- Follow the instructions that come with your filter; for example, place the exact location of the filtration system. The filter position must be placed under the gravel layer or attached to the back of the aquarium. Remember that the parts should be placed in the right position.

  • Step 3: Water bait

- When starting a filter without water will burn the engine. So you need to ensure the pump has been preyed before starting. Some fish tank filters have a bait button. In case there is no bait button, please follow the manufacturer's instructions. The simple bait is that you fill the pump using a straw or pour it directly into the pump.

4. Note for you

In the first month after installation, it is the most challenging time for players because the water environment in the tank is not stable. Plants, fish, and other aquatic organisms are not adapted to new water. The nutrition in the tank is not balanced ...

This is the period when moss and algae are very easy to outbreak. Trees and fish can die a lot and discourage new people from playing in fish tanks. However, those disadvantages can completely solve in some ways:

- The filter must operate 24/24 hours to remove dirt and help microorganisms develop as the foundation for the later water filtration process. Besides, the water flow created by the filter also helps some aquatic plants, as the flow will grow well.

- Light: Total time to provide light for aquariums should not exceed 12 hours/ day (minimum 8 hours/ day). The first week should reduce light to 50% of the total lighting capacity of the whole tank. In the 2nd week, gradually increase the light intensity. Doing this helps the aquatic plants gradually adapt to the new tank environment and easily stick to the tank floor. Only when the tree has grown roots, it will be eligible to grow. Besides, the new tank usually has excess nutrition. If the lighting is strong, the moss will produce too much to make the aquarium quickly degrade.

- Water replacement: This helps us eliminate excess nutrients in the new tank and make the water cleaner.

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