High-quality aquarium sponge filter for efficient biological filtration
Supports large bacterial populations to break down aquarium waste
Dense, high-quality foam ensure reliable longer lasting aquarium use
The difference is in the quality of the foam sponge. Hikari Aquarium Solutions Bacto-Surge Foam Filter employs the highest-quality foam sponge they could source to provide outstanding mechanical and biological filtration. Extreme foam density allows for greater surface area per square inch to support significant levels of beneficial bacteria. In addition, the unique air dispersion design maximizes uplift to pull aquarium water through the foam at a higher rate resulting in optimal conditions for beneficial bacteria AND thorough aquarium filtration.
Hikari Aquarium Solutions Bacto-Surge Foam Filter features locking internal connectors to prevent separation during operation and a heavy base to reduce chances of the sponge filter from floating.
Sponge Filters & Breeding Aquariums
Breeding and raising fish is one of the most exciting and educational facets of the aquarium hobby. To ensure the safety and health of the fry, you must employ filtration gentle enough not to harm them, yet strong enough to maintain healthy water conditions.
Sponge filters have proven to be an excellent solution for filtering breeding aquariums, as they:
Include no moving parts to harm the fry
Provide an efficient form of biological filtration
Allow water flow to be adjusted to meet the needs of the fry
Are easily cleaned in aquarium water, preserving beneficial bacteria
In addition to a sponge filter in your breeding aquarium (which should be around 5 gallons in size), you will also need an air pump, a check valve, an air control valve, and a heater. The check valve will prevent flooding if power is lost, and the control valve will allow you to adjust the air output to the perfect level for the fry.
With the right equipment, you and your family can experience the excitement and rewards of breeding fish.
Which aquarium filter is right for you? Today's aquarium filters include undergravel filters, power filters, canister filters, wet/dry filters, and internal filters. Read more to make the smart aquarium filter choice.
Unlike natural aquatic systems, toxic compounds accumulate quickly in an enclosed aquarium system. Without a natural means to efficiently remove these toxic compounds or wastes, conventional aquariums are dependent upon filtration devices.
There are three basic types of aquarium filter media and each performs a different job to help keep a clean and healthy aquarium environment. This article gives a basic overview of the three main types of filter media.
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