Fishkeeping 101: Aquarium Filtration Basics

If you wish to become a successful aquarium hobbyist and to keep your fish alive and healthy, it is important that you understand the basics of aquarium filtration. The home aquarium is a “closed system,” which means that any wastes produced will remain in the same body of water until some type of filtration removes or neutralizes the wastes.If you wish to become a successful aquarium hobbyist and to keep your fish alive and healthy, it is important that you understand the basics of aquarium filtration.

Monthly Aquarium Cleaning – A Must!

Even if your home would not get the Mr. Clean award for being the neatest and cleanest home on the block it is not likely to make you ill. You can open the windows to let in fresh air, you can throw a load of laundry in the washer, and you can wash the dishes that have been stockpiling in the sink.

Fishkeeping 101: Standard Canister Filters

Canister filters offer several features and benefits to the aquarium hobbyist. Most are designed to be placed below the aquarium on the floor or inside the cabinet stand of the aquarium set-up. This provides an “out-of-sight”, essentially silent operation, perfect for the living room or bedroom aquarium.