Canister filters will provide your aquarium with superior mechanical and
chemical filtration in a low-key manner. Usually inconspicuously hidden in
your aquarium stand, canisters not only have the advantage of excellent
filtration, but they are also quiet, convenient and easily customizable to
specific aquarium needs.
Due to their highly customizable nature, canister filters can be adapted to
an endless array of aquarium environments. For example, if your inhabitants
produce an excessive amount of wastes, the canister can be tailored to
optimally filter it out by utilizing large amounts of mechanical media in
varying coarsenesses. Or, if your fish must have sparkling clean,
consistent water conditions, chemical medias, such as carbons and resins
can be used. Ceramic rings and sponges can also be used and are best
employed against high levels of ammonia.
Canister filters can also be added on to, resulting in even better water
quality. A water chiller or heater can be easily integrated into a canister
by plumbing it directly to the filter. A UV sterilizer can also be added by
running the outlet tube of the filter into the inlet of the sterilizer, and
running the remaining tubing from the sterilizer outlet back into the
One of the most efficient, versatile and user-friendly types of filtration,
canister filters provide all aquarium owners with the ability to maintain
the best possible water quality for their tank without detracting from the
beauty of it.