All About An External Aquarium Filter

aquarium air pump

Just outside of the water tank, anĀ external aquarium filter is installed. Water is taken out of the aquarium, debris is cleaned, and the water is then reinjected. Exterior filters store more content than interior filters. Therefore, they don’t need to be serviced as frequently.

These filters run on electricity and can perform various filtration tasks, including biological, mechanical, and chemical filtration. A healthy habitat requires improved biological filtration, as this is the primary cause of fish death in aquariums. Exterior filters allow enthusiasts to control the amount of water flow, oxygenate the tank, plus remove water from the tank using a pipe. Next, the fluid goes via mechanical filters, which remove debris before entering biological filtration, which aids in the growth of beneficial bacteria via collapsing ammonia into more minor hazardous components, which can be removed with regular water changes. A pipe returns fresh water to the tank. External filters are pricey, but they work wonders.

Which one is better between internal and external aquarium filters?

  • Internal filters are suitable for aquariums with a limit of 25 gallons or somewhat more. However, if the fish tank is large and the fish are dirty, upgrading to external filters for better flow rate and less effort is recommended.
  • Large volumes of filter media are stored in external filters. They catch dirt and particles floating in the air. They also affect dissolved contaminants in water.
  • Thanks to an external filter, your fish tank’s water will be crystal clear. An external filter allows one to go much more without washing or renewing its filter media.
  • On the other hand, external aquarium filters are larger and heavier than internal aquarium filters. Even if one doesn’t have to do it very often, cleaning these is a good idea.