All About Filtration

by Jul 18, 2020

Here in this series of articles, we will discuss all about filtration for our planted aquariums. From the types of filtration (mechanical, biological, and chemical filtration) and how it relates to Mother Nature’s natural filtrations, to the types of filters that we can use and their pros and cons, and what to consider in looking for the best filter for our planted aquariums, are thoroughly discussed in this section. 

Types of Filtration

Nature has its own natural water-filtration processes long before we humans tampered over it. From wetlands, which serve as natural kidneys that remove 20 to 60 % of metals in the water, trap 80 to 90 % of sediments from run-off, and eliminate 70 to 90 % of the water’s nitrogenous waste. It is essential to understand the functions of a good filtration for planted aquariums and our faunas, what it removes and what it retains, and the benefits/pros and cons of each type.

Types of Planted Aquarium Filters

In this 6 Parts Series of articles, we will discuss the types of filters that we can use in a planted aquarium, how they work, their features, pros and cons, and other tips on how to maintain them. How to take care of your beneficial bacteria and not accidentally kill them is discussed too.

What to Consider in a Planted Aquarium Filter

In this article, we will discuss the factors and considerations in order to be able to choose the best filter/s for our planted aquarium/s. A filter should not be overly complicated and should be a master of its sole purpose, and that is to provide good to excellent mechanical and biological filtration.

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