Archive for December 28th, 2010
For many people, the peace and beauty of a home aquarium is something that can’t be described, but is irreplaceable. There’s something about an aquarium full of beautiful aquatic life that brings peace to the mind and soothes the soul . This is the second most important reason to choose aquarium supplies that are high quality; the first most important reason is of course to protect and extend the life of the aquatic animals that give so much to you.
There are two essential aquarium supplies that must be high quality – the aquarium filter and the aquarium heater.
While there are many different types and styles of aquarium heaters, the two that are best for maintaining a constant temperature in your aquarium are smart heaters and undergravel heaters. Smart heaters monitor the temperature of your aquarium’s water automatically, and turn on or off as needed to maintain a constant temperature. Undergravel heaters work in much the same way, but offer even heat distribution throughout the entire tank.
As with heaters, aquarium filters also come in a variety of types and styles . Power filters are compact and affordable, but don’t offer the high level of filtration that canister and undergravel filters do. Canister filters sit outside the tank, and pump water out of the tank, through the filter, and then back into the tank. Undergravel filters use the gravel as a filtering medium, and like canister filters, don’t pose any risk to fry if you breed fish.
When choosing these two important aquarium supplies, you’ll need to take into consideration the size of your tank. Filters and heaters are designed to handle different sizes of aquariums, and obviously ones that are designed for smaller aquariums aren’t going to be adequate for larger aquariums. When choosing a heater, look for the proper power rating for the size of your tank. Likewise, look for the proper size filter to accommodate the size of your tank.
The health of your fish and other aquatic life depends on choosing the right aquarium supplies. They should be the right types for the size of the tank, and of course should be as high quality as you can afford. Choosing high quality supplies will not only extend the life of your fish, but also ensure that the peace you get from your aquarium will always be there when you need it.