Canister filters are without a doubt the best choice for an Aquascape tank. They stay out of sight and are extremely effective at creating crystal-clear water. Some of the best Aquarists in the world rely on this type of filter for their tanks.
Same, do I need a filter for a planted tank?
Planted tanks do not require filters, however, it is more favorable to use a filter. It is more acceptable if the ratio of plants to fish is skewed highly in the plants favor. There are good reasons to include a filtration system on your planted tank.
Whatever the case may be, is a canister filter better? Canister filters are much more reliable when it comes to filtration for saltwater and planted aquariums. They aren't like power filters that can just be plugged in and placed on the tank. ... These require hoses, biological filtration, routine cleanings, and they're quite expensive.
Apart from that, can a canister filter sit next to the tank?
It is very difficult to get a canister filter "above" the natural syphon point in a tank unless the impeller is above the water line.. as long as the water line is above the impeller then the canister will work just fine.. As long as the canister is below the water level in the aquarium you should be fine.
Do you really need co2 for aquarium plants?
CO2 is arguably the most important element in the planted aquarium. It is required for respiration and growth by all aquatic plants, used in a process called photosynthesis. Plants require a constant supply of CO2 during the light hours, otherwise they can suffer.
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
Odyssea CFS 130 Hang on Aquarium Canister Filter External
Dimensions (Body)- 6.00" x 5.00" x 11.00"
Flow Rate: 120 GPH
Suitable for 30-40 gallon setups, Works with both freshwater and marine
Includes all media: filter pad, sponge
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
Finnex PX-360 Compact Canister Aquarium Filter
Filtration media includes activated carbon floss pad, sponge and ceramic rings
Perfect for both Aquatic and Turtle Aquariums up to 25 gallons
Completed accessories include durable water intake strainer, spray bar and filter hanger
Self-starting – just add water, plug in and Smart Pump will take over. Trapped air auto-evacuated every 12 hours to ensure maximum efficiency
Easy water changes eliminate need to lift heavy buckets. Simply attach hosing to output and Smart Pump does the rest
Removable, stackable media baskets eliminate water bypass and hold a total of 1 US Gal (3.9 L) of media
Compact 41.9 cm (16.5 in) tall design - easily fits under most aquariums
All filter media included - mechanical, chemical and biological
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
Fluval Canister Filter for Aquariums - 406 - 100 Gallon
Multi stage filtration for healthy fresh & saltwater aquariums
Suitable for aquariums up to 100 gallons. Flow Rate: 1450 LPH (383 US GPH)
Sound dampening impeller design for a quieter operation. The Fluval 406 Canister Filter has a unique square shaped canister design that holds 35 to 50 percent more water than round canister filters of similar size allowing better water flow through a complex cleansing path that maximizes contact with the filtration media
Equipped with a clog proof intake strainer and a dual layer foam screen. To prevent water from dripping onto the receptacle or plug,a “drip loop” should be arranged by the user in the cord connecting appliance to a receptacle
Built with a patented Aqua stop Valve, multiple filtration baskets, and rim connector assemblies; 3 year warranty.Media Capacity: 8.5 L
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
Zoo Med Nano 10 External Canister Filter, up to 10 Gallons
Water filter for nano tanks and aquariums up to 10 gallons
Created for use in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums
Designed to be easy for new users to prime, customize, and even open
This filter was also built to be convenient with a compact, space saving design and quiet, anti vibration brushings
Package includes the Nano 10 external canister filter, spray bar system for greater aeration, mechanical filter sponge, bio ceramic filtration media, and carbon chemical filtration media
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
MarineLand Magnum Polishing Internal Canister Filter, For aquariums Up To 97 Gallons, 10.5 IN (ML90770-00)
INTERNAL CANISTER FILTER: Submerged motor for quick and easy startup.
VERSATILE FILTRATION: Two refillable chambers house carbon or customizable filter media.
MICRON WATER POLISHING: High-efficiency polishing with the micron cartridge (included).
FOR aquariumS UP TO 97 GALLONS: Capable of filtering 290 gallons of water per hour.
Included Components: Marineland Magnum Polishing Internal Canister Filer (Ml90770)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
SunSun Hw302 265GPH Pro Canister Filter Kit
HW-302 Pro Filtration Kit, Good for up to 75 gallon aquariums
Flow rate: 265 GPH (1000L/Hr)
Dimension: 9" L X 9" W X 15.5" H
Pro Kit Includes Canister Filter, 3 White Filter Pads and 3 Media Baskets
Includes 1lb of Premium Filter Carbon, 1lb of Ceramic Rings and 1 Set of Bio Balls
Planted tanks are less work to maintain than conventional aquariums, but they require proper planning. Special attention should be paid to tank dimensions, lighting, substrate, fertilizers and choice of plant and fish species.
I usually rinse everything out every 2-3 months. Too much gunk collects in there and just sits. Canisters are great for pulling all that stuff out of the tank, but all the water still passes through it.