How to choose the right filterName: 100cm Up Filter System Big Glass Table Fish Tank,large fish tank,table Fish Tank,big fish tank
Material: Black craft glass, 5mm thickness
Cabinet color: white, black, red wood, Walnut color, or other color for choice.
Filter system: Upper filter
Starting with filtration, you will need to know:
1. The Volume of Your Aquarium
You can easily calculate your aquarium’s water volume by using the tank’s dimensions. Simply multiply the tank’s length x width x height / 1000. The result will equal how many litres of water your fish tank holds.
Example: You have a fish tank that measure 150 centimetres in length, 55 centimetres in width, and 55 centimetres tall.
150cm x 55cm x 55cm / 1000 = 453.75
Your aquarium capacity is 453.75 litres.
For the cleanest, healthiest tropical aquarium set-up, we recommend that all the water in the aquarium flows through the filter 4 times per hour.
453.75 x 4 = 1815
This means that the preferred filter for your fish tank has a flow rate of at least 1815 litres per hour.
There are a few different types of filters on the market and the type of filter you choose is going to dictate which aquarium water pump you are going to need. Consider the following set-ups:
Now that you know which type of filter you will need, you will need to think about the desired flow rate in your aquarium will be. Some aquarium livestock require a strong flow rate, like marine fish, and some Aquariums, like planted tanks, require much less flow. You will need to research the flow rate in which your fish / aquarium plants will prefer. You will need to adjust your pump size accordingly.
Consider the type of plumbing you have in your aquarium. Some set-ups are quite simple while others have more complex designs using aquarium sumps or external equipment. Whether your aquarium filter system is directly underneath your tank or across the space of a room, you will need to take into consideration the distance the pump will be required to move your aquarium water. The greater the distance, the stringer the flow rate your pump will have to have.
Many fish tanks have additional equipment that requires the tank water to run through them. Extra filtration, UV sterilisers, protein skimmers, etc., will need water flow; meaning aquarium pump flow rate will need to be greater than what is needed for the main aquarium inhabitants.
We cannot stress enough how important research is when shopping for aquarium filters and pumps. If you want to set up an extremely specialised fish tank, requirements will be different. If you need any further information and advice please contact our sales team on 01895 813 000.