Using filters that work with your saltwater aquarium’s filtration system is crucial. Bacteria and algae thrive when you don’t have proper filtration in place. There are three types of filtration:
- Mechanical/Physical: This removes debris from the tank by running the tank water through a felt sock or pad.
- Chemical: This lowers levels of chemicals like phosphates and nitrites that can grow toxic at high levels. This is done by running water through filtration media like activated carbon, which bonds with those harmful chemicals and removes them from the water.
- Biological: The removal of waste or bad bacterial growth. This is done by good bacteria, which convert harmful chemicals into harmless ones.
At Fish and Coral Store, we stock every kind of aquarium tank filter so your tank can be the healthiest and happiest possible.
In addition to aquarium filters for sale, we have everything else you need for your saltwater aquarium. Whether you are hunting for a new saltwater tank, need fish food, or require aquarium tools, Fish and Coral Store has it all. Check out our selection online.
Fish and Coral Store is run by two fun-loving aquarists who are your source for expert advice and high-quality aquarium supplies on the West Coast. We also offer a variety of saltwater fish if you are looking to add to your tank. We have years of experience and can help you create a healthy environment in your saltwater aquarium.
Ideally, you will have one of each kind of filter: a mechanical filter that runs water through felt, a chemical filter made of porous media, and a biological “filter” of microorganisms that eat harmful chemicals and waste in the water and convert them into harmless chemicals.
At Fish and Coral Store, we have all three types of aquarium filters for sale, as well as all the extra parts you need to maintain them.
Yes, make sure you buy a filter that’s recommended for the size of your tank.