Poll: What types of filter are you using for your fish tank?
Power Filter
Canister Filter
Internal Filter
Wet/Dry Filter
Sponge Filter
Undergravel Filter
[Show Results]
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
What filter is everyone using for your aquarium or pond?
01-12-2013, 02:40 AM, (This post was last modified: 01-12-2013, 02:43 AM by Ram.)
Ram Offline
VIP Member


Posts: 1,112
Threads: 247
Joined: 02-20-2012
Reputation: 2
Question  What filter is everyone using for your aquarium or pond?
I have an EHEIM Classic 2213 canister filter in my main tank. Three other aquariums have Hydro Sponge Filters in them.

I chose Canister filter for its efficiency, and also for its quiet nature. Canister filters are the most efficient aquarium filters because of the amount of filter media they have on the top of the high flow rate. My EHEIM makes no noise at all until I put my ear against it.

I chose hydro sponge filters for my other tanks because I mainly use the other tanks as shrimp tanks or fry tanks. All other types of filters might pose a threat to small fish fry as well as baby shrimps, because they can be sucked into them. Sponge filter does not have this problem, and it is just as efficient in biological filtration. With a single air pump and a few valve split the air tubing, I easily power the 3 sponge filters in 3 tanks.

I have details of my main tank setup as well as some videos in the sticky thread in my sig if you are interested in taking a look. Smile

What types of filters do you have in your fish tanks? Why did you choose them?
(To vote on the poll, please pick the filter you use for your main tank in case you have more than just one aquarium).
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Help me plan my 125gal aquarium GreenAmy 11 1,128 07-08-2017, 06:08 AM
Last Post: JenSTL
  "Blackwater" planted aquarium Fishbone 42 3,166 05-05-2017, 02:58 PM
Last Post: Fishbone
  Do you fast your aquarium fish? Ram 12 9,151 08-06-2016, 05:17 AM
Last Post: remnant
  new aquarium Mark Roberts-Stevens 1 624 07-31-2016, 07:08 PM
Last Post: Thor
  What fish would you recommend for a beginner who wants an aquarium? maxen57 10 1,211 07-01-2016, 12:16 AM
Last Post: Thor
Heart Video of how to set up a planted aquarium Thor 2 2,501 06-26-2016, 03:03 PM
Last Post: GreenAmy
  Question about planted aquarium and fishless cycling GreenAmy 32 2,897 06-23-2016, 11:29 PM
Last Post: GreenAmy
  Common Aquarium Fish Diseases and Treatment Thor 0 678 06-13-2016, 03:28 AM
Last Post: Thor
  New tank/Nitrogen Cycle/Filter Question~ Natalie Cole 1 801 01-03-2016, 12:26 AM
Last Post: Thor
  Questions Questions Questions on aquarium cycling Dave 6 1,557 01-31-2015, 02:53 PM
Last Post: Thor
  Making a pond from a swimming pool ? ? Happyflowerlady 3 1,169 12-08-2014, 11:43 AM
Last Post: Happyflowerlady
  My pond fish are disappearing - is it the frog? Kari 5 2,909 10-10-2014, 07:30 PM
Last Post: cyberpuppet
  How to start a fish-pond? tess pfeif 1 1,090 08-20-2014, 03:16 PM
Last Post: Thor
  Unique aquarium decorations? Wynnie11 4 8,460 07-25-2014, 11:10 AM
Last Post: Happyflowerlady
  Make a small pond from a tire. Happyflowerlady 2 1,134 05-02-2014, 10:34 AM
Last Post: Happyflowerlady

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Contact Us | Pets Keepers Guide | Return to Top | | Lite (Archive) Mode | RSS Syndication| Rules & Privacy | Advertise Here