We are always looking for articles of interest to aquarists, as long as they are important for keeping fish and plants together. This is an article on favorite filters as seen by aquarists of all levels of expertise. Possibly the single greatest factor in the success of any fish tank is the way it is filtered. So everyone has an opinion on their favorite filters. Granted, the aquaponic filter is not even on the chart, at least not yet. Since there is no manufactured system readily available, this is really no surprise.
I am willing to bet that in the future, though, it will become a standard piece of equipment. It is too effective in the elimination of nitrate concentrations from the tank not to gain popularity. It is an elegant addition to the filtration possibilities of any aquarium. And it turns a waste toxin into a very useful by-product that can be easily removed by an aquaponics garden.
That fish place ran a survey of all levels of aquarists to find out their favorite filters for their tanks. They allow the results to be distributed and displayed on a website, so we are taking them up on the offer. If you are interested in their full article discussing the results of their survey, you can see the full post here
Choosing the best aquarium filter for your fish tank – An infographic by the team at That Fish Place – That Pet Place.
It is interesting to note the widespread acceptance of the Canister filter and the most popular of these is the Fluval canister. Power filters follow quite closely and the continued decline of the Undergravel Filter system lags in the distant rear. I think that if the same survey is taken a few years from now, the canister will remain in the lead for the home aquarium installation.
There may be an increase in favorite filters may occur for the UG filter. They should become more popular as one of the increased functions of a filter becomes ensuring plenty of dissolved oxygen in the water when plants are being encouraged in a nitrate filter. Added oxygen to the water and delivered to the roots will become an increasing important property of favorite filters in the future.