These FILTERS are best value for the money and a great option to make your AQUARIUM look pristine. At AQUACLUB we offer a huge collection of EXTERNAL FILTERS, HANG ON BACK and SURFACE SKIMMERS at affordable prices and great quality.

Keeping your aquarium clean is vital when it comes to a successful tank! We love our aquatic pets, and we’d like to keep their comfort and health levels at a maximum. Deciding on an aquarium filter, you need to take many factors into consideration:

What are different types of filtration?

 1. Mechanical

  • Mechanical filtration is often the first kind that comes to mind. Mechanical filtration uses some kind of material to physically remove particles from the water.
  • Most commonly filters for the home aquarium use some kind of sponge or fibrous material.
  • Larger public aquaria may use sand filters. If you need to remove very small particles, a fabric coated with diatomaceous earth is often used.

2. Biological

  • Probably the most important kind of filtration for an aquarium is biological filtration.
  • Biological filtration is typically performed by bacteria and other microbes, although living plants also perform biological filtration.
  • Biological filtration breaks very toxic nitrogenous waste into less and less toxic forms or, in the case of live plants, locks it into plant tissue.
  • The amount of biological filtration that can be done is based on the biomass of microbes and plants.
  • It is also dependent on the waste levels, as the microbe populations fluctuate with the amount of waste produced.
  • There is always a lag when waste levels increase and the microbe’s population expands to consume the waste.
  • For this reason, new aquaria should be lightly stocked, with the biomass slowly increased over time.
  • The process can be sped up by seeding a new filter or aquarium with bacteria from an established aquarium

2. Chemical

  • This uses chemical media to bind to or react with waste products, either removing them or transforming them.
  • This is the most difficult type of filtration to manage as it is often difficult to detect when the chemical media is spent and needs to be replaced.

Three most commonly used filters:

  1. Sponge filter – Very common and can last years! Using an air pump and a sponge filter it creates a vacuum and sucks up debris and waste into the sponges on the filter. These need to be cleaned every couple of months but can help grow helpful bacteria!
  2. Hang on back – A Hang on the back or HOB is a filter that sits on the side of your aquarium and sucks up water with a pump this water is then filtered through charcoal as well as filter pads and removes waste! Beneficial bacteria also grows, this is usually easier to clean just by replacing the pads. It might be louder and tends to splash water depending on your water line.
  3. Canister – A canister filter is usually used on bigger tanks 55 gallons up and sucks water into a pressurized canister where it is pushed through filter pads, carbon, and bio balls. The water is then sent back into the aquarium. These tend to cost the most but here is a cheaper version I’ve been using for years.

Things to Consider Before Buying an Aquarium Filter

  • Freshwater or marine aquarium?
  • What type of fish are you going to keep?

(Aquarium filters are critical components of both freshwater and marine aquaria, aquarium filters remove physical and soluble chemical waste products from aquaria, simplifying maintenance. Furthermore, aquarium filters are necessary to support life as aquaria are relatively small, closed volumes of water compared to the natural environment of most fish. Some species like cichlids large ones excrete a huge amount of waste, so you need powerful filtration to keep the water habitable.)

  • How large is your aquarium?
  • How much time can you spare for your aquarium?
  • Will your aquarium have aquatic plants?

Generally, you will need at least 2 different types of filters, and the larger your aquarium, the less maintenance, you could create an almost independent ecosystem which will be sufficient for long periods of time, needing cleaning probably 2 to 3 times a year.

Some of the tested SunSun models for filtration-

Recommendations considering aspects like Flow rate, Cost, Warranty, Availability of spares, Durability, Aesthetics, SunSun has made great filters that compete with better-known brands like Fluval, Eheim, and Marineland, but at a much cheaper price point. … Overall, these SunSun aquarium filters are an excellent choice, especially if you are on a budget.

1- SunSun External Canister Filters-

External filters are larger and more powerful than most internal filters and can hold a lot more media, offering better cleaning and supporting more fish.

The superior power of external filters makes them suitable for large aquaria; heavily stocked aquaria like African cichlid tanks; and large fish

SunSun Top External Aquarium Filters (Canisters)

External filters are larger and more powerful than most internal filters and can hold a lot more media, offering better cleaning and supporting more fish.

The superior power of external filters makes them suitable for large aquaria; heavily stocked aquaria like African cichlid tanks; and large fish.

SunSun Top Hang on Back Filters

(1) 1,999.00

The hang on back filter is a wonderful solution for small tanks. They don’t require a whole lot of maintenance, are easy to install and are affordable. HOB filters are also very reliable and can be used without any problems both by experienced aquarists and beginnersCan I use top filter for aquarium of size 4ft by 2ft by 2ft?

It can fully depend on the number of fishes you keep in your tank, try using Sun Sun canister filters for maximum and hassle-free maintenance for a long time.

Does a fish tank filter always need to be on?

Depends on how time a filter takes to clean your tank, SunSun aquarium filters are very time efficient and effective, you can fully clean your tank in 5-6 hours.

Where should a filter be placed in a fish tank?

It totally depends on the filter type, your tank size. If you are using sponge filter, it can easily hide behind the plants, if hang on back filter or external canisters then its totally your choice.

How do I choose an aquarium canister filter?

Consider the following elements:

  1. High Flow Rates
  2. Flexible Media Selection
  3. Easy Setup Process
  4. Easy to Clean
  5. Quiet Operation
  6. Power

How long can you leave a fish tank filter off?

Depending on the size of tank, what kind of fish and their quantity matters, age of the tank and tank specs. A healthy tank with plenty of plants can last long time without filtration.

Are Sun Sun canister filters good?

SunSun canisters in India are value for money and the brand has numerous products to fulfil every kind of aquascaper’s need.

Why is fluval is expensive compared to Sun Sun canister filter?

Fluval filters are over rated and expensive where as Sun Sun filters are cost efficient and effective at the same time.

How do you clean a Sun Sun canister filter?

Sun Sun canister filters are pretty easy to setup and clean, a well designed Sun Sun canister filter will have auto off or drain options that allow the unit to be cleaned without causing a giant mess.

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