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If you’re a beginning aquarist, there are many pieces of aquarium equipment you need not worry about getting yet, but if you’ve got a medium to large aquarium and have invested hundreds or thousands of dollars in pet fish and supplies for those fish, then you want to do everything in your power to provide your beloved pets the most healthy, safest and most enjoyable aquatic habitat possible. Fish tank canister filters are pieces of equipment that experienced aquarists will need for large fish tanks. If you have what is referred to as a “high capacity” fish tank, you will need fish tank canister filters, which you can buy right here on the Zen Pet Supplies website. We have a number of different canister filters in our current inventory in a large price range to fit all size aquariums and all levels of experience. If you don’t find the canister filter you’re looking for, please check back soon or contact us via the website.

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Cascade Canister Aquarium Filter
Retail Price: $314.39
Sales Price: $275.09
Savings: $39.30
You may be wondering what, exactly, canister filters do if you’re not familiar with these amazing devices. Here’s what they do: Canister filters remove the water from the fish tank through an intake tube, sieve, or valve, then run it through filter media in a pressurized canister, and pump the filtered aquarium water back into the fish tank by spill way or spray bar. Fish aquarium canister filters offer the highest quality filtration by providing mechanical, chemical, and biological filtration for your high-quality and high-capacity aquarium. Canister filters always use water pumps to move water, since their system is sealed, and those water pumps can be found right here in our online store. Most models of canister filter have necessary water pumps, usually either built into the cover or built into the base, but some models of canister filter require a separate external water pump. All of these pieces of equipment, and more, can be found here.

Canister filters are extremely efficient when properly used and maintained. A good quality canister filter gives you the advantage of selecting the type of filtration appropriate for your tank by customizing the filter media, rather than being bound to use manufacturer’s pre-made cartridges. A canister filter usually requires less maintenance than a power filter because the water is forced through the filter media, rather than being allowed to flow over or around the media. Also, most canister filters return water to the tank through a spray bar, reducing evaporation and current. As with any other type of filter, you need to replace any carbon in the filter on a regular basis as carbon that’s become inundated with waste will begin to release toxins into the water, harming and even killing your fish. Canister filters are will work especially well in medium to large tanks, as they can filter a large volume of water efficiently. If you have invested hundreds or thousands of dollars in gorgeous fish, you want to keep them alive and well for as long as possible. The best way to do that is to love them and invest in the necessary equipment to help them thrive.