Home > FISH > Filters > Cartridges

Fish Tank Filter Cartridges

Experienced aquarists know that there are numerous pieces of equipment that are necessary to maintain medium-to-large-capacity fish tanks; many beginners will never need these supplies unless you grow your tank and upgrade to a larger system. If you’ve invested a great deal of money in your pet fish and plan to keep an aquarium for many years, you want to be sure you have the best equipment for the type of fish you house and the size of your aquarium. If you’ve spent hundreds or thousands of dollars on a fish aquarium and don’t keep it running properly, the fish will not get the oxygen they need to live, and you will have serious problems. By keeping the aquarium clean and the pieces properly maintained, you should be able to enjoy your larger-capacity fish aquarium for a long time. Filter cartridges are one necessary supply you can buy from the Zen Pet Supplies online store.

What purpose do filter cartridges for fish tanks serve? When water passes through a cartridge filter, dirt is screened out at the surface of the cartridge element. When the filter cartridge is nice and clean, its element will trap larger particles, and smaller, finer particles will be filtered out as the pores of the element become clogged by the larger particles. You can remove the filter cartridge and clean it by pressure washing it with a hose. When it’s time to be replaced, you simply get online and place your order, and in no time at all, your new filter cartridges will arrive in the mail.

Replacing your fish tank filter cartridges and other pieces of equipment helps ensure the proper function of your aquarium filter and helps to prevent the build-up of fish waste and ammonia in the tank’s water. This build-up could be very dangerous—even lethal—to your fish and other aquatic life in the tank. One indicator that you may be ready for a filter cartridge replacement is that your tank appears cloudy. If debris is not being removed quickly and regularly enough, your water will become dirty and cloudy and replacing the filter cartridge will help clear your water right up. If replacing the filter cartridge does not do the trick, you have to do further investigation to know why your water is cloudy as cloudy water is unhealthy water. You want to make sure the water in your aquarium is clean and clear so your fish can get the oxygen they need to thrive.