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There is nothing written in stone that states what the minimum size aquarium a sump filter should be installed on. However, you should ask yourself whether it's worth all the hassle installing a sump filter on an aquarium that can only hold a few fish. One of the main reasons we use sump filters is because they are able to accommodate a lot of media. They also enable you to add some extra water to the system. But remember that the fish will be living in the main tank and this will obviously restrict you to how many fish you can have. So there's little point in packing in loads of filtration if you can only house a small number of fish.I've had three sizeable aquariums in the last 15 years. The first was 75 gallons, then I got myself a 125 gallon, then in 2007, I had a 300-gallon custom made aquarium made for me. I wouldn't have even contemplated installing a sump on the 75 or 125 gallons, canister filters provided more than enough filtration on these two aquariums. However, the 300 gallon was a different ball game altogether. In order for me to have filtered this properly with canister filters, I would have needed at least two very large canister filters. I decided that a much cheaper option would be to have the tank designed to take a sump filter. If I remember rightly, the sump actually costs £40 to manufacture. Obviously, you can add a bit more money on for the pumps and media, but it would have still been a lot cheaper than paying £350 for each canister filter.
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A fish tank filter is meant to ensure a healthy, clean environment for your fish as well as maintain a presentable, sparkly appearance of your aquarium. The AquaClear 20 Power Filter ensures just that by incorporating a multi-stage filtration system. This filter is easy to install and comes with an energy efficient pump. It’s ideal for small fish tanks and can handle a capacity of 20 gallons. The AquaClear foam that comes with this filter acts as a sponge that traps dirt while the activated carbon does a good job of treating any chemicals that may be present in the water. filter super silent fish tank water pump three in one small fish tank filter aerator.
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Below is a typical start-up kit for a small 2 gallon mini-bow aquarium. It comes with a lighted hood, a small packet of sample fish food, an undergravel filter and a small air pump. You will need to get some other items as well for your aquarium. As mentioned previously, a small tank can be more work than a large tank because you really have to stay on top of those water changes to prevent the small aquarium from becoming too polluted. Here is a list of the bare minimum things to have for any small aquarium:Everything I've read about keeping aquariums always ALWAYS says that a small tank is a bad idea for a beginner (the reason for this is the fact that even a small amount of fish waste can drastically change the water quality when it's dissolved in just a little water, so you need to keep a careful eye on water quality, and understand the factors that affect it). But what if you just want a little fishbowl on your desk (or wherever), and don't feel like sinking over hundred dollars into setting up a respectable size tank (i.e. 10 gallons or more, and believe me, it will add up to that much or more, with tank, stand, hood, filter, air pump, gravel, decor, chemicals, etc). On the other hand, you don't want to just have a betta death-trap, where you change the water from time to time and hope your fish doesn't die. You can always shell out $30 - $80 on something like the Eclipse Explorer (prettier kinds are on the higher end of that range), and have a relatively complicated setup to clean and maintain to boot. Or you can set up a very simple and very effective filtration system in your existing tank for about $12. However, I must point out that a filter doesn't replace the need for frequent partial water changes.