10 Best Type Of Aquarium Filter

Updated on: June 2021

Best Type Of Aquarium Filter in 2021


Marineland Penguin Bio-Wheel Power Filter 200 GPH, Multi-Stage aquarium Filtration

Marineland Penguin Bio-Wheel Power Filter 200 GPH, Multi-Stage aquarium Filtration
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Marineland PF0350B Penguin Power Filter, Upto 75 Gallons, 350 GPH

Marineland PF0350B Penguin Power Filter, Upto 75 Gallons, 350 GPH
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • WITH ROTATING BIO-WHEEL: Patented Bio-Wheel technology provides excellent wet/dry biological filtration.
  • MULTI-STAGE FILTRATION: Delivers mechanical, chemical and biological aquarium filtration to maintain a clean aquatic environment.
  • COMPATIBILITY: Use with Marineland Rite-Size Filter Cartridges (see individual filter for sizing recommendations).
  • FIVE SIZES: Available in 75 GPH, 100 GPH, 150 GPH, 200 GPH and 350 GPH sizes.
  • age range description: All Life Stages

Marina S10 Power Filter

Marina S10 Power Filter
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Power filter for aquariums up to 10 gallons
  • Self priming
  • Easy to maintain
  • Adjustable flow control

Aqua-Flo 12" Pond & Aquarium Filter Media, 72" (6 Feet) Long x 1" Thick (Green/White)

Aqua-Flo 12
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Over 30 years of proven customer satisfaction with our green filter product.
  • No chemicals used in production! Safe for all fresh or saltwater fish, tanks & ponds.
  • Easy to cut with scissors to any size needed.
  • Proudly Made in the USA by an American Company

Poly-Bio-Marine, Poly Filter, Fish Aquarium Filter Media Pad, 3-pack, 4” x 8”

Poly-Bio-Marine, Poly Filter, Fish Aquarium Filter Media Pad, 3-pack, 4” x 8”
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • FOR FRESH OR SALTWATER - The Poly Filter works in both fresh and saltwater marine environments. The Poly Filter will not break down due to salt and will keep all marine environments clean and balanced.
  • COLOR CHANGING TECHNOLOGY – The filter changes color as it begins to catch pollutants, letting the user know what’s in the water and when the filter needs replaced. Changes different colors for different chemicals.
  • KEEP CLEANER WATER - Since the Poly Filter removes both chemical toxins and organic waste, the water stays clear without needing changed as often. Keep your tank cleaner, longer.
  • FITS IN MOST FILTERS – Easily fits into many common aquarium filter styles. It can be used with a conventional power filter, plastic undergravel filters, and canister-type power filters. Increase the cleaning power of the system you already have.
  • UNIQUE CHEMICAL FILTRATION - Made from a patented material that filters excess pollutants while leaving trace elements necessary for the survival of your tank. Poly Filter gently removes excess medication after it takes its effect.

Aquarium Filter Pad - Premium True Dual Density 12" by 72" by 3/4 to 1" Aquarium Filter Media Roll for Crystal Clear Water

Aquarium Filter Pad - Premium True Dual Density 12
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • CUSTOMER AND PROFESSIONALS CHOICE - Our true DUAL DENSITY FILTER ROLL is the TOP CHOICE for cut to size aquarium filter material. Our NEW 3rd generation dual layer aquarium filter pads are even thicker than before. The top layer's open fiber construction traps LARGER PARTICLES while the bottom layer's dense fiber network TRAPS FINE PARTICLES - working together to produce crystal clear water in your aquarium.
  • CUT TO FIT - Made in the USA! Our FilterFirst PREMIUM BONDED FILTER ROLL can easily be cut to any size needed and WILL SAVE YOU EVEN MORE MONEY over purchasing ready-made, pre-cut filter material. Our poly filter pad is PERFECT FOR FRESHWATER OR SALTWATER aquariums as a prefilter for wet/dry filters, sumps, canister filters, aquaponics system, and much more. You will receive one 12 inch by 72 inch by 3/4 inch thick filter pad.
  • HIGH QUALITY AND DURABLE - Our filter floss aquarium pad is CONSTRUCTED OF DURABLE POLYESTER FIBERS bonded by our special resin to give it EXCEPTIONAL STRENGTH. The lower section of our pad is made by taking layers of resilient fibers through a process to tighten and entangle the fibers into a dense network producing a thin firm layer, perfect for removing fine debris. Our premium pads' consistent, reliable design gives SUPERIOR FILTRATION.
  • IMPROVE WATER QUALITY- Place our FilterFirst DUAL ACTION POLYFILTER PAD in flowing water with the open weave side up to trap uneaten food, waste, decaying plants, detritus, and other large and fine floating particulates from the water. Changing filter media pads regularly will INCREASE WATER QUALITY by removing solid organic compounds before they continue to break down and add additional nutrients (which can increase algae growth) to the water in your fish tank.
  • ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY - Our aquarium filter media roll is completely safe for all fish and other aquatic life. FilterFirst is made without dyes.

Imagitarium Replacement H Mini Filter Cartridges, Pack of 6, 6 GM

Imagitarium Replacement H Mini Filter Cartridges, Pack of 6, 6 GM
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Dense poly-fiber traps debris
  • Premium activated carbon quickly removes odor, discoloration, impurities and toxins making your water crystal-clear
  • Use with Imagitarium aquariums and filters compatible with Replacement H Mini Filter Cartridges
  • Keeps your fish healthy and lively
  • Replace cartridge every 2 to 4 weeks

Marineland Penguin Power Filter Cartridge Rite-Size B, 6 Count, Replacement Cartridge For Aquarium Filtration

Marineland Penguin Power Filter Cartridge Rite-Size B, 6 Count, Replacement Cartridge For Aquarium Filtration
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • REPLACEMENT FILTER CARTRIDGES: Fit Marineland Penguin Bio-Wheel Power Filters.
  • EASY TO INSTALL: Pre-assembled cartridges slide easily into place, providing superior mechanical and chemical filtration and making replacement fast, dry and effortless.
  • OPTIMUM WATER-TO-CARBON CONTACT: Patented ribbed backing ensures even distribution of carbon for crystal clear, clean water.
  • COLOR-CODED PACKAGING: Rite-Size packaging makes it simple to choose the right size replacement cartridge for your filter.

Marineland Eclipse Replacement Filter Cartridges, For aquarium Filtration

Marineland Eclipse Replacement Filter Cartridges, For aquarium Filtration
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • REPLACEMENT FILTER CARTRIDGES: Fit Marineland Eclipse Filtration Systems.
  • EASY TO INSTALL: Pre-assembled cartridges slide easily into place, providing superior mechanical and chemical filtration and making replacement fast, dry and effortless.
  • COLOR-CODED PACKAGING: Rite-Size packaging makes it simple to choose the right size replacement cartridge for your filter.
  • MARINELAND FILTRATION PRODUCTS: Count on Marineland brand for the most reliable, technically advanced aquariums and accessories on the market.

Imagitarium Replacement H Mini Filter Cartridges, Pack of 3, 3 GM

Imagitarium Replacement H Mini Filter Cartridges, Pack of 3, 3 GM
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Dense poly-fiber traps debris
  • Premium activated carbon quickly removes odor, discoloration, impurities and toxins making your water crystal-clear
  • Use with Imagitarium aquariums and filters compatible with Replacement H Mini Filter Cartridges
  • Keeps your fish healthy and lively
  • Replace cartridge every 2 to 4 weeks

Overview of the Aquarium Science Program

Employment opportunities for graduates include work in aquaculture enterprises, research facilities, government natural resource agencies, public zoos and aquariums, and retailing, wholesaling, or self-employment in the ornamental fish industry.

Enrollment in the program has steadily increased with its reputation. The number of applicants for the coming school year has exceeded the number of available spots; shared space at HMSC has grown tight. To accommodate a growing student body, OCCC has secured funds (from a 2004 local voter-approved $23,500,000 bond levy) for the construction of a main campus building dedicated to ASP. In the near future, OCCC aquarium science students will enjoy a modern 5,000-6,000-square foot facility equipped with an animal holding area, a water quality/animal health laboratory, a food preparation room, a propagation/food (algae, rotifers, brine shrimp, etc.) culture area, as well as a workshop/storage space.

The Aquarium Science Program Curriculum
ASP offers comprehensive professional training designed to prepare students for a career in the field of captive aquatic animal husbandry. Its intensive, fast-paced curriculum builds a foundation of applied knowledge and technical expertise that may take up to a decade to acquire through conventional means. Students are instructed on the biology and husbandry of aquarium livestock (e.g. principles of propagation, health management, etc.) as well as the design, fabrication, and maintenance of aquarium systems (principles of exhibit development, plumbing and electrical installation, etc.). The ASP curriculum takes a generalist approach, touching upon topics in all areas of aquatic animal care. In addition to formal academic classes in a traditional lecture format, students are afforded practical experience in a functional aquarium facility. To further round out its students, the program includes training in useful secondary skills such as boat handling, carpentry and SCUBA diving. With its focus on husbandry and technology, ASP does not substitute for a traditional marine biology program, nor does it prepare students for careers in veterinary medicine. ASP does not offer extensive instruction in animal training, and so does not adequately prepare students for professional work with marine mammals. Oftentimes described by both students and staff as a "hands-on" educational experience, ASP places an emphasis on operative learning by way of: 1)the inclusion of strong lab components in most classes, 2) a wide array of practicum experiences that take place at the nearby Oregon Coast Aquarium and other associated facilities, 3) interactive field trip activities, and 4) the fulfillment of an 11-week internship.

In its aim to produce flexible, job-ready aquarists, lab exercises are designed to familiarize students with basic occupational skills such as equipment operation and animal handling. Practicum students are assigned to an aquarist with whom he or she will work in their area of interest, getting a feel not only for the unique responsibilities and challenges but for the particular lifestyle it presents. Field excursions directly expose students to a variety of real work environments, and have included visits to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Salmon River Hatchery, the Oregon Zoo, the Zebrafish International Resource Center, a charter boat operator, and a tank fabrication company. Students are encouraged to develop more specialized skills in their area of interest during their internship, which may range from work in the retail aquarium trade to laboratory research assistance.

Students earn the AAS degree in Aquarium Science by completing the required 90 credit hours with a "C" or higher in all courses, in addition to completing 132 hours of practicum and 400 hours of field internship. Students earn the Aquarium Science Certificate of Completion by completing the required 51 credit hours with a "C" or higher in all courses, in addition to completing 132 hours of practicum and 400 hours of field internship. Graduates of the program are expected to be capable of 1) analyzing, maintaining, and repairing advanced aquarium life support systems, 2) properly using standard water quality testing devices, 3)using standard industry practice to evaluate and maintain the health of aquarium livestock, 4) planning, constructing, and managing outstanding aquarium facilities as team members, and 5) effectively communicating concepts and research findings to industry professionals, the scientific community, and the general public. Employment opportunities for graduates include work in aquaculture enterprises, research facilities, fish hatcheries, aquarium science publication, government natural resource agencies, public zoos and aquariums, and retailing, wholesaling, or self-employment in the ornamental fish industry.

Enrollment
Those seeking enrollment in ASP must begin by contacting an OCCC academic advisor and taking the ASSET test. An OCCC and an ASP application form must then be obtained and completed. Additional required materials include a current resume, transcripts (those applying for enrollment in the Certificate of Completion program must hold at least a bachelor's degree in a life science), letters of recommendation, and applicant evaluation forms. Applicants are interviewed by the ASP interview panel. For those who apply early in the admission period, status notification is sent in mid-January; for all others, notification is sent shortly following the interview. Admitted ASP students begin their coursework in the fall term (late September to early October). Additional information about the Oregon Coast Community College Aquarium Science Program can be obtained by calling (541) 265-2283, contacting director Bruce Koike by email at bkoike@occc.cc.or.us, or visiting the program website at . Post can be addressed to Aquarium Science Program, Oregon Coast Community College, 332 SW Coast Hwy Newport, OR 97365.

Sources
Koike, Bruce. Personal telephone interview. July 20, 2020.
Koike, Bruce. Personal sit-down interview. July 21, 2020.

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