Having the right filtration system for an aquarium is key to keeping fish healthy and alive. Even if one plans to have turtles instead of fish it is still of utmost importance to make sure that the water in the tank is clean and clear.
There are too many folks out there that have lost their marine pets simply because the water in the aquarium was not filtered out appropriately. Whether one uses an Aquaclear50 or some other filtration system, you want to be sure that it is of good quality, and that it has been installed correctly.
The whole point of filtration is to make sure that bacteria and debris are being constantly filtered out of the water. Therefore, if you have purchased a cheap model that does poor work then you will not see as good of results as you might with an Aquaclear50.
There is saying that if you buy cheap, you get cheap. In the case of your poor fish, they need good, clean water to live and breathe in, and so it is worth your time and money to make sure they have the proper filtration.
The place to start if you are a novice fish owner is at the local pet store. I suggest looking online at the Aquaclear50 and others, and then going to the pet store to look at them for real. Read up on what they do and come armed with questions for the pet store owners.
If they can not answer you question, then go to a different pet shop. While you can of course buy the filtration system and the aquarium online, there is something to be said about going to a pet store and actually being able to look at and touch the items you are thinking about buying.
Choosing the aquarium that you want can be tricky. They range in size, and so it is advisable to measure available space in your house or apartment, and take those measurements with you to the pet store. Choosing an aquarium is not just about providing your fish with a good home, although that is the number one reason to get it in the first place.
But it is also about the size and interior design of your house or apartment. If you choose an aquarium that seriously disturbs the interior of your home, then you may need rethink the kind if fish and fish tank you are looking to get. It may be that you need to go with a smaller one. If you are worried about not having enough room for the fish you want, it might be smart to go with a smaller tank.
It is not easy to pick out the right aquarium and filtration system for your newfound fish friends. While great items like the Aquaclear50 are in the market, there remains the need to get the right pet food, the right tank, and just plain learning about the fish that you have and what they need.