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API Bio-Chem Zorb Size 6 - Carbon Filter Media - Clears Water API BIO-CHEM ZORB is the ultimate f..
$29.95
API Nitra Zorb Size 6 - Filter Media Removes Nitrate/Nitrite NITRA-ZORB is a ready-to-use filter ..
$30.95
API Phos-Zorb Size 6 - Filter Media Removes Phosphate PHOS-ZORB filtration media is scientificall..
$22.95
Aqua One AdvanceSub - Ceramic Substrate 1.4kg (PremiumSub) Sintered Glass Media Manufactured..
$25.95
Aqua One AdvanceSub - Ceramic Substrate 320g (PremiumSub) Sintered Glass Media Manufactured ..
$10.95
Aqua One AdvanceSub - Ceramic Substrate 650g (PremiumSub) Sintered Glass Media Manufactured ..
$15.95
Aqua One Ammonia Pad - Self Cut Filter Pad Ammonia can be extremely toxic and high levels place f..
$10.95
Aqua One BioNood - Ceramic Noodles 1.2kg Creates biological stability in your aquarium by prov..
$22.95
Aqua One BioNood - Ceramic Noodles 250g Creates biological stability in your aquarium by provi..
$8.95
Aqua One BioNood - Ceramic Noodles 600g Creates biological stability in your aquarium by provi..
$14.95
Aqua One Black Sponge Pad 1S - 2 Pack (#25001S) Aqua One Genuine Replacement Black Sponge Filter ..
$12.95
Aqua One Black Sponge Pad 2S - 2 Pack (#25002S) Aqua One Genuine Replacement Black Sponge Filter ..
$12.95
Aqua One Black Sponge Pad 3S (2 Pack) - AquaStyle 620/620T Aqua One Genuine Replacement Black Spo..
$14.95
Aqua One Black Sponge Pad 4S (2 Pack) - AquaStyle 850 Aqua One Genuine Replacement Black Sponge F..
$15.95
Aqua One Carbon Cartridge 1C - 2 Pack (#25001C) Aqua One Replacement Carbon Cartridge 1C designed..
$12.95
Filter Media

There is a large range of filter media on the market and choosing the right ones for your filter can be a little challenging. In general, most internal filters use sponge or foam pads to filter the water. Hang-on and external canister filters usually use a mix of mechanical, chemical and biological filter media.

Depending on your filter type it is best to fit as much fish tank filter media into your filter as possible to maximise your filter’s capacity and effectiveness.

What are the different types of filter media?

 

There are three different types of aquarium filter media used to filter the water.

Mechanical Filter Media

 

This is usually the first stage of most filters. They include ceramic noodles & rings, foam and filter sponges. This type of mechanical filter media generally traps larger particles and debris. Other types of filter media, such as filter wool and fine filter pads, are used to trap smaller debris and finer particles to help polish the water.

Biological Filter Media

 

Aquarium bio filter media helps break down ammonia, nitrates, and other harmful substances in the water. This type of aquarium filtration media is usually porous and has a high surface area allowing lots of nitrifying bacteria to colonise and settle within the filter media. Some of the best aquarium bio filter media include Seachem Matrix and Eheim Substrat Pro. If you’re looking for something that’s great value, you can’t go past the Aqua One ceramic substrate line CeramiSub and PremiumSub.

Chemical Filter Media

 

Chemical filtration media absorb impurities such as colours, odours, medicines and other contaminants in the water. These include activated carbon, such as the Aqua One filter media range ChemiCarb and PremiumCarb. There are also chemical filter media targeted to absorb toxins such as ammonia, nitrates and phosphates.

Seachem Purigen is a very popular and effective absorbing resin that removes tannins, the yellow colour leached by driftwood, helping your water to stay crystal clear.

How often should I replace filter media?

  • Ceramic noodles & rings should be changed every 1 to 2 years.
  • Filter sponges should be cleaned regularly and replaced every 6 to 12 months or when they lose their springiness or bounce.
  • Other mechanical filter media, like filter pads and wool, can be rinsed (use aquarium water) during water changes but should be replaced every month or two.
  • Aquarium bio filter media rocks should be rinsed each time you wash your filter and replaced every 1 to 2 years.
  • Carbon should be replaced every 1 to 2 months.
  • For other types of chemical filtration media, check the back of the package for replacement instructions as it depends on how much of that particular contaminant has been absorbed by the filter media.

Filter Media at Aquarium Kingdom

 

Are you in need of aquarium filter media? Here at Aquarium Kingdom we have a wide range of mechanical, biological and chemical filtration media to suit your filter.

Remember it is important to regularly wash and replace your filter media. If you’re looking to try different types of filter media without spending too much, look through our bulk filter media category. Feel free to browse our online store for the best aquarium filter media to buy for your fish tank.