Modern aquaria with many animals depend on professional technique. AquaCare develops and produces a large palette of well-engineered filters to make sure that the aquarist gets a fantastic aquarium.
You can divide filters according to the task:
Gas filters: here gases are freed from unwanted substances. For aquariums, for example, the CO2 adsorber or the LTM air dryer.
Water filters that absorb substances: the adsorber filters with activated carbon, zeolite, silicate and phosphate adsorbers are to be listed here in the classic way. Here the filter material must be changed regularly.
Water filters that convert substances: Biofilters such as trickling filter TKF and fluidized bed filters FBR operated with quartz sand are typical examples. The filter material only needs to be changed very rarely, e.g. if it is mechanically worn out.
Water filters that release substances into the water: typical filters for this group are calcium reactors, ozone reactors. But also the +Globuli developed by AquaCare. These can evenly add dissolved and particulate substances to the water: Microalgae, marine snow, amino acids, vitamins, POC+globules and much more. Typical for these filter materials is that they dissolve completely.
Another classification is according to the mode of operation:
Upstream: here the water flows from bottom to top through the filter. Sensitive filter materials are usually filtered in this way.
Fluidized bed: the water flows faster from bottom to top, so that the filter material starts to move. Abrasion-resistant and very fine materials can thus be operated ideally and they cannot become blocked by bacteria.
Suspendid Flow: the filter material remains in suspension in the filter. In skimmers, the "filter material" are the air bubbles. In this process, these can remain in contact with the water for a particularly long time.
Vertical Flow Filter: the filter has a central tube through which the filter material is driven upwards. At the upper part of the filter the material grains fall down again in the main tube. Some filter materials can thus be used particularly effectively.
Downstream: the water flows from top to bottom over the filter material.
Trickling filter process: a special case of downstream. Here, water flows over the material - but in a gas atmosphere. In the event of a pump standstill, the filter bacteria can survive for a longer period of time.
Reverse fluidized bed filters are established with solids that are lighter than water.
The vertical flow filter can also be operated with lighter materials from top to bottom: RVFF = reverse vertical flow filter
Units (lime reactor, lime water reactor, magnesium reactor) and additives for raising calcium, magnesium & carbonate hardness (alkalinity).
Skimmers are devices that use air bubbles to remove organic compounds from the water and regulate the gas balance.
The compact filter basin should contain the entire filter technology (LSS) in order to minimize maintenance work.
The AquaCare MultiFunctionFilter MF2 is suitable for all possible filtering methods - the operation is ubiquitous.
The Globuli Filter is a technique developed by AquaCare to dose particles regularly and to eliminate substances equally.
N-P-Pellet filters can safely and permanently reduce nitrate and phosphate concentrations that are too high.
The ADN - autotrophic de-nitrification filter - reduce the nitrate concentration easily and safe without organic food source.
Neutralization filters raise the pH value behind an ADN. Reverse osmosis water can be enriched with minerals.
Phosphate filters from AquaCare are available in two versions: the PMR with high performance material and the standard filter.
The fluidized bed filter FBR combines a large surface at a small volume for many filter bacteria with a small danger of blocking.
In the aquarium some unwanted substances are accumulating. The AK will eliminate tanning agents and coral toxins.
The zeolite process works with this filter. The main feature is the adsorption of substances, which are then absorbed by bacteria.
The TKF trickling filter filter is ideal for aquariums without skimmers due to the large contact surface of the filling material.
Ozone reactors are made for enriching the water with reactive ozone to get a higher ORP (redox) in the water.
The COR enriches the water with CO2 and lowers the pH value for freshwater aquariums and for saltwater aquariums using the CO2 method.
Not only water is filtered in an aquarium. Sometimes it is also necessary to filter air in order to achieve better results.
If very small water flows are needed the Small Filter should be installed before the adjusting valve.
The empty filter can be filled with different filter materials to realize different filtration tasks.
Activated Carbon, Phosphat Adsorber, Zeolite, Turbo Granules, Magnesium Granules, Chalk Gravel, Ion Exchang Resins
To use filters even more flexibly, several accessories are available: hang-on system, wall bracket, multi bracket, base plates.
UV irradiation is a proven way to reduce germ pressure (bacteria, protozoa, viruses) and algae in water.