maintenance, care, compatibility
So, in the specialized shop with the help of a consultant, the necessary internal water purifier was selected. Before this, you should carefully check its completeness and read the tips on installing and running into work.
First, the device must be assembled according to the recommendations set forth in the instructions for use. Can’t wait to check it at work?
You should not hurry, because the filter must first be properly fixed in an aquarium filled with water. And, beginners, as a rule, have some questions. How deep should the glass be dipped?
What is plastic flexible transparent tube for?
The vast majority of internal water purifiers are attached to the wall of the aquarium in a vacuum way using special suction cups. These suction cups are included in the package.
Prerequisite: the filter must be completely submerged in water, the height of the water level above the top of the device must be from 2 to 5 cm.
A transparent flexible tube serves to supply air to the device and is attached to its “nose”. The other end of the tube should be outside the aquarium, outdoors.
It would seem that you can already run the “glass” in the work. However, experts recommend making the first inclusion, removing all living creatures from the aquarium.
You never know what! What if the device has a manufacturing defect?
It is better not to risk and move all the fish for a short time in a small sump. If the first inclusion showed the normal operation of the technical device, pets can immediately run into their water house.
After the first power up, it is recommended to set the power regulator, which is available on each filter, to the middle position. It takes some time to observe the condition of your pets and then empirically determine the optimum power of the filtering device.
The internal filter is called internal because it is completely immersed in water. The water level above it, depending on the depth of the aquarium, should be from five to eight centimeters.
The filter is attached to the wall of the aquarium with the help of special suction cups, which in most cases are included in the kit.
A flexible transparent tube, which is called an air vent hose and is designed to supply air, at one end is attached to the spout of the filter, and the other is led outside the aquarium. The tip of the air vent hose, located outside the aquarium, should be located higher than that attached to the filter nozzle.
In addition, when installing the filter should pay attention to the fact that the power of the air supply can be changed using a special regulator, which is either at the tip of the air vent hose, or on the spout of the filter. At first, put it in the middle position.
And you can adjust the position you need, looking at the fish. There are types of fish that love a strong current, and there are also those that do not tolerate it.
With a weak power level, the bubble filter may not be, in this case, a slight wave of water will tell about its proper operation.
After the installation of the aquarium filter is completed, and all parts are connected, you can connect it to the mains. And for the future it should be remembered that any manipulations in the aquarium should be carried out with the filter turned off from the outlet.
In order for the filter to work properly and the water in the aquarium was not muddy, with particular attention, approach the question of choosing a filter. It is important that it fits exactly your tank, and its quality was first class.
In this case, you should rely on well-known manufacturers, which will ensure the absence of problems in the future.
If choosing a cleaning system is difficult, seek advice from retailers or professionals. They will share their experiences, talk about the proper care of the fish and their “living space.”
Thus, your purchase will be doomed to good luck.
After purchasing the device, be sure to pay attention to its instructions. Installation of the internal filter in the aquarium is made on the basis of these instructions.
It is important that the cleaning system is filled with water at the time of immersion. Do not forget to temporarily overpower the fish, because they can interfere with the installation process.
In addition, residents face a burn: the body temperature of the fish is much lower than the human temperature.
So, immerse the filter in the water column to a depth of 15-20 millimeters. It is necessary that the device is completely in water. After determining the location, attach the filter to the wall of the aquarium.
As a rule, it is equipped with special velcro, thanks to which the installation process is greatly simplified. You can lock the device to the desired position, where it will remain for a long time.
Do not forget that the filter is equipped with a special tube to which the hose is attached. The tube should be outside the aquarium; it is she who plays a crucial role in water purification.
Through this element comes out “used” water, which flows into a mini-hose through a sponge at the end of the filter.
One of the steps in the operation “how to install a filter in the aquarium” is to turn on the device in the outlet. When testing the device, do not forget the safety regulations.
Wires must be complete, and the shell on them – intact. In order to test the operation of the internal filter, place your palm over the top opening of the device.
If you feel like water is being pushed out of there, then the filter is working properly. Observe the cleansing process for a few minutes; malfunctions are often identified immediately.
After the operations done, you can return the fish to their “water kingdom”. Do not forget to mention whether it is comfortable for pets in the aquarium where the cleaning device works.
It is important that the filter does not have a negative impact on the residents.
The question of installing an internal filter in an aquarium is puzzling all novice aquarists. It seems to be all very clear, but how to do everything right so that in no case nothing happens. Is it necessary to immerse the filter completely in water or not?
Why this transparent tube? And after all, what is the most interesting instruction to filters is not always clear and detailed.
The internal filter is called because it is located directly inside the aquarium itself. The external filter is bulky and located outside the aquarium.
Installing an external filter in the aquarium is not too complicated process.
The internal filter is located in the water so that there is still 3 cm of water above its level. Such a device is attached to the wall of the aquarium with the help of suction cups, which are included in the filter kit.
Also, a small hose is attached to the kit, it is necessary for supplying air, therefore, its 1 end is attached to the hole on the filter nose, and the second comes out, it is possible to fix it on the upper edge of the aquarium wall using a special fastening. The main thing is that the air intake was made above the level of the aquarium water.
As a rule, on the nose of the internal filter, and some at the tip of the air hose has a regulator for air supply, which you can initially put in the middle position. During further operation, it will need to be adjusted as needed.
Some of the aquarium fish love a fairly strong current, which is created by the filter, and some even can not stand it.
After the filter is installed and all its details are attached, you can connect it to the network. Further, all manipulations in the aquarium will need to be carried out only while the filter is turned off, since the device is not insured against damage, and this can lead to electric shock.
When the filter is set to a low flow of water, there may be no bubbles. If you can watch a wave of water in an aquarium, then the filter works well.
Water is saturated with oxygen from the surface due to the waves.
How to install an external filter? The external filter is outside the aquarium.
It does not clutter up the usable water space of the reservoir, does not bring resonance into the vividness and naturalness of the underwater landscape with unnecessary adaptations and details. Therefore, developers can create the most complex and super efficient filtration system that is not limited in volume.