The Overhead Aquarium Filter is an efficient, easy-to-use filter that can efficiently clean the water in your aquarium. It works by drawing water from the bottom of your tank, then passing it through a series of chambers where its flow rate is slowed and debris is collected. It can be used for any size aquarium and comes with everything you need to set it up: tubing, clips, and a filter cartridge.
The Overhead Aquarium Filter is easy to install and use—no tools are required. It fits on any standard aquarium and will work with different kinds of tanks (plastic or glass). To operate the filter, just place it over your tank’s rim and turn on the pump switch. The filter will begin to draw water from the bottom of the tank through its filter cartridge and into an overflow chamber; when this chamber fills up with dirty water, it will overflow back into your tank again via another tube leading directly below its original input point before being drawn back up again by another pump located inside the unit itself (this cycle repeats itself over time until all of your water has been filtered).
Overhead Aquarium Filters can be used in any aquarium, and they’re especially useful in fish tanks that have more than one fish. Overhead filters are best for filtering large amounts of water at once, as opposed to under gravel filters, which work on a smaller scale. They’re also less likely to clog and break down over time, so you’ll get better performance from them. There are a few different kinds of overhead aquarium filters, including power filters and trickle filters. Power filters provide a strong stream of water for removing debris from the tank’s surface, while trickle filters create a gentle flow that won’t disturb your fish or plants.
Description of Overhead Aquarium Filter
An overhead aquarium filter is a type of filter that is placed on top of an aquarium. It is often called a hang-on-back (HOB) filter because it hangs from the back wall of an aquarium. This type of aquarium filter works best for small tanks, with capacities ranging from 50 gallons up to 150 gallons. They are very popular because they are inexpensive and easy to install and maintain, making them a great choice for beginners who want to keep their own fish tank at home or in their office.
Types of Overhead Aquarium Filter
You can choose a mechanical overhead aquarium filter, a biological overhead aquarium filter, or a chemical overhead aquarium filter. These are the most common types of filters used in the industry.
There are also some very unique types of filters that you may want to consider if you have certain needs. If you want your tank’s water to be purified with UV sterilization, then an ultraviolet sterilizer is a must-have. You can also find an overhead aquarium filter with a heater and heater as well as an air pump for the oxygenation of water in your fish tank.
Specifications of Overhead Aquarium Filter
- Dimensions: 14.5″ x 7.9″ x 11.4″.
- Water Flow Rate: 256 gph (gallons per hour).
- Suction Capacity: 12″ Hg (Hectopascals) or .92 kPa at full capacity, which is about 6 gallons of water for every 1 foot of head pressure. It won’t work unless you have a big enough tank to support it–they recommend at least a 30-gallon tank for this filter; smaller ones may risk sucking up their own filter media and clogging quickly.
- Max Head Pressure: 20 ft (6 m), which should be more than enough distance if you’re using it on an aquarium with a 40+ gallon capacity and 5 feet tall or so.
Maintenance of Overhead Aquarium Filter
- Clean the filter media every month:
- Clean the filter media. The filter media helps to remove waste and impurities from the water. It is recommended that the filter media be cleaned at least once a month in order to keep your aquarium as clean as possible. To clean your filter media, take it out of its holder and put it into a bucket filled with water that has been boiled for 15 minutes or so (this will kill any bacteria). Let this sit overnight and rinse off with fresh warm water before reinstalling onto your overhead aquarium filter
- Clean the entire unit every three months:
- Once every 3 months or so, you should also thoroughly clean your overhead aquarium filter by removing all pieces from their holders (such as impeller motors) and scrubbing them down thoroughly under running water until all visible dirt is gone; then let them dry for about 24 hours before reassembling them onto their respective holders again
- Cleaning/replacing impellers regularly may help extend their lifespan: Some people recommend replacing impellers when they become clogged up or start making loud noises – though this isn’t necessarily necessary since most can be fixed easily enough by simply cleaning them out with some distilled white vinegar mixed with hot tap water (1 part vinegar to 2 parts hot tap water should work well).
Price of Overhead Aquarium Filter
The price of an overhead aquarium filter depends on the size, brand, and features. You should expect to pay between $20 and $50 for a quality model.
Brands can influence the price of an overhead aquarium filter—a little or a lot. The most popular brands will usually cost more than those that aren’t as well known. Look at all of the features on each model before you buy one so you know what you’re getting into upfront.
The material used in making an overhead aquarium filter also affects how much it costs to buy one. For example, if two filters have similar features but one is made with plastic while another is made with glass then they won’t cost exactly the same amount because glass is more expensive than plastic (no surprises here).