Find the top power filter choices for your cichlid tank
. Use our helpful guide to select the right size filter by tank size and GPH. Cichlids are very messy eaters and produce a lot waste, keep your aquarium clean with a power filter designed for a cichlid aquarium.
Power filters are known to be widely used as aquarium filters today. They were very popular with Marine fish keepers initially but now are common place with freshwater fish keepers. These filters are simple to use and provide superior biological, chemical and mechanical filtration by hanging off the rear of the aquarium. Maintenance is simple with replaceable filter cartridges or biological filter pads.
AquaClear 20 Power Filter
The AquaClear 20 Power Filter provides three types of filtration rolled into one unit. This filter uses mechanical, chemical and biological filtration using its multi-stage filtration system. Known for their quick and easy installation this model comes standard with a 2 year warranty. Includes AquaClear Foam, Activated Carbon and BioMax and Cycle Guard to keep your aquarium clear. This is an energy efficient pump which lowers operating costs. Aquarium water is filtered through a natural and silent waterfall. AquaClear Filter media volume is up to 7 times larger than its competitors. The water flow control allows you to adjust the water intake and flow, allowing customized filter performance. Tank size is up to 20 gallons with 100 GPH.
Marineland Penguin Power Filter
The Marineland Penguin Power Filter is designed with an easy 3-stage filtration system containing biological, chemical and mechanical filtration. This filter features a BIO-Well that is quiet and designed to grown beneficial bacteria. Setup is super easy, hang the filter on the back of the tank, prime and plug in. Filter cartridges are simple to change and replace. The water flow can be adjusted to preference by using the mid-level strainer. Perfect for large cichlids, leftover food and fish waste disappear in minutes. This filter is admired by beginning aquarists and serious hobbyists alike to ensure a clean and healthy aquarium.
Tetra Whisper Power Filter
The Tetra line of Whisper power filters are world class. This is one of the most recognizable water filters on the market. Features 3-stage filtration, biological, mechanical and chemical filtration quickly traps particulate matter and removes dissolved contaminants. Super easy to use, quiet and dependable, designed to prevent back siphoning to prevent power failure. Adjustable flow control, easy access Bio-bag filter cartridges, and Ultra-Activated carbon ensure a clean, clear and healthy tank. Select optional media to best suit your aquarium needs.
Fluval C4 Power Filter
The Fluval C-Series power filters are customized 5-stage filter that offers outstanding aquarium water quality. Simple to use with quiet operation designed for freshwater and saltwater aquariums. The filter features a compartmentalized design which makes maintenance a breeze. Its multi-stage filter features two mechanical filtration stages, with customizable chemical filtration stage and a dual biological filtration system that utilizes trickle-filter technology. The best feature is the patented re-filtration system that allows the power filter to slow the water output while simultaneously increasing filtration. Cleaning indicator rises when it’s time to rinse the poly/foam pad.
Marina S10 Power Filter
The Slim S10 Power Filter's unique design is compact and slim, thus reducing space behind your aquarium. The filter comes equipped with an adjustable flow control so you can control the water flow level in your tank. The Slim S10 Power Filter's motor is submerged in the tank for a quiet operation and an easy start-up since no priming is required. Installation and maintenance are quick, easy and convenient and the Slim S10 Power Filter includes 2 filter cartridges: 1 Bio-Carb and 1 Bio-Clear. Both cartridges contain Ceramitek, which is engineered to optimize biological filtration, for a healthy aquarium.
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