Aquarium equipment in the Maxi Zoo online shop
Aquarium equipment – lighting, heating, filters, etc.
To ensure that your aquarium offers the ideal living conditions for its residents, the use of high-quality aquarium equipment is crucial. The technical devices can be installed discreetly so that they do not impair the overall look of the lovingly designed underwater world and are hardly visible to the viewer. With an aquarium, you cannot do without regulating temperature, water quality and lighting.
What aquarium equipment do I need?
The most important components of the aquarium equipment are the devices for light, heat and water quality.
- Lighting: The aquarium is illuminated by various light sources. This is important in order to provide the aquatic plants and animals with sufficient light and, by means of time control, also to simulate a day-night change so that a healthy biorhythm and photosynthesis can be maintained in the system.
- Heating: The water temperature must be kept constant within the range required by the animals used. Usually the temperature at which the fish feel most comfortable fluctuates only slightly. The aquarium control heater should be selected so that it automatically adjusts the temperature.
- Filters: These serve as clarifiers for the aquarium water by being the place of colonisation for pollutant-depleting bacteria, primarily due to the large surface area of the filter materials. They also filter suspended particles, plant residues, feed and fish excrement from the water. The filter ensures that the water values remain stable. Depending on the type of aquarium and filter material, different filter equipment is used for aquariums.
Additional aquarium equipment includes appliances such as automatic feeders, CO2 systems, oxidators and aerators . In our online shop you will find equipment for aquariums from well-known manufacturers such as Eheim as well as Juwel and Fluval.
How can I hide aquarium equipment?
Many aquarium equipment components are installed inside the aquarium tank or have at least visible cables. Dense plant growth is the most elegant solution for concealing these technical elements. A rear wall or decorations can also conceal parts of the aquarium equipment. However, it is important to ensure that the functioning of the appliances is not impaired. Aquarium cabinet bases have cut-outs for cables and space where larger technical devices can be stored behind closed doors outside the tank.
Are there any equipment-free aquariums?
An aquarium without any technical components is theoretically conceivable, but with very severe restrictions and significantly greater maintenance effort. If a filter is not used, 50 per cent of the water would have to be changed weekly and the quality constantly monitored. Equipment-free aquariums are absolutely not recommended, even for experienced fishkeepers. They remain professional projects with risks for the animals in case of maintenance errors.