Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Aquatic Experts Aquarium Filter Accessories

1. Aquarium Filter Pad - Premium True Dual Density Aquarium Filter Media Roll for Crystal Clear Water

User Ratings: 82 1

Aquatic Experts First Impressions

"Good price."

Of course you will need to let the silicone cure before installing in water. I've definitely noticed a difference in my water quality. The more you overpopulate your tank, the more frequently you'll have to do this. I will be using Koral Filter material from now on. If you don't know much about this just google it. Tank is clean and all my new shrimp are still alive! I keep tubes of clear silicone sealer around.

  • Aquarium Filter Pad - Premium True Dual Density Aquarium Filter Media Roll for Crystal Clear Water
  • CUSTOMER AND PROFESSIONALS CHOICE - Our true DUAL DENSITY FILTER ROLL is the TOP CHOICE for cut to size aquarium filter material. Our NEW 3rd generation dual layer aquarium filter pads are even thicker than before. The top layer's open fiber construction traps LARGER PARTICLES while the bottom layer's dense fiber network TRAPS FINE PARTICLES - working together to produce crystal clear water in your aquarium.
  • CUT TO FIT - Made in the USA! Our FilterFirst PREMIUM BONDED FILTER ROLL can easily be cut to any size needed and WILL SAVE YOU EVEN MORE MONEY over purchasing ready-made, pre-cut filter material. Our poly filter pad is PERFECT FOR FRESHWATER OR SALTWATER aquariums as a prefilter for wet/dry filters, sumps, canister filters, aquaponics system, and much more. You will receive one 12 inch by 72 inch by 3/4 inch thick filter pad.
  • HIGH QUALITY AND DURABLE - Our filter floss aquarium pad is CONSTRUCTED OF DURABLE POLYESTER FIBERS bonded by our special resin to give it EXCEPTIONAL STRENGTH. The lower section of our pad is made by taking layers of resilient fibers through a process to tighten and entangle the fibers into a dense network producing a thin firm layer, perfect for removing fine debris. Our premium pads' consistent, reliable design gives SUPERIOR FILTRATION.
  • IMPROVE WATER QUALITY- Place our FilterFirst DUAL ACTION POLYFILTER PAD in flowing water with the open weave side up to trap uneaten food, waste, decaying plants, detritus, and other large and fine floating particulates from the water. Changing filter media pads regularly will INCREASE WATER QUALITY by removing solid organic compounds before they continue to break down and add additional nutrients (which can increase algae growth) to the water in your fish tank.
  • ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY - Our aquarium filter media roll is completely safe for all fish and other aquatic life. FilterFirst is made without dyes.
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Aquatic Experts Final Thoughts

"Nada, zilch, nugga."

Don't restrict air-flow around them as they do get quite warm. Nitrates in small doses are not as harmful to the fish as Ammonia. You can also buy solutions that have the bacteria in them to also get started faster. I keep tubes of clear silicone sealer around. The UG is certainly no exception to that. Lets start with the amount of filter material you get. I just changed it today and the water is crystal clear-- no problems.

Overall Score
4.7


(2271 Points)

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2. Aquatic Experts Filter Socks 200 Micron - 4 Inch Ring by 14 Inch Long – Long - Premium Aquarium Fe...

User Ratings: 85 2

Aquatic Experts First Impressions

"Fits just right."

Lets start with the amount of filter material you get. I have a Top Fin 10 power filter and these cartridges fit perfectly. I took off two points because the pictures are misleading. Of course you will need to let the silicone cure before installing in water. I bought these to put over the inlet to the filters in my aquariums. The measurements are about 9 cm long x 4 cm wide and the hole is about 2 cm. Fun to modify your filter and clean tank as well.

  • Aquatic Experts Filter Socks 200 Micron - 4 Inch Ring by 14 Inch Long – Long - Premium Aquarium Felt Filter Bags - Custom Made in The USA
  • CUSTOMER AND PROFESSIONALS CHOICE - Our 200 micron filter socks are BEST SELLERS - the TOP CHOICE for my clients as well as my aquarium service technicians and both chose 200 micron socks because they do not clog as quickly as smaller microns do, yet they help ensure crystal clear water
  • HIGH QUALITY AND REUSEABLE - Solid construction and heavy duty stitching make these socks strong and durable so they can be CLEANED AND REUSED NUMEROUS TIMES. You will receive eight 4 inch by 14 inch long felt filter socks with a 4-inch diameter plastic ring that will fit most sump holders.
  • CUSTOM MADE - Our filter bags are constructed only when our factory receives our exact specifications; YEARS OF TESTING produced the perfect blueprint. Other socks may look like ours, but if you want the best, you have found them. To see all of our sizes and quantities simply click above on - by Aquatic Experts - under the title. Proudly made in the USA!
  • IMPROVE WATER QUALITY - Our filter socks have interlocking micro-denier felt fibers that are perfect for trapping uneaten food, waste excreted by livestock, decaying plants, detritus, dust, and other floating particulates. Changing filter socks regularly will INCREASE WATER QUALITY by removing solid organic compounds before they continue to break down and add additional nutrients (which can increase algae growth) to your aquarium water.
  • TIPS - You will receive our PROFESSIONAL CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED with your filter socks.
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Aquatic Experts Final Thoughts

"Really good stuff."

I have used UG filters for many years. The injection molding for the plastics leave a lot to be desired. Because they are the smart thing to do when you keep aquariums. I had to take a blade and run it through all the slats because the factory doesnt q. Particles fall off into the aquarium when you take them off to clean them. I change my filters once a month, so the 12 pack lasts me a year! The air stones, plastic tubing, and charcoal were provided which one would expect.

Overall Score
4.7


(771 Points)

3. Aquarium Mesh Media Filter Bags - High Flow - with Drawstrings for Activated Carbon - Reusable Fish ...

User Ratings: 76 2

Aquatic Experts FBA_MBND3DA9FC First Impressions

"Pretty good."

Right now I am letting the filter work it's magic. The injection molding for the plastics leave a lot to be desired. They are easy to clean but are very small. If you have several aquariums, use separate UPS backups. It eventually begins to decompose into ammonia which is harmful to your fish. For obvious reasons, don't put them directly above or below a tank. It works okay for now but I hope it does not mess up my filter in the long run.

  • Aquarium Mesh Media Filter Bags - High Flow - with Drawstrings for Activated Carbon - Reusable Fish Tank Charcoal Filter Bag - Aquatic Bags for Fresh or Saltwater Tanks
  • UNIVERSAL FILTER MEDIA BAG – Optimal for Activated Carbon (Carbon Sold Separately)! Aquarium mesh filter media bag is ideal for small filter media such as pelletized and granular carbon, zeolite, peat, crushed coral, barley pellets, ammonia, nitrate, phosphate, and silicate removers and other types of granulated filter media. For very fine resins such as Purigen and CupriSorb use our EXTRA FINE media Bag.
  • SAVE MONEY - Our 4 pack of 1,000 micron high-flow mesh media bags fit perfectly in a variety of filters including canister filters, power filters, sumps, wet/dry filters and pond filtration systems. Just fill our economical bag with your favorite filter media. You will receive four 3 inch by 8 inch mesh bags.
  • DURABLE AND REUSABLE - These unique mesh filter bags are EASY TO FILL AND EMPTY with top drawstring design to keep filter media secure. Our bags are durable, washable, and can be reused.
  • OPTIMAL AND CUSTOMIZABLE - Place our high-flow drawstring mesh bags filled with your choice of media in flowing water. The mesh bags OPTIMAL HOLE SIZE ALLOWS WATER TO FREELY FLOW around and throughout the media. If you require a bag filled with media to be shorter; partially fill the bag, fold over, empty part and tie off.
  • SECURE BAG CLOSURE: Our custom bags CLOSE TIGHT to prevent loose media from potentially causing damage to your water pump or power filter's motor. The bag is COMPLETELY SAFE FOR BOTH FRESH AND SALTWATER AQUARIUMS.
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Aquatic Experts FBA_MBND3DA9FC Final Thoughts

"Works great."

7in, which is only about half the length of the unit. If you're looking for new filters, go with these. You can also buy solutions that have the bacteria in them to also get started faster. Stop buying those expensive filters, buy this and make your own. You will also need to replace their rechargeable batteries about every 2 years or so. If you have a nano tank with filter these would be perfect for that setup. I have a Top Fin 10 power filter and these cartridges fit perfectly.

Overall Score
4.6


(748 Points)

4. Aquatic Experts Classic Bonded Aquarium Filter Pad - Blue and White Aquarium Filter Media Roll Bulk ...

User Ratings: 80 1

Aquatic Experts CFP75PE2PA First Impressions

"Works great."

I will always buy these here on Amazon for the price savings. I just changed it today and the water is crystal clear-- no problems. We use this product to the extreme. Of course you will need to let the silicone cure before installing in water. This filter system doesn't come with everything to you need. The foam is not coarse as illustrated; it's finer and denser. The material is a soft and not abrasive at all.

  • Aquatic Experts Classic Bonded Aquarium Filter Pad - Blue and White Aquarium Filter Media Roll Bulk Can Be Cut to Fit Most Filters, Made in USA
  • Classic Bonded Filter Pads' resilient fibers trap large to small floating particles
  • 50 micron polishing filter pad has a dense fiber network to trap super fine particles
  • You will receive one Classic Filter Pad 12 inch by 24 inch by 3/4 inch thick and one 50 Micron Polishing Pad 12 inch by 24 inch by 1/8 inch thick.
  • These pads can be layered together with water flowing through the Classic pad first. Using both pads at the same time produces sparkling clear water
  • Can be used in freshwater or saltwater aquarium and are easy to cut to fit any size filter
  • Manufacture: Aquatic Experts
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.5 x 8 inches; 5.6 Ounces
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Aquatic Experts CFP75PE2PA Final Thoughts

"Go with the Whisper."

I will always buy these here on Amazon for the price savings. It works okay for now but I hope it does not mess up my filter in the long run. Much better than the cartridges you get when you buy the filters. I have a Top Fin 10 power filter and these cartridges fit perfectly. Ignore all the noise about them being outdated they are a must-have buy it. I even used some in my Fluval 206 canister filter on my freshwater tank. But by two weeks, the output did drop.

Overall Score
4.7


(437 Points)

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5. Aquatic Experts Aquarium Filter Media Roll - Premium True Dual Density Aquarium Filter Pad for Cryst...

User Ratings: 81 10

Aquatic Experts First Impressions

"The hole is smaller."

Stop buying those expensive filters, buy this and make your own. Fill with the supplied carbon and voila. So stock your tanks a few fish at a time. We rinse the filters 2x a day and they remain in continuous 24 hour operation. Within a matter of hours I now have a crystal clear tank with pristine water. It's a pain in the butt to put together the directions don’t do it that well. You can run everything on battery backup sockets.

  • Aquatic Experts Aquarium Filter Media Roll - Premium True Dual Density Aquarium Filter Pad for Crystal Clear Water - Custom Made in USA
  • CUSTOMER AND PROFESSIONALS CHOICE - Our true DUAL DENSITY FILTER ROLL is the TOP CHOICE for cut to size aquarium filter material. Our NEW 3rd generation dual layer aquarium filter pads are even thicker than before. The top layer's open fiber construction traps LARGER PARTICLES while the bottom layer's dense fiber network TRAPS FINE PARTICLES - working together to produce crystal clear water in your aquarium.
  • CUT TO FIT - Made in the USA! Our FilterFirst PREMIUM BONDED FILTER ROLL can easily be cut to any size needed and WILL SAVE YOU EVEN MORE MONEY over purchasing ready-made, pre-cut filter material. Our poly filter pad is PERFECT FOR FRESHWATER OR SALTWATER aquariums as a prefilter for wet/dry filters, sumps, canister filters, aquaponics system, and much more. You will receive one 18 inch by 24 feet by 3/4 inch thick filter pad.
  • HIGH QUALITY AND DURABLE - Our filter floss aquarium pad is CONSTRUCTED OF DURABLE POLYESTER FIBERS bonded by our special resin to give it EXCEPTIONAL STRENGTH. The lower section of our pad is made by taking layers of resilient fibers through a process to tighten and entangle the fibers into a dense network producing a thin firm layer, perfect for removing fine debris. Our premium pads' consistent, reliable design gives SUPERIOR FILTRATION.
  • IMPROVE WATER QUALITY- Place our FilterFirst DUAL ACTION POLYFILTER PAD in flowing water with the open weave side up to trap uneaten food, waste, decaying plants, detritus, and other large and fine floating particulates from the water. Changing filter media pads regularly will INCREASE WATER QUALITY by removing solid organic compounds before they continue to break down and add additional nutrients (which can increase algae growth) to the water in your fish tank.
  • ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY - Our aquarium filter media roll is completely safe for all fish and other aquatic life. FilterFirst is made without dyes.
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Aquatic Experts Final Thoughts

"Nice sponge filter."

Particles fall off into the aquarium when you take them off to clean them. Small amounts of these bubbles can also help oxygenate the water over time. It includes 12 mesh filter bags& 12 packets of charcoal. Every tank should have intake sponges. If you don't know much about this just google it. The best part about these in my opinion, is the price. Fill with the supplied carbon and voila.

Overall Score
4.4


(50 Points)

6. Aquatic Experts Aquarium Filter Sponge, Biological and Mechanical Aquarium Sponge Filter Pad for Cle...

User Ratings: 90

Aquatic Experts First Impressions

"Overall fairly easy."

Especially if you have a take with shrimp or baby fish. We rinse the filters 2x a day and they remain in continuous 24 hour operation. I had to take a blade and run it through all the slats because the factory doesnt q. Just be super careful with the tubes! You will also need to replace their rechargeable batteries about every 2 years or so. I was having a problem with tiny fish getting sucked into the inlets. Don't get anything smaller than 750VA as you don't want to overload them.

  • Aquatic Experts Aquarium Filter Sponge, Biological and Mechanical Aquarium Sponge Filter Pad for Clear Water
  • IMPROVE WATER CLARITY: SpongeFirst foam pads complex structure easily traps particles and floating debris from aquarium and/or terrarium water producing clear water. SpongeFirst is a foam filter sponge constructed to promote water flow at the same time prevents premature clogging.
  • FOR BIOLOGICAL FILTRATION: Our SpongeFirst aquarium foam filter sponge has plenty of surface area to create superior biological filtration. Beneficial nitrifying bacteria grows on the aquarium filter sponge to reduce ammonia and nitrite, improving water quality. The fish tank filter sponge pad is 1 inch thick and approximately 20 pores per square inch (ppi)
  • CUT TO FIT - SpongeFirst foam filter pads can easily be CUT-TO-FIT MOST FILTERS including hang on the back, canister filters, wet/dry filters, sumps, pond filters, and much more. Buying in bulk WILL SAVE YOU EVEN MORE MONEY over purchasing ready-made pre-cut filter material.
  • DURABLE AND EASY TO CLEAN: Our sponge filters are made to last a long time. The dense structure of our SpongeFirst foam pad media prevents tearing, making them easy to clean and reuse. We make our foam tight enough to hold beneficial bacteria yet open enough for waste to be easily rinsed away.
  • ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY: Our sponge pad is completely non-toxic and 100% safe for saltwater and freshwater fish aquariums and terrarium tanks. Made in the USA!
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Aquatic Experts Final Thoughts

"48 the decision is easy."

I'm using this pad to HOB filters AC70 bottom and top of it’s sponge. Works well for my low flow Aquaclear 20. Outside tank on deck with just a few fish. I took off two points because the pictures are misleading. Does the job and price was less or at least same as big retailers. We use this product to the extreme. The other tank is an old AIO retro tank I have with a media rack in it.

Overall Score
4.9


(14 Points)

7. Aquarium Carbon Pad - Cut to Fit Carbon Infused Filter Pad Media for Crystal Clear Fish Tank and Pon...

User Ratings: 75

Aquatic Experts First Impressions

"Overall a good product!"

You may notice this brand is lower cost than some others. The measurements are about 9 cm long x 4 cm wide and the hole is about 2 cm. The Tetra Medium bio-bag slip easily on an original Top Fin plastic holder. I have always had an undergravel filter and my aquariums. The best part about these in my opinion, is the price. But if you don't weekly vacuum it up, it will eventually clog the filter. It comes with the filter bag, bag frame, and charcoal media all separate.

  • Aquarium Carbon Pad - Cut to Fit Carbon Infused Filter Pad Media for Crystal Clear Fish Tank and Ponds
  • EASY TO USE - The activated carbon filter pad replaces loose carbon in your aquarium. Our charcoal filter pads perform the same duty as activated carbon granules without the mess of spilled carbon and carbon dust particles in your aquarium. Cut your aquarium carbon pad to fit your filter, rinse, and it is ready to go!
  • CUT TO FIT - The carbon filter pads can be CUT TO FIT VIRTUALLY ANY FILTER. They work well in freshwater and saltwater aquariums and even ponds. Whatever filter you use, the carbon filter pad will work for you! Buying in bulk WILL SAVE YOU EVEN MORE MONEY over purchasing ready-made pre-cut filter material. Carbon pad measures 10.5" x 72" and 3/8" - 1/2" thick.
  • ELIMINATES ODOR AND DISCOLORATION! - Activated carbon, also known as activated charcoal, removes foul odors from aquarium and pond water LEAVING A CRISP CLEAN SMELL. The thin carbon coating creates a large surface area for the carbon to trap and remove water discoloration, residual medications, toxins, pollutants and more to keep your water crystal clear.
  • INCREASE WATER QUALITY – Changing the aquarium carbon filter pad regularly WILL INCREASE WATER QUALITY by removing solid organic compounds before they break down.
  • TOUGH AND DURABLE - The strong fibers of our charcoal fish tank filters can take a lot of punishment, even standing up to outdoor pond use. The fish tank carbon filter has no risk of ripping and spilling carbon in your tank. Made in the USA.
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Aquatic Experts Final Thoughts

"Very easy to do."

And provide a few low current areas in the tank for fish who are stressed to rest. Nitrates in small doses are not as harmful to the fish as Ammonia. I will update more pictures later, once the water isnt cloudy. Small amounts of these bubbles can also help oxygenate the water over time. Fill with the supplied carbon and voila. Ignore all the noise about them being outdated they are a must-have buy it. You can also buy solutions that have the bacteria in them to also get started faster.

Overall Score
4.2


(5 Points)

8. Fluval Chi Filter Pad, Foam Pad 4 Pack Value Pack

User Ratings: 81

Fluval 1835 First Impressions

"Maybe I'll call them."

Cut slightly oversized, it seems very effective as a particulate filter. Better than branded media filters cartridges. Don't restrict air-flow around them as they do get quite warm. I keep tubes of clear silicone sealer around. I will be using Koral Filter material from now on. The Tetra Medium bio-bag slip easily on an original Top Fin plastic holder. Did all of mine The same, never ripped a one and they all fit like a glove.

  • Fluval Chi Filter Pad, Foam Pad 4 Pack Value Pack
  • Replacement Pads for the Chi Filter
  • 1 Foam pad
  • 3 Filter Pads
  • Manufacture: Fluval
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 4.1 x 2 inches; 1.44 Ounces
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Fluval 1835 Final Thoughts

"See pictures."

The first piece does get a bit dirty and usually only lasts a week. It works okay for now but I hope it does not mess up my filter in the long run. The Tetra Medium bio-bag slip easily on an original Top Fin plastic holder. It was a struggle to keep the water clear before i got the goldfish. Does the job and price was less or at least same as big retailers. I replace my filter material in my IM Nuvo 20 reef tank every week. Most plants won't like the highly oxygenated gravel and will die.

Overall Score
4.7


(134 Points)

9. FV Fluval 6 Pack of Bio-Foam Max Media for Fluval 206/306 and 207/307 Aquarium Filters

User Ratings: 78

FV First Impressions

"5 gallon tank."

I have always had an undergravel filter and my aquariums. These have prevented my original problem. Once you do have everything it's a good running system. It was easy to assemble and very effective! I just changed it today and the water is crystal clear-- no problems. Did all of mine The same, never ripped a one and they all fit like a glove. I changed water 4 days in a row and still cloudy.

  • FV Fluval 6 Pack of Bio-Foam Max Media for Fluval 206/306 and 207/307 Aquarium Filters
  • 6 total 206/306, 207/307 Bio-Foam Max media
  • For use in freshwater and saltwater aquariums
  • Ideal surface for growth of beneficial, nitrifying bacteria
  • Prevents premature clogging extending life of subsequent filter media
  • Rippled surface pattern offers 30% more area to efficiently trap waste and debris
  • Manufacture: Fluval
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 5.5 inches; 5.64 Ounces
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FV Final Thoughts

"Excellent media!"

This is a lot of filter pad for your money. I had to rinse the sponges after about 2. We operate a saltwater bait store, dealing in live shrimp and bull minnows. I missed it in my opinion these filters are a must have. Why not save some money to put towards more fish or supplies. My pad collected yellow cloudy color also all waste. It eventually begins to decompose into ammonia which is harmful to your fish.

Overall Score
4.7


(52 Points)

10. Fluval FX5 Filter Foam Block

User Ratings: 90 1

Fluval A228A1 First Impressions

"Easy install."

Plenty strong to support the rocks and gravel in my tank without sagging. You can cap off the ones you don't want to use. I purchased these for an aquarium at school. I will always buy these here on Amazon for the price savings. The filter material itself is good quality material too that doesn't break open. We rinse the filters 2x a day and they remain in continuous 24 hour operation. I have a Top Fin 10 power filter and these cartridges fit perfectly.

  • Fluval FX5 Filter Foam Block
  • Provides mechanical filteration of fine particles
  • Prevents premature clogging
  • Enhances biological filtration
  • Suitable for all media baskets of the FX 5 Filter
  • 3-pack
  • Manufacture: Fluval
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 4.8 x 1.7 inches; 5.61 Ounces
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Fluval A228A1 Final Thoughts

"I have 2 tanks."

Better than branded media filters cartridges. If you have a nano tank with filter these would be perfect for that setup. Any floating debri will get caught in a sponge intake on the reverse power head kit. I double the size and fold them and put the bagged carbon between the layers. These work great as pre filter sponge on my quiet flow 10. It includes 12 mesh filter bags& 12 packets of charcoal. I had to rinse the sponges after about 2.

Overall Score
4.8


(365 Points)

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