Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Aqueon Aquarium Filter Accessories

1. Aqueon QuietFlow Filter Cartridge, Medium

User Ratings: 83 1

Aqueon 100106083 First Impressions

"So far so good!"

The box comes with super easy and clear instructions. Keep your stocking of creatures low. I have been buying these bags for years. I replace my filter material in my IM Nuvo 20 reef tank every week. It was nicely packaged and is a high quality filter material. The best part about these in my opinion, is the price. I have been buying these bags for years.

  • Aqueon QuietFlow Filter Cartridge, Medium
  • Fits Aqueon QuietFlow Filter: LED PRO Size 10 and E Internal 20 gallon
  • Ready-to-use cartridge contains high quality activated carbon that keeps water clean, rinse before replacing
  • Installs in seconds: align cartridge bottom key slot for an accurate fit inside the Filter
  • For optimal performance, change approximately every 4 to 6 weeks
  • Do not clean Bioholster when replacing the cartridge as it contains beneficial biological bacteria
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 7.3 x 0.6 inches; 0.8 Ounces
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Aqueon 100106083 Final Thoughts

"Looks great!"

I have been using an Aquaclear 50 on a 20g long planted tank. I have been buying these bags for years. Stop buying those expensive filters, buy this and make your own. I purchased this bulk filter media for a Fluval 207 canister filter. You can run everything on battery backup sockets. It was exactly what I needed and fit beautifully. Just be super careful with the tubes!

Overall Score
4.7


(4558 Points)

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2. Aqueon Replacement Specialty Filter Pads

User Ratings: 81 1

Aqueon 100106278 First Impressions

"See photo."

A great addition to the filtration system. Why not save some money to put towards more fish or supplies. I have a Top Fin 10 power filter and these cartridges fit perfectly. I will update more pictures later, once the water isnt cloudy. Plenty strong to support the rocks and gravel in my tank without sagging. I keep tubes of clear silicone sealer around. So stock your tanks a few fish at a time.

  • Aqueon Replacement Specialty Filter Pads
  • Help to remove excess harmful or toxic ammonia
  • Designed to promote a healthy Aquatic environment for Fish and Plants
  • For optimal performance, replace every 2 to 3 weeks
  • Ammonia Reducing Pads help to remove excess harmful or toxic ammonia
  • Carbon Pads remove pollutants and organic debris that discolor water, improving water clarity and reducing odor
  • Phosphate Remover Pads help to remove excess phosphate that contribute to algae growth while trapping excess waste, food and other organic debris
  • Pre-cut for easy installation
  • For optimal performance, replace approximately every 2 to 3
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 2.75 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches; 0.81 Ounces
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Aqueon 100106278 Final Thoughts

"I have 2 tanks."

I will always buy these here on Amazon for the price savings. I double the size and fold them and put the bagged carbon between the layers. My pad collected yellow cloudy color also all waste. That's a long time if you knew how nasty that many shrimp and minnows can be! I even used some in my Fluval 206 canister filter on my freshwater tank. It was easy to assemble and very effective! I bought these to put over the inlet to the filters in my aquariums.

Overall Score
4.7


(4539 Points)

3. QuietFlow Small Filter Cartridge by Aqueon

User Ratings: 81 2

Aqueon 100106417 First Impressions

"5 gallon enchant tank."

If you have a nano tank with filter these would be perfect for that setup. I had to take a blade and run it through all the slats because the factory doesnt q. It was exactly what I needed and fit beautifully. The material is a soft and not abrasive at all. We rinse the filters 2x a day and they remain in continuous 24 hour operation. These work great as pre filter sponge on my quiet flow 10. I will update more pictures later, once the water isnt cloudy.

  • QuietFlow Small Filter Cartridge by Aqueon
  • Fits Aqueon QuietFlow Filter: E Internal 10 gallon
  • Ready-to-use cartridge contains high quality activated carbon that keeps water clean, rinse before replacing
  • Installs in seconds: align cartridge bottom key slot for an accurate fit inside the Filter
  • For optimal performance, change approximately every 4 to 6 weeks
  • Do not clean Bioholster when replacing the cartridge as it contains beneficial biological bacteria
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 5.8 x 2.5 inches; 3.2 Ounces
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Aqueon 100106417 Final Thoughts

"You get what you pay for."

If you have a nano tank with filter these would be perfect for that setup. The UG is certainly no exception to that. Most plants won't like the highly oxygenated gravel and will die. They do feel a little thin but we'll see how they hold up over time. You may notice this brand is lower cost than some others. You can cap off the ones you don't want to use. Customizable in terms of media used.

Overall Score
4.7


(3891 Points)

4. Aqueon Filter Cartridge, Large, 6-Pack

User Ratings: 85 1

Aqueon 100106088 First Impressions

"Overall a good product!"

They do feel a little thin but we'll see how they hold up over time. I use this in my filter for aquarium 55 gal. The box comes with super easy and clear instructions. And provide a few low current areas in the tank for fish who are stressed to rest. The more you overpopulate your tank, the more frequently you'll have to do this. I purchased these for an aquarium at school. Luckily I'm using powerheads and the weight of it helps hold it in place.

  • Aqueon Filter Cartridge, Large, 6-Pack
  • Fits Aqueon QuietFlow Filter: LED PRO Size 20 & up and E Internal 40 gallon
  • Ready-to-use cartridge contains high quality activated carbon that keeps water clean, rinse before replacing
  • Installs in seconds: align cartridge bottom key slot for an accurate fit inside the Filter
  • For optimal performance, change approximately every 4 to 6 weeks
  • Do not clean Bioholster when replacing the cartridge as it contains beneficial biological bacteria
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Item Weight: 12 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 8.4 x 4 inches
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Aqueon 100106088 Final Thoughts

"Nada, zilch, nugga."

These have prevented my original problem. Cut slightly oversized, it seems very effective as a particulate filter. If you don't know much about this just google it. For obvious reasons, don't put them directly above or below a tank. The Tetra Medium bio-bag slip easily on an original Top Fin plastic holder. Customizable in terms of media used. They are easy to clean but are very small.

Overall Score
4.8


(3564 Points)

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5. Aqueon Aquatic Flat Heaters 5 Watts

User Ratings: 68 6

Aqueon 100533032 First Impressions

"Love this sponge filter."

The box comes with super easy and clear instructions. Replace prefilter on pump inlet while filter is running. I also suppose my measuring tape may be off, but I would not think so. The first piece does get a bit dirty and usually only lasts a week. Any floating debri will get caught in a sponge intake on the reverse power head kit. It was exactly what I needed and fit beautifully. If you have several aquariums, use separate UPS backups.

  • Aqueon Aquatic Flat Heaters 5 Watts
  • Fully submersible
  • Vertical or horizontal placement using suction cups that mount to the bottom or side wall of tank
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Shatterproof construction
  • Can be used with glass or acrylic enclosures
  • Note: Do NOT operate or leave product plugged in when it is outside of water
  • 5 watt works best for up to 2.5 gallon fish tanks
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Item Weight: 5.3 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 0.88 x 1.13 x 3.13 inches
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Aqueon 100533032 Final Thoughts

"I would buy it again."

The other tank is an old AIO retro tank I have with a media rack in it. I will always buy these here on Amazon for the price savings. It's also a pretty substantial roll. But if you don't weekly vacuum it up, it will eventually clog the filter. I have a Top Fin 10 power filter and these cartridges fit perfectly. I purchase the 8 pack size Large and fits great on my TopFin 40 Gallon Filter. It made no sense why one was ten and the other was twenty.

Overall Score
4.4


(1901 Points)

6. Aqueon QuietFlow Filter Cartridge, Medium, 12 Cartridges (Pack of 1)

User Ratings: 85 1

Aqueon 100106418 First Impressions

"& was still intact."

I had to rinse the sponges after about 2. I double the size and fold them and put the bagged carbon between the layers. I bought these to put over the inlet to the filters in my aquariums. The air stones, plastic tubing, and charcoal were provided which one would expect. Don't get anything smaller than 750VA as you don't want to overload them. I bought these because I was afraid my shrimp were getting sucked up in the filter. You may notice this brand is lower cost than some others.

  • Aqueon QuietFlow Filter Cartridge, Medium, 12 Cartridges (Pack of 1)
  • Fits Aqueon QuietFlow Filter: LED PRO Size 10 and E Internal 20 gallon
  • Ready-to-use cartridge contains high quality activated carbon that keeps water clean, rinse before replacing
  • Installs in seconds: align cartridge bottom key slot for an accurate fit inside the Filter
  • For optimal performance, change approximately every 4 to 6 weeks
  • Do not clean Bioholster when replacing the cartridge as it contains beneficial biological bacteria
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Item Weight: 14 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 8.5 x 4.5 inches
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Aqueon 100106418 Final Thoughts

"Dump the old carbon out."

Outside tank on deck with just a few fish. You can put power heads on the riser tubes to increase the flow through the filter. They do feel a little thin but we'll see how they hold up over time. I can now afford to change all my filters at a fraction of the cost. Work perfect on my shrimp tank to keep them out of the filter. I end up cutting a small 2x3 inch square for each of my media baskets. The injection molding for the plastics leave a lot to be desired.

Overall Score
4.8


(1445 Points)

7. Sera Marin Protein Skimmer PS 200 Aquarium Filter Accessories

User Ratings: 39 17

Sera 31118 First Impressions

"I bought the 6ft roll."

It's a pain in the butt to put together the directions don’t do it that well. I had to rinse the sponges after about 2. I'm using this pad to HOB filters AC70 bottom and top of it’s sponge. For obvious reasons, don't put them directly above or below a tank. Just be super careful with the tubes! The other tank is an old AIO retro tank I have with a media rack in it. We use this product to the extreme.

  • Sera Marin Protein Skimmer PS 200 Aquarium Filter Accessories
  • Country Of Origin : China
  • The Package Height Of The Product Is 14.37 Inches
  • The Package Length Of The Product Is 4.33 Inches
  • The Package Width Of The Product Is 5.51 Inches
  • Manufacture: Sera North America, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 4.33 x 5.51 x 14.37 inches; 2.09 Pounds
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Sera 31118 Final Thoughts

"Unbeatable at this price."

The concentration of flow will mean faster clogging, lower flow and motor strain. I have used UG filters for many years. I use two layers of floss before the water goes to and through my chemical media. I've definitely noticed a difference in my water quality. Never use live rooting plants with UG filters. Customizable in terms of media used. I have used UG filters for many years.

Overall Score
3.5


(20 Points)

8. Penn Plax Premium Under Gravel Filter System - for 40-55 Gallon Fish Tanks & Aquariums, Blue (CFU55)...

User Ratings: 72 5

Penn-Plax CFU55 First Impressions

"Overall fairly easy."

This filter system doesn't come with everything to you need. I purchased these for an aquarium at school. That's a long time if you knew how nasty that many shrimp and minnows can be! You can run everything on battery backup sockets. But if you don't weekly vacuum it up, it will eventually clog the filter. If you're looking for new filters, go with these. I have been buying these bags for years.

  • Penn Plax Premium Under Gravel Filter System - for 40-55 Gallon Fish Tanks & Aquariums, Blue (CFU55)
  • Undergravel filter system includes 4 filter plates (each measuring 11.5" X 11.5") with extra large 1 inch adjustable lift tubes.
  • Filter is suitable for most 40 and 50 gallon aquariums. Clips to hold each section securely together are included.
  • 2 carbon filter cartridges remove odors, and water discoloration by trapping the pollutants in the pores of the carbon.
  • This undergravel filter hides from view for maximum aesthetics. Safe for use in both freshwater and saltwater tanks.
  • Effortless setup and easy maintenance make this premium undergravel filter a must have for all home aquariums.  Simply place filter plates at the bottom of the tank and cover with gravel.
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 2.5 x 11.5 inches; 2.02 Pounds
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Penn-Plax CFU55 Final Thoughts

"Pretty good."

I have a Top Fin 10 power filter and these cartridges fit perfectly. So here is the product size on the boxes that isn't included in the description! It's a pain in the butt to put together the directions don’t do it that well. It was exactly what I needed and fit beautifully. For obvious reasons, don't put them directly above or below a tank. You can cap off the ones you don't want to use. I have used UG filters for many years.

Overall Score
4.5


(1295 Points)

9. Marineland (Aquaria) AMLPR3080 1-Unit Motor Eclipse Filter Parts for Aquarium

User Ratings: 51 17

Marineland (Aquaria) 47431308008 First Impressions

"I had one break easily."

I have been using an Aquaclear 50 on a 20g long planted tank. This improves flow and prolongs time between cleaning. I just changed it today and the water is crystal clear-- no problems. It eventually begins to decompose into ammonia which is harmful to your fish. You can run everything on battery backup sockets. So here is the product size on the boxes that isn't included in the description! We use this product to the extreme.

  • Marineland (Aquaria) AMLPR3080 1-Unit Motor Eclipse Filter Parts for Aquarium
  • Ml Motor Eclipse 1 Unit from Marineland (Aquaria), Parts-Power Filters category with model AMLPR3080
  • Ml Motor Eclipse 1 Unit used for Pets
  • Made in USA
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 14.4 Ounces
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Marineland (Aquaria) 47431308008 Final Thoughts

"Good product."

My pad collected yellow cloudy color also all waste. These have prevented my original problem. You can cap off the ones you don't want to use. The box comes with super easy and clear instructions. I have been buying these bags for years. In 20 gallon and under sized tanks these start becoming feasible primary filters. The air stones, plastic tubing, and charcoal were provided which one would expect.

Overall Score
4.0


(17 Points)

10. Aqua-Tech EZ-Change No.2 3-Pack Aquarium Filter Cartridge for 10 to 20 Power Filters

User Ratings: 82 2

AQUA-TECH PL-T132-03 First Impressions

"Overall fairly easy."

Stop buying those expensive filters, buy this and make your own. It made no sense why one was ten and the other was twenty. I rinsed and reuse same pad again 3 times and trashed later. I have found you really have to scrub the outside to get everything cleaned out. For my smaller fish tank I find that it is just enough. The concentration of flow will mean faster clogging, lower flow and motor strain. But by two weeks, the output did drop.

  • Aqua-Tech EZ-Change No.2 3-Pack Aquarium Filter Cartridge for 10 to 20 Power Filters
  • EZ-Change #2 Filter Cartridge fits AQUA-Tech 10-20 Power Filters
  • Contains AQUA-Tech Premium Activated Carbon
  • No messy assembly required
  • Changes in seconds just shake and rinse
  • For best results, change every 2-4 weeks
  • Manufacture: Aqua-Tech
  • Product Dimensions: 2.13 x 4.56 x 6 inches; 1.28 Ounces
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AQUA-TECH PL-T132-03 Final Thoughts

"Quiet and reliable."

Stop buying those expensive filters, buy this and make your own. If you have several aquariums, use separate UPS backups. It was easy to assemble and very effective! It's a pain in the butt to put together the directions don’t do it that well. I don't advise using a UG filter as the only filtration source in large tanks. I have used UG filters for many years. Don't believe people who tell you they are dangerous for your tank.

Overall Score
4.7


(1434 Points)

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