Editor's Choice - Our Favorite DEPEPE Aquarium Filter Accessories

1. DEPEPE 10pcs Aquarium Filter Media Bags with Zipper for Activated Carbon, Biospheres, Ceramic Rings,...

User Ratings: 75 1

DEPEPE First Impressions

"Easy to use repeatedly."

I bought these because I was afraid my shrimp were getting sucked up in the filter. Stop buying those expensive filters, buy this and make your own. We rinse the filters 2x a day and they remain in continuous 24 hour operation. I have been using an Aquaclear 50 on a 20g long planted tank. Works well for my low flow Aquaclear 20. Even its quite costly, but it last long. Nitrates in small doses are not as harmful to the fish as Ammonia.

  • DEPEPE 10pcs Aquarium Filter Media Bags with Zipper for Activated Carbon, Biospheres, Ceramic Rings, etc.
  • Material: Polyester; Zipper Material: Plastic, Corrosion Resistant
  • Package contains: 5 white filter bags + 5 black filter bags
  • Filter bag size: 15cm*20cm/5.9"*7.8"
  • Mesh hole diameter: approx. 1mm, suitable for respiratory biological rings, activated carbon, volcanic rocks, coral sands, ceramic rings, etc. Not applicable for finer particles.
  • Filter bags are good for various filters, including fresh water tanks, tank filters, power filters, etc.
  • Manufacture: DEPEPE
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DEPEPE Final Thoughts

"Love this stuff."

You will also need to replace their rechargeable batteries about every 2 years or so. We use this product to the extreme. Fish that are constantly swimming hard will tire and die from stress. This filter system doesn't come with everything to you need. We rinse the filters 2x a day and they remain in continuous 24 hour operation. Tank is clean and all my new shrimp are still alive! Don't restrict air-flow around them as they do get quite warm.

Overall Score
4.6


(1127 Points)

2. UPETTOOLS Aquarium Biochemical Sponge Filter, Ultra Quite Aquarium Air Pump Single Head Bio Sponge F...

User Ratings: 70 5

UPETTOOLS First Impressions

"Very easy to do."

Also work great as filler for canisters and other filters. Any floating debri will get caught in a sponge intake on the reverse power head kit. If you're looking for new filters, go with these. Right now I am letting the filter work it's magic. I will be using Koral Filter material from now on. We use this product to the extreme. I will be using Koral Filter material from now on.

  • UPETTOOLS Aquarium Biochemical Sponge Filter, Ultra Quite Aquarium Air Pump Single Head Bio Sponge Fish Tank Foam Filter
  • Biochemical Sponge Materials:Made of food-grade materials,absolutely safe and Easy to clean,Tank Size up to 20 Gallons
  • Biochemical Sponge:Provide excellent both biological filtration, works great without noise, keeps water cycled and clear.
  • Dimension: 1.9"D x 3.1"H, Inner diameter of sponge: 0.6inch; Upettools original sponges, replacing fits perfectly for Upettools Sponge Filters
  • Replacement sponge helps increase biological capacity and reduces maintenance, Increase oxygen, provides ideal location for bacterial colonization,Helps keep the fish tank cleaner.
  • Great Biochemical sponge for angelfish, fry, goldfish, baby fish, shrimp, small Fish, breeding tank; Suggestions: Needs to be replaced every 5 to 6 months maximum.
  • Manufacture: Upettools
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UPETTOOLS Final Thoughts

"Good quality."

Does the job and price was less or at least same as big retailers. I use this in my filter for aquarium 55 gal. 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. I bought these because I was afraid my shrimp were getting sucked up in the filter. I had a 90 gallon aquarium that I did not use an undergravel filter in. It includes 12 mesh filter bags& 12 packets of charcoal.

Overall Score
4.4


(1003 Points)

3. OASE Indoor Aquatics Biomaster Thermo

User Ratings: 68 8

OASE Indoor Aquatics 55150 First Impressions

"Unbeatable at this price."

For my smaller fish tank I find that it is just enough. The main part is cleaning, that I need to find out. Did all of mine The same, never ripped a one and they all fit like a glove. I don't advise using a UG filter as the only filtration source in large tanks. Why not save some money to put towards more fish or supplies. I end up cutting a small 2x3 inch square for each of my media baskets. It was a struggle to keep the water clear before i got the goldfish.

  • OASE Indoor Aquatics Biomaster Thermo
  • The Bio master thermos 600 has an integrated heater in compact filter design
  • The built-in heater provides your aquarium with Precise and uniform temperature levels while the product integration delivers unobstructed views of your Aquarium
  • External filter operates quietly to circulate and filter your aquarium water
  • Includes 4-stage filtration: biological, mechanical, chemical, and prefiltration
  • Hel-x, suspended filter media, creates the optimal surface area for beneficial bacteria growth
  • Integrated heater – Provides precise and uniform temperature levels and reduces the amount of equipment seen inside the aquarium by housing the heater in the unit
  • EasyClean pre-filter module – Module can be removed separately from the rest of the filter. This reduces maintenance, increases filter efficiency, and extends the life of main filter foams. Customize the pre-filter with coarse 30 ppi, fine 45 ppi, ultra-fine 60 ppi, and activated carbon 45 ppi filter foams
  • No mess maintenance – Integrated safety locking features on the handle, pre-filter, and check valve in the inlet/outlet connection unit, ensure no accidental spillage or messy maintenance
  • Manufacture: OASE
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 9.4 x 19 inches; 18 Pounds
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OASE Indoor Aquatics 55150 Final Thoughts

"This was a great deal."

I also suppose my measuring tape may be off, but I would not think so. I have been using an Aquaclear 50 on a 20g long planted tank. I purchased this bulk filter media for a Fluval 207 canister filter. I double the size and fold them and put the bagged carbon between the layers. Still, the price is of course fine at 4 for 6. It was easy to assemble and very effective! I rinsed and reuse same pad again 3 times and trashed later.

Overall Score
4.3


(191 Points)

4. HuYaYa Pre-Filter Sponge,4 Pack Aquarium Pre Filter Foam Rolls Compatible Filter Accessories for Fis...

User Ratings: 68 4

HuYaYa First Impressions

"Fits just right."

You can run everything on battery backup sockets. I can now afford to change all my filters at a fraction of the cost. They are easy to clean but are very small. The foam is not coarse as illustrated; it's finer and denser. I missed it in my opinion these filters are a must have. But if you don't weekly vacuum it up, it will eventually clog the filter. They do feel a little thin but we'll see how they hold up over time.

  • HuYaYa Pre-Filter Sponge,4 Pack Aquarium Pre Filter Foam Rolls Compatible Filter Accessories for Fish Tank
  • DIMENSION: approx. 8.5x5cm/3.4x2 inch cylinder, the inside hole diamenter is 2.1cm/0.8 inch,please note these foam are pre filter sponges,so only have single hole.
  • ENHANCE BIOLOGICAL FILTRATION: these pre-filter sponges could help to trap particles and debris,and prolong the life of your filter media,provide efficient water flow with less clogging for long lasting filtration.
  • A MUST HAVE ACCESSORIES FOR FISH TANK FILTER: premium pre-filter foam sponges can be quickly and easily attached to the fish tank intake tube stem, preventing small, baby, or weaker inhabitants from being drawn into the filter.
  • A SECURATY FOR YOUR FISH HABITATE: give your fish pet a securaty habitate! these cylinder pre-filter sponge suit for all shrimp tank owners and anyone else who has baby or small fish in their tank,provide them a safe environment.
  • HIGH QUALITY MATERIAL: these sponges are made from the top-quality filtration foam,safe to your fish,no harm to water PH quality, good for freshwater and saltwater environments.
  • Manufacture: HuYaYa
  • Product Dimensions: 3.4 x 2 x 2 inches; 0.49 Ounces
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HuYaYa Final Thoughts

"They work great!"

Customizable in terms of media used. Customizable in terms of media used. I missed it in my opinion these filters are a must have. But if you don't weekly vacuum it up, it will eventually clog the filter. This improves flow and prolongs time between cleaning. I have a Top Fin 10 power filter and these cartridges fit perfectly. Make sure to select the Medium size from Tetra.

Overall Score
4.4


(1001 Points)

5. Penn Plax Cascade 1200 / 1500 GPH Canister Filter Aquarium Bio Sponge Replacement; 1 Pack

User Ratings: 85

Penn-Plax CCF329 First Impressions

"Otherwise, very pleased."

I have used UG filters for many years. Also work great as filler for canisters and other filters. I have always had an undergravel filter and my aquariums. Keep your stocking of creatures low. Particles fall off into the aquarium when you take them off to clean them. You can put power heads on the riser tubes to increase the flow through the filter. I double the size and fold them and put the bagged carbon between the layers.

  • Penn Plax Cascade 1200 / 1500 GPH Canister Filter Aquarium Bio Sponge Replacement; 1 Pack
  • Keep your water clean and clear with the replacement bio sponge for use in the Cascade 1200 Model CCF4UL or 1500 Model CCF5UL canister filter.
  • The bio sponge filter removes ammonia and nitrites from your aquarium tank keeping your aquarium clean; healthy; and odor free.
  • Filter sponge optimizes the colonization of beneficial aerobic bacteria which prevents the water from becoming cloudy and harming fish.
  • Perfectly cut to fit into the Cascade 1200 / Cascade 1500 filter tray without any gaps  which could allow pollutants to re-enter the water.
  • Genuine Penn Plax replacement cartridge for Cascade 1200 / Cascade 1500 models. When used together; the filter and bio sponge provide maximum protection against water pollutants.
  • Manufacture: Monster Pets
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.5 x 5.5 inches; 2.4 Ounces
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Penn-Plax CCF329 Final Thoughts

"Can't beat the price!"

If you have several aquariums, use separate UPS backups. I have been buying these bags for years. I was having a problem with tiny fish getting sucked into the inlets. Customizable in terms of media used. Of course you will need to let the silicone cure before installing in water. I double the size and fold them and put the bagged carbon between the layers. The main part is cleaning, that I need to find out.

Overall Score
4.8


(245 Points)

6. DasMarine Aquarium Felt Fabric Sump Filter Bag, 200 Micron, Felt Filter Sock Used for Freshwater Aqu...

User Ratings: 70 6

DasMarine First Impressions

"Great product and def."

If you have several aquariums, use separate UPS backups. We operate a saltwater bait store, dealing in live shrimp and bull minnows. 7in, which is only about half the length of the unit. Work perfect on my shrimp tank to keep them out of the filter. You can run everything on battery backup sockets. But by two weeks, the output did drop. Works well for my low flow Aquaclear 20.

  • DasMarine Aquarium Felt Fabric Sump Filter Bag, 200 Micron, Felt Filter Sock Used for Freshwater Aquariums,Saltwater Aquariums,Ponds, Pools, Reef Tank
  • √ Top Quality: These felt filter socks are solid construction and heavy duty stitching,so the filters socks are very strong and durable,which can be reused for many times for a very long time.
  • √ Good Choice: 200 Micron is a good choice.200 Micron socks can trap the smaller waste that larger mesh filter socks can not catch,and maybe smaller mesh filters will also provide the same benefits but will be cloged more often.
  • √ Multifunctional Application: Effectively improve water quality,filter socks can trap uneaten food,sand,coral and other smaller OM. Plus the filter socks can also reduces noise and splash in sump.
  • √ Specification: 200 Micron,4" Ring X 15" Length.
  • √ Package Included: 8 pcs felt filter socks.
  • Manufacture: DasMarine
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DasMarine Final Thoughts

"It's absolutely perfect."

So here is the product size on the boxes that isn't included in the description! Fun to modify your filter and clean tank as well. I've saved so much money since switching, plus my tank stays cleaner. Every tank should have intake sponges. The best part about these in my opinion, is the price. Better than branded media filters cartridges. Work perfect on my shrimp tank to keep them out of the filter.

Overall Score
4.4


(59 Points)

7. Marina Top Filter Cartridge, 13315

User Ratings: 78 2

Marina 13315 First Impressions

"Bigger than expected."

It's a pain in the butt to put together the directions don’t do it that well. But a small simple rubber band fixed the issue quickly. I will keep using these and recommend them to anyone. Just be careful punching out the plastic. I will update more pictures later, once the water isnt cloudy. But if you don't weekly vacuum it up, it will eventually clog the filter. Particles fall off into the aquarium when you take them off to clean them.

  • Marina Top Filter Cartridge, 13315
  • For use with all Marina 3.7 L (1 US gal) Aquarium, including Marina pirate Aquarium kit (13310) and Marina mermaid Aquarium kit (13311).
  • Improves water clarity and Color.
  • Removes pollutants and odors.
  • Country of Origin: CHINA
  • For use with all Marina 3.7 L (1 US Gal) Aquarium, including Marina Pirate Aquarium Kit (13310) and Marina Mermaid Aquarium Kit (13311).
  • Improves water clarity and color.
  • Removes pollutants and odors.
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 3 x 7 inches; 0.81 Ounces
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Marina 13315 Final Thoughts

"Easy install."

Luckily I'm using powerheads and the weight of it helps hold it in place. I have been using an Aquaclear 50 on a 20g long planted tank. The first piece does get a bit dirty and usually only lasts a week. But by two weeks, the output did drop. These have prevented my original problem. I've definitely noticed a difference in my water quality. It's also a pretty substantial roll.

Overall Score
4.6


(1280 Points)

8. Penn Plax Cascade 700/1000 GPH Canister Filter Aquarium Bio Sponge Replacement, 1 Pack

User Ratings: 82 1

Penn-Plax CCF229 First Impressions

"Good luck y'all!"

You will also need to replace their rechargeable batteries about every 2 years or so. It was easy to assemble and very effective! You can put power heads on the riser tubes to increase the flow through the filter. We use this product to the extreme. The injection molding for the plastics leave a lot to be desired. I've saved so much money since switching, plus my tank stays cleaner. A great addition to the filtration system.

  • Penn Plax Cascade 700/1000 GPH Canister Filter Aquarium Bio Sponge Replacement, 1 Pack
  • Keep your water clean and clear with the replacement bio sponge for use in the Cascade 700 Model CCF2UL and Cascade 1000 Model CCF3UL canister filters.
  • The bio sponge filter removes ammonia and nitrites from your aquarium tank keeping your aquarium clean, healthy, and odor free.
  • Filter sponge optimizes the colonization of beneficial aerobic bacteria which prevents the water from becoming cloudy and harming fish.
  • Perfectly cut to fit into the Cascade 700 / 1000 filter tray without any gaps  which could allow pollutants to re-enter the water.
  • Genuine Penn Plax replacement cartridge for Cascade 700 / 1000 standard and Elite models. When used together, the filter and bio sponge provide maximum protection against water pollutants.
  • Manufacture: Monster Pets
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.5 x 5.5 inches; 0.32 Ounces
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Penn-Plax CCF229 Final Thoughts

"I use the APC brand."

Customizable in terms of media used. But by two weeks, the output did drop. This is a lot of filter pad for your money. Don't restrict air-flow around them as they do get quite warm. We operate a saltwater bait store, dealing in live shrimp and bull minnows. Plenty strong to support the rocks and gravel in my tank without sagging. This filter system doesn't come with everything to you need.

Overall Score
4.7


(680 Points)

9. NEZO Aquarium Filter Media Porous Balls (Net Weight 5.5 lbs) Bio Ceramic for Fresh Water, Sea Water ...

User Ratings: 50

NEZO First Impressions

"They work great!"

I have been buying these bags for years. I had a 90 gallon aquarium that I did not use an undergravel filter in. Any floating debri will get caught in a sponge intake on the reverse power head kit. Also work great as filler for canisters and other filters. You will also need to replace their rechargeable batteries about every 2 years or so. I will update more pictures later, once the water isnt cloudy. The air stones, plastic tubing, and charcoal were provided which one would expect.

  • NEZO Aquarium Filter Media Porous Balls (Net Weight 5.5 lbs) Bio Ceramic for Fresh Water, Sea Water Aquarium Fish Tank and Koi Pond, 2 Bags/Pack
  • This Bio porous Ball made by nano technology. Material: Selected natural raw ceramic. ☆ Diameter of ball: 0.91 inch . ☆Package included: 2 bag (total 5.5 lbs) balls
  • High efficiency and clean water quality; Effectively increase the amount of oxygen dissolved in water; Rich in minerals and trace elements, to promote the health of fish.
  • Stability of pH value in the water, especially the use of nitrification bacteria.
  • Removal of ammonia, nitrite, hydrogen sulfide, heavy metals and other harmful substances.
  • Attachment, parasitic reproduce and maintain the best ecological balance of water.
  • Manufacture: DGI PRODUCT INC
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NEZO Final Thoughts

"Hehehehehe shhhhh."

Plenty strong to support the rocks and gravel in my tank without sagging. I had to rinse the sponges after about 2. The UG is certainly no exception to that. This filter system doesn't come with everything to you need. I will keep using these and recommend them to anyone. Ignore all the noise about them being outdated they are a must-have buy it. I have been buying these bags for years.

Overall Score
4.5


(3 Points)

10. Sunsun HW302, HW303, HW304 3 Stage Aquarium Canister Filters

User Ratings: 63 13

SunSun HW-304B First Impressions

"They do the job well!"

It made no sense why one was ten and the other was twenty. It was a struggle to keep the water clear before i got the goldfish. It eventually begins to decompose into ammonia which is harmful to your fish. Right now I am letting the filter work it's magic. The Tetra Medium bio-bag slip easily on an original Top Fin plastic holder. Also work great as filler for canisters and other filters. It eventually begins to decompose into ammonia which is harmful to your fish.

  • Sunsun HW302, HW303, HW304 3 Stage Aquarium Canister Filters
  • Good for up to 150 gallon fish tanks
  • Dimension: 11" L x 11" W x 17" H
  • Flow rate: 525 GPH (2000L/hr)
  • 3 Media Trays capable of handling your choice of filtration media
  • Manufacture: SUNSUN
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SunSun HW-304B Final Thoughts

"I would buy it again."

I have a Top Fin 10 power filter and these cartridges fit perfectly. It was nicely packaged and is a high quality filter material. Also work great as filler for canisters and other filters. Just be super careful with the tubes! Don't shut it off for more than a few minutes at a time. I use two layers of floss before the water goes to and through my chemical media. The injection molding for the plastics leave a lot to be desired.

Overall Score
4.1


(760 Points)

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