Editor's Choice - Our Favorite HuYaYa Aquarium Filter Accessories

1. 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)

2. Huijukon Sponge Filter, Aquarium Cleaner Sponge Filter Fish Tank Filter Bio Filter Sponge - Up to 60...

User Ratings: 74 6

Huijukon HJK90048GN First Impressions

"Very good product."

For my smaller fish tank I find that it is just enough. My tank is 12x36 so I utilized 3 of the panels. This filter system doesn't come with everything to you need. Fish that are constantly swimming hard will tire and die from stress. It's also a pretty substantial roll. It made no sense why one was ten and the other was twenty. I will be using Koral Filter material from now on.

  • Huijukon Sponge Filter, Aquarium Cleaner Sponge Filter Fish Tank Filter Bio Filter Sponge - Up to 60 Gallons
  • Great sponge filter with extra biological filtration, comes with two media containers where additional biological media can be added, you can add any bio meida as you like, air driven sponge filter, works great without noise【Fits fish tank size: 10 to 60 gallon】
  • Sponge filters provide both mechanical and biological filtration - traps floating debris and protect your baby fish from being sucked up into the filter, aerobic bacteria colonize the sponge providing a bacterial substance to facilitate the nitrogen cycle
  • Double 9-layer ribbing sponges design, 80ppi fine sponge, high density porous, it quickly established a bio filter, two sponges means more surface area for beneficial bacterial colonization and faster cycling, keep your fish tank crystal clear and clean
  • Easy to setup and clean: simply install an airline into the unit and turn on the air pump, great way to clean and oxygenate your tanks; simply take out the sponges, rinse and squeeze them in tank water, remember to clean the sponges weekly and replace regularly
  • Easy to install: comes with 2 suction cups, can be installed anywhere and can be easily hidden on the back wall of the aquarium, great solution for shrimp tank, betta tank, breeder tank, turtle tank, snails, goldfish, crayfish, angelfish, discus, fish fry
  • Manufacture: Huijukon
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Huijukon HJK90048GN Final Thoughts

"Pretty good."

You can put power heads on the riser tubes to increase the flow through the filter. If you have a nano tank with filter these would be perfect for that setup. And provide a few low current areas in the tank for fish who are stressed to rest. Fun to modify your filter and clean tank as well. Fish that are constantly swimming hard will tire and die from stress. I've saved so much money since switching, plus my tank stays cleaner. It made no sense why one was ten and the other was twenty.

Overall Score
4.5


(300 Points)

3. Filter Socks 4 inch, 3D Honeycomb Design Filter Sock. 4 inch Ring by 11.8 inch Long, Aquarium Filter...

User Ratings: 61 13

SMASOR First Impressions

"Fit great into my filter."

It eventually begins to decompose into ammonia which is harmful to your fish. If you have a nano tank with filter these would be perfect for that setup. I have been buying these bags for years. In 20 gallon and under sized tanks these start becoming feasible primary filters. I use two layers of floss before the water goes to and through my chemical media. I bought these because I was afraid my shrimp were getting sucked up in the filter. Particles fall off into the aquarium when you take them off to clean them.

  • Filter Socks 4 inch, 3D Honeycomb Design Filter Sock. 4 inch Ring by 11.8 inch Long, Aquarium Filter Sock for Freshwater/Saltwater Aquariums, Ponds, Use in Sumps/Overflows
  • 3D Honeycomb Design Excellent Mechanical Filtering: 3D Woven Filter Socks, Using 3D Textile Technology and Honeycomb Sandwich Structure, Subversive Upgrade of Filter bag Industry
  • Aquariums Filter Sock Hives are Designed to Divert Water, Mimic The way Bees Build Their Nests, are Permeable, Non-Clogging, and Flexible Enough to be Flipped Over for Easy Cleaning
  • The 150 Micron Filter Socks Provide Excellent Mechanical Filtration by Capturing Debris to Help Reduce The Amount of Ammonia-Producing Organic Matter in Aquariums, While Also Helping to Prevent Damage to Aquarium Equipment by Large and Small Objects Such as Sand and Coral.
  • PREMIUM QUALITY AND REUSABLE - Solid Construction and Heavy Duty Stitching Make These Socks Strong and Durable so They can be CLEANED and REUSED NUMEROUS TIMES. You Want The Best, You Have Found Them.You Will Receive 2 pack 4 inch by 11.8 inch Long Felt Filter Socks
  • Three-Dimensional Weaving That Mimics The Nesting of Bees Filter Fabric Sock Multi-Functional Interlayer Filtration, The Physical Structure Of Bacterial Culture Fast, Neutral Filter Cotton Has No Effect On Water Quality.
  • Manufacture: SMASOR
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SMASOR Final Thoughts

"They do the job well!"

Work perfect on my shrimp tank to keep them out of the filter. I have used UG filters for many years. The filters fit fine and I was happy to see that some carbon packs were included. Still, the price is of course fine at 4 for 6. Fun to modify your filter and clean tank as well. I'm using this pad to HOB filters AC70 bottom and top of it’s sponge. The UG is certainly no exception to that.

Overall Score
4.0


(10 Points)

4. Fluval Zeo-Carb, 150 Gram

User Ratings: 85 1

Fluval A1490 First Impressions

"This was a great deal."

Works well for my low flow Aquaclear 20. The foam is not coarse as illustrated; it's finer and denser. 7in, which is only about half the length of the unit. I have a Top Fin 10 power filter and these cartridges fit perfectly. I've definitely noticed a difference in my water quality. I purchased these for an aquarium at school. I purchased this bulk filter media for a Fluval 207 canister filter.

  • Fluval Zeo-Carb, 150 Gram
  • Combination of Fluval Carbon and Fluval Ammonia Remover helps protect the aquarium from toxic build-ups of ammonia
  • Chemical filter media eliminates water impurities, odors and discoloration
  • Opens up space inside the aquarium filter to include additional media if desired
  • For freshwater use only; for best results, replace once a month
  • Includes three 150 nylon bags
  • Manufacture: Fluval
  • Product Dimensions: 2.6 x 4.4 x 6.2 inches; 9.17 Ounces
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Fluval A1490 Final Thoughts

"I would buy it again."

The air stones, plastic tubing, and charcoal were provided which one would expect. The other tank is an old AIO retro tank I have with a media rack in it. Within a matter of hours I now have a crystal clear tank with pristine water. It was easy to assemble and very effective! Don't get anything smaller than 750VA as you don't want to overload them. I will update more pictures later, once the water isnt cloudy. Better than branded media filters cartridges.

Overall Score
4.8


(1304 Points)

5. 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)

6. BrightWater Bio Premium Cut-to-Fit Foam, Bio Sponge Pad, for Aquarium Fish Tank and Pond Filter 2pac...

User Ratings: 64 4

BrightWater First Impressions

"48 the decision is easy."

The first piece does get a bit dirty and usually only lasts a week. We operate a saltwater bait store, dealing in live shrimp and bull minnows. Why not save some money to put towards more fish or supplies. Plenty strong to support the rocks and gravel in my tank without sagging. I had to take a blade and run it through all the slats because the factory doesnt q. In 20 gallon and under sized tanks these start becoming feasible primary filters. For obvious reasons, don't put them directly above or below a tank.

  • BrightWater Bio Premium Cut-to-Fit Foam, Bio Sponge Pad, for Aquarium Fish Tank and Pond Filter 2packs 20 PPI
  • For both biological and mechanical filtration systems, for sump or pond
  • Cut to fit, 99% open cell, 20 PPI, fine pores structure, 100% new material
  • Design for Trapping medium type of waste and housing bacteria
  • Supreme durability long lasting life and super easy to clean
  • 13"x 13" x 1"=33cm X 33 cm x 2.54 cm, Contain 2 pads
  • Manufacture: BrightWater
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 13 x 1 inches; 4.8 Ounces
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BrightWater Final Thoughts

"Unbeatable at this price."

This is great for transporting aquarium life from location to location too. I can now afford to change all my filters at a fraction of the cost. Luckily I'm using powerheads and the weight of it helps hold it in place. The concentration of flow will mean faster clogging, lower flow and motor strain. You will also need to replace their rechargeable batteries about every 2 years or so. Small amounts of these bubbles can also help oxygenate the water over time. It made no sense why one was ten and the other was twenty.

Overall Score
4.4


(44 Points)

7. Penn Plax Cascade Canister Aquarium Filter (Cascade Black 1200 Elite)

User Ratings: 68 8

Penn-Plax CCF4BMK First Impressions

"I would recommend these."

It was easy to assemble and very effective! Fish that are constantly swimming hard will tire and die from stress. Much better than the cartridges you get when you buy the filters. I rinsed and reuse same pad again 3 times and trashed later. Don't restrict air-flow around them as they do get quite warm. Keep your stocking of creatures low. So stock your tanks a few fish at a time.

  • Penn Plax Cascade Canister Aquarium Filter (Cascade Black 1200 Elite)
  • $197 Value. Cascade Black Elite filter kit for aquariums up to 150 gallons.
  • Pumps 315 gallons per hour. Quick easy push button self-primer. Flow rate cut-off valves adjust water flow.
  • Includes filter, (1) Bio-Sponge, (1) Bio-Floss 6pk, (1) Pro-Carb 2pk, (1) Bio Rings 10oz and (1) Large Magna Sweep algae magnet.
  • Be up and running in minutes. Nothing else to purchase. It is all included.
  • Quick and easy monthly maintenance saves you time and aggravation.
  • Manufacture: Penn-Plax
  • Product Dimensions: 11.81 x 11.81 x 19.69 inches; 14 Pounds
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Penn-Plax CCF4BMK Final Thoughts

"Highly recommend."

I'm using this pad to HOB filters AC70 bottom and top of it’s sponge. I double the size and fold them and put the bagged carbon between the layers. My tank is 12x36 so I utilized 3 of the panels. These work great as pre filter sponge on my quiet flow 10. You can put power heads on the riser tubes to increase the flow through the filter. I use two layers of floss before the water goes to and through my chemical media. Make sure to select the Medium size from Tetra.

Overall Score
4.3


(93 Points)

8. JackSuper Aquarium Waterfall Reptiles Turtle Internal Filter Low Level Water Clean Pump Filtration f...

User Ratings: 49 24

JackSuper First Impressions

"Maybe I'll call them."

Fun to modify your filter and clean tank as well. Luckily I'm using powerheads and the weight of it helps hold it in place. The first piece does get a bit dirty and usually only lasts a week. Make sure to select the Medium size from Tetra. 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. The air stones, plastic tubing, and charcoal were provided which one would expect.

  • JackSuper Aquarium Waterfall Reptiles Turtle Internal Filter Low Level Water Clean Pump Filtration for Small Fish Tank 1 to 12 Gallon Amphibian Cichlids Frog Crab Up to 12 Galloon
  • Only fits small tank (1-12 gallon) Low water Filter offer a beautiful waterfall for such as Reptiles, Amphibians, Frog, Cichlids, Newt, turtle tanks or Fish tank in any aquarium up to 12 gallons
  • Water filter pump can be hang on the aquarium or fixed with sucker. Low water level capability(Lowest water level 2.5cm)
  • It is great Aquarium filter for aquatic turtle tanks or for filtering box turtle "ponds" or aquatic amphibian tanks or Aquarium Fish tank waterfall Filter could be operate on low water level tank with easy to change filter cartridges.
  • Cable leagth:1.5m, Flow Rate:200L/H, Reptiles Filter provides quiet operation,Locking cover designed protect your pets from the filtration area
  • Water circulation and cleaning: Dense dual sided mesh to catch debris and waste, Filled with Ultra-Activated carbon which absorbs odors and discoloration
  • Manufacture: JackSupermall
  • Product Dimensions: 2.75 x 1.77 x 6.29 inches; 9.59 Ounces
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JackSuper Final Thoughts

"See pictures."

But by two weeks, the output did drop. This improves flow and prolongs time between cleaning. If your looking for a great media pad, stop here and order this! It was easy to assemble and very effective! So stock your tanks a few fish at a time. You will also need to replace their rechargeable batteries about every 2 years or so. The filters fit fine and I was happy to see that some carbon packs were included.

Overall Score
3.6


(295 Points)

9. Elite Carbon Cartridge for Hush 10 Power Aquarium Filter, 2-Pack

User Ratings: 85

Elite A62 First Impressions

"ALL I can say is wow."

I have always had an undergravel filter and my aquariums. The material is a soft and not abrasive at all. Cut slightly oversized, it seems very effective as a particulate filter. Customizable in terms of media used. I bought these because I was afraid my shrimp were getting sucked up in the filter. Fill with the supplied carbon and voila. I will always buy these here on Amazon for the price savings.

  • Elite Carbon Cartridge for Hush 10 Power Aquarium Filter, 2-Pack
  • Elite hush 10 pre-filtration pad polishes aquarium water while the activated carbon removes discoloration and odors
  • The easy to use disposable cartridge should be replaced monthly
  • Includes 2 cartridge per pack
  • Measures 4-inch length by 3-4/5-inch width by 6-1/2-inch height
  • This product weighs 0.25-pound
  • Manufacture: Elite
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 3.8 x 6.5 inches; 4 Ounces
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Elite A62 Final Thoughts

"Great product."

Especially if you have a take with shrimp or baby fish. I will update more pictures later, once the water isnt cloudy. It eventually begins to decompose into ammonia which is harmful to your fish. I don't advise using a UG filter as the only filtration source in large tanks. This is a lot of filter pad for your money. We use this product to the extreme. Once you do have everything it's a good running system.

Overall Score
4.8


(7 Points)

10. Tetra Filter Cartridges - Unassembled

User Ratings: 84 1

Tetra 26164 First Impressions

"Overall fairly easy."

I have been using an Aquaclear 50 on a 20g long planted tank. Much better than the cartridges you get when you buy the filters. Fill with the supplied carbon and voila. Also work great as filler for canisters and other filters. If your looking for a great media pad, stop here and order this! So stock your tanks a few fish at a time. Does the job and price was less or at least same as big retailers.

  • Tetra Filter Cartridges - Unassembled
  • UNASSEMBLED REPLACEMENT CARBON FILTER Keeps aquarium water crystal clear – removes odors and discoloration
  • CATCHES DEBRIS Dense dual-sided mesh filters debris and fish waste
  • FITS TETRA WHISPER WATER FILTERS Color coded to make it simple to remember which replacement cartridge size to purchase
  • CONVENIENT Easy to assemble and easy to replace
  • USAGE Change monthly or sooner if needed
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 9.25 x 8 inches; 12 Ounces
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Tetra 26164 Final Thoughts

"Excellent media!"

Better than branded media filters cartridges. It was easy to assemble and very effective! It works okay for now but I hope it does not mess up my filter in the long run. I took off two points because the pictures are misleading. Make sure to select the Medium size from Tetra. For obvious reasons, don't put them directly above or below a tank. The first piece does get a bit dirty and usually only lasts a week.

Overall Score
4.7


(10566 Points)

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