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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HuYaYa
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.4']

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

[star rating="4.4"]
(1001 Points)

2. Tetra Decorative ReptoFilter, Terrarium Filtration, Keeps Water Clear

User Ratings: 72 5

Tetra 25905 First Impressions

"Nice sponge filter."

Particles fall off into the aquarium when you take them off to clean them. You can also buy solutions that have the bacteria in them to also get started faster. Every tank should have intake sponges. I rinsed and reuse same pad again 3 times and trashed later. I have been using an Aquaclear 50 on a 20g long planted tank. I purchase the 8 pack size Large and fits great on my TopFin 40 Gallon Filter. Of course you will need to let the silicone cure before installing in water.

  • Tetra Decorative ReptoFilter, Terrarium Filtration, Keeps Water Clear
  • COMBINATION FILTER AND WATERFALL: Uses 3-stage Tetra filtration technology to keep water clear and remove odors in turtle, newt and frog terrariums, and creates an instant waterfall.
  • DRAMATIC FOCAL POINT: Realistic natural stone appearance – blends in beautifully with other rocks and vegetation.
  • DUAL-FUNCTION LID: Keeps reptiles out and doubles as a basking platform for your small aquatic animals.
  • CONVENIENT: Easy to set up and simple to clean.
  • LIMITED : This UL Listed product comes with a 2-year limited (see product label for details).
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 8.75 x 12.75 x 10.65 inches; 2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 25905
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

Tetra 25905 Final Thoughts

"Love this sponge filter."

I just changed it today and the water is crystal clear-- no problems. Tank is clean and all my new shrimp are still alive! The Tetra Medium bio-bag slip easily on an original Top Fin plastic holder. It eventually begins to decompose into ammonia which is harmful to your fish. I have been buying these bags for years. Much better than the cartridges you get when you buy the filters. I will be using Koral Filter material from now on.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(4108 Points)

3. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106278
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.9']

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

[star rating="4.7"]
(4539 Points)

4. Marineland Eclipse Intake Tube Extension 3/4" w/coupler, Fits PFE1 & 6-gal & Magnum 350 Deluxe & 350...

User Ratings: 67 12

MarineLand PA1341 First Impressions

"I bought the 6ft roll."

Fill with the supplied carbon and voila. But if you don't weekly vacuum it up, it will eventually clog the filter. Plenty strong to support the rocks and gravel in my tank without sagging. So here is the product size on the boxes that isn't included in the description! I purchase the 8 pack size Large and fits great on my TopFin 40 Gallon Filter. Tank is clean and all my new shrimp are still alive! So stock your tanks a few fish at a time.

  • Marineland Eclipse Intake Tube Extension 3/4" w/coupler, Fits PFE1 & 6-gal & Magnum 350 Deluxe & 350 PRO (PA1341)
  • Extension tube with strainer
  • Designed for the Eclipse PFE1 and Penguin 125-170 filter systems
  • Measures 3/4-inch diameter
  • Manufacture: Marineland
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 0.63 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MarineLand PA1341
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

MarineLand PA1341 Final Thoughts

"Love this stuff."

Any floating debri will get caught in a sponge intake on the reverse power head kit. The measurements are about 9 cm long x 4 cm wide and the hole is about 2 cm. The filter material itself is good quality material too that doesn't break open. So stock your tanks a few fish at a time. It eventually begins to decompose into ammonia which is harmful to your fish. I took off two points because the pictures are misleading. You can put power heads on the riser tubes to increase the flow through the filter.

Overall Score
4.1

[star rating="4.1"]
(112 Points)

5. JOR 6-Layer Turtle Sponge Filter, Underwater Corner Aquarium Filter, Works Even for Tropical Fish an...

JOR First Impressions

"Huge mess."

Don't get anything smaller than 750VA as you don't want to overload them. If you don't know much about this just google it. You get what you pay for but i had to work on it a lot. It eventually begins to decompose into ammonia which is harmful to your fish. The filters fit fine and I was happy to see that some carbon packs were included. The first piece does get a bit dirty and usually only lasts a week. This is a lot of filter pad for your money.

  • JOR 6-Layer Turtle Sponge Filter, Underwater Corner Aquarium Filter, Works Even for Tropical Fish and Breeder Aquarium, Must-Have for Aquarium Hobbyist
  • ✔ REPLACE THE TRADITIONAL HOB, CANISTER FILTERS --- Gone are the days when you got to change the cartridges and filter media almost every week. The handy filter by JOR will do the same job quickly and efficiently. This is the easiest filtration method you’ll ever use.
  • ✔ 6-LAYER CORNER SPONGE FILTER --- This sponge is triangular in shape to allow you to insert it neatly and discreetly into the corner of your aquarium. Your aquarium’s health and aesthetics should be equally important. Slow water current oxygenates water, thus creating a perfect atmosphere for hatchery, ornamental fish breeding, maternity, and nursery tank.
  • ✔ COTTON SPONGE FOR HEALTHIER PETS ---- This sponge features fine filtration that will leave your aquarium water clear, an excellent choice for an aquarium with a turtle or small fish like dwarf cichlid, guppy, and others.
  • ✔ EASY TO WASH & REUSE--- You can use the corner sponges for a good few months before needing to use replacement sponges. Use water from the aquarium to rinse off the sponges instead of tap water.
  • ✔ REPLACEMENT SPONGE FILTER--- This corner sponge filter can be used with an existing Turtle filter or sponge filter in your aquarium. You can replace your old sponges with this brand new pack of 1 sponge filter.
  • Manufacture: JOR
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JOR
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

JOR Final Thoughts

"See photo."

The first 3 pics are of my RR tank with sump. Fill with the supplied carbon and voila. But by two weeks, the output did drop. Customizable in terms of media used. I had a 90 gallon aquarium that I did not use an undergravel filter in. Did all of mine The same, never ripped a one and they all fit like a glove. I have been using an Aquaclear 50 on a 20g long planted tank.

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(2 Points)

6. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106083
  • Quality [star rating='4.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

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

[star rating="4.7"]
(4558 Points)

7. Marineland Ammonia neutralizing zeolite blend aquarium carbon media

User Ratings: 80 1

MarineLand PA0391 First Impressions

"I have 2 tanks."

That's a long time if you knew how nasty that many shrimp and minnows can be! But by two weeks, the output did drop. Did all of mine The same, never ripped a one and they all fit like a glove. Customizable in terms of media used. My tank is 12x36 so I utilized 3 of the panels. You will also need to replace their rechargeable batteries about every 2 years or so. Does the job and price was less or at least same as big retailers.

  • Marineland Ammonia neutralizing zeolite blend aquarium carbon media
  • REMOVES AMMONIA: Blend of Black Diamond Premium Activated Carbon and Zeolite removes toxic ammonia and impurities.
  • FOR FRESHWATER: Ideal for all freshwater aquariums and ponds.
  • TEST FREQUENTLY: Test water regularly for ammonia levels and add Diamond Blend as instructed.
  • MARINELAND FILTRATION PRODUCTS: Count on Marineland brand for the most reliable, technically advanced aquariums and accessories on the market.
  • Manufacture: Marineland
  • Product Dimensions: 3.75 x 3.75 x 5.5 inches; 1.44 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MarineLand PA0391
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

MarineLand PA0391 Final Thoughts

"Hehehehehe shhhhh."

The first piece does get a bit dirty and usually only lasts a week. 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! I just changed it today and the water is crystal clear-- no problems. The filter material itself is good quality material too that doesn't break open. This improves flow and prolongs time between cleaning. The other tank is an old AIO retro tank I have with a media rack in it.

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(573 Points)

8. AquaClear 20 BioMax, Aquarium Filter Replacement Media, A1370A1

User Ratings: 81 1

AquaClear A1370A1 First Impressions

"Excellent media!"

The other tank is an old AIO retro tank I have with a media rack in it. Lets start with the amount of filter material you get. Also work great as filler for canisters and other filters. I have always had an undergravel filter and my aquariums. The best part about these in my opinion, is the price. For my smaller fish tank I find that it is just enough. The material is a soft and not abrasive at all.

  • AquaClear 20 BioMax, Aquarium Filter Replacement Media, A1370A1
  • BioMax large surface area provides optimal colonization of beneficial bacteria
  • Promotes ammonia and nitrite reduction
  • Replacement media designed to fit the AquaClear 20 Power Filter
  • Suitable for both freshwater and saltwater aquariums up to 20 gallons
  • Includes one insert of AquaClear BioMax
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 2.5 x 3.5 inches; 1.59 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AquaClear A1370A1
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

AquaClear A1370A1 Final Thoughts

"Looks great!"

I had to take a blade and run it through all the slats because the factory doesnt q. I missed it in my opinion these filters are a must have. The measurements are about 9 cm long x 4 cm wide and the hole is about 2 cm. The filters fit fine and I was happy to see that some carbon packs were included. Even its quite costly, but it last long. I even used some in my Fluval 206 canister filter on my freshwater tank. I even used some in my Fluval 206 canister filter on my freshwater tank.

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(849 Points)

9. The Filter Pro Black Coarse Filter Media, 1.25" Thick, 12" x 56" Roll, Perfect for Aquariums, Ponds ...

User Ratings: 66

The Filter Pro First Impressions

"Hand down the best."

Better than branded media filters cartridges. It comes with carbon filters, and air stones. I replace my filter material in my IM Nuvo 20 reef tank every week. The filter material itself is good quality material too that doesn't break open. You will also need to replace their rechargeable batteries about every 2 years or so. This is great for transporting aquarium life from location to location too. This is great for transporting aquarium life from location to location too.

  • The Filter Pro Black Coarse Filter Media, 1.25" Thick, 12" x 56" Roll, Perfect for Aquariums, Ponds or Water Gardens, Made in USA
  • 1.25" Thick, 12" x 56" Roll, Perfect for Aquariums, Ponds or Water Gardens, Made in USA
  • Coarse density captures larger debris. Traps and removes free floating debris, uneaten food, waste, and other ammonia producing contaminants for crystal clear water.
  • Durable, long lasting and reusable. This filter media can be rinsed and reused multiple times saving you money.
  • Cut to fit to any size for use in multiple filtration applications.
  • Provides mechanical and biological filtration with an immense surface area ideal for beneficial nitrifying bacteria.
  • Manufacture: The Filter Pro
  • Editor's Impressions Of The The Filter Pro
  • Quality [star rating='3.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

The Filter Pro Final Thoughts

"No issues."

In 20 gallon and under sized tanks these start becoming feasible primary filters. You can run everything on battery backup sockets. The Tetra Medium bio-bag slip easily on an original Top Fin plastic holder. It comes with the filter bag, bag frame, and charcoal media all separate. So stock your tanks a few fish at a time. I bought these because I was afraid my shrimp were getting sucked up in the filter. Works well for my low flow Aquaclear 20.

Overall Score
4.6

[star rating="4.6"]
(24 Points)

10. capetsma Sponge Filter Internal Aquarium Filter Quiet Fish Tank Filter, Provides Physical and Biolog...

User Ratings: 73 4

capetsma First Impressions

"Bigger than expected."

It comes with the filter bag, bag frame, and charcoal media all separate. The filters fit fine and I was happy to see that some carbon packs were included. Lets start with the amount of filter material you get. If you don't know much about this just google it. I missed it in my opinion these filters are a must have. This is great for transporting aquarium life from location to location too. Within a matter of hours I now have a crystal clear tank with pristine water.

  • capetsma Sponge Filter Internal Aquarium Filter Quiet Fish Tank Filter, Provides Physical and Biological Filtration for Freshwater Salt Water Fish Tank, Spare Sponge Bio Balls Included
  • All in one Filtration - 7-layer ribbing shape sponge + bio ceramic balls makes a great aquarium filter, they work together to provide physical, chemical, and biological filtration for both freshwater and saltwater fish tank, continuously offer clean and healthy environment for your lovely fishes.
  • Efficiently Operated - With the help of strong air pump, this fully submersible sponge filter cycles water at 175 Gallons per Hour (GPH) for tanks up to 55 Gallons in size. At the same time, it will improve dissolved oxygen level by aerating water.Pls notice the air pump is not included. For larger tank, you may need 2 foam filters.
  • Removable Sponges - The 2 sponges provide physical filtration, they can trap floating debris and the 60ppi aperture offer more area for beneficial bacteria to live on. You can easily take down the 2 bio sponges when you need to clean or replace it. Don't use tap water to clean it, just rinse or squeeze the sponges using the aquarium water.
  • Refillable Filter Media - The bio balls remove harmful chemicals, toxins, odors, discoloration, and other contaminants. Also they help increase oxygen level in your tank. You can replace the bio ceramic balls as per your need. We suggest you change the sponge and the filter media every 3 months, you do not need to buy a new filter, just replace the refillable filter media and the sponge, they are also available in our store.
  • Compact Design - All parts of our sponge filter are detachable for cleaning, with 2 strong suction cups, we can stick the internal filter firmly to anywhere in the tank without floating. The water outlet pipe can be extended and rotated, we can change direction of water flow by rotating the outlet port or adjusting it above or below the waterline.It is great for fry aquariums and brine shrimp hatcheries because it can prevent young fry from being trapped in the filter media.
  • Manufacture: capetsma
  • Product Dimensions: 2.1 x 1.5 x 3.6 inches; 1.59 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The capetsma
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

capetsma Final Thoughts

"Nice sponge filter."

Lets start with the amount of filter material you get. Don't get anything smaller than 750VA as you don't want to overload them. For obvious reasons, don't put them directly above or below a tank. I've definitely noticed a difference in my water quality. Fish that are constantly swimming hard will tire and die from stress. Right now I am letting the filter work it's magic. I have always had an undergravel filter and my aquariums.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(82 Points)

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