Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Seachem Aquarium Filter Accessories

1. Seachem Tidal Power Aquarium Filter - 35 Gallon Large Fish Tank Filter

User Ratings: 76 4

Seachem 6581 First Impressions

"I use the APC brand."

But by two weeks, the output did drop. It was a struggle to keep the water clear before i got the goldfish. The other tank is an old AIO retro tank I have with a media rack in it. Does the job and price was less or at least same as big retailers. Fill with the supplied carbon and voila. Fill with the supplied carbon and voila. You can also buy solutions that have the bacteria in them to also get started faster.

  • Seachem Tidal Power Aquarium Filter - 35 Gallon Large Fish Tank Filter
  • FLOW REGULATION: The fully adjustable flow regulation feature on the Tidal Power Filter adjusts performance to a specific aquarium volume, type, or provide an environment for fish that prefer more or less water movement or oxygenation. Adjust the dial from anywhere between 450 gallons per hour down to a gentle 90 gallons per hour.
  • SURFACE SKIMMER: The surface skimmer on the Tidal Power Filter will capture the water from just below the surface, where excreted fish oils accumulate, as well as deeper in the tank to remove floating debris.
  • ADJUSTABLE INTAKE FLOW: With Tidal’s dual intake, it pulls water in through the telescoping pipe below the surface and at the surface through the surface skimmer. Easily adjust how much flow comes from the underwater intake pipe versus the surface skimmer with the intake flow dial.
  • HEATER HOLDER: A heater can be attached to the side of the Tidal Power Filter with an optional heater clip, allowing for better dispersal of heated water throughout your tank or aquarium.
  • MAINTENANCE ALERT: When filtration media becomes clogged with detritus and affects the flow of water, the Tidal Power Filter redirects water around the filter and back into the aquarium through an outlet on the side. The redirected water then pushed up the blue maintenance alert on the top of the filter, signaling that the filter needs to be cleaned.
  • Ventilation slots in the lid of the filter and aeration grooves in the outflow ensure that water returned to the tank is fully oxygenated and maximize gas exchange during filtration.
  • The pump pushes water up into the basket of the filter, entering through the bottom of the basket and being pushed out the top. A bottom-to-top flow ensures that water comes into contact will all filter media, and cannot go around or over filter media as with hang on back filters with a back-to-front flow.
  • Over time, filtration media can become clogged with detritus reducing or obstructing the flow of water through it. When this happens in Tidal filters, water is redirected around the filter and back into the aquarium through an outlet on the side. The redirected water pushes up the blue maintenance alert on the top of the filter, signaling that the filter needs to be cleaned.
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories
  • Product Dimensions: 6.25 x 5.12 x 8 inches; 1.74 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem 6581
  • Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

Seachem 6581 Final Thoughts

"Flow rate adjustment."

Work perfect on my shrimp tank to keep them out of the filter. Fun to modify your filter and clean tank as well. Even its quite costly, but it last long. If you're looking for new filters, go with these. It was nicely packaged and is a high quality filter material. Every tank should have intake sponges. I had to take a blade and run it through all the slats because the factory doesnt q.

Overall Score
4.5

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

2. 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)

3. Sera Filter Wool 500 g, 1.1 lb. Aquarium Filter Accessories

User Ratings: 85

Sera 8466 First Impressions

"I highly recommend it."

I had to rinse the sponges after about 2. Every tank should have intake sponges. Within a matter of hours I now have a crystal clear tank with pristine water. They do feel a little thin but we'll see how they hold up over time. I keep tubes of clear silicone sealer around. You can also buy solutions that have the bacteria in them to also get started faster. So stock your tanks a few fish at a time.

  • Sera Filter Wool 500 g, 1.1 lb. Aquarium Filter Accessories
  • Country Of Origin : Germany
  • The Package Height Of The Product Is 21.65 Inches
  • The Package Length Of The Product Is 4.33 Inches
  • The Package Width Of The Product Is 9.84 Inches
  • Manufacture: Sera North America, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 4.33 x 9.84 x 21.65 inches; 1.06 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sera 8466
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

Sera 8466 Final Thoughts

"See photo."

The more you overpopulate your tank, the more frequently you'll have to do this. We operate a saltwater bait store, dealing in live shrimp and bull minnows. I bought these because I was afraid my shrimp were getting sucked up in the filter. I change my filters once a month, so the 12 pack lasts me a year! The injection molding for the plastics leave a lot to be desired. This improves flow and prolongs time between cleaning. The injection molding for the plastics leave a lot to be desired.

Overall Score
4.8

[star rating="4.8"]
(95 Points)

4. 10' Roll Pinky Aquarium Media Wet Dry Filters Pads for Koi Ponds Bonded Bio Ball

User Ratings: 72

Other Aquarium Filter Accessories First Impressions

"Thank you, Marineland!"

If you have several aquariums, use separate UPS backups. Does the job and price was less or at least same as big retailers. But by two weeks, the output did drop. So stock your tanks a few fish at a time. You can run everything on battery backup sockets. And provide a few low current areas in the tank for fish who are stressed to rest. I even used some in my Fluval 206 canister filter on my freshwater tank.

  • 10' Roll Pinky Aquarium Media Wet Dry Filters Pads for Koi Ponds Bonded Bio Ball
  • Each Roll Measures 10 Feet Long, 12" Wide and Approximately 1" Thick
  • The White Side captures the larger particles, debris and uneaten food The Pink Side grabs the finer particles left behind by the White Side This Dual-Action Filtration keeps your tank cleaner and running more efficiently Our repeat sales speak for themselves, YOU WILL LOVE OUR PINKY FILTERS ! Each roll that you order will include a BONUS Waterproof Vinyl Filter Replacement Log! - Keep track of your filter changes! Use what the Pros use ! Perfect For: Saltwater Wet/Dry Filtration Systems Freshwater Wet/Dry Filtration Systems Ponds, Canisters, etc. Cuts to Fit and Replace ANY Pad Type Filter
  • Manufacture: Other Aquarium Filter Accessories
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Other Aquarium Filter Accessories
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Other Aquarium Filter Accessories Final Thoughts

"Nada, zilch, nugga."

The concentration of flow will mean faster clogging, lower flow and motor strain. Nitrates in small doses are not as harmful to the fish as Ammonia. Small amounts of these bubbles can also help oxygenate the water over time. Stop buying those expensive filters, buy this and make your own. I have been buying these bags for years. I have always had an undergravel filter and my aquariums. Nitrates in small doses are not as harmful to the fish as Ammonia.

Overall Score
4.4

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

5. MarineLand Emperor Bio-Wheel Replacement Power Filter Cartridges

User Ratings: 84 1

MarineLand PA0137-04 First Impressions

"Thank you, Marineland!"

Works well for my low flow Aquaclear 20. The first 3 pics are of my RR tank with sump. I replace my filter material in my IM Nuvo 20 reef tank every week. The measurements are about 9 cm long x 4 cm wide and the hole is about 2 cm. I purchased this bulk filter media for a Fluval 207 canister filter. I purchased these for an aquarium at school. Fill with the supplied carbon and voila.

  • MarineLand Emperor Bio-Wheel Replacement Power Filter Cartridges
  • age_range_description: all ranges
  • Manufacture: Marineland
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 6 x 9.5 inches; 14.24 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MarineLand PA0137-04
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

MarineLand PA0137-04 Final Thoughts

"It's amazing."

Have been using this product for few month for my planted tank. Ignore all the noise about them being outdated they are a must-have buy it. It was exactly what I needed and fit beautifully. This improves flow and prolongs time between cleaning. I will be using Koral Filter material from now on. I will update more pictures later, once the water isnt cloudy. Keep your stocking of creatures low.

Overall Score
4.8

[star rating="4.8"]
(2314 Points)

6. XEOGUIYA 16mm Inflow Mesh Fish Tank Filter Intake Strainer, Stainless Steel Mesh Filter for Protect ...

User Ratings: 62

XEOGUIYA First Impressions

"I have 2 tanks."

You can run everything on battery backup sockets. We use this product to the extreme. If your looking for a great media pad, stop here and order this! I replace my filter material in my IM Nuvo 20 reef tank every week. Any floating debri will get caught in a sponge intake on the reverse power head kit. You can run everything on battery backup sockets. Nitrates in small doses are not as harmful to the fish as Ammonia.

  • XEOGUIYA 16mm Inflow Mesh Fish Tank Filter Intake Strainer, Stainless Steel Mesh Filter for Protect Aquarium Filter
  • Net cover material: high quality stainless steel material, high hardness and anti-corrosion. The fine mesh design prevents newly born fish and shrimp from being sucked into the filter.
  • Filtration function: capture particles and debris, enhance biological filtration, prevent fine particles from being sucked into the filter, and keep the filter running well.
  • Optional sizes:16mm diameter, you can choose to buy the appropriate size according to the size of the filter inlet.
  • Tips for cleaning: find an old toothbrush or small brush to wipe off the accumulated debris from the filter cover, and then rinse it with clean water.
  • Packing includes: 1x stainless steel mesh cover. It is generally used to replace the inlet and outlet net sleeve that comes with the filter.
  • Manufacture: XEOGUIYA
  • Editor's Impressions Of The XEOGUIYA
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

XEOGUIYA Final Thoughts

"Very good product."

These have prevented my original problem. The best part about these in my opinion, is the price. Once you do have everything it's a good running system. I use this in my filter for aquarium 55 gal. The box comes with super easy and clear instructions. This is a lot of filter pad for your money. I will be using Koral Filter material from now on.

Overall Score
4.6

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

7. Sera Siporax Professional 15 mm 10 L, 6.4 lb. Aquarium Filter Accessories, White (8474)

User Ratings: 89

Sera 8474 First Impressions

"The hole is smaller."

But by two weeks, the output did drop. I also suppose my measuring tape may be off, but I would not think so. Cut slightly oversized, it seems very effective as a particulate filter. 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. The first piece does get a bit dirty and usually only lasts a week. I will keep using these and recommend them to anyone.

  • Sera Siporax Professional 15 mm 10 L, 6.4 lb. Aquarium Filter Accessories, White (8474)
  • Included Components: All Glass Filter Media
  • All glass biological filter medium
  • Available for fresh- and saltwater aquariums as well as garden ponds
  • Harbors aerobic and anaearobic bacteria
  • Three dimensional pore structure
  • Innovative high quality mechanical filter media
  • Filters even finest particles, such as sludge and floating algae
  • For crystal clear water within 24 hours
  • Manufacture: Sera North America, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 11.42 x 11.42 x 10.63 inches; 6.4 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sera 8474
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Sera 8474 Final Thoughts

"I love it!"

You can run everything on battery backup sockets. The foam is not coarse as illustrated; it's finer and denser. So stock your tanks a few fish at a time. Don't get anything smaller than 750VA as you don't want to overload them. It was a struggle to keep the water clear before i got the goldfish. This is a lot of filter pad for your money. You will also need to replace their rechargeable batteries about every 2 years or so.

Overall Score
4.9

[star rating="4.9"]
(38 Points)

8. AQUANEAT Aquarium Filter Media Canister Filter Media Set Ceramic Ring Bio Ball Activated Carbon for ...

User Ratings: 77 2

AQUANEAT First Impressions

"See photo."

The first piece does get a bit dirty and usually only lasts a week. Tank is clean and all my new shrimp are still alive! I had to rinse the sponges after about 2. And provide a few low current areas in the tank for fish who are stressed to rest. The measurements are about 9 cm long x 4 cm wide and the hole is about 2 cm. The measurements are about 9 cm long x 4 cm wide and the hole is about 2 cm. It was a struggle to keep the water clear before i got the goldfish.

  • AQUANEAT Aquarium Filter Media Canister Filter Media Set Ceramic Ring Bio Ball Activated Carbon for SUNSUN Pond Filter Power Filter Top Filter (Triple Pack)
  • 3lbs Activated Carbon: Keeps water crystal clear, removes odor, colors, and organic pollutants.
  • 3lbs Ceramic Ring: Extremely porous ceramic media offers efficient biological filtration.
  • 150 PCS 1 " Bio Balls: New design with bio-sponge inside, the biological loads are maximized within much smaller filter areas.
  • All The Filter Media are safe for both freshwater and saltwater
  • All the media are prepacked in 8 "x 5.5" reusable mesh media bag. This Sets Includes 3lbs active carbon in 3 bags, 150 pieces of Bio Balls in 3 bags, 3lbs ceramic ring in 3 bags
  • Manufacture: AQUANEAT
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUANEAT
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

AQUANEAT Final Thoughts

"Flow rate adjustment."

I have found you really have to scrub the outside to get everything cleaned out. I have been buying these bags for years. So here is the product size on the boxes that isn't included in the description! Also work great as filler for canisters and other filters. Once you do have everything it's a good running system. Keep your stocking of creatures low. I had to take a blade and run it through all the slats because the factory doesnt q.

Overall Score
4.7

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

9. Sera Siporax Mini Professional 270 G, 9.5 oz. Aquarium Filter Accessories (8476)

User Ratings: 79 1

Sera 8476 First Impressions

"Came on time."

These have prevented my original problem. The box comes with super easy and clear instructions. You can put power heads on the riser tubes to increase the flow through the filter. I will keep using these and recommend them to anyone. Within a matter of hours I now have a crystal clear tank with pristine water. Lets start with the amount of filter material you get. You can put power heads on the riser tubes to increase the flow through the filter.

  • Sera Siporax Mini Professional 270 G, 9.5 oz. Aquarium Filter Accessories (8476)
  • High performance filter medium especially for smaller aquariums
  • Maximum optimization of biological filtration
  • Can colonise aerobic and anaerobic bacteria
  • Three-dimensional pore structure, excellent for settling of filter bacteria
  • Made in Germany
  • All glass biological filter medium
  • Available for fresh- and saltwater aquariums as well as garden ponds
  • Harbors aerobic and anaearobic bacteria
  • Manufacture: Sera North America, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 2.36 x 4.72 x 7.48 inches; 8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sera 8476
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Sera 8476 Final Thoughts

"Easy to use repeatedly."

Don't restrict air-flow around them as they do get quite warm. If you have several aquariums, use separate UPS backups. This is a lot of filter pad for your money. Have been using this product for few month for my planted tank. It comes with carbon filters, and air stones. That's a long time if you knew how nasty that many shrimp and minnows can be! I have always had an undergravel filter and my aquariums.

Overall Score
4.7

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

10. AquaClear Filter Case for AquaClear 70 Power Filter, Aquarium Filter Replacement Part, A16320

User Ratings: 65 16

AquaClear A16320 First Impressions

"I'm a client for life."

TopFin frame is on the left, Tetra on the right. The UG is certainly no exception to that. Much better than the cartridges you get when you buy the filters. If you don't know much about this just google it. Keep your stocking of creatures low. I have found you really have to scrub the outside to get everything cleaned out. Much better than the cartridges you get when you buy the filters.

  • AquaClear Filter Case for AquaClear 70 Power Filter, Aquarium Filter Replacement Part, A16320
  • Replacement filter case for AquaClear 70 Power Filter
  • Securely fasten motor to the filter case
  • Filter basket with media should be placed in the filter case
  • Ensure filter case is completely filled with water before priming
  • Suitable for both freshwater and saltwater aquariums
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 8.2 x 8 inches; 11.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AquaClear A16320
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

AquaClear A16320 Final Thoughts

"Fit great into my filter."

You can put power heads on the riser tubes to increase the flow through the filter. I purchased this bulk filter media for a Fluval 207 canister filter. Still, the price is of course fine at 4 for 6. Ignore all the noise about them being outdated they are a must-have buy it. I missed it in my opinion these filters are a must have. Ignore all the noise about them being outdated they are a must-have buy it. But if you don't weekly vacuum it up, it will eventually clog the filter.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(19 Points)

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