Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Tetra Aquarium Filter Accessories

1. Tetra Whisper Assembled Bio-Bag Filter Cartridges for Aquariums

User Ratings: 81 2

Tetra 26169 First Impressions

"I couldn't believe it!"

Small amounts of these bubbles can also help oxygenate the water over time. The Tetra Medium bio-bag slip easily on an original Top Fin plastic holder. Any floating debri will get caught in a sponge intake on the reverse power head kit. Within a matter of hours I now have a crystal clear tank with pristine water. The UG is certainly no exception to that. The concentration of flow will mean faster clogging, lower flow and motor strain. I changed water 4 days in a row and still cloudy.

  • Tetra Whisper Assembled Bio-Bag Filter Cartridges for Aquariums
  • 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 Replacement filter cartridges are fully assembled and ready to use
  • USAGE Change monthly or sooner if needed
  • Age Range Description: All Ranges
  • Included Components: Whisper Assembled Bio-Bag Cartridge Medium (3 Pack)
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.5 x 6.5 inches; 3.84 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 26169
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Tetra 26169 Final Thoughts

"& was still intact."

I will update more pictures later, once the water isnt cloudy. I have always had an undergravel filter and my aquariums. We use this product to the extreme. If you don't know much about this just google it. I'm using this pad to HOB filters AC70 bottom and top of it’s sponge. Don't shut it off for more than a few minutes at a time. You may notice this brand is lower cost than some others.

Overall Score
4.7


(14238 Points)

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2. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 26164
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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)

3. Tetra Whisper Filter Cartridges 4 Count, Extra Small, For aquarium Filtration (AQ-78052),white

User Ratings: 84 1

Tetra AQ-78052 First Impressions

"I highly recommend it."

Don't shut it off for more than a few minutes at a time. Most plants won't like the highly oxygenated gravel and will die. It comes with carbon filters, and air stones. The material is a soft and not abrasive at all. But a small simple rubber band fixed the issue quickly. The concentration of flow will mean faster clogging, lower flow and motor strain. My tank is 12x36 so I utilized 3 of the panels.

  • Tetra Whisper Filter Cartridges 4 Count, Extra Small, For aquarium Filtration (AQ-78052),white
  • REPLACEMENT CARBON FILTER Keeps aquarium water crystal clear – removes odors and discoloration
  • CATCHES DEBRIS Dense dual-sided mesh filters debris and fish waste
  • CONVENIENT Replacement filter cartridges are fully assembled and ready to use
  • USAGE Change every 2 weeks or sooner if there is reduced water flow
  • Age Range Description: All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: Spectrum Brands Pet LLC
  • Product Dimensions: 2.91 x 2.52 x 5.91 inches; 0.35 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra AQ-78052
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Tetra AQ-78052 Final Thoughts

"At a time."

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. I have been using an Aquaclear 50 on a 20g long planted tank. Don't restrict air-flow around them as they do get quite warm. Once you do have everything it's a good running system. Of course you will need to let the silicone cure before installing in water. Outside tank on deck with just a few fish.

Overall Score
4.7


(5160 Points)

4. Tetra ReptoFilter Filter Cartridges, With Whisper Technology

User Ratings: 83 1

Tetra 25845 First Impressions

"Excellent media!"

The first 3 pics are of my RR tank with sump. I have used UG filters for many years. The first 3 pics are of my RR tank with sump. TopFin frame is on the left, Tetra on the right. The first piece does get a bit dirty and usually only lasts a week. Especially if you have a take with shrimp or baby fish. Especially if you have a take with shrimp or baby fish.

  • Tetra ReptoFilter Filter Cartridges, With Whisper Technology
  • EFFICIENT FILTRATION: Cleans and removes odors from water in turtle, newt and frog terrariums.
  • DUAL-SIDED MESH: Catches debris and waste to keep water crystal clear.
  • CONVENIENT: Disposable, fully assembled and ready to use.
  • EASY TO REPLACE: Replacing cartridges is fast and easy – change every four weeks.
  • SIZE: Medium size fits TetraFauna ReptoFilter 20 gallon, Viqaquarium and Decorative ReptoFilter.
  • Age Range Description: No age range
  • Included Components: Tetra ReptoFilter Cartridges (3 Pack) Medium
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.5 x 6.52 inches; 3.53 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 25845
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Tetra 25845 Final Thoughts

"Good product."

I double the size and fold them and put the bagged carbon between the layers. I end up cutting a small 2x3 inch square for each of my media baskets. Stop buying those expensive filters, buy this and make your own. It made no sense why one was ten and the other was twenty. The air stones, plastic tubing, and charcoal were provided which one would expect. Does the job and price was less or at least same as big retailers. The air stones, plastic tubing, and charcoal were provided which one would expect.

Overall Score
4.7


(5035 Points)

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5. Tetra Whisper EX Silent Multi-Stage Power Filter for Aquariums

User Ratings: 69 8

Tetra 26313 First Impressions

"Without making a mess!"

The main part is cleaning, that I need to find out. They do feel a little thin but we'll see how they hold up over time. Particles fall off into the aquarium when you take them off to clean them. Customizable in terms of media used. I missed it in my opinion these filters are a must have. Tank is clean and all my new shrimp are still alive! It made no sense why one was ten and the other was twenty.

  • Tetra Whisper EX Silent Multi-Stage Power Filter for Aquariums
  • WHISPER QUIET The Tetra Whisper EX Power Filter provides silent multi-stage filtration for clear clean water
  • FAST SETUP Sets up easily right out of the box – no priming required
  • CONTINUOUS FLOW Moves water continuously to prevent debris buildup
  • NO-MESS FILTER CARTRIDGE CHANGES Design minimizes dripping to make cartridge changes easy
  • SIZE This filter fits 45 to 70 gallon aquariums
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 6.31 x 12.88 x 9.5 inches; 2.43 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 26313
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Tetra 26313 Final Thoughts

"I highly recommend it."

Luckily I'm using powerheads and the weight of it helps hold it in place. I have found you really have to scrub the outside to get everything cleaned out. I'm using this pad to HOB filters AC70 bottom and top of it’s sponge. Just be careful punching out the plastic. 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. For my smaller fish tank I find that it is just enough.

Overall Score
4.3


(4554 Points)

6. 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
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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


(4108 Points)

7. Tetra Carbon Filters, for Aquariums, Fits Whisper EX Filters

User Ratings: 79 2

Tetra 26332 First Impressions

"It's absolutely perfect."

I've definitely noticed a difference in my water quality. Lets start with the amount of filter material you get. I took off two points because the pictures are misleading. I've definitely noticed a difference in my water quality. It made no sense why one was ten and the other was twenty. It works okay for now but I hope it does not mess up my filter in the long run. I even used some in my Fluval 206 canister filter on my freshwater tank.

  • Tetra Carbon Filters, for Aquariums, Fits Whisper EX Filters
  • REPLACEMENT CARBON FILTER: Keeps aquarium water crystal clear, healthy and polished – activated carbon removes odors and discoloration.
  • CATCHES DEBRIS: Layers of multi-density floss effectively trap even the smallest particulates.
  • FOR TETRA WHISPER EX POWER FILTERS: Available in medium and large sizes to fit the range of Tetra Whisper EX Filters.
  • CONVENIENT: Replacement filter cartridges are fully assembled and ready to use.
  • USAGE: Change monthly or sooner if needed.
  • Age Range Description: All Ages
  • Included Components: Tetra Carbon Filters Large (2 Pack)
  • Coarse layer - Removes larger particulates
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6.25 x 10 inches; 0.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 26332
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Tetra 26332 Final Thoughts

"It's worth that price."

This is great for transporting aquarium life from location to location too. But if you don't weekly vacuum it up, it will eventually clog the filter. The foam is not coarse as illustrated; it's finer and denser. So stock your tanks a few fish at a time. Any floating debri will get caught in a sponge intake on the reverse power head kit. Particles fall off into the aquarium when you take them off to clean them. I will update more pictures later, once the water isnt cloudy.

Overall Score
4.6


(3133 Points)

8. Tetra ReptoFilter for Terrariums, For Frogs/Newts/Turtles

User Ratings: 72 5

Tetra 26038 First Impressions

"Love this sponge filter."

Why not save some money to put towards more fish or supplies. But if you don't weekly vacuum it up, it will eventually clog the filter. I changed water 4 days in a row and still cloudy. I had to take a blade and run it through all the slats because the factory doesnt q. It made no sense why one was ten and the other was twenty. I also suppose my measuring tape may be off, but I would not think so. It includes 12 mesh filter bags& 12 packets of charcoal.

  • Tetra ReptoFilter for Terrariums, For Frogs/Newts/Turtles
  • EFFICIENT FILTRATION Uses 3-stage Tetra filtration technology to keep water clear and remove odors in turtle newt and frog terrariums
  • IDEAL FOR SHALLOW WATER Designed to work in as little as 2 inches of water – perfect for creating a waterfall feature you and your pets can enjoy
  • 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)
  • SIZE For terrariums up to 50 gallons (125 GPH) – refill with TetraFauna ReptoFilter Cartridges (size large)
  • Age Range Description: All Life Stages
  • Included Components: 1 X Reptofilter For Terrariums
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 30 x 17 x 11 inches; 29.1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 26038
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Tetra 26038 Final Thoughts

"Can't beat the price!"

I bought these because I was afraid my shrimp were getting sucked up in the filter. Especially if you have a take with shrimp or baby fish. Right now I am letting the filter work it's magic. The main part is cleaning, that I need to find out. Right now I am letting the filter work it's magic. I even used some in my Fluval 206 canister filter on my freshwater tank. Make sure to select the Medium size from Tetra.

Overall Score
4.4


(2302 Points)

9. Tetra Whisper EX Carbon Filter Cartridge 4 Piece Medium Box - 3 Pack

User Ratings: 83 3

Tetra First Impressions

"Without making a mess!"

Better than branded media filters cartridges. It was a struggle to keep the water clear before i got the goldfish. I'm using this pad to HOB filters AC70 bottom and top of it’s sponge. I will always buy these here on Amazon for the price savings. We operate a saltwater bait store, dealing in live shrimp and bull minnows. The foam is not coarse as illustrated; it's finer and denser. Works well for my low flow Aquaclear 20.

  • Tetra Whisper EX Carbon Filter Cartridge 4 Piece Medium Box - 3 Pack
  • Pack of 3
  • Helps to remove oodor & discoloration
  • Medium fits EX20Large fits EX30, EX45, and EX70
  • Tetra Carbon filters trap even the smallest particles
  • Filled with Ultra-Activated carbon
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 6 x 3.9 inches; 10.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra
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Tetra Final Thoughts

"It's amazing."

But if you don't weekly vacuum it up, it will eventually clog the filter. I'm using this pad to HOB filters AC70 bottom and top of it’s sponge. It was easy to assemble and very effective! I double the size and fold them and put the bagged carbon between the layers. But a small simple rubber band fixed the issue quickly. In 20 gallon and under sized tanks these start becoming feasible primary filters. My pad collected yellow cloudy color also all waste.

Overall Score
4.7


(30 Points)

10. Tetra 29589 Whisper 40 Tube Bag for Aquarium Filter

User Ratings: 86

Tetra 46798295891 First Impressions

"I cycle lots of tanks."

Because they are the smart thing to do when you keep aquariums. Luckily I'm using powerheads and the weight of it helps hold it in place. You can put power heads on the riser tubes to increase the flow through the filter. I was having a problem with tiny fish getting sucked into the inlets. Work perfect on my shrimp tank to keep them out of the filter. I just changed it today and the water is crystal clear-- no problems. Small amounts of these bubbles can also help oxygenate the water over time.

  • Tetra 29589 Whisper 40 Tube Bag for Aquarium Filter
  • Tetra tube bag whisper 40
  • INCLUDES IMPELLER: Also includes replacement impeller.
  • USE FOR: Tetra Whisper 2, 20, 40 and 2000 Power Filters for aquariums.
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 46798295891
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Tetra 46798295891 Final Thoughts

"It's absolutely perfect."

TopFin frame is on the left, Tetra on the right. I purchased these for an aquarium at school. We operate a saltwater bait store, dealing in live shrimp and bull minnows. The more you overpopulate your tank, the more frequently you'll have to do this. TopFin frame is on the left, Tetra on the right. I just changed it today and the water is crystal clear-- no problems. These have prevented my original problem.

Overall Score
4.6


(24 Points)

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