Editor's Choice - Our Favorite UPETTOOLS Aquarium Filter Accessories

1. 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)

2. Finest-Filters 200g Granulated Activated Carbon/Charcoal for Aquarium and Pond Filters

User Ratings: 69 3

Finest-Filters First Impressions

"Overall a good product!"

It eventually begins to decompose into ammonia which is harmful to your fish. Right now I am letting the filter work it's magic. But if you don't weekly vacuum it up, it will eventually clog the filter. If your looking for a great media pad, stop here and order this! Replace prefilter on pump inlet while filter is running. We use this product to the extreme. The Tetra Medium bio-bag slip easily on an original Top Fin plastic holder.

  • Finest-Filters 200g Granulated Activated Carbon/Charcoal for Aquarium and Pond Filters
  • Finest-Filters Granulated Activated Carbon is a very effective chemical media for use within aquarium and pond filters
  • Quantity of carbon you will receive: 200grams
  • Suitable for all types and makes of filter - in both fresh and saltwater aquariums
  • FREE Small media bag also included. These bags are 10.5" x 3" and come with a reusable clip, allowing you to refill the bag
  • Product is supplied in a grip seal bag, allowing you to store the remaining product
  • Manufacture: Finest-Filters
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Finest-Filters Final Thoughts

"Unbeatable at this price."

I have found you really have to scrub the outside to get everything cleaned out. For my smaller fish tank I find that it is just enough. If you have several aquariums, use separate UPS backups. Once you do have everything it's a good running system. I purchase the 8 pack size Large and fits great on my TopFin 40 Gallon Filter. You can also buy solutions that have the bacteria in them to also get started faster. Within a matter of hours I now have a crystal clear tank with pristine water.

Overall Score
4.5


(141 Points)

3. Aquapapa Multi Layer Filter Media Biochemical Sponge Filters with Extendable Telescopic Air Flow Out...

User Ratings: 49 3

Aquapapa First Impressions

"I would recommend these."

I have always had an undergravel filter and my aquariums. 7in, which is only about half the length of the unit. Don't believe people who tell you they are dangerous for your tank. It was exactly what I needed and fit beautifully. I will always buy these here on Amazon for the price savings. If you don't know much about this just google it. I also suppose my measuring tape may be off, but I would not think so.

  • Aquapapa Multi Layer Filter Media Biochemical Sponge Filters with Extendable Telescopic Air Flow Outlet Air Pump Driven for Betta Fry Aquarium Fish Tank Up to 25 Gallon
  • Provide both mechanical and biological filtration.
  • Simply install an airline into the unit and provide both aeration and filtration for your fish (Air pump sold separately). Aerobic bacteria colonize the sponge providing a bacterial substance to facilitate the nitrogen cycle.
  • Sponge + Ceramic multi layer design. The sponge traps larger waste particles mechanically cleaning the water without trapping baby fish. The porous ceramic material is an ideal home for the cycle bacteria to colonize.
  • Product dimensions: 2.76”W x 7.48”H; sponge and ceramic compartment dimensions: 1.73”D x 4.6”H. They are useful for as breeding filter or as secondary filter. Or they can be used as pre-filtration unit by fitting to an external or a top filter.
  • Max tank size up to 25 gallon. Package includes: 2 pcs of Sponge filters.
  • Manufacture: Aquanemo Global
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Aquapapa Final Thoughts

"Good product."

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. I bought these because I was afraid my shrimp were getting sucked up in the filter. If you're looking for new filters, go with these. I will keep using these and recommend them to anyone. It's also a pretty substantial roll. I was having a problem with tiny fish getting sucked into the inlets.

Overall Score
4.2


(46 Points)

4. Fluval SPEC Carbon Filter Media

User Ratings: 81 1

Fluval A1377 First Impressions

"Go with the Whisper."

In 20 gallon and under sized tanks these start becoming feasible primary filters. We rinse the filters 2x a day and they remain in continuous 24 hour operation. If you have a nano tank with filter these would be perfect for that setup. Tank is clean and all my new shrimp are still alive! I have always had an undergravel filter and my aquariums. Keep your stocking of creatures low. Still, the price is of course fine at 4 for 6.

  • Fluval SPEC Carbon Filter Media
  • Replacement media for the Fluval Spec
  • Removes heavy metals, odors and discoloration
  • Absorbs impurities
  • Works to leave your tank crystal clear
  • 3-pack
  • Manufacture: Fluval
  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 3.3 x 4 inches; 5.6 Ounces
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Fluval A1377 Final Thoughts

"Great product."

I changed water 4 days in a row and still cloudy. The Tetra Medium bio-bag slip easily on an original Top Fin plastic holder. The first piece does get a bit dirty and usually only lasts a week. Outside tank on deck with just a few fish. I bought these to put over the inlet to the filters in my aquariums. I changed water 4 days in a row and still cloudy. Never use live rooting plants with UG filters.

Overall Score
4.7


(2143 Points)

5. AQUANEAT Bio Sponge Filter Media Pad Cut-to-fit Foam Up to 23" for Aquarium Fish Tank

User Ratings: 74

AQUANEAT First Impressions

"Very easy to do."

Work perfect on my shrimp tank to keep them out of the filter. Tank is clean and all my new shrimp are still alive! And provide a few low current areas in the tank for fish who are stressed to rest. Just be super careful with the tubes! Still, the price is of course fine at 4 for 6. Outside tank on deck with just a few fish. For my smaller fish tank I find that it is just enough.

  • AQUANEAT Bio Sponge Filter Media Pad Cut-to-fit Foam Up to 23" for Aquarium Fish Tank
  • Offers more surface area for both mechanical and biological filtration.
  • Can be cut to fit and used as a pre-filter for any aquarium or pond filter, sump, wet/dry, canister, power filter etc. or your HMF DIY project.
  • Traps large bits of waste and provides better water flow rate and less chance of clog
  • The size of pores is measure in pores per inch (PPI). The sponge with higher PPI has more pores in it. More pores means larger biological filtration capacity but with less water flow through rate and needs to be cleaned more often. It is recommended to use combination of sponge with difference PPI to get the best result.
  • Dimension: 23.6" Lx 17"W x 2"H; PPI: 30 Medium Pad
  • Manufacture: AQUANEAT
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AQUANEAT Final Thoughts

"See pictures."

Luckily I'm using powerheads and the weight of it helps hold it in place. I missed it in my opinion these filters are a must have. If your looking for a great media pad, stop here and order this! We rinse the filters 2x a day and they remain in continuous 24 hour operation. Nitrates in small doses are not as harmful to the fish as Ammonia. It includes 12 mesh filter bags& 12 packets of charcoal. Customizable in terms of media used.

Overall Score
4.6


(99 Points)

6. BrightWater Bio Ceramic Filter Sphere, 99% Dust Free, Aquarium Filter Media, Ceramic Sphere Fish Fil...

User Ratings: 76 3

BrightWater First Impressions

"Unbeatable at this price."

I missed it in my opinion these filters are a must have. 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! So stock your tanks a few fish at a time. Don't believe people who tell you they are dangerous for your tank. Outside tank on deck with just a few fish. Make sure to select the Medium size from Tetra.

  • BrightWater Bio Ceramic Filter Sphere, 99% Dust Free, Aquarium Filter Media, Ceramic Sphere Fish Filter for Aquarium, Bio Media, Bio Media Ceramic Sphere, S-Series
  • Years of painstaking research for the perfect kiln temperature to achieve 99% dust free, thoroughly open pores, and lasting durability
  • Improve ammonia and nitrite removal and nitrate reduction
  • The innovated circular design has an optimum pore structure which allows water to flow easily over and beneficial bacteria to flourish
  • This product is meticulously crafted and machined. Due to this process, there may be a slight variation from one product cycle to the next. Such variations are inherent because we use natural materials, so you may expect minor size and color distinctions.
  • Dia. 1.18” x 0.75” / Dia. 3 cm x 2 cm/ Contain: approx 38 pcs
  • Manufacture: SDBC LLC
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BrightWater Final Thoughts

"Fit great into my filter."

Don't get anything smaller than 750VA as you don't want to overload them. I will keep using these and recommend them to anyone. I purchase the 8 pack size Large and fits great on my TopFin 40 Gallon Filter. I keep tubes of clear silicone sealer around. If your looking for a great media pad, stop here and order this! For my smaller fish tank I find that it is just enough. Just be careful punching out the plastic.

Overall Score
4.6


(110 Points)

7. Rite-Size Penguin Power Filter Cartridge Size C

User Ratings: 84 3

MarineLand 679229-2PK-PHIL-B First Impressions

"Worth to give a try."

I have found you really have to scrub the outside to get everything cleaned out. In 20 gallon and under sized tanks these start becoming feasible primary filters. 7in, which is only about half the length of the unit. The concentration of flow will mean faster clogging, lower flow and motor strain. The measurements are about 9 cm long x 4 cm wide and the hole is about 2 cm. The first piece does get a bit dirty and usually only lasts a week. Of course you will need to let the silicone cure before installing in water.

  • Rite-Size Penguin Power Filter Cartridge Size C
  • Rite Size C 12 pack
  • Each cartridge is pre-assembled
  • Meets the highest standards of water purification and operational ease
  • Fits Penguin 170, 200, 330 & 350 model filters.
  • Manufacture: MarineLand
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MarineLand 679229-2PK-PHIL-B Final Thoughts

"This will last me awhile."

For obvious reasons, don't put them directly above or below a tank. And provide a few low current areas in the tank for fish who are stressed to rest. You can also buy solutions that have the bacteria in them to also get started faster. The foam is not coarse as illustrated; it's finer and denser. But if you don't weekly vacuum it up, it will eventually clog the filter. Most plants won't like the highly oxygenated gravel and will die. Nitrates in small doses are not as harmful to the fish as Ammonia.

Overall Score
4.7


(431 Points)

8. Zanyzap 12 Foam Filter Pad Inserts for Hagen Fluval 204, 205, 206, 304, 305, 306 (A-222)

User Ratings: 79 2

Zanyzap First Impressions

"Overall a good product!"

If you don't know much about this just google it. My pad collected yellow cloudy color also all waste. I end up cutting a small 2x3 inch square for each of my media baskets. Have been using this product for few month for my planted tank. I was having a problem with tiny fish getting sucked into the inlets. I've definitely noticed a difference in my water quality. This filter system doesn't come with everything to you need.

  • Zanyzap 12 Foam Filter Pad Inserts for Hagen Fluval 204, 205, 206, 304, 305, 306 (A-222)
  • Performs mechanical filtration
  • Traps Particles & Debris
  • Enhances biological filtration
  • Good for freshwater & marine environments
  • Provides efficient water flow with less clogging for long lasting filtration
  • Manufacture: Zanyzap
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Zanyzap Final Thoughts

"See photo."

The concentration of flow will mean faster clogging, lower flow and motor strain. It was a struggle to keep the water clear before i got the goldfish. But by two weeks, the output did drop. For my smaller fish tank I find that it is just enough. I replace my filter material in my IM Nuvo 20 reef tank every week. The air stones, plastic tubing, and charcoal were provided which one would expect. Stop buying those expensive filters, buy this and make your own.

Overall Score
4.7


(715 Points)

9. MarineLand Ceramic Filter Rings 140 Count, Supports Biological aquarium Filtration, Fits C-Series An...

User Ratings: 82 1

MarineLand PA11484 First Impressions

"ALL I can say is wow."

The air stones, plastic tubing, and charcoal were provided which one would expect. I bought these to put over the inlet to the filters in my aquariums. Cut slightly oversized, it seems very effective as a particulate filter. The concentration of flow will mean faster clogging, lower flow and motor strain. Keep your stocking of creatures low. Any floating debri will get caught in a sponge intake on the reverse power head kit. I've definitely noticed a difference in my water quality.

  • MarineLand Ceramic Filter Rings 140 Count, Supports Biological aquarium Filtration, Fits C-Series And Magniflow, 140 rings (PA11484)
  • CERAMIC FILTER RINGS Provides a porous surface area for the growth of beneficial bacteria
  • FOR BIOLOGICAL FILTRATION Important for maintaining a clean and healthy aquatic environment
  • COMPATIBILITY Fits all Marineland C-Series and Magniflow Canister FiltersQUANTITY Contains 140 ceramic filter rings
  • MARINELAND FILTRATION PRODUCTS Count on Marineland brand for the most reliable technically advanced aquariums and accessories on the market
  • age range description: all ranges
  • included components: Marineland PA11484 Canister Filter Ceramic Rings, 140-Count
  • Provide Porous Surface Area for Support of Biological Filtration
  • Provide porous surface area for support of biological filtration
  • Manufacture: Marineland
  • Product Dimensions: 4.72 x 1.57 x 5.91 inches; 1.12 Pounds
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MarineLand PA11484 Final Thoughts

"Easy to handle."

Cut slightly oversized, it seems very effective as a particulate filter. I purchase the 8 pack size Large and fits great on my TopFin 40 Gallon Filter. They do feel a little thin but we'll see how they hold up over time. Much better than the cartridges you get when you buy the filters. In 20 gallon and under sized tanks these start becoming feasible primary filters. I purchase the 8 pack size Large and fits great on my TopFin 40 Gallon Filter. If you don't know much about this just google it.

Overall Score
4.7


(1879 Points)

10. 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
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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


(112 Points)

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