Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Zanyzap Aquarium Filter Accessories

1. 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)

2. Penn Plax Cascade 1200 / 1500 GPH Canister Filter Aquarium Bio Sponge Replacement; 1 Pack

User Ratings: 85

Penn-Plax CCF329 First Impressions

"Otherwise, very pleased."

I have used UG filters for many years. Also work great as filler for canisters and other filters. I have always had an undergravel filter and my aquariums. Keep your stocking of creatures low. Particles fall off into the aquarium when you take them off to clean them. You can put power heads on the riser tubes to increase the flow through the filter. I double the size and fold them and put the bagged carbon between the layers.

  • Penn Plax Cascade 1200 / 1500 GPH Canister Filter Aquarium Bio Sponge Replacement; 1 Pack
  • Keep your water clean and clear with the replacement bio sponge for use in the Cascade 1200 Model CCF4UL or 1500 Model CCF5UL canister filter.
  • The bio sponge filter removes ammonia and nitrites from your aquarium tank keeping your aquarium clean; healthy; and odor free.
  • Filter sponge optimizes the colonization of beneficial aerobic bacteria which prevents the water from becoming cloudy and harming fish.
  • Perfectly cut to fit into the Cascade 1200 / Cascade 1500 filter tray without any gaps  which could allow pollutants to re-enter the water.
  • Genuine Penn Plax replacement cartridge for Cascade 1200 / Cascade 1500 models. When used together; the filter and bio sponge provide maximum protection against water pollutants.
  • Manufacture: Monster Pets
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.5 x 5.5 inches; 2.4 Ounces
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Penn-Plax CCF329 Final Thoughts

"Can't beat the price!"

If you have several aquariums, use separate UPS backups. I have been buying these bags for years. I was having a problem with tiny fish getting sucked into the inlets. Customizable in terms of media used. Of course you will need to let the silicone cure before installing in water. I double the size and fold them and put the bagged carbon between the layers. The main part is cleaning, that I need to find out.

Overall Score
4.8


(245 Points)

3. 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
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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)

4. Marina Top Filter Cartridge, 13315

User Ratings: 78 2

Marina 13315 First Impressions

"Bigger than expected."

It's a pain in the butt to put together the directions don’t do it that well. But a small simple rubber band fixed the issue quickly. I will keep using these and recommend them to anyone. Just be careful punching out the plastic. I will update more pictures later, once the water isnt cloudy. But if you don't weekly vacuum it up, it will eventually clog the filter. Particles fall off into the aquarium when you take them off to clean them.

  • Marina Top Filter Cartridge, 13315
  • For use with all Marina 3.7 L (1 US gal) Aquarium, including Marina pirate Aquarium kit (13310) and Marina mermaid Aquarium kit (13311).
  • Improves water clarity and Color.
  • Removes pollutants and odors.
  • Country of Origin: CHINA
  • For use with all Marina 3.7 L (1 US Gal) Aquarium, including Marina Pirate Aquarium Kit (13310) and Marina Mermaid Aquarium Kit (13311).
  • Improves water clarity and color.
  • Removes pollutants and odors.
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 3 x 7 inches; 0.81 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marina 13315
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Marina 13315 Final Thoughts

"Easy install."

Luckily I'm using powerheads and the weight of it helps hold it in place. I have been using an Aquaclear 50 on a 20g long planted tank. The first piece does get a bit dirty and usually only lasts a week. But by two weeks, the output did drop. These have prevented my original problem. I've definitely noticed a difference in my water quality. It's also a pretty substantial roll.

Overall Score
4.6


(1280 Points)

5. Aquaclear Biomax

User Ratings: 79

Aqua Clear First Impressions

"I have a 3."

I use two layers of floss before the water goes to and through my chemical media. We rinse the filters 2x a day and they remain in continuous 24 hour operation. But a small simple rubber band fixed the issue quickly. I have a Top Fin 10 power filter and these cartridges fit perfectly. 7in, which is only about half the length of the unit. I double the size and fold them and put the bagged carbon between the layers. Fun to modify your filter and clean tank as well.

  • Aquaclear Biomax
  • BioMax large surface area provides optimal colonization of beneficial bacteria and enhances the elimination of fish wastes
  • Foam traps particles and debris; tailored fit prevents bypass
  • Replacement media designed to fit the AquaClear 110 filter
  • Suitable for both freshwater and saltwater aquariums up to 110 gallons
  • Includes one 3-pack of AquaClear Foam Inserts and one package of AquaClear BioMax
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Aqua Clear Final Thoughts

"Great product."

Much better than the cartridges you get when you buy the filters. I will update more pictures later, once the water isnt cloudy. Fun to modify your filter and clean tank as well. The UG is certainly no exception to that. Nitrates in small doses are not as harmful to the fish as Ammonia. I keep tubes of clear silicone sealer around. I changed water 4 days in a row and still cloudy.

Overall Score
4.7


(27 Points)

6. 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
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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


(573 Points)

7. 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)

8. 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
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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


(19 Points)

9. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Huijukon HJK90048GN
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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)

10. Sera (Pond Crystal Clear Professional 350g, 12.3 oz Aquarium Filter Accessories

User Ratings: 60 9

Sera 44518 First Impressions

"I would recommend these."

Keep your stocking of creatures low. If you have several aquariums, use separate UPS backups. The injection molding for the plastics leave a lot to be desired. My pad collected yellow cloudy color also all waste. I double the size and fold them and put the bagged carbon between the layers. I've definitely noticed a difference in my water quality. I'm using this pad to HOB filters AC70 bottom and top of it’s sponge.

  • Sera (Pond Crystal Clear Professional 350g, 12.3 oz Aquarium Filter Accessories
  • High performance Filter Medium for mechanical filtration
  • Easily remove small particles (like Floating algae and sludge)
  • For freshwater and marine aquariums as well as ponds
  • For all types of filters
  • 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
  • Manufacture: Sera North America, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 12 x 16 inches; 12.32 Ounces
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Sera 44518 Final Thoughts

"Without making a mess!"

The best part about these in my opinion, is the price. Plenty strong to support the rocks and gravel in my tank without sagging. I rinsed and reuse same pad again 3 times and trashed later. The more you overpopulate your tank, the more frequently you'll have to do this. I have been buying these bags for years. These have prevented my original problem. I missed it in my opinion these filters are a must have.

Overall Score
4.3


(26 Points)

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