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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The 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. 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)

3. Penn Plax Cascade Canister Aquarium Filter (Cascade Black 1500 Elite)

User Ratings: 76 8

Penn-Plax CCF5BMK First Impressions

"High quality."

I purchase the 8 pack size Large and fits great on my TopFin 40 Gallon Filter. For my smaller fish tank I find that it is just enough. The filters fit fine and I was happy to see that some carbon packs were included. Right now I am letting the filter work it's magic. It was a struggle to keep the water clear before i got the goldfish. 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.

  • Penn Plax Cascade Canister Aquarium Filter (Cascade Black 1500 Elite)
  • $237 Value. Cascade Black Elite filter kit for aquariums up to 200 gallons.
  • Pumps 350 gallons per hour. Quick easy push button self-primer. Flow rate cut-off valves adjust water flow.
  • Includes filter, (1) Bio-Sponge, (1) Bio-Floss 6pk, (1) Pro-Carb 2pk, (1) Bio Rings 10oz and (1) Large Magna Sweep algae magnet.
  • Be up and running in minutes. Nothing else to purchase. It is all included.
  • Quick and easy monthly maintenance saves you time and aggravation.
  • Manufacture: Penn-Plax
  • Product Dimensions: 11.81 x 11.81 x 20.47 inches; 15.98 Pounds
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Penn-Plax CCF5BMK Final Thoughts

"ALL I can say is wow."

We operate a saltwater bait store, dealing in live shrimp and bull minnows. Most plants won't like the highly oxygenated gravel and will die. You get what you pay for but i had to work on it a lot. I was having a problem with tiny fish getting sucked into the inlets. I took off two points because the pictures are misleading. I have used UG filters for many years. I bought these because I was afraid my shrimp were getting sucked up in the filter.

Overall Score
4.5


(138 Points)

4. 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)

5. Penn Plax Cascade Canister Aquarium Filter (Cascade Black 1000 Elite)

User Ratings: 72 13

Penn-Plax CCF3BMK First Impressions

"Quiet and reliable."

For my smaller fish tank I find that it is just enough. But if you don't weekly vacuum it up, it will eventually clog the filter. I don't advise using a UG filter as the only filtration source in large tanks. Keep your stocking of creatures low. I end up cutting a small 2x3 inch square for each of my media baskets. TopFin frame is on the left, Tetra on the right. I use two layers of floss before the water goes to and through my chemical media.

  • Penn Plax Cascade Canister Aquarium Filter (Cascade Black 1000 Elite)
  • $167 Value. Cascade Black Elite filter kit for aquariums up to 100 gallons.
  • Pumps 265 gallons per hour. Quick easy push button self-primer. Flow rate cut-off valves adjust water flow.
  • Includes filter, (1) Bio-Sponge, (1) Bio-Floss 6pk, (1) Pro-Carb 2pk, (1) Bio Rings 10oz and (1) Large Magna Sweep algae magnet.
  • Be up and running in minutes. Nothing else to purchase. It is all included.
  • Quick and easy monthly maintenance saves you time and aggravation.
  • Manufacture: Penn-Plax
  • Product Dimensions: 9.84 x 9.84 x 16.93 inches; 13.01 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax CCF3BMK
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Penn-Plax CCF3BMK Final Thoughts

"Overall fairly easy."

It was a struggle to keep the water clear before i got the goldfish. Right now I am letting the filter work it's magic. The injection molding for the plastics leave a lot to be desired. Of course you will need to let the silicone cure before installing in water. I rinsed and reuse same pad again 3 times and trashed later. Most plants won't like the highly oxygenated gravel and will die. I missed it in my opinion these filters are a must have.

Overall Score
4.3


(131 Points)

6. SpectraPure Aquarium-Filter Mixed Bed Super DI Cartridge

SpectraPure DI-MB-10HC First Impressions

"It's amazing."

Once you do have everything it's a good running system. You may notice this brand is lower cost than some others. I change my filters once a month, so the 12 pack lasts me a year! The first piece does get a bit dirty and usually only lasts a week. This is great for transporting aquarium life from location to location too. I've saved so much money since switching, plus my tank stays cleaner. Ignore all the noise about them being outdated they are a must-have buy it.

  • SpectraPure Aquarium-Filter Mixed Bed Super DI Cartridge
  • Industry Leading 18 Megohms Resistivity
  • Manufacture: SpectraPure
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 11 inches; 1.55 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SpectraPure DI-MB-10HC
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SpectraPure DI-MB-10HC Final Thoughts

"Works great."

It was a struggle to keep the water clear before i got the goldfish. I replace my filter material in my IM Nuvo 20 reef tank every week. Replace prefilter on pump inlet while filter is running. Don't shut it off for more than a few minutes at a time. Once you do have everything it's a good running system. It made no sense why one was ten and the other was twenty. It includes 12 mesh filter bags& 12 packets of charcoal.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

7. N.1 Aqua Lady-7 inch Aquarium Felt Filter socks-300 Micron 7 inch Ring by 12.5 inch Long 4 Pack– f...

N.1 First Impressions

"STICK WITH THE ORIGINAL."

For obvious reasons, don't put them directly above or below a tank. Within a matter of hours I now have a crystal clear tank with pristine water. This filter system doesn't come with everything to you need. Keep your stocking of creatures low. Fill with the supplied carbon and voila. I changed water 4 days in a row and still cloudy. I double the size and fold them and put the bagged carbon between the layers.

  • N.1 Aqua Lady-7 inch Aquarium Felt Filter socks-300 Micron 7 inch Ring by 12.5 inch Long 4 Pack– fits Eshopps and Aqueon
  • Manufacture: Aqua Lady
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N.1 Final Thoughts

"It's worth that price."

I missed it in my opinion these filters are a must have. We rinse the filters 2x a day and they remain in continuous 24 hour operation. Tank is clean and all my new shrimp are still alive! The UG is certainly no exception to that. Much better than the cartridges you get when you buy the filters. But by two weeks, the output did drop. Stop buying those expensive filters, buy this and make your own.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

8. Leyouyou520 3 pcs Pre-Filter Foam Sponge Filter for Aquarium Fish Tank

User Ratings: 61 6

leyouyou520 CJJ-NKOIU012 First Impressions

"Works well."

The main part is cleaning, that I need to find out. I can now afford to change all my filters at a fraction of the cost. The more you overpopulate your tank, the more frequently you'll have to do this. The filters fit fine and I was happy to see that some carbon packs were included. We use this product to the extreme. It made no sense why one was ten and the other was twenty. Nitrates in small doses are not as harmful to the fish as Ammonia.

  • Leyouyou520 3 pcs Pre-Filter Foam Sponge Filter for Aquarium Fish Tank
  • Premium Quality Foam Sponge Connects to filter intake Traps fine debris Prevents small or baby inhabitants from being drawn into filter Bulk packaged to protect the environment and save you money
  • Size: 8.4*5cm/3.1*1.5inch
  • Inside Diameter: 2.1cm/0.8inch
  • Single Hole
  • Package included: 3* Pre-filter Spong
  • Manufacture: Leyouyou520
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leyouyou520 CJJ-NKOIU012 Final Thoughts

"It's amazing."

Does the job and price was less or at least same as big retailers. I just changed it today and the water is crystal clear-- no problems. Because they are the smart thing to do when you keep aquariums. I have been buying these bags for years. I use this in my filter for aquarium 55 gal. Make sure to select the Medium size from Tetra. You will also need to replace their rechargeable batteries about every 2 years or so.

Overall Score
4.2


(540 Points)

9. AQUANEAT Aquarium Filter Media Pad Dual Density Bonded Filter Floss Roll Cut to Fit for Fish Tank Ca...

User Ratings: 90

AQUANEAT First Impressions

"Without making a mess!"

So stock your tanks a few fish at a time. Fill with the supplied carbon and voila. The filter material itself is good quality material too that doesn't break open. The UG is certainly no exception to that. Better than branded media filters cartridges. The other tank is an old AIO retro tank I have with a media rack in it. TopFin frame is on the left, Tetra on the right.

  • AQUANEAT Aquarium Filter Media Pad Dual Density Bonded Filter Floss Roll Cut to Fit for Fish Tank Canister Filter 72"
  • Dual density - The white side’s open fiber construction traps larger particles while the green side’s dense fiber network traps fine particles - working together to produce crystal clear water in your aquarium.
  • Cut to fit - Can easily be cut to any size and used as a pre-filter for any aquarium filter, sump, wet/dry, canister, power filter etc. or your HMF DIY project.
  • Improve water quality – Provide mechanical filtration to keep your water clear for extended period of time
  • Good for both freshwater and saltwater tank.
  • Dimension: 72” x12” x 3/4-1” (thickness measured dry before packing and varies by batch)
  • Manufacture: AQUANEAT
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AQUANEAT Final Thoughts

"5 gallon tank."

Small amounts of these bubbles can also help oxygenate the water over time. It works okay for now but I hope it does not mess up my filter in the long run. Customizable in terms of media used. Every tank should have intake sponges. Did all of mine The same, never ripped a one and they all fit like a glove. I have a Top Fin 10 power filter and these cartridges fit perfectly. It's also a pretty substantial roll.

Overall Score
4.9


(34 Points)

10. Large Filter Media Bags,Aquarium Mesh Bags with Plastic Zipper,White Net Bags for Bio Balls, Ammonia...

User Ratings: 90

ALEGI First Impressions

"Works well."

I have a Top Fin 10 power filter and these cartridges fit perfectly. Especially if you have a take with shrimp or baby fish. I also suppose my measuring tape may be off, but I would not think so. Every tank should have intake sponges. I replace my filter material in my IM Nuvo 20 reef tank every week. It was a struggle to keep the water clear before i got the goldfish. Also work great as filler for canisters and other filters.

  • Large Filter Media Bags,Aquarium Mesh Bags with Plastic Zipper,White Net Bags for Bio Balls, Ammonia Remover 17.8" by 13.5"
  • 2 Pcs Aquarium Filter Media Bag. Size: Approx 45 x 35 cm/17.5“ x 13.5“.
  • Zipper is plastic, You do not worry it would rust and produce harmful substances, it great for use in canister filter system.
  • Versatile media bags are designed for filtration applications, This bag is good for holding large media items, such as Pellet carbon, bio balls, bio ceramic rings, crushed lava rocks, zeolite, gravel. Not for fine, granulated carbon charcoal media.
  • Our large filter media bag close tight to prevent loose media from potentially causing damage to your water pump or power filter's motor.
  • The Mesh Bags with Plastic Zipper is 100% nylon and completely safe for both fresh and saltwater aquariums.
  • Manufacture: Alegi
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ALEGI
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ALEGI Final Thoughts

"High quality."

It was nicely packaged and is a high quality filter material. But a small simple rubber band fixed the issue quickly. And provide a few low current areas in the tank for fish who are stressed to rest. I replace my filter material in my IM Nuvo 20 reef tank every week. Better than branded media filters cartridges. It's also a pretty substantial roll. Better than branded media filters cartridges.

Overall Score
4.8


(37 Points)

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