Editor's Choice - Our Favorite 75 Gallon Aquarium Filters

1. SunSun Hw302 265GPH Pro Canister Filter Kit

User Ratings: 64 10

SunSun HW302PRO First Impressions

"No need to unplug."

It started out silent for about 30 mins and then it got super loud. I've been researching so many things on how to take care of them. This new AQ50 filter has loose bio-media, i. I was also having oxygen issues because of this. Basically, make sure everything that is suppose to spin, does so smoothly. This filter really does a good job. I had to cut the hood to make it work.

  • SunSun Hw302 265GPH Pro Canister Filter Kit
  • HW-302 Pro Filtration Kit, Good for up to 75 gallon aquariums
  • Flow rate: 265 GPH (1000L/Hr)
  • Dimension: 9" L X 9" W X 15.5" H
  • Pro Kit Includes Canister Filter, 3 White Filter Pads and 3 Media Baskets
  • Includes 1lb of Premium Filter Carbon, 1lb of Ceramic Rings and 1 Set of Bio Balls
  • Manufacture: SunSun
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 18 inches; 12 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunSun HW302PRO
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SunSun HW302PRO Final Thoughts

"Piece of cake!"

Works like a dream and can't even hear it! I had to cut the hood to make it work. It's easy to clean and we all know about easy. DO NOT CLEAN OR WASH the paper wheel itself. I attempted to clean and lube the impeller, but to no avail. They are easily found from mom-n-pop pet stores to large chain stores. This new AQ50 filter has loose bio-media, i.

Overall Score
4.2


(787 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated 75 Gallon Aquarium Filters

2. Sunsun HW302, HW303, HW304 3 Stage Aquarium Canister Filters

User Ratings: 63 13

SunSun 07100 First Impressions

"The product itself."

Lift the sticking wheel outuse a Q-tip to clean the slots where the wheel rests. I have contacted customer service to see if I can get a replacement unit. It started out silent for about 30 mins and then it got super loud. The first night I had the pump going it started making a screeching sound. LOW and BEHOLD, LMAO, I missed where you had to put water in the back of the filter. I put it together, reading instructions of course. I attempted to clean and lube the impeller, but to no avail.

  • Sunsun HW302, HW303, HW304 3 Stage Aquarium Canister Filters
  • Good for up to 75 gallon fish tanks
  • Dimension: 9" L X 9" W X 15.5" H
  • Flow rate: 265 GPH (1000L/hr.)
  • 3 Media trays capable of handling your choice of filtration media
  • Manufacture: Monster Pets
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 15 inches; 2.98 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunSun 07100
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SunSun 07100 Final Thoughts

"Thats whats☝ up!"

I have 4 other AquaClear filters and like them. I was worried that it might be too much for my aquarium or that it would be loud. They are simply the best design for nitrifying bacteria to grow on. First they are simple and designed to pump and filter aquarium water. I was worried that it might be too much for my aquarium or that it would be loud. I DONT KNOW WHY MANY THINK THIS IS A NOISY FILTER. I can take apart a car engine and put it back together.

Overall Score
4.1


(760 Points)

3. Polar Aurora 265GPH / 266GPH / 370GPH / 525GPH External Aquarium Filter with Builtin Pump Kit Canist...

User Ratings: 69 7

Polar Aurora First Impressions

"Works great."

I also like the fact that it is relatively low profile and discreet looking. This is not my first experience with a marineland filter. This lives up to the praise that people give it. The current is strong but you can adjust it with the midsection lever. DO NOT CLEAN OR WASH the paper wheel itself. I AM IMPRESSED THAT IT WORKS AS IT ACTUALLY SHOULD! I eyedball everything and put it together with a look back at instructions.

  • Polar Aurora 265GPH / 266GPH / 370GPH / 525GPH External Aquarium Filter with Builtin Pump Kit Canister (266/370 / 525 GPH with Light)
  • Good for up to 75 gallon fish tanks SunSun parts can be applied Flow rate: 264 GPH (1000L/hr) Pump Power: 18W Hose size: 3/4" Max-H: 4.6 feet
  • 3 media trays capable of handling your choice of filtration media; Comes with an adjustable spray bar. This is a helpful feature if you want to adjust the output flow from the filter. No Light!!!
  • Convenient self-priming pump that eliminates the need for manual siphoning; Single valve disconnect & priming pump ease routine maintenance
  • Canister filters for aquariums use high water pressure, from a properly powered pump, to force water through the dense filter media. A pump can draw water from an under-gravel filter, and run it into a canister for double filtration
  • The three flexible media trays allow you to add other filtration media such as SunSun's activated carbons, ceramic rings or bio-balls to achieve excellent mechanical, chemical, and biological filtration.
  • 3 stages of filtration
  • 110-120V 50-60Hz
  • Max height: 4.6 feet
  • Manufacture: Polar Aurora
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 16 inches; 11.75 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Polar Aurora
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Polar Aurora Final Thoughts

"This thing is super loud!"

They were great to deal with and the new filter is working great! One thing I think is worth mentioning is the need to prime the filter. I have had no issues with it being to loud. The instructions are a bit to much for me. I used a small pair of pliers and carefully got the pebbles out. Your fish and you will be much happier and stun everyone else. What I don't like is how much smaller it is than the Aqueon.

Overall Score
4.4


(679 Points)

4. LiquaGen - 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis and Deionization RO/DI | Aquarium Reef Water Filter System - 75 G...

User Ratings: 83 5

LiquaGen LG - 1OT First Impressions

"I love this canister."

LOW and BEHOLD, LMAO, I missed where you had to put water in the back of the filter. It's easy to clean and we all know about easy. A canister or in tank filter is ten times more work and messy. I thought that U had put it together wrong so I took it all apart and started over. I thought that U had put it together wrong so I took it all apart and started over. I will pick 3-4 of these at one time over a single system any day. Also price was very reasonable and shipping was fast.

  • LiquaGen - 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis and Deionization RO/DI | Aquarium Reef Water Filter System - 75 GPD
  • This product is great for aquariums, laboratory testing, and other applications where ultra-pure water is necessary. Pre- Assembled system for easy installation. Guaranteed 0 ppm water. No more running to your local fish store!
  • Air-leak tested, leak-free fittings and long lasting filters ensure durability and mitigate chances for damage and breakage. BPA free to supplement a safe environment.
  • We have now updated the product with a high Rejection Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane Capacity : 75 Gallons Per Day (GPD). Film by GE USA
  • 2 year manufacturer warranty; Lifetime customer support. Designed for city water use, incoming TDS should not exceed 350 TDS.
  • If you're using the unit with a storage tank, you will need to add an auto shut-off valve and check valve. Please reach out to us for those parts.
  • Manufacture: LiquaGen Water Technology
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 6 x 16 inches; 14.55 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The LiquaGen LG - 1OT
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

LiquaGen LG - 1OT Final Thoughts

"Coarse, medium, and fine."

I'd highly recommend not replacing the bio material& sponge, ever. As for performance, I couldn't ask for a better filter. I'd highly recommend not replacing the bio material& sponge, ever. I have purchased several Aqua Clear filters over the years. This filter really does a good job. I've been researching so many things on how to take care of them. My box came in good condition, parts where in tact and new.

Overall Score
4.6


(316 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling 75 Gallon Aquarium Filters

5. SeaChem – Large Aquarium Fish Tank Filter, Tidal 75 Gallon (300 Liters) by Sicce

User Ratings: 67 7

Seachem 67106501 First Impressions

"It works great."

Once I found that, the world was right again. I attempted to clean and lube the impeller, but to no avail. I've think I've had had six of them. You'll want to pull that water from the bottom. This filter really does a good job. I'm a mechanical engineer and understand design. My box came in good condition, parts where in tact and new.

  • SeaChem – Large Aquarium Fish Tank Filter, Tidal 75 Gallon (300 Liters) by Sicce
  • Manufacture: Deepwater Aquatics Distribution
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 6 x 15 inches; 2.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem 67106501
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Seachem 67106501 Final Thoughts

"Kudos to Amazon prime!"

A canister or in tank filter is ten times more work and messy. I have the topfin 29 gallon tank and used the HOB filter it came with. Following morning it was running quietly. I was also having oxygen issues because of this. I'm a mechanical engineer and understand design. I was also having oxygen issues because of this. It's easy to clean and we all know about easy.

Overall Score
4.3


(307 Points)

6. Aqueon QuietFlow Canister Filter 55-100 Gallons

User Ratings: 68 6

Aqueon 100532120 First Impressions

"Best to you all!"

I will pick 3-4 of these at one time over a single system any day. However, lately I've purchased the Aqua Clear 70 and 50. Typically just below the flat part of the outlets. I own 3 of these and besides my canister they are my favorite filters. Early on it seems to be working as advertised. So, easy is good, both for us and our fish. This new AQ50 filter has loose bio-media, i.

  • Aqueon QuietFlow Canister Filter 55-100 Gallons
  • Experience a unique hang-on-the-back water polishing unit that makes maintenance quick and easy, simply replace the cartridge
  • Includes quick disconnect valves, pump locking heads, water intake/output connections, hoses, water polishing unit with cartridge and media: activated carbon, coarse foam, bio-balls, bio-ceramic rings
  • Multiple water return options for optimal versatility to best suite a variety of aquarium habitats; spray bar, water director and water polishing unit
  • Multi-stage filtration that includes biological, chemical and mechanical
  • Fits up to 75 gallon aquariums
  • Experience a unique hang-on-the-back water polishing unit that makes maintenance quick and easy, simply replace the cartridge
  • Chose between a more traditional water return in a spray bar or water director
  • Included: Quick Disconnect Valves Pump Locking Heads Water Intake/Output Connections Hoses Media: Activated Carbon, Coarse Foam, Bio-Balls, Bio-Ceramic Rings Water Polishing Unit with Cartridge
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Item Weight: 14.9 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 8.25 x 8.25 x 17.5 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100532120
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100532120 Final Thoughts

"It's heavy and awkward."

I use Marinelands refillable cartridge for extra carbon on the extra slots. They can be very noisy at the impeller, which sometimes quiets in time, but may not. SO, I sat down and read EVERY little thing in rhe instructions. Firstly, I'd recommend taking the motor apart and putting it back together. I returned the Aqua Clear 70 and promptly received a replacement. DO NOT CLEAN OR WASH the paper wheel itself. My baby turtle even loves it so much he won't let go.

Overall Score
4.4


(89 Points)

7. Polar Aurora 3-Stage External Aquarium Filter 265gph with Builtin Pump Kit Canister

User Ratings: 63 9

Polar Aurora First Impressions

"A very obvious waterfall."

The lever on the bottom helps even the filter out. One thing I think is worth mentioning is the need to prime the filter. I liked the clean lined look and the pull out basket. I used to work as a marine biologist for a major state aquarium. You CAN rinse the old ones in an emergency. I liked the clean lined look and the pull out basket. I ordered 4 of these, for different tanks of course.

  • Polar Aurora 3-Stage External Aquarium Filter 265gph with Builtin Pump Kit Canister
  • 3 media trays capable of handling your choice of filtration media; Comes with an adjustable spray bar. This is a helpful feature if you want to adjust the output flow from the filter. No Light in the package!
  • This Aquarium Filter is good for up to 75 gallon fish tanks, can be applied Flow rate: 264 GPH (1000L/hr) Pump Power: 18W Hose size: 3/4" Max-H: 4.6 feet.
  • Canister filters for aquariums use high water pressure, from a properly powered pump, to force water through the dense filter media. A pump can draw water from an under-gravel filter, and run it into a canister for double filtration.
  • Convenient self-priming pump that eliminates the need for manual siphoning; Single valve disconnect & priming pump ease routine maintenance.
  • The 3 flexible media trays allow you to add other filtration media to achieve excellent mechanical, chemical, and biological filtration.
  • (1) Input and Output Discreteness
  • (1) Barrel Head
  • (1) Main Canister Body
  • Manufacture: Polar Aurora
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Polar Aurora
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Polar Aurora Final Thoughts

"So far so good!"

Your fish and you will be much happier and stun everyone else. I use Marinelands refillable cartridge for extra carbon on the extra slots. I'd highly recommend not replacing the bio material& sponge, ever. All in all, I highly recommend this filter and I'm a extremely happy customer! The only thing you hear is the water and even that is a soothing sound. This filter has is a very simple and efficient design. It sounds like a Big Air pump buzzing.

Overall Score
4.3


(86 Points)

8. Brother123shop 9W Sterilizer UV Aquarium Gallon Filter with Pump Submersible 75 Gallon

User Ratings: 67 11

Brother123shop First Impressions

"Huge capacity."

It's easy to clean and we all know about easy. There is a sound from the water shooting into the tank! Typically just below the flat part of the outlets. This is a well designed unit and a lot of bang for the buck. I used to have a 37 gallon eclipse aquarium. That water got so dirty we had to keep changing it every 2 or 3 days. I was new to the hobby and didn't realize that Tetras were inferior filters.

  • Brother123shop 9W Sterilizer UV Aquarium Gallon Filter with Pump Submersible 75 Gallon
  • UV Power: 9 Watts (G23 Base)
  • Pump Power: 8 Watt
  • Max Flow: 211gph
  • Max Tank Size: 75 Gallon
  • 9W UVC Light Bulb Included
  • Manufacture: United State
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Brother123shop
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Brother123shop Final Thoughts

"My fault not theirs."

This is not my first experience with a marineland filter. It sounds like a Big Air pump buzzing. I AM IMPRESSED THAT IT WORKS AS IT ACTUALLY SHOULD! , that's what makes this so funny. Now I'm having the same issue with the Aqua Clear 50. I wasn't able to fill my tank fully because there was little to no surface agitation. Replace activated carbon every 6-8 months ish.

Overall Score
4.2


(48 Points)

9. JBJ 4-Stage Reaction Canister Filter with UV Sterilizer for Aquarium

User Ratings: 49 11

JBJ EFU-45 First Impressions

"I bought an FX6 in 2013."

I AM IMPRESSED THAT IT WORKS AS IT ACTUALLY SHOULD! Overall, I like the 350's slim back design, and be able to add up to 4 cartridges. Replace activated carbon every 6-8 months ish. Marineland bio pumps have been around forever. The Aqua Clear is on the left and the Aqueon is on the right. You can't really tell though, and the filter is working great. I returned the Aqua Clear 70 and promptly received a replacement.

  • JBJ 4-Stage Reaction Canister Filter with UV Sterilizer for Aquarium
  • Aquarium canister filter
  • UV sterilizer
  • Up to 175 gallon
  • Item Package Weight: 20.5
  • Included components: Aquarium Media
  • Manufacture: Transworld Aquatic
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 11.5 x 14 inches; 20.5 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JBJ EFU-45
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

JBJ EFU-45 Final Thoughts

"Best to you all!"

I contacted Marineland about my issue and they promptly sent me a new one right away! Also the maker should review the pump design. The ability to regulate the flow solves the loud waterfall problem. I had originally got one for my 75 Gallon tank housing an Oscar. You CAN rinse the old ones in an emergency. I've looked at so many filters and reviews. The filter arrived within 2 days and was the exact same as Petsmart's.

Overall Score
3.7


(21 Points)

10. SeaChem – Large Aquarium Fish Tank Filter, Tidal 75 Gallon (300 Liters) by Sicce

User Ratings: 67 7

Seachem 67106501 First Impressions

"It works great."

Once I found that, the world was right again. I attempted to clean and lube the impeller, but to no avail. I've think I've had had six of them. You'll want to pull that water from the bottom. This filter really does a good job. I'm a mechanical engineer and understand design. My box came in good condition, parts where in tact and new.

  • SeaChem – Large Aquarium Fish Tank Filter, Tidal 75 Gallon (300 Liters) by Sicce
  • Manufacture: Deepwater Aquatics Distribution
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 6 x 15 inches; 2.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem 67106501
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Seachem 67106501 Final Thoughts

"Kudos to Amazon prime!"

A canister or in tank filter is ten times more work and messy. I have the topfin 29 gallon tank and used the HOB filter it came with. Following morning it was running quietly. I was also having oxygen issues because of this. I'm a mechanical engineer and understand design. I was also having oxygen issues because of this. It's easy to clean and we all know about easy.

Overall Score
4.3


(307 Points)

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