Editor's Choice - Our Favorite AquaClear Aquarium Filters

1. AquaClear, Fish Tank Filter, 5 to 20 Gallons, 110v, A595

User Ratings: 75 6

AquaClear A595 First Impressions

"Its AMAZING."

DO NOT CLEAN OR WASH the paper wheel itself. I've think I've had had six of them. I was worried about some of the negative reviews. The bacteria eats the nitrates in the water to help keep it clean. Replace activated carbon every 6-8 months ish. Oscars are very messy fish, especially during feeding. I've looked at so many filters and reviews.

  • AquaClear, Fish Tank Filter, 5 to 20 Gallons, 110v, A595
  • Aquarium filtration system that offers superior contact time with filter media and energy efficient pump lowers operating costs
  • Quick and easy installation, we recommend that you clean aquarium filter every two weeks for maximum operation and efficiency
  • Provides optimal mechanical, chemical, and biological filtrations
  • Comes equipped with AquaClear Foam, Activated Carbon Filter and BioMax and Cycle Guard for superior water quality
  • Filtration volume is up to 7 times larger than comparable fish tank filters
  • Lifetime warranty; ideal for aquariums up to 20 gallons
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 7 x 6.5 inches; 1.4 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AquaClear A595
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

AquaClear A595 Final Thoughts

"One piece of advice."

My box came in good condition, parts where in tact and new. With the 350's inexpensive price point, you can’t go wrong with this powerful filter. I use Marinelands refillable cartridge for extra carbon on the extra slots. Early on it seems to be working as advertised. That water got so dirty we had to keep changing it every 2 or 3 days. Fill up the media slot with water until it's full. Not sure what I'll do with the more complex design.

Overall Score
4.5


(3199 Points)

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2. AquaClear, Fish Tank Filter, 20 to 50 Gallons, 50v, A610

User Ratings: 74 6

AquaClear A610 First Impressions

"SAME THING!"

Lightly clean the silver roller pins on the ends. It's easy to clean and we all know about easy. It sounds like a Big Air pump buzzing. Following morning it was running quietly. It started out silent for about 30 mins and then it got super loud. I thought that U had put it together wrong so I took it all apart and started over. I had a lot of particles in the water.

  • AquaClear, Fish Tank Filter, 20 to 50 Gallons, 50v, A610
  • Aquarium filtration system that offers superior contact time with filter media and energy efficient pump lowers operating costs
  • Quick and easy installation, we recommend that you clean aquarium filter every two weeks for maximum operation and efficiency
  • Provides optimal mechanical, chemical, and biological filtrations
  • Comes equipped with AquaClear Foam, Activated Carbon Filter and BioMax and Cycle Guard for superior water quality
  • Filtration volume is up to 7 times larger than comparable fish tank filters
  • Lifetime warranty; ideal for aquariums up to 50 gallons
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 9 x 8 inches; 1.69 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AquaClear A610
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

AquaClear A610 Final Thoughts

"Thats whats☝ up!"

I've think I've had had six of them. The first night I had the pump going it started making a screeching sound. Once I found that, the world was right again. Fill up the media slot with water until it's full. My fish are definitely happier and my water is crystal clear. Once I found that, the world was right again. Never ever ever use it past a year.

Overall Score
4.4


(2965 Points)

3. AquaClear, Fish Tank Filter, 40 to 70 Gallons, 110v, A615A1

User Ratings: 78 4

AquaClear A615A1 First Impressions

"A THUMBS UP."

I can hear it 3 rooms away grinding away. Worst case is that the motor could burn out. They are easily found from mom-n-pop pet stores to large chain stores. All in all, I highly recommend this filter and I'm a extremely happy customer! Just rinse them out once a month, don't throw that beneficial bacteria away. A canister or in tank filter is ten times more work and messy. However, lately I've purchased the Aqua Clear 70 and 50.

  • AquaClear, Fish Tank Filter, 40 to 70 Gallons, 110v, A615A1
  • Aquarium filtration system that offers superior contact time with filter media and energy efficient pump lowers operating costs
  • Quick and easy installation, we recommend that you clean aquarium filter every two weeks for maximum operation and efficiency
  • Provides optimal mechanical, chemical, and biological filtrations
  • Comes equipped with AquaClear Foam, Activated Carbon Filter and BioMax and Cycle Guard for superior water quality
  • Filtration volume is up to 7 times larger than comparable fish tank filters
  • Lifetime warranty; ideal for aquariums up to 70 gallons
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 9 x 6.5 inches; 2.58 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AquaClear A615A1
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

AquaClear A615A1 Final Thoughts

"No effect."

I recently upgraded from a 10 gallon aquarium to a 29 gallon. A canister or in tank filter is ten times more work and messy. Clean the foam insert apparently it pulled a lot of dirt and needs cleaned. It wasn't producing much surface agitation. Get it and take heed to what I wrote. Get it and take heed to what I wrote. I eyedball everything and put it together with a look back at instructions.

Overall Score
4.6


(2155 Points)

4. AquaClear Fish Tank Filter, Aquarium Filter for 10- to 30-Gallon Aquariums, 110v, A600A1

User Ratings: 71 8

AquaClear A600 First Impressions

"+Great price."

LOW and BEHOLD, LMAO, I missed where you had to put water in the back of the filter. So, easy is good, both for us and our fish. I wasn't able to fill my tank fully because there was little to no surface agitation. I want to answer some of the complaints I've read. They can be very noisy at the impeller, which sometimes quiets in time, but may not. I've think I've had had six of them. I also don't like how short the intake tube is.

  • AquaClear Fish Tank Filter, Aquarium Filter for 10- to 30-Gallon Aquariums, 110v, A600A1
  • Aquarium filtration system that offers superior contact time with filter media and energy efficient pump lowers operating costs
  • Quick and easy installation, we recommend that you clean aquarium filter every two weeks for maximum operation and efficiency
  • Provides optimal mechanical, chemical, and biological filtrations
  • Comes equipped with AquaClear Foam, Activated Carbon Filter and BioMax and Cycle Guard for superior water quality
  • Filtration volume is up to 7 times larger than comparable fish tank filters
  • Lifetime warranty; ideal for aquariums up to 30 gallons
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 8.2 x 6.7 inches; 1.5 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AquaClear A600
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

AquaClear A600 Final Thoughts

"Water crystal clear."

I liked the clean lined look and the pull out basket. They are simply the best design for nitrifying bacteria to grow on. I used a small pair of pliers and carefully got the pebbles out. Overall I would recommend this item. I'd highly recommend not replacing the bio material& sponge, ever. I contacted Marineland about my issue and they promptly sent me a new one right away! This one is working perfectly good FOR RIGHT NOW.

Overall Score
4.4


(1824 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling AquaClear Aquarium Filters

5. AquaClear Fish Tank Filter, Aquarium Filter for 60- to 110-Gallon Aquariums, 110v, A620A1

User Ratings: 76 8

AquaClear A620A1 First Impressions

"Yeah, no no no!"

There is a sound from the water shooting into the tank! Never ever ever use it past a year. I had originally got one for my 75 Gallon tank housing an Oscar. It started out silent for about 30 mins and then it got super loud. Fill up the media slot with water until it's full. I'm a mechanical engineer and understand design. DO NOT CLEAN OR WASH the paper wheel itself.

  • AquaClear Fish Tank Filter, Aquarium Filter for 60- to 110-Gallon Aquariums, 110v, A620A1
  • Aquarium filtration system that offers superior contact time with filter media and energy efficient pump lowers operating costs
  • Quick and easy installation, we recommend that you clean aquarium filter every two weeks for maximum operation and efficiency
  • Provides optimal mechanical, chemical, and biological filtrations
  • Comes equipped with AquaClear Foam, Activated Carbon Filter and BioMax and Cycle Guard for superior water quality
  • Filtration volume is up to 7 times larger than comparable fish tank filters
  • Lifetime warranty; ideal for aquariums up to 110 gallons
  • When the flow rate is reduced, up to 50% of the water within the filter chamber is processed multiple times. More impurities are filtered out, creating a healthier tank with sparkling clean and clear water.
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 12.5 x 11 inches; 4.52 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AquaClear A620A1
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

AquaClear A620A1 Final Thoughts

"Definitely a good buy."

Never ever ever use it past a year. I checked and cleaned it and still just as loud. It's only rated at 25 gph less, but holds considerably less media. The lever on the bottom helps even the filter out. With the 350's inexpensive price point, you can’t go wrong with this powerful filter. Fill it up with water before you plug it in. I have 4 other AquaClear filters and like them.

Overall Score
4.5


(1486 Points)

6. XpertMatic DB-368F Quiet 3 Stages 475 GPH Aquarium Filter for Up to 180 Gallon Fish Tank, Submersibl...

User Ratings: 55 10

XpertMatic DB-366 First Impressions

"I love this canister."

I own 3 of these and besides my canister they are my favorite filters. The first night I had the pump going it started making a screeching sound. If that does not work, look into silicone grease so you can lube the impeller. Firstly, I'd recommend taking the motor apart and putting it back together. I've looked at so many filters and reviews. I have always used Marineland filters and been happy with them and their quality. The filter stopped working all of a sudden.

  • XpertMatic DB-368F Quiet 3 Stages 475 GPH Aquarium Filter for Up to 180 Gallon Fish Tank, Submersible Internal Fish Tank Filter with Water Pump, Power Filter for Fish Tank, Aquarium, Pond
  • Ultra Quiet: XpertMatic aquarium internal filter could supply oxygen and create an aquarium water cycle. It provides a healthy living environment for your lovely pets. eg, fish and turtle. Less than 35dB, you can use it in your bedroom aquariums.
  • Leave The Water Crystal Clear: Adopts 3 stages filtration to ensure water clarity. Suitable for marine and freshwater aquariums.
  • Wide Application: Max Flow Rate: 475GPH(1800L/H). Max Lift Height: 4.92ft. Fits for aquariums, fish tanks, and fountains up to 264 gallons no more than 4.92ft height.
  • Easy to Set Up and Clean: The fully submersible filter with suction cups is easy to place inside your fish tank. The transparent filter box is visible that you will know when to clean or replace the filter cartridge.
  • Submersible Water Pump: You can lay down the filter at the bottom of the aquarium and use it as a water pump.
  • Manufacture: XpertMatic
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 2.4 x 13.8 inches; 1.59 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The XpertMatic DB-366
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

XpertMatic DB-366 Final Thoughts

"This is not."

, that's what makes this so funny. Of course the sound all depends on how much water is in the aquarium. Get it and take heed to what I wrote. Overall I would recommend this item. Now I'm having the same issue with the Aqua Clear 50. DO NOT CLEAN OR WASH the paper wheel itself. I used to work as a marine biologist for a major state aquarium.

Overall Score
4.0


(412 Points)

7. Odyssea EX 250 DX Internal Filter Powerhead Aquarium Water Pump Submersible

User Ratings: 65 3

Odyssea First Impressions

"This filter is perfect!"

I own 3 of these and besides my canister they are my favorite filters. I bought a top fin 55 gallon aquarium on sale. I thought that U had put it together wrong so I took it all apart and started over. I put it together, reading instructions of course. They can be very noisy at the impeller, which sometimes quiets in time, but may not. They are easily found from mom-n-pop pet stores to large chain stores. The Aqua Clear is on the left and the Aqueon is on the right.

  • Odyssea EX 250 DX Internal Filter Powerhead Aquarium Water Pump Submersible
  • Flow Rate: 250 GPH
  • For use with 30G - 40G
  • Include air line, filter cone, suction cups
  • Freshwater and Saltwater aquariums
  • 110V Only
  • Manufacture: Odyssea
  • Product Dimensions: 6.25 x 3 x 10.5 inches; 1.4 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Odyssea
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Odyssea Final Thoughts

"Added 3 baby turtles."

Months later, this filter is still working great on my 29 gal set up. Overall, I'm very happy with this filter. I also don't like how short the intake tube is. I had a lot of particles in the water. I bought a top fin 55 gallon aquarium on sale. I have the topfin 29 gallon tank and used the HOB filter it came with. Lift the sticking wheel outuse a Q-tip to clean the slots where the wheel rests.

Overall Score
4.3


(123 Points)

8. Marineland Magniflow Canister Filter for Aquariums, Fast Maintenance

User Ratings: 70 9

MarineLand ML90750 First Impressions

"Try it you wont be sorry."

They can be very noisy at the impeller, which sometimes quiets in time, but may not. Not sure what I'll do with the more complex design. Overall, I like the 350's slim back design, and be able to add up to 4 cartridges. If that does not work, look into silicone grease so you can lube the impeller. The Marineland penguin 350 is a great filter. I have 4 other AquaClear filters and like them. I can take apart a car engine and put it back together.

  • Marineland Magniflow Canister Filter for Aquariums, Fast Maintenance
  • 3-STAGE FILTRATION: Water flows through media layers to filter water and ensure a clean aquatic environment.
  • FAST SETUP: Water-tight canister lid lifts up for easy removal.
  • THREE SIZES AVAILABLE: Comes in 220 GPH, 360 GPH and 360 GPH sizes.
  • MARINELAND FILTRATION PRODUCTS: Count on Marineland brand for the most reliable, technically advanced aquariums and accessories on the market.
  • Manufacture: United Pet Group
  • Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 9.17 x 15.5 inches; 11.7 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MarineLand ML90750
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

MarineLand ML90750 Final Thoughts

"SO THEREFORE."

I used to work as a marine biologist for a major state aquarium. I have the topfin 29 gallon tank and used the HOB filter it came with. I use Marinelands refillable cartridge for extra carbon on the extra slots. My box came in good condition, parts where in tact and new. Now I'm having the same issue with the Aqua Clear 50. All in all, I highly recommend this filter and I'm a extremely happy customer! Overall, I'm very happy with this filter.

Overall Score
4.3


(2010 Points)

9. Coralvue Klir Fleece Filter 7" Di-7

User Ratings: 41 17

CoralVue TS100 First Impressions

"All around great product."

It wasn't producing much surface agitation. I used to work as a marine biologist for a major state aquarium. It's easy to clean and we all know about easy. I will pick 3-4 of these at one time over a single system any day. Following morning it was running quietly. I use Marinelands refillable cartridge for extra carbon on the extra slots. Months later, this filter is still working great on my 29 gal set up.

  • Coralvue Klir Fleece Filter 7" Di-7
  • Fully automatic
  • Directly replaces 7-inch filter socks
  • Holds 50 yards of 50-micron fleece
  • Capable of filtering up to 1800 GPH per unit
  • 1 - One inch drain mount
  • Manufacture: Coralvue
  • Product Dimensions: 7.78 x 7.66 x 7.74 inches; 4.37 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CoralVue TS100
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

CoralVue TS100 Final Thoughts

"Please read!"

First they are simple and designed to pump and filter aquarium water. I have purchased several Aqua Clear filters over the years. The current is strong but you can adjust it with the midsection lever. The filter stopped working all of a sudden. Typically just below the flat part of the outlets. I can take apart a car engine and put it back together. DO NOT CLEAN OR WASH the paper wheel itself.

Overall Score
3.5


(18 Points)

10. AQQA Aquariums Power Filter,2W 80GPH External Hang On Fish Tank Sponge Filter with Surface Skimmer,A...

User Ratings: 58

AQQA First Impressions

"Added 3 baby turtles."

Following morning it was running quietly. I had to lower the surface by 3 inches to get sufficient agitation. I want to answer some of the complaints I've read. I used to work as a marine biologist for a major state aquarium. So, easy is good, both for us and our fish. I'm currently in the process of receiving another replacement on that model. My baby turtle even loves it so much he won't let go.

  • AQQA Aquariums Power Filter,2W 80GPH External Hang On Fish Tank Sponge Filter with Surface Skimmer,Adjustable Flowrate 3-Step Filtration Cascade for Freshwater Saltwater Fish Tank
  • 【Upgrade Power Sponge Filter】No need air pump, strong horse-power 2W 80GPH, can quickly purify fish tank water quality.waterfall type water flow design,Not only increase the aesthetics of the fish tank, but also increase the dissolved oxygen.External hang on by the fish tank,take up less space in the fish tank, leaving more room for the fish.
  • 【3-Step Filtration】The biochemical sponge at the water inlet prevents the inhalation of sand and fish.The inhaled water carries fish poop and other impurities,It passes through a layer of biochemical sponge, a layer of activated carbon media, and a layer of professional filter cotton to achieve the function of evolving water quality.The filter layer can be replaced, and the store has separate filter layer for sale.
  • 【Set with Oil Surface Skimmer】surface skimmer can be assembled freely, installed or removed.Our surface skimmer no need to adjust according to the water surface, it will automatically float on the water surface, change according to the water level change, remove the impurities and oil surface on the water surface.If it is not needed, just plug the installation hole.
  • 【Adjustable Water Pipe+Extended Pipes】The length of the water pipe can be adjusted freely to adapt to fish tanks of various heights,With extension tube, it can be installed freely according to the height of the fish tank.Outer water tank with level governor,Used to adapt to the thickness of different fish tanks and keep the filter vertical.
  • 【Precautions Before Use】Our filter is very quiet and the noise is less than 30db,Please fill the water tank with water before use to drive the water pump to pump water.When you start to use it, if there is air in the water pipe, it will make some noise. When the air in the water pipe is discharged, it will be very quiet.We have a one-year warranty, please contact us if you have any questions.
  • Manufacture: AQQA
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQQA
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

AQQA Final Thoughts

"That also didn't work."

I've been researching so many things on how to take care of them. I can take apart a car engine and put it back together. The ability to regulate the flow solves the loud waterfall problem. This is a good choice if you're tired of cleaning your turtle tank all the time. They were great to deal with and the new filter is working great! Doing research I learned that if I add more filter media, the noise will subside. I've been researching so many things on how to take care of them.

Overall Score
4.3


(8 Points)

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