Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Aqueon Aquarium Filters

1. Aqueon Quietflow E Internal Power Filter

User Ratings: 60 10

Aqueon 100106991 First Impressions

"Huge capacity."

I AM IMPRESSED THAT IT WORKS AS IT ACTUALLY SHOULD! The first night I had the pump going it started making a screeching sound. You do have to unplug it for those two jobs. Once I found that, the world was right again. I had to lower the surface by 3 inches to get sufficient agitation. I was worried about some of the negative reviews. One thing I think is worth mentioning is the need to prime the filter.

  • Aqueon Quietflow E Internal Power Filter
  • Economical vertical-oriented internal filter that efficiently cleans and filters aquarium water
  • Provides chemical, biological and mechanical filtration
  • Auto-start pump requires no priming, automatically restarts if power is interrupted and restored
  • Easy to install using suction cups and/or hanging clips
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 2.25 x 4.5 x 6.5 inches; 12 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106991
  • Filter Effectiveness
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100106991 Final Thoughts

"It just starts right up."

Clean the foam insert apparently it pulled a lot of dirt and needs cleaned. I was using a Tetra in-tank filter previously. I have contacted customer service to see if I can get a replacement unit. You do have to unplug it for those two jobs. So, easy is good, both for us and our fish. I'd highly recommend not replacing the bio material& sponge, ever. A canister or in tank filter is ten times more work and messy.

Overall Score
4.1


(3252 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Aqueon Aquarium Filters

2. Aqueon QuietFlow LED PRO Aquarium Power Filter 10

User Ratings: 68 7

Aqueon 100106080 First Impressions

"Thats whats☝ up!"

Doing research I learned that if I add more filter media, the noise will subside. I also don't like how short the intake tube is. A canister or in tank filter is ten times more work and messy. All in all, I highly recommend this filter and I'm a extremely happy customer! I had to lower the surface by 3 inches to get sufficient agitation. This filter really does a good job. I thought that U had put it together wrong so I took it all apart and started over.

  • Aqueon QuietFlow LED PRO Aquarium Power Filter 10
  • Provides mechanical, chemical, biological filtration plus additional assistance with the Aqueon specialty filter pads
  • Self-priming – starts up automatically after cleaning or power interruptions.
  • Certified flow rates that assure proper water circulation for improved fish health
  • LED indicator light flashes when it’s time to replace clogged cartridges by monitoring actual water levels.
  • Internal pump design helps dampen noise and eliminate leaks
  • Lifetime warranty; Ideal for aquariums up to 20 gallons
  • Uses medium Aqueon replacement cartridges
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Item Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 6.3 x 3.8 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106080
  • Filter Effectiveness
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100106080 Final Thoughts

"29 gallons."

LOW and BEHOLD, LMAO, I missed where you had to put water in the back of the filter. I recently upgraded from a 10 gallon aquarium to a 29 gallon. I use Marinelands refillable cartridge for extra carbon on the extra slots. LOW and BEHOLD, LMAO, I missed where you had to put water in the back of the filter. I still have my original wheels on the year old 350 with no issues whatsoever. SO, I sat down and read EVERY little thing in rhe instructions. I DONT KNOW WHY MANY THINK THIS IS A NOISY FILTER.

Overall Score
4.3


(1345 Points)

3. Aqueon Quietflow Internal Power Filter

User Ratings: 56 12

Aqueon 100106970 First Impressions

"Best to you all!"

You can't really tell though, and the filter is working great. Really happy with the money I was able to save. I also don't like how short the intake tube is. I contacted Marineland about my issue and they promptly sent me a new one right away! I returned the Aqua Clear 70 and promptly received a replacement. This lives up to the praise that people give it. I ordered 4 of these, for different tanks of course.

  • Aqueon Quietflow Internal Power Filter
  • Fully submersible in vertical or horizontal position
  • Adjustable return flow rate
  • Direction and height of water return is also adjustable
  • Three stage filtration: dense foam for particles and debris, activated carbon for toxins, odors and discoloration and patented BioGrid for ammonia and nitrates
  • Uses Aqueon Replacement Internal Filter Cartridges
  • Adjustable direction and height of return
  • AT10 is recommended for 10 gallon tanks, flow rate is 57 GPH and uses 1 small replacement cartridge
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 2.75 x 1.5 x 5.38 inches; 9.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106970
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100106970 Final Thoughts

"So far so good!"

Following morning it was running quietly. The Marineland penguin 350 is a great filter. I was new to the hobby and didn't realize that Tetras were inferior filters. What I don't like is how much smaller it is than the Aqueon. This is not my first experience with a marineland filter. I want to answer some of the complaints I've read. BUT after some YouTube research I was able to fix the noise issue.

Overall Score
4.0


(995 Points)

4. Aqueon QuietFlow LED PRO Aquarium Power Filter 75

User Ratings: 60 11

Aqueon 100106079 First Impressions

"In one day crystal clear."

My baby turtle even loves it so much he won't let go. I wasn't able to fill my tank fully because there was little to no surface agitation. I've been researching so many things on how to take care of them. This filter really does a good job. Controlling the flow rate doesn't require modifying the filter. The Marineland penguin 350 is a great filter. Clean the foam insert apparently it pulled a lot of dirt and needs cleaned.

  • Aqueon QuietFlow LED PRO Aquarium Power Filter 75
  • Certified flow rates that assure proper water circulation for improved fish health
  • High flow rates for optimal dissolved oxygen content to promote healthier, more active fish
  • Provides mechanical, chemical, biological and optional, additional specialty pad filtration
  • Self-priming filter pump will auto-start initially or restart if power is interrupted and restored
  • Internal pump design helps dampen noise and eliminate leaks with self-priming feature
  • LED indicator light flashes when water cannot pass through the cartridge, generally indicating it's time to change the cartridge
  • Uses Two Large Aqueon Replacement Cartridges and Size 20/75 Specialty Filter Pad
  • LED indicator light flashes when it's time to change the cartridge
  • Manufacture: Aqueon
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 8.4 x 6.6 inches; 3.8 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106079
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100106079 Final Thoughts

"A very obvious waterfall."

This new AQ50 filter has loose bio-media, i. This filter really does a good job. One thing I think is worth mentioning is the need to prime the filter. They are easily found from mom-n-pop pet stores to large chain stores. Overall I would recommend this item. I have 4 other AquaClear filters and like them. It's easy to clean and we all know about easy.

Overall Score
4.1


(887 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Aqueon Aquarium Filters

5. Aqueon QuietFlow LED PRO Aquarium Power Filter 50

User Ratings: 66 10

Aqueon 100106117 First Impressions

"No worries there."

Just rinse them out once a month, don't throw that beneficial bacteria away. It's easy to clean and we all know about easy. The filter arrived within 2 days and was the exact same as Petsmart's. I can take apart a car engine and put it back together. DO NOT CLEAN OR WASH the paper wheel itself. I checked and cleaned it and still just as loud. I also like the fact that it is relatively low profile and discreet looking.

  • Aqueon QuietFlow LED PRO Aquarium Power Filter 50
  • Provides mechanical, chemical, biological filtration plus additional assistance with the Aqueon specialty filter pads
  • Self-priming – starts up automatically after cleaning or power interruptions.
  • Certified flow rates that assure proper water circulation for improved fish health
  • LED indicator light flashes when it’s time to replace clogged cartridges by monitoring actual water levels.
  • Internal pump design helps dampen noise and eliminate leaks
  • Lifetime warranty; Ideal for aquariums up to 50 gallons
  • Uses large Aqueon replacement cartridges
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 7.9 x 4.1 inches; 2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106117
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100106117 Final Thoughts

"It's priced awesome!"

This is not my first experience with a marineland filter. Doing research I learned that if I add more filter media, the noise will subside. I put it together, reading instructions of course. The filter stopped working all of a sudden. This one is working perfectly good FOR RIGHT NOW. This is not my first experience with a marineland filter. Basically, make sure everything that is suppose to spin, does so smoothly.

Overall Score
4.2


(690 Points)

6. Aqueon QuietFlow LED PRO Aquarium Power Filters

User Ratings: 68 9

Aqueon 100113236 First Impressions

"Seriously."

I wasn't able to fill my tank fully because there was little to no surface agitation. Not sure what I'll do with the more complex design. My fish are definitely happier and my water is crystal clear. Once I found that, the world was right again. You'll want to pull that water from the bottom. My tank is nice and clear and my fish are much happier. Of course the sound all depends on how much water is in the aquarium.

  • Aqueon QuietFlow LED PRO Aquarium Power Filters
  • Provides mechanical, chemical, biological filtration plus additional assistance with the Aqueon specialty filter pads
  • Self-priming – starts up automatically after cleaning or power interruptions.
  • Certified flow rates that assure proper water circulation for improved fish health
  • LED indicator light flashes when it’s time to replace clogged cartridges by monitoring actual water levels.
  • Internal pump design helps dampen noise and eliminate leaks
  • LED indicator light flashes when it's time to change the cartridge
  • Filter pump is self-priming, just plug and play out of the box; filter will auto-restart if power is interrupted and restored
  • Provides mechanical, chemical, biological, and additional specialty pad filtration
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 14.25 x 9.25 x 7 inches; 3.8 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100113236
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100113236 Final Thoughts

"My fault not theirs."

One thing I think is worth mentioning is the need to prime the filter. Therefore, you wouldnt have 2 filters running. Firstly, I'd recommend taking the motor apart and putting it back together. So, easy is good, both for us and our fish. Overall I would recommend this item. I recently upgraded from a 10 gallon aquarium to a 29 gallon. Basically, make sure everything that is suppose to spin, does so smoothly.

Overall Score
4.3


(479 Points)

7. Aqueon QuietFlow LED PRO Aquarium Power Filter 20

User Ratings: 72 6

Aqueon 100106081 First Impressions

"Definitely a good buy."

I checked and cleaned it and still just as loud. Once I found that, the world was right again. You can't really tell though, and the filter is working great. My box came in good condition, parts where in tact and new. I have always used Marineland filters and been happy with them and their quality. The ability to regulate the flow solves the loud waterfall problem. You CAN rinse the old ones in an emergency.

  • Aqueon QuietFlow LED PRO Aquarium Power Filter 20
  • Dense floss removes particles and debris
  • Activated carbon removes toxins, odors and discoloration
  • Patented bio-holster removes toxic ammonia and nitrites.Do not rinse holster in tap water and do not use cleansers to clean
  • Diffuser grid removes additional toxins while adding oxygen for more active fish
  • Reduces splashing making the return exceptionally quiet
  • Each filter now equipped with an LED cartridge change indicator
  • Uses large Aqueon replacement cartridges
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Item Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 7.9 x 4.4 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106081
  • Filter Effectiveness
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100106081 Final Thoughts

"It's heavy."

Now I'm having the same issue with the Aqua Clear 50. Never ever ever use it past a year. I'm currently in the process of receiving another replacement on that model. Now I'm having the same issue with the Aqua Clear 50. This one is working perfectly good FOR RIGHT NOW. With the 350's inexpensive price point, you can’t go wrong with this powerful filter. BUT after some YouTube research I was able to fix the noise issue.

Overall Score
4.5


(444 Points)

8. Aqueon QuietFlow LED PRO Aquarium Power Filter 30

User Ratings: 70 5

Aqueon 100106082 First Impressions

"Great price."

Therefore, you wouldnt have 2 filters running. I've been researching so many things on how to take care of them. A canister or in tank filter is ten times more work and messy. They were great to deal with and the new filter is working great! I still have my original wheels on the year old 350 with no issues whatsoever. I put it together, reading instructions of course. SO, I sat down and read EVERY little thing in rhe instructions.

  • Aqueon QuietFlow LED PRO Aquarium Power Filter 30
  • Provides mechanical, chemical, biological filtration plus additional assistance with the Aqueon specialty filter pads
  • Self-priming – starts up automatically after cleaning or power interruptions.
  • Certified flow rates that assure proper water circulation for improved fish health
  • LED indicator light flashes when it’s time to replace clogged cartridges by monitoring actual water levels.
  • Internal pump design helps dampen noise and eliminate leaks
  • Uses large Aqueon replacement cartridges
  • NOTE: You will receive the entire filter
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Item Weight: 1.95 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 7.9 x 4.6 inches
  • Batteries: 4 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106082
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100106082 Final Thoughts

"Expensive."

BUT after some YouTube research I was able to fix the noise issue. Months later, this filter is still working great on my 29 gal set up. Overall I would recommend this item. I have always used Marineland filters and been happy with them and their quality. This filter really does a good job. Now I'm having the same issue with the Aqua Clear 50. First they are simple and designed to pump and filter aquarium water.

Overall Score
4.4


(423 Points)

9. Aqueon Aquarium Filter Kit w/Media (4 Month Supply), Up to 20 Gallons

User Ratings: 81 2

Aqueon 100540434 First Impressions

"My fault not theirs."

SO I decided to order this for my 29 gallon tank. You can't really tell though, and the filter is working great. A canister or in tank filter is ten times more work and messy. So, easy is good, both for us and our fish. This one is working perfectly good FOR RIGHT NOW. It doesn't rise up hugely above the tank like a lot of HOB filters. I want to answer some of the complaints I've read.

  • Aqueon Aquarium Filter Kit w/Media (4 Month Supply), Up to 20 Gallons
  • Value pack includes: Aqueon Quietflow 10 filter, 4 Medium filter cartridges, 5 ammonia pads and water Conditioner sampler
  • Five stage filtration: mechanical, chemical, biological, and an additional specialty pad for the cleanest, clearest, healthiest water
  • Recommended for aquariums up to 20 gallons
  • Self-priming - starts up automatically after cleaning or power interruptions
  • High flow rates ensure a highly dissolved oxygen content or healthier, more active fish
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 8.75 x 6.5 x 8.25 inches; 1.53 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100540434
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100540434 Final Thoughts

"I should loosen it up."

Typically just below the flat part of the outlets. I still have my original wheels on the year old 350 with no issues whatsoever. Now I'm having the same issue with the Aqua Clear 50. I put it together, reading instructions of course. That water got so dirty we had to keep changing it every 2 or 3 days. Following morning it was running quietly. Fill it up with water before you plug it in.

Overall Score
4.6


(220 Points)

10. Aqueon Aquarium Filter Kit w/Media (4 Month Supply)

User Ratings: 80 3

Aqueon 100540436 First Impressions

"Great product."

I thought that U had put it together wrong so I took it all apart and started over. 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. You'll want to pull that water from the bottom. Early on it seems to be working as advertised. There is a sound from the water shooting into the tank! Once I found that, the world was right again.

  • Aqueon Aquarium Filter Kit w/Media (4 Month Supply)
  • Five stage filtration: mechanical, chemical, biological and an additional specialty pad for the cleanest, clearest, healthiest water
  • Value pack includes: Aqueon QuietFlow 30 filter, 4 filter cartridges, 5 ammonia pads and water Conditioner sampler
  • For aquariums up to 45 gallons
  • High flow rates ensure a highly dissolved oxygen content for healthier, more active fish
  • Filter pump is self-priming, just plug and play out of the box; filter will auto-restart if power is interrupted and restored
  • age range description: All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 10.75 x 10.75 x 6.5 inches; 3.06 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100540436
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100540436 Final Thoughts

"MINE IS VERY QUIET."

They are simply the best design for nitrifying bacteria to grow on. So, easy is good, both for us and our fish. I've been researching so many things on how to take care of them. My baby turtle even loves it so much he won't let go. SO, I sat down and read EVERY little thing in rhe instructions. Also price was very reasonable and shipping was fast. My box came in good condition, parts where in tact and new.

Overall Score
4.6


(115 Points)

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