Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Azoo Aquarium Filters

1. AZOO Mignon Filter 60

User Ratings: 70 5

Azoo AZ13097 First Impressions

"Water crystal clear."

I wasn't able to fill my tank fully because there was little to no surface agitation. This filter comes with a sponge, activated carbon, and bio material in a mesh bag. SO, I sat down and read EVERY little thing in rhe instructions. I will pick 3-4 of these at one time over a single system any day. They are simply the best design for nitrifying bacteria to grow on. I also don't like how short the intake tube is. I used a small pair of pliers and carefully got the pebbles out.

  • AZOO Mignon Filter 60
  • Small compact design
  • Queit performance
  • Ease of maintenance
  • Manufacture: Sevenports, Inc
  • Product Dimensions: 3.25 x 3.75 x 6 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Azoo AZ13097
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Azoo AZ13097 Final Thoughts

"No need to unplug."

The lever on the bottom helps even the filter out. I returned the Aqua Clear 70 and promptly received a replacement. My old pump was not working very well so I had to make a major clean up. Clean the foam insert apparently it pulled a lot of dirt and needs cleaned. This is a well designed unit and a lot of bang for the buck. It doesn't rise up hugely above the tank like a lot of HOB filters. It wasn't producing much surface agitation.

Overall Score
4.4


(920 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Azoo Aquarium Filters

2. Azoo Mignon Filter 150 Power Filter

User Ratings: 64 6

Azoo AZ13107 First Impressions

"I like the design."

I will never buy any other HOB no matter what deal they might be offering. Controlling the flow rate doesn't require modifying the filter. The Aqua Clear is on the left and the Aqueon is on the right. I had originally got one for my 75 Gallon tank housing an Oscar. I attempted to clean and lube the impeller, but to no avail. The Aqua Clear is on the left and the Aqueon is on the right. I'm currently in the process of receiving another replacement on that model.

  • Azoo Mignon Filter 150 Power Filter
  • Quiet and efficient
  • Hang on back design
  • Easy to maintain
  • Manufacture: Sevenports, Inc
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 3.5 x 4.5 inches; 11.1 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Azoo AZ13107
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Azoo AZ13107 Final Thoughts

"Suuuuupppeeerrrr Quiet."

I had originally got one for my 75 Gallon tank housing an Oscar. I thought that U had put it together wrong so I took it all apart and started over. I'm a mechanical engineer and understand design. I liked the clean lined look and the pull out basket. I checked and cleaned it and still just as loud. Doing research I learned that if I add more filter media, the noise will subside. I attempted to clean and lube the impeller, but to no avail.

Overall Score
4.3


(302 Points)

3. OASE Indoor Aquatics Filtosmart Thermo

User Ratings: 63 8

OASE Indoor Aquatics 55164 First Impressions

"It works great."

I use Marinelands refillable cartridge for extra carbon on the extra slots. I had to cut the hood to make it work. I still have my original wheels on the year old 350 with no issues whatsoever. The filter stopped working all of a sudden. SO I decided to order this for my 29 gallon tank. Never ever ever use it past a year. Now I'm having the same issue with the Aqua Clear 50.

  • OASE Indoor Aquatics Filtosmart Thermo
  • The filtosmart thermos 200 has an integrated heater in compact Filter design
  • The built-in heater provides your aquarium with Precise and uniform temperature levels while the product integration delivers unobstructed views of your Aquarium
  • Two stage filtration of biological and mechanical filtration are integrated in this compact design
  • External filter operates quietly to circulate and filter your aquarium water
  • Compact design with large filter surface
  • Included Components: Aquarium Filter With Heater, Filter Media, Tubing, Diffuser, Spray Bar, Fittings, Power Cable, And Stable Base
  • Included Features: Aquarium Filter With Heater, Filter Media, Tubing, Diffuser, Spray Bar, Fittings, Power Cable, And Stable Base
  • Special Features: Adjustable Flow Control Is Built Into The Inlet And Outlet Of The Filter;Diffuser And Spray Bar Can Be Utilized For Uniform Surface Movement And Additional Dissolved Oxygen Integration;Includes A Self-Priming Function For Simple Startup And Continued Operation, For all All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: OASE
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 7 x 13.3 inches; 11.95 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The OASE Indoor Aquatics 55164
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OASE Indoor Aquatics 55164 Final Thoughts

"Not my case!"

Lift the sticking wheel outuse a Q-tip to clean the slots where the wheel rests. The bacteria eats the nitrates in the water to help keep it clean. This is a well designed unit and a lot of bang for the buck. SO, I sat down and read EVERY little thing in rhe instructions. , that's what makes this so funny. The bacteria eats the nitrates in the water to help keep it clean. The ability to regulate the flow solves the loud waterfall problem.

Overall Score
4.2


(154 Points)

4. DaToo Aquarium Power Filter in-Tank Ultra Silent Fish Tank Filter 3W for Aquarium, 1 Yr Warranty

User Ratings: 56 15

DaToo First Impressions

"It's heavy."

I still have my original wheels on the year old 350 with no issues whatsoever. I contacted Marineland about my issue and they promptly sent me a new one right away! This is a good choice if you're tired of cleaning your turtle tank all the time. I've looked at so many filters and reviews. They are simply the best design for nitrifying bacteria to grow on. I was worried about some of the negative reviews. First they are simple and designed to pump and filter aquarium water.

  • DaToo Aquarium Power Filter in-Tank Ultra Silent Fish Tank Filter 3W for Aquarium, 1 Yr Warranty
  • DaToo AQUARIUM FILTER: How to create a clean and healthy environment for our beloved fish? This is a concern for everyone who likes fish farming. But DaToo filter help you easily implement it. Strong horse-power, Waterfall type water flow, perfect work in 24 hours ensures a clean and healthy water environment. Now follow me to get to know DaToo Aquarium Filter. Let's Go!!
  • POWERFUL FILTERING: In the process of raising fish, due to feeding and fish excretion, our fish tank will inevitably produce some harmful impurities and odor. DaToo Filter uses enhanced filter Cartridge with activated carbon, can effectively absorb harmful impurities in the water and remove odors from the tank. Large filter space, extra filter materials can be added as needed, such as biochemical ball, carbon bag, etc. Filtration capacity than similar products increased by 2 to 3 times.
  • ULTRA-QUIET: Humans need a good night's sleep, and so are fish. Noise can make fish irritable and even sick. But if you choose DaToo you don't have to worry about this.Ultra-quiet motor, multiple noise reduction designs ensure that DaToo offers you and your fish a quiet and comfortable night. Select DaToo Filter, Let us say goodbye to noise。
  • BPA-Free AND ENERGY SAVING: A safe and healthy material is crucial to the health of fish. Every component of the DaToo Aquarium Filter is made with High-quality, Sturdy, BPA-free plastic. Long-term use does not produce toxins, safe for you and your lovely fish. Super energy efficient design, only consume 2KWH of electricity per month.Select DaToo Aquarium Filter, not only cares for your fish health, but also saves your electricity bill.
  • FIT: Suitable aquarium tank is 1 Gallon~10 Gallon and will function in as little as 1.5 inches of water -- making DaToo Aquarium Filter not only suitable for fish tank but also for turtle tank and can creat a waterfall inside the tank.(Note: Please ensure that the water level exceeds the inlet)
  • Manufacture: DaToo
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DaToo
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DaToo Final Thoughts

"Not my case!"

The filter stopped working all of a sudden. It's only rated at 25 gph less, but holds considerably less media. A canister or in tank filter is ten times more work and messy. I want to answer some of the complaints I've read. I checked and cleaned it and still just as loud. I decided to go with this filter since I had a positive experience previously. I returned the Aqua Clear 70 and promptly received a replacement.

Overall Score
3.9


(530 Points)

5. 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
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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)

6. AQUA-TECH Ultra Quiet Power Filter, for Aquariums 30-60 Gallons

AQUA-TECH AQ-78266WM First Impressions

"Added 3 baby turtles."

In the afternoon the noises started again. I was using a Tetra in-tank filter previously. I used to work as a marine biologist for a major state aquarium. All in all, I highly recommend this filter and I'm a extremely happy customer! I plan to cycle this new AC 50 on a separate tank and then xfer it to the 20 gallon. I have the topfin 29 gallon tank and used the HOB filter it came with. It wasn't producing much surface agitation.

  • AQUA-TECH Ultra Quiet Power Filter, for Aquariums 30-60 Gallons
  • includes cartridge: the molded ribbed back maximizes contact with water – includes premium activated carbon.
  • biological filtration: bio-foam biological filtration removes toxic ammonia and nitrites on contact.
  • quiet: decoupled motor with dampeners reduces noise to below 40 db.
  • powerful: impeller and motor assembly designed for efficient power usage filters 30- to 60-gallon aquariums 6 times per hour.
  • sleek design: designed to fit standard aquarium hoods and canopies, the aqua-tech ultra quiet power filter makes aquatic filtration easy.
  • Age range description: All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: Spectrum Brands Pet
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUA-TECH AQ-78266WM
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AQUA-TECH AQ-78266WM Final Thoughts

"No issues."

This new AQ50 filter has loose bio-media, i. I was using a Tetra in-tank filter previously. I was worried that it might be too much for my aquarium or that it would be loud. I'd highly recommend not replacing the bio material& sponge, ever. Overall, I like the 350's slim back design, and be able to add up to 4 cartridges. You'll want to pull that water from the bottom. Clean the foam insert apparently it pulled a lot of dirt and needs cleaned.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

7. WEAVERBIRD Aquarium Turtle Filter Fish Tank Filter, Bio Filtration for Aquariums, 5W 400L/H (105 GPH...

User Ratings: 55 7

WEAVERBIRD First Impressions

"Great price."

They are simply the best design for nitrifying bacteria to grow on. Works like a dream and can't even hear it! Once it loses its charge, you'll need to replace it. I was worried about some of the negative reviews. My tank is nice and clear and my fish are much happier. My fish are definitely happier and my water is crystal clear. I can hear it 3 rooms away grinding away.

  • WEAVERBIRD Aquarium Turtle Filter Fish Tank Filter, Bio Filtration for Aquariums, 5W 400L/H (105 GPH)
  • Maintain water irculation: This turtle filter pump helps water cycling, help clean water, provide a healthy water for your aquarium.
  • Water flow: Submersible aquarium internal filter suitable for low water level fish tank, the maximum water flow is 400L/H (105 GPH).
  • Super easy to install: Water filter can be hung on the aquarium or fixed with sucker easily. Low water level capability(Lowest water level 2.4inch/6cm).
  • Scope of use: The perfect turtle filter, suitable for most reptiles, amphibians, frogs, small fish, etc. Suitable for any aquarium fish tank which not exceeding 20 L.
  • Package includes: 1X tortoise filter. (The product itself comes with a filter plate) If you need more filter replacement sponges, please click to order, thanks. If you have any questions, please contact us without hesitation.
  • Manufacture: WEAVERBIRD
  • Product Dimensions: 8.66 x 3.94 x 3.94 inches; 12.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The WEAVERBIRD
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WEAVERBIRD Final Thoughts

"- Plug it into power."

I had a lot of particles in the water. DO NOT CLEAN OR WASH the paper wheel itself. I used to work as a marine biologist for a major state aquarium. I sent a request for replacement and one came the next day. The first night I had the pump going it started making a screeching sound. They were great to deal with and the new filter is working great! This is not my first experience with a marineland filter.

Overall Score
4.0


(165 Points)

8. Aqueon 06078 QuietFlow 55 Power Filter, 250GPH

User Ratings: 41 16

Aqueon 06078 First Impressions

"+Great price."

I wasn't able to fill my tank fully because there was little to no surface agitation. What I don't like is how much smaller it is than the Aqueon. Get it and take heed to what I wrote. The filter stopped working all of a sudden. Fill up the media slot with water until it's full. I was also having oxygen issues because of this. This filter has is a very simple and efficient design.

  • Aqueon 06078 QuietFlow 55 Power Filter, 250GPH
  • Dense floss removes particles and debris
  • Activated carbon removes toxins, odors and discoloration
  • Patented bio-holster removes toxic ammonia and nitrites
  • Diffuser grid removes additional toxins while adding oxygen for more active fish
  • Reduces splashing makeing the return exceptionally quiet
  • Manufacture: Aqueon
  • Item Weight: 2.87 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 6.62 x 5.6 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 06078
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Aqueon 06078 Final Thoughts

"That also didn't work."

My fish are definitely happier and my water is crystal clear. Never ever ever use it past a year. Not sure what I'll do with the more complex design. All in all, I highly recommend this filter and I'm a extremely happy customer! I used to work as a marine biologist for a major state aquarium. As for performance, I couldn't ask for a better filter. Once it loses its charge, you'll need to replace it.

Overall Score
3.5


(13 Points)

9. SunSun HW-404B 525 GPH 5-Stage External Canister Filter with 9W UV Sterilizer, White

User Ratings: 67 15

SunSun HW-404B First Impressions

"29 gallons."

I want to answer some of the complaints I've read. I put it together, reading instructions of course. My fish are definitely happier and my water is crystal clear. Overall, I like the 350's slim back design, and be able to add up to 4 cartridges. , that's what makes this so funny. They are simply the best design for nitrifying bacteria to grow on. I recently upgraded from a 10 gallon aquarium to a 29 gallon.

  • SunSun HW-404B 525 GPH 5-Stage External Canister Filter with 9W UV Sterilizer, White
  • Good for up to 150 gallon fish tanks
  • Dimension: 11" L x 11" W x 19" H
  • Flow rate: 525 GPH (2000L/hr)
  • Pump power: 55W
  • Built in 9 watt UV sterilizer for controlling algae spores/bacteria and promoting clear water
  • Refer user manual provided in product details section for information regarding product assembly, usage and troubleshooting.
  • Manufacture: SUNSUN
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 16 x 14 inches; 17.15 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunSun HW-404B
  • Filter Effectiveness
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SunSun HW-404B Final Thoughts

"This thing is super loud!"

It was perfectly quiet without any extra effort on my part. I have the topfin 29 gallon tank and used the HOB filter it came with. Firstly, I'd recommend taking the motor apart and putting it back together. The instructions are a bit to much for me. The bacteria eats the nitrates in the water to help keep it clean. I can hear it 3 rooms away grinding away. MAKE SURE YOU PUT WATER IN THE BACK OF THE FILTER!

Overall Score
4.1


(250 Points)

10. API FILSTAR XP Canister Filter Spare Parts Such as Canister Clips, Quick Disconnect, Gasket, impelle...

User Ratings: 74 7

API 720D First Impressions

"In one day crystal clear."

The bacteria eats the nitrates in the water to help keep it clean. I DONT KNOW WHY MANY THINK THIS IS A NOISY FILTER. This filter has is a very simple and efficient design. Overall I would recommend this item. Basically, make sure everything that is suppose to spin, does so smoothly. You CAN rinse the old ones in an emergency. I was worried that it might be too much for my aquarium or that it would be loud.

  • API FILSTAR XP Canister Filter Spare Parts Such as Canister Clips, Quick Disconnect, Gasket, impellers and More
  • Contains one (1) API FILSTAR XP QUICK DISCONNECT Aquarium Canister Filter Spare Part 1-Count
  • Replacement quick disconnect for API FILSTAR XP S, M, L, XL (or RENA FILSTAR xP1, xP2, xP3, and xP4) canister filters
  • Includes one quick disconnect with O rings.
  • Manufacture: Mars Fishcare Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 8.13 x 2.25 x 8 inches; 2.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The API 720D
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API 720D Final Thoughts

"Like brand new."

The filter stopped working all of a sudden. I plan to cycle this new AC 50 on a separate tank and then xfer it to the 20 gallon. I attempted to clean and lube the impeller, but to no avail. Overall, I like the 350's slim back design, and be able to add up to 4 cartridges. It wasn't producing much surface agitation. It wasn't producing much surface agitation. So, easy is good, both for us and our fish.

Overall Score
4.4


(758 Points)

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