Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Imagitarium Aquarium Filters

1. Imagitarium Undergravel Filter, 10 Gallon

User Ratings: 65 7

Imagitarium First Impressions

"Its AMAZING."

SO I decided to order this for my 29 gallon tank. You do have to unplug it for those two jobs. I had to cut the hood to make it work. I'm a mechanical engineer and understand design. I contacted Marineland about my issue and they promptly sent me a new one right away! Once I found that, the world was right again. I sent a request for replacement and one came the next day.

  • Imagitarium Undergravel Filter, 10 Gallon
  • Works freshwater and saltwater tanks
  • Compatible with 10-gallon size tanks
  • Two filter cartridges included
  • Compatible with Penn Plax Filt-a-Carb replacements filters
  • Compatible with Penn Plax Ammonia-X replacement filter
  • Manufacture: Imagitarium
  • Item Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Imagitarium
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Imagitarium Final Thoughts

"And it is so quiet."

Worst case is that the motor could burn out. This filter comes with a sponge, activated carbon, and bio material in a mesh bag. It's only rated at 25 gph less, but holds considerably less media. Months later, this filter is still working great on my 29 gal set up. Oscars are very messy fish, especially during feeding. Once I found that, the world was right again. One thing I think is worth mentioning is the need to prime the filter.

Overall Score
4.3


(40 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Imagitarium Aquarium Filters

2. Imagitarium Replacement F Filter Rectagular Sponges, Pack of 2

User Ratings: 79

Imagitarium First Impressions

"Expensive."

I used to have a 37 gallon eclipse aquarium. I will pick 3-4 of these at one time over a single system any day. I was worried that it might be too much for my aquarium or that it would be loud. It wasn't producing much surface agitation. I was worried about some of the negative reviews. Just rinse them out once a month, don't throw that beneficial bacteria away. BUT after some YouTube research I was able to fix the noise issue.

  • Imagitarium Replacement F Filter Rectagular Sponges, Pack of 2
  • Replacement Filter Sponges from Imagitarium
  • Use with Imagitarium aquariums and filters compatible with Replacement F Filter Rectangular Sponges
  • Helps remove impurities from water
  • Simple to use and install
  • Manufacture: Imagitarium
  • Item Weight: 0.915 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Imagitarium
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  • Value For Money
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Imagitarium Final Thoughts

"5 minutes."

The lever on the bottom helps even the filter out. Early on it seems to be working as advertised. My box came in good condition, parts where in tact and new. I've been researching so many things on how to take care of them. I use Marinelands refillable cartridge for extra carbon on the extra slots. All in all, I highly recommend this filter and I'm a extremely happy customer! Once I found that, the world was right again.

Overall Score
4.7


(22 Points)

3. XEOGUIYA 3.5W 280 L/H Turtle Fish Tank Filter, Low Level Waterfall Filter for Aquariums Fish Tank Tu...

User Ratings: 69 16

XEOGUIYA First Impressions

"Yeah, no no no!"

DO NOT CLEAN OR WASH the paper wheel itself. They were great to deal with and the new filter is working great! Overall, I'm very happy with this filter. Overall, I'm very happy with this filter. I bought a top fin 55 gallon aquarium on sale. Overall, I like the 350's slim back design, and be able to add up to 4 cartridges. My tank is nice and clear and my fish are much happier.

  • XEOGUIYA 3.5W 280 L/H Turtle Fish Tank Filter, Low Level Waterfall Filter for Aquariums Fish Tank Turtle, 74 GPH
  • Turtle filter function: efficiently clean and filter water, help water circulation, help clean water, provide healthy water for your aquarium.
  • Scope of application: suitable for most reptiles, amphibians, frogs, small fish, etc. Suitable for any aquarium fish tank no more than 20 L(5 gallons).
  • Easy installation: The water filter can be hung on the aquarium or easily fixed with a suction cup. Waterfall-type water circulation, smooth water flow increases the amount of dissolved oxygen in the water tank.
  • Scope of application: The turtle filter suitable for most reptiles, amphibians, frogs, small fish, etc. Suitable for any aquarium fish tank no more than 20 L(5 gallons).
  • Manufacture: XEOGUIYA
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XEOGUIYA Final Thoughts

"Best to you all!"

Worst case is that the motor could burn out. There is a sound from the water shooting into the tank! It sounds like a Big Air pump buzzing. Never ever ever use it past a year. I attempted to clean and lube the impeller, but to no avail. 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
4.1


(8 Points)

4. Aquarium Reef and Deionization Reverse Osmosis RODI Water Filtration System - 4 Stage | 150 GPD

User Ratings: 68

Oceanic Water Systems First Impressions

"Expensive."

Fill up the media slot with water until it's full. I want to answer some of the complaints I've read. This lives up to the praise that people give it. Doing research I learned that if I add more filter media, the noise will subside. I want to answer some of the complaints I've read. Overall, I like the 350's slim back design, and be able to add up to 4 cartridges. I was worried that it might be too much for my aquarium or that it would be loud.

  • Aquarium Reef and Deionization Reverse Osmosis RODI Water Filtration System - 4 Stage | 150 GPD
  • This product is great for aquariums, laboratory testing, and other applications for pure water. Pre- Assembled system for easy installation. Installation takes approximately 5 minutes!
  • Ideal for Reef Tanks, Salt-Water and Fresh-Water Aquariums by the process of deionization ensuring zero ppm water, optimal for fish, coral, and other Marine life & plants
  • Pre-Assembled and Very Easy to Install. Usable with chlorinated and well-water sources. Great for freshwater or saltwater aquariums
  • Perfect for city water that is treated with low amounts of chlorine, or well water with very minimal contaminants.
  • 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.
  • Manufacture: Oceanic Water Systems
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Oceanic Water Systems
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Oceanic Water Systems Final Thoughts

"IMPORTANT!"

Just rinse them out once a month, don't throw that beneficial bacteria away. Your fish and you will be much happier and stun everyone else. I've been researching so many things on how to take care of them. It sounds like a Big Air pump buzzing. SO I decided to order this for my 29 gallon tank. However, lately I've purchased the Aqua Clear 70 and 50. This filter really does a good job.

Overall Score
4.7


(7 Points)

5. EHEIM Classic External Canister Filter with Media

User Ratings: 65 8

Eheim 2213371 First Impressions

"Thanks, AquaTech."

I'm currently in the process of receiving another replacement on that model. I used to work as a marine biologist for a major state aquarium. That water got so dirty we had to keep changing it every 2 or 3 days. Months later, this filter is still working great on my 29 gal set up. Never ever ever use it past a year. One thing I think is worth mentioning is the need to prime the filter. That water got so dirty we had to keep changing it every 2 or 3 days.

  • EHEIM Classic External Canister Filter with Media
  • Permo-elastic silicon sealing ring fixed on the pump head for easy and safe closing after cleaning
  • Equipped with filter sponges and/or loose filter media
  • Accessories included: spray bar, inlet pipe, hose and installation accessories
  • Comes complete with filter media (EHEIM Mech & Substrat Pro) and valves
  • Permo-elastic silicon sealing ring fixed on the pump head for easy and safe closing after cleaning
  • Equipped with filter sponges and/or loose filter media
  • Accessories included: spray bar, inlet pipe, hose and installation accessories
  • Manufacture: Eheim
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 6.3 x 13.98 inches; 4.49 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eheim 2213371
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Eheim 2213371 Final Thoughts

"This thing is super loud!"

It's easy to clean and we all know about easy. I used to work as a marine biologist for a major state aquarium. SO I decided to order this for my 29 gallon tank. The Aqua Clear is on the left and the Aqueon is on the right. Early on it seems to be working as advertised. You do have to unplug it for those two jobs. Overall, I like the 350's slim back design, and be able to add up to 4 cartridges.

Overall Score
4.2


(511 Points)

6. Finnex PF-7 Nano Aquarium HOB Power Filter, 52 GPH,Clear Smoke

User Ratings: 76

Finnex PF-7 First Impressions

"Will UPDATE!"

Overall I would recommend this item. I have had no issues with it being to loud. I checked and cleaned it and still just as loud. I had to cut the hood to make it work. What I don't like is how much smaller it is than the Aqueon. The only thing you hear is the water and even that is a soothing sound. DO NOT CLEAN OR WASH the paper wheel itself.

  • Finnex PF-7 Nano Aquarium HOB Power Filter, 52 GPH,Clear Smoke
  • 52 GPH! Excellent for aquariums upto 7. 5 gallons
  • BIO, Mechanical, and Chemical Filtration in 1
  • Filter cartridge and pre filter sponge included
  • Flow Control Knob for smaller fish
  • Included Components: Filter, Bio Sponge, Carbon Cartridge, Pre Filter
  • Manufacture: Finnex
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 5 x 5 inches; 15.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Finnex PF-7
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Finnex PF-7 Final Thoughts

"Huge capacity."

Not sure what I'll do with the more complex design. The instructions are a bit to much for me. The instructions are a bit to much for me. Overall, I'm very happy with this filter. It was perfectly quiet without any extra effort on my part. I have always used Marineland filters and been happy with them and their quality. I have always used Marineland filters and been happy with them and their quality.

Overall Score
4.7


(15 Points)

7. Saim Aquarium Mini Filter Activated Carbon Fish Tank Pneumatic Filter with 6.56 Feet Airline Tubing ...

User Ratings: 58

Saim B0000000123 First Impressions

"No issues."

I thought that U had put it together wrong so I took it all apart and started over. This new AQ50 filter has loose bio-media, i. I had to lower the surface by 3 inches to get sufficient agitation. , that's what makes this so funny. I AM IMPRESSED THAT IT WORKS AS IT ACTUALLY SHOULD! It doesn't rise up hugely above the tank like a lot of HOB filters. They were great to deal with and the new filter is working great!

  • Saim Aquarium Mini Filter Activated Carbon Fish Tank Pneumatic Filter with 6.56 Feet Airline Tubing 1 Pcs
  • Triple filtration system: Cotton filters, quartz stand and high-performance activated carbon.
  • Suitable for small fish tank and aquarium, and needs to be used with air pump (Pump not included)
  • Mini filter can improve water oxygen level, create a healthy environment for your fish to grow.
  • Fix design of suckers, easy to install, convenient and practical. it can replace the filter material, keep the water clean.
  • Package Include: 1x filter, 1x2 meter airline tubing (6.56feet)
  • Manufacture: Saim
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Saim B0000000123 Final Thoughts

"If anyone knows turtles."

, that's what makes this so funny. I bought a top fin 55 gallon aquarium on sale. I'm a mechanical engineer and understand design. It was perfectly quiet without any extra effort on my part. I can hear it 3 rooms away grinding away. I recently upgraded from a 10 gallon aquarium to a 29 gallon. I thought that U had put it together wrong so I took it all apart and started over.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

8. Mini External Canister Filter Table Top Nano Fresh/Salt Aquarium SUNSUN 602B

User Ratings: 45

Fibre shop First Impressions

"Will UPDATE!"

That water got so dirty we had to keep changing it every 2 or 3 days. Of course the sound all depends on how much water is in the aquarium. My tank is nice and clear and my fish are much happier. I've been researching so many things on how to take care of them. First they are simple and designed to pump and filter aquarium water. The Marineland penguin 350 is a great filter. This is a good choice if you're tired of cleaning your turtle tank all the time.

  • Mini External Canister Filter Table Top Nano Fresh/Salt Aquarium SUNSUN 602B
  • Max Flow Rate: 105 GPH (400L/h)
  • Flow control valve to let you decide best flow rate
  • Hose size: 1/2" Max-H: 2.8 feet Power: 6W
  • 110-120V 50-60Hz Free filter media included.
  • Max Tank Size: 30 Gallon Recommend Tank Size: 10-25 Gallon
  • Manufacture: Imported
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fibre shop
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Fibre shop Final Thoughts

"Please read!"

The instructions are a bit to much for me. BUT after some YouTube research I was able to fix the noise issue. Clean the foam insert apparently it pulled a lot of dirt and needs cleaned. My tank is nice and clear and my fish are much happier. Overall, I like the 350's slim back design, and be able to add up to 4 cartridges. Works like a dream and can't even hear it! The Aqua Clear is on the left and the Aqueon is on the right.

Overall Score
3.8


(9 Points)

9. 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
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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)

10. Powkoo Aquarium Fish Tank Mini Sponge Filter Air Driven Bio Sponge Pre-Filter

User Ratings: 70 4

Powkoo First Impressions

"I'd recommend it."

I'm currently in the process of receiving another replacement on that model. Worst case is that the motor could burn out. I have always used Marineland filters and been happy with them and their quality. Worst case is that the motor could burn out. Once I found that, the world was right again. Once it loses its charge, you'll need to replace it. The filter stopped working all of a sudden.

  • Powkoo Aquarium Fish Tank Mini Sponge Filter Air Driven Bio Sponge Pre-Filter
  • Air powered sponge filter, provides excellent both mechanical and biological filtration, excellent for freshwater and saltwater.
  • Easy to setup, simply connect the airline tube to the air pump and connect it to air inlet in the lift tube, both filtration and aeration in one solution, keeps water well oxygenated
  • The sponge is high density porous 60ppi fine sponge, increase oxygen, provides ideal location for bacterial colonization, keep your fish tank crystal clear and clean
  • Easy to clean: simply take out the sponge, rinse and squeeze it in tank water, washable and reusable; Tips: squeeze out the air in the sponge when you put it underwater, then it will suck into water and keep down at the bottom
  • 【Fits fish tank size:1 to 5 gallon】Little filter, easy to hide behind plants and decorations, perfect for shrimp tanks, fry tank, goldfish, baby fish, betta or breeder aquariums.
  • Manufacture: Powkoo
  • Product Dimensions: 3.54 x 1.97 x 1.97 inches; 2.08 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Powkoo
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Powkoo Final Thoughts

"In one day crystal clear."

Lift the sticking wheel outuse a Q-tip to clean the slots where the wheel rests. However, lately I've purchased the Aqua Clear 70 and 50. Also price was very reasonable and shipping was fast. I took it apart reassemble it and it's not pumping in the water. I attempted to clean and lube the impeller, but to no avail. Fill it up with water before you plug it in. I used to work as a marine biologist for a major state aquarium.

Overall Score
4.5


(30 Points)

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