Editor's Choice - Our Favorite JackSuper Aquarium Filters

1. Aquarium Turtle Filter Waterfall Flow Water Clean Pump Bio-Filtration for Reptiles Tank Low Level Wa...

User Ratings: 55 13

JackSuper First Impressions

"MINE IS VERY QUIET."

I want to answer some of the complaints I've read. In the afternoon the noises started again. I bought a top fin 55 gallon aquarium on sale. I've think I've had had six of them. You do have to unplug it for those two jobs. The Marineland penguin 350 is a great filter. I have contacted customer service to see if I can get a replacement unit.

  • Aquarium Turtle Filter Waterfall Flow Water Clean Pump Bio-Filtration for Reptiles Tank Low Level Waterfall Filter for Small Fish Tank Turtle Tank Shrimp Tank Amphibian Frog Crab
  • We have the 90 days replacement and the refund service. All the emails will be replied within 24 hours. We have lifetime technique support, please feel free to contact us for any quality problem. We will do our best to help you.
  • Perfect Aquarium filter for aquatic turtle tanks, Reptiles, Amphibians, Frog, Cichlids, Newt or Fish tank in any aquarium up to 40 gallons
  • Easy to install,Water filter pump can be hung on the aquarium or fixed with sucker. Low water level capability(Lowest water level 1.6inch/4cm)
  • Water circulation and cleaning:this turtle filter helps water cycling,the Activated carbon cartridges and bio ball help clean water,absorbs odors and discoloration,provide a healthy water for your aquarium
  • High performance, the motor set under the water,more quiet than external filter,you can creat a waterfall with rock inside the fish tank
  • Filter waste and stop the waste go into power head
  • Protect your filter power head and prevent small fish or animal suck in the filter.
  • absorbs odors and discoloration
  • Manufacture: JackSupermall
  • Product Dimensions: 8.27 x 3.66 x 2.76 inches; 14.39 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JackSuper
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JackSuper Final Thoughts

"This is the one."

I had a lot of particles in the water. They are easily found from mom-n-pop pet stores to large chain stores. Get it and take heed to what I wrote. Overall, I like the 350's slim back design, and be able to add up to 4 cartridges. Firstly, I'd recommend taking the motor apart and putting it back together. I AM IMPRESSED THAT IT WORKS AS IT ACTUALLY SHOULD! It's easy to clean and we all know about easy.

Overall Score
3.9


(763 Points)

2. 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
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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)

3. AQUA-TECH EZ-Change #1 Filter Cartridge for 5-15 Filters, 6 Pack

User Ratings: 83 1

AQUA-TECH PL-T135-06 First Impressions

"I bought an FX5 in 2011."

What I don't like is how much smaller it is than the Aqueon. , that's what makes this so funny. I sent a request for replacement and one came the next day. I wasn't able to fill my tank fully because there was little to no surface agitation. I was new to the hobby and didn't realize that Tetras were inferior filters. Early on it seems to be working as advertised. It wasn't producing much surface agitation.

  • AQUA-TECH EZ-Change #1 Filter Cartridge for 5-15 Filters, 6 Pack
  • EZ-Change #1 Filter Cartridge fits AQUA-Tech 5-15 Power Filters
  • Contains AQUA-Tech Premium Activated Carbon
  • No messy assembly required
  • Changes in seconds just shake and rinse
  • For best results, change every 2-4 weeks
  • Manufacture: Aqua-Tech
  • Product Dimensions: 3.75 x 4.88 x 5 inches; 6.3 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUA-TECH PL-T135-06
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AQUA-TECH PL-T135-06 Final Thoughts

"Peace out Amazonians."

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. Worst case is that the motor could burn out. Lift the sticking wheel outuse a Q-tip to clean the slots where the wheel rests. Never ever ever use it past a year. I use Marinelands refillable cartridge for extra carbon on the extra slots. This is a good choice if you're tired of cleaning your turtle tank all the time.

Overall Score
4.7


(1230 Points)

4. Aquapapa 4X Dual Bio Sponge Filter for Betta Fry Aquarium Fish Tank Up to 30 Gallon (Ship from CA US...

User Ratings: 81

Aquapapa First Impressions

"Like brand new."

I'm currently in the process of receiving another replacement on that model. I had a lot of particles in the water. Therefore, you wouldnt have 2 filters running. Clean the foam insert apparently it pulled a lot of dirt and needs cleaned. I put it together, reading instructions of course. The filter arrived within 2 days and was the exact same as Petsmart's. MAKE SURE YOU PUT WATER IN THE BACK OF THE FILTER!

  • Aquapapa 4X Dual Bio Sponge Filter for Betta Fry Aquarium Fish Tank Up to 30 Gallon (Ship from CA USA)
  • Provide both mechanical and biological filtration.
  • Simply install an airline into the unit and provide both aeration and filtration for your fish. Aerobic bacteria colonize the sponge providing a bacterial substance to facilitate the nitrogen cycle.
  • The sponge traps larger waste particles mechanically cleaning the water without trapping baby fish.
  • Product dimensions: 5.0”L x 1.8”W x 5.5”H; sponge dimensions: 1.8”D x 3.0”H. They are useful for as breeding filter or as secondary filter. Or they can be used as pre-filtration unit by fitting to an external or a top filter.
  • Max tank size up to 30 gallon ea. Package includes: 4 of Sponge filters.
  • Manufacture: Aquanemo Global
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Aquapapa Final Thoughts

"Not ideal but it works."

I had to cut the hood to make it work. Oscars are very messy fish, especially during feeding. I eyedball everything and put it together with a look back at instructions. You CAN rinse the old ones in an emergency. Get it and take heed to what I wrote. Therefore, you wouldnt have 2 filters running. Marineland bio pumps have been around forever.

Overall Score
4.7


(272 Points)

5. Zoo Med Turtle Clean External Canister Filter, 50-Gallon

User Ratings: 56 25

Zoo Med TC50 First Impressions

"Very pleased!"

The instructions are a bit to much for me. I contacted Marineland about my issue and they promptly sent me a new one right away! My baby turtle even loves it so much he won't let go. My fish are definitely happier and my water is crystal clear. The bacteria eats the nitrates in the water to help keep it clean. What I don't like is how much smaller it is than the Aqueon. My baby turtle even loves it so much he won't let go.

  • Zoo Med Turtle Clean External Canister Filter, 50-Gallon
  • External canister filter with slimline design for tight spaces
  • 200 gallon per hour rating, ideal for turtle habitats up to 50 gallons in size
  • The included spray bar increases oxygenation to help support your turtles' health
  • Double filtering system with both carbon and ceramic filters and internal biological recirculation
  • Combines mechanical, biological, and chemical filtration to give your pets the cleanest, healthiest habitat
  • Manufacture: Zoo Med
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 9.5 x 14.5 inches; 1.2 Pounds
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Zoo Med TC50 Final Thoughts

"This is not."

Of course the sound all depends on how much water is in the aquarium. First they are simple and designed to pump and filter aquarium water. My tank was a mess when I got this pump. Never ever ever use it past a year. Replace activated carbon every 6-8 months ish. I plan to cycle this new AC 50 on a separate tank and then xfer it to the 20 gallon. Clean the foam insert apparently it pulled a lot of dirt and needs cleaned.

Overall Score
3.7


(86 Points)

6. UPETTOOLS Aquarium Biochemical Sponge Filter, Ultra Quite Aquarium Air Pump Single Head Bio Sponge F...

User Ratings: 70 5

UPETTOOLS First Impressions

"It just starts right up."

LOW and BEHOLD, LMAO, I missed where you had to put water in the back of the filter. There is a sound from the water shooting into the tank! Early on it seems to be working as advertised. Replace activated carbon every 6-8 months ish. The ability to regulate the flow solves the loud waterfall problem. BUT after some YouTube research I was able to fix the noise issue. A canister or in tank filter is ten times more work and messy.

  • UPETTOOLS Aquarium Biochemical Sponge Filter, Ultra Quite Aquarium Air Pump Single Head Bio Sponge Fish Tank Foam Filter
  • 【Multi-filtration Functions】Upettools sponge filter combines single scientific 7-layer ribbing shape sponge design, which can quickly established a bio-filter, improve purifying water quality, and the oxygen port can rotate 360 degrees without dead ends, keep your fish tank crystal clear and clean.
  • 【Special Ceramic Bio Filter Media】Upettools aquarium sponge filters compatible with one container with ceramic bio filter media inside, which help to remove harmful substance and increase oxygen level in your tank, you can replace the filter media to enhance water quality.
  • 【Removable Sponges 】 You can take down the sponge from the filter easily to clean or replace it. Sponge filters provide both mechanical and biological filtration, traps floating debris and protect your baby fish from being sucked up into the filter.
  • 【Easy to Set Up】Simply install an airline into the unit and turn on the air pump, great way to clean and oxygenate your tanks. Don't use tap water to clean it, simply squeeze the sponges in tank water.
  • 【Max Suit for 55GAL Fish Tank】Compatible with 2 suction cups, can be installed anywhere and can be easily hidden on the back wall of the aquarium. Suitable for freshwater & saltwater and all kinds of ornamental fish breeding, breeding and fish formation, especially for colorful fairy, small fish,shrimp tank, betta tank etc.
  • Manufacture: UPETTOOLS
  • Product Dimensions: 2.36 x 6.3 x 9.06 inches; 1.1 Pounds
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UPETTOOLS Final Thoughts

"No issues."

I want to answer some of the complaints I've read. Fill up the media slot with water until it's full. I will pick 3-4 of these at one time over a single system any day. Fill it up with water before you plug it in. I contacted Marineland about my issue and they promptly sent me a new one right away! I own 3 of these and besides my canister they are my favorite filters. Typically just below the flat part of the outlets.

Overall Score
4.4


(1003 Points)

7. Odyssea Clean 100 Surface Skimmer Aquarium Filter 450L Plant Internal

User Ratings: 51 12

Odyssea Clean 100 First Impressions

"I should loosen it up."

I'm currently in the process of receiving another replacement on that model. The first night I had the pump going it started making a screeching sound. I was using a Tetra in-tank filter previously. I have 4 other AquaClear filters and like them. There must be a huge batch of these units at Amazon right now that are bad. Unlike my old HOB filter, it doesn't sound like a leaky toilet. I still have my original wheels on the year old 350 with no issues whatsoever.

  • Odyssea Clean 100 Surface Skimmer Aquarium Filter 450L Plant Internal
  • Flow rate: 110 GPH
  • Energy efficient 5W pump
  • Skims surface build-up to improve water quality
  • Great for freshwater planted aquariums
  • Works with both freshwater and marine
  • Manufacture: Odyssea
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.5 x 2 inches; 12.7 Ounces
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Odyssea Clean 100 Final Thoughts

"This filter is perfect!"

SO, I sat down and read EVERY little thing in rhe instructions. Not sure what I'll do with the more complex design. 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. My tank was a mess when I got this pump. I contacted Marineland about my issue and they promptly sent me a new one right away! Fill it up with water before you plug it in.

Overall Score
3.8


(526 Points)

8. Hamiledyi 20Pcs Aquarium Filter Media Cuboid Nano Bacteria House Bio Filtration Media Fish Tank Cera...

Hamiledyi First Impressions

"Its AMAZING."

I recently upgraded from a 10 gallon aquarium to a 29 gallon. I'm a mechanical engineer and understand design. Therefore, you wouldnt have 2 filters running. Get it and take heed to what I wrote. My box came in good condition, parts where in tact and new. The first night I had the pump going it started making a screeching sound. I have the topfin 29 gallon tank and used the HOB filter it came with.

  • Hamiledyi 20Pcs Aquarium Filter Media Cuboid Nano Bacteria House Bio Filtration Media Fish Tank Ceramic Biological Filter Media for Sump Tank Pond
  • [Dual Purpose Filtration]: This aquarium filter media serves mechanical filtration to catch fine particles and biological filtration for raising good stuff.
  • [Large Surface Area]: Premium ceramic media covered with thousands of porous tiny holes provides large surface area for bio filtration as well as filter out sparkling clear water.
  • [Crystal Clear Water]: Aquarium media block effectively absorbs fish waste and debris, providing crystal clear water for fish to thrive.
  • [Valued Bulk 20-Pack Ceramic Blocks]: Each block measures 6.1" long, 1.3" diameter, approx 90 grams. Package includes: 20 packs ceramic blocks, approximately 7.9 lbs in total.
  • [Wide Application]: crack into pieces to any size needed, great for used in freshwater aquariums, planted aquariums, sumps and ponds. (PS: not suitable for saltwater aquarium).
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  • Thank you for your purchase and support!
  • Manufacture: Hamiledyi
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 3 x 2 inches; 3.59 Pounds
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Hamiledyi Final Thoughts

"In one day crystal clear."

Of course the sound all depends on how much water is in the aquarium. My fish are definitely happier and my water is crystal clear. Fill it up with water before you plug it in. I want to answer some of the complaints I've read. The bacteria eats the nitrates in the water to help keep it clean. Now I'm having the same issue with the Aqua Clear 50. Once it loses its charge, you'll need to replace it.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

9. MarineLand Penguin 100 Power Filter, 100 GPH (PF0100B),Black

User Ratings: 65 10

MarineLand PF0100B First Impressions

"Coarse, medium, and fine."

I was worried that it might be too much for my aquarium or that it would be loud. I own 3 of these and besides my canister they are my favorite filters. You CAN rinse the old ones in an emergency. I thought that U had put it together wrong so I took it all apart and started over. Also price was very reasonable and shipping was fast. Fill up the media slot with water until it's full. Once I found that, the world was right again.

  • MarineLand Penguin 100 Power Filter, 100 GPH (PF0100B),Black
  • WITH ROTATING BIO-WHEEL: Patented Bio-Wheel technology provides excellent wet/dry biological filtration.
  • MULTI-STAGE FILTRATION: Delivers mechanical, chemical and biological aquarium filtration to maintain a clean aquatic environment.
  • COMPATIBILITY: Use with Marineland Rite-Size Filter Cartridges (see individual filter for sizing recommendations).
  • FIVE SIZES: Available in 75 GPH, 100 GPH, 150 GPH, 200 GPH and 350 GPH sizes.
  • Age Range Description: all ranges
  • Included Components: Marineland Penguin 100 Power Filter (upto 20 gal)
  • Manufacture: Marineland
  • Item Weight: 1.65 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 5.5 x 8 inches
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MarineLand PF0100B Final Thoughts

"You'll be happy with it."

It doesn't rise up hugely above the tank like a lot of HOB filters. The Aqua Clear is on the left and the Aqueon is on the right. I can take apart a car engine and put it back together. This is a well designed unit and a lot of bang for the buck. First they are simple and designed to pump and filter aquarium water. So, easy is good, both for us and our fish. SO I decided to order this for my 29 gallon tank.

Overall Score
4.2


(2320 Points)

10. hygger Aquarium Single Sponge Filter, Comes with 1 Spare Sponges, Quiet Submersible Foam Corner Filt...

User Ratings: 70 2

hygger First Impressions

"This is the one."

I DONT KNOW WHY MANY THINK THIS IS A NOISY FILTER. It's easy to clean and we all know about easy. It started out silent for about 30 mins and then it got super loud. First they are simple and designed to pump and filter aquarium water. I also don't like how short the intake tube is. I was using a Tetra in-tank filter previously. I bought a top fin 55 gallon aquarium on sale.

  • hygger Aquarium Single Sponge Filter, Comes with 1 Spare Sponges, Quiet Submersible Foam Corner Filter for Small Fish Tank 5-15 Gallon
  • 【Multi-filtration functions】this sponge aquarium filter combines bio-filtration, oxygenation and physical filtration in one and also makes small water flow, which can ensure the excellence of the water quality. Helps your small fish or shrimp to live a happy, healthy life
  • 【Single Filter Demension 】this single sponge filter takes up no more room, perfect for use in 5-15 gallon fish tank. This small filter is 3.7" in width and 7.5" to 10.6" in height, the sponge inside circle diameter is 0.39 inch
  • 【Package Includes】1 single sponge filter + 1 spare sponge+ 2 suction cups are included in a pack. This aquarium filter must be used with an air pupm and a standard size 4mm air hose, please note pump, media balls and air hose are not included. Please choose an air pump according to your fish tank size for this filter
  • 【Removable Fine Sponges 】you can easy to take down the sponge from the filter to clean or replace it, the sponge is fine not coarse, which means more surface area for beneficial bacteri to live on. Don't use tap water to clean it, just rinse or squeeze the sponges by using the aquarium water
  • 【Easy to use】all the parts of this filter are detachable, you can easily to assemble them together, with 2 strong suction cups you can stick the filter firmly to any tank position under water, withouting floating. The water oulet tube can be extended and rotated, you can adjust the outlet to above or below the waterline
  • Manufacture: hygger
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hygger Final Thoughts

"Its AMAZING."

It wasn't producing much surface agitation. Fill it up with water before you plug it in. I'd highly recommend not replacing the bio material& sponge, ever. Of course the sound all depends on how much water is in the aquarium. As for performance, I couldn't ask for a better filter. As for performance, I couldn't ask for a better filter. Unlike my old HOB filter, it doesn't sound like a leaky toilet.

Overall Score
4.5


(92 Points)

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