Editor's Choice - Our Favorite UPETTOOLS Aquarium Filters

1. 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)

2. 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
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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)

3. WUPYI Aquarium External Filter Fish Tank External Filter Box Aquarium Filter Fish Tank Upper Trickle...

User Ratings: 82

WUPYI First Impressions

"No worries there."

Also price was very reasonable and shipping was fast. I have 4 other AquaClear filters and like them. Once it loses its charge, you'll need to replace it. I decided to go with this filter since I had a positive experience previously. Fill up the media slot with water until it's full. My tank was a mess when I got this pump. I've think I've had had six of them.

  • WUPYI Aquarium External Filter Fish Tank External Filter Box Aquarium Filter Fish Tank Upper Trickle Box Filters System 6-Drawer,Transparent
  • ★360 degree loop rain design, the flow rate is not fast, not sparse, the filter material is fully water, the dissolved oxygen is more sufficient, and the culture is more effective.
  • ★The scientific design of the 360 degree loop tube can effectively use the water flow to achieve a uniform drip effect, which can achieve the perfect balance between energy saving and dripping effect.
  • ★One-piece molding, the box truly "anti-overflow".Easy to clean and Change material, just open the box and change the filter material when needed
  • ★Plastic steel strengthens the bottom plate, which can bear the weight of 160 kg of solid plastic material base. It is not easy to deform and not bend when subjected to large gravity.
  • ★Guarantee the quality is the basic rule.WUPYI is dedicated to providing quality services, quality products and fast delivery(US WAREHOUSE). Any question,please contact us.
  • Manufacture: WUPYI
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WUPYI Final Thoughts

"+Great price."

This filter has is a very simple and efficient design. Not sure what I'll do with the more complex design. There is a sound from the water shooting into the tank! I had a lot of particles in the water. My fish are definitely happier and my water is crystal clear. That water got so dirty we had to keep changing it every 2 or 3 days. Firstly, I'd recommend taking the motor apart and putting it back together.

Overall Score
4.8


(9 Points)

4. Biohome Ultimate Marine Media, Saltwater Aquarium bio Filter Media

User Ratings: 85 5

Biohome First Impressions

"You'll be happy with it."

Get it and take heed to what I wrote. This filter comes with a sponge, activated carbon, and bio material in a mesh bag. Controlling the flow rate doesn't require modifying the filter. I'm a mechanical engineer and understand design. This filter really does a good job. Overall, I'm very happy with this filter. I thought that U had put it together wrong so I took it all apart and started over.

  • Biohome Ultimate Marine Media, Saltwater Aquarium bio Filter Media
  • | 5 Pound of Biohome ULTIMATE MARINE MEDIA
  • Promotes odorless and clear water
  • One of the best Bio filter Media on the market
  • Support beneficial bacteria growth
  • Great for canister, HOB and sump filters.
  • Manufacture: Biohome
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Biohome Final Thoughts

"The product itself."

I've looked at so many filters and reviews. I have always used Marineland filters and been happy with them and their quality. Your fish and you will be much happier and stun everyone else. This is not my first experience with a marineland filter. They can be very noisy at the impeller, which sometimes quiets in time, but may not. I was using a Tetra in-tank filter previously. My tank was a mess when I got this pump.

Overall Score
4.7


(54 Points)

5. Aqueon QuietFlow Canister Filter 55-100 Gallons

User Ratings: 68 6

Aqueon 100532120 First Impressions

"Best to you all!"

I will pick 3-4 of these at one time over a single system any day. However, lately I've purchased the Aqua Clear 70 and 50. Typically just below the flat part of the outlets. I own 3 of these and besides my canister they are my favorite filters. Early on it seems to be working as advertised. So, easy is good, both for us and our fish. This new AQ50 filter has loose bio-media, i.

  • Aqueon QuietFlow Canister Filter 55-100 Gallons
  • Experience a unique hang-on-the-back water polishing unit that makes maintenance quick and easy, simply replace the cartridge
  • Includes quick disconnect valves, pump locking heads, water intake/output connections, hoses, water polishing unit with cartridge and media: activated carbon, coarse foam, bio-balls, bio-ceramic rings
  • Multiple water return options for optimal versatility to best suite a variety of aquarium habitats; spray bar, water director and water polishing unit
  • Multi-stage filtration that includes biological, chemical and mechanical
  • Fits up to 75 gallon aquariums
  • Experience a unique hang-on-the-back water polishing unit that makes maintenance quick and easy, simply replace the cartridge
  • Chose between a more traditional water return in a spray bar or water director
  • Included: Quick Disconnect Valves Pump Locking Heads Water Intake/Output Connections Hoses Media: Activated Carbon, Coarse Foam, Bio-Balls, Bio-Ceramic Rings Water Polishing Unit with Cartridge
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Item Weight: 14.9 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 8.25 x 8.25 x 17.5 inches
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Aqueon 100532120 Final Thoughts

"It's heavy and awkward."

I use Marinelands refillable cartridge for extra carbon on the extra slots. They can be very noisy at the impeller, which sometimes quiets in time, but may not. SO, I sat down and read EVERY little thing in rhe instructions. Firstly, I'd recommend taking the motor apart and putting it back together. I returned the Aqua Clear 70 and promptly received a replacement. DO NOT CLEAN OR WASH the paper wheel itself. My baby turtle even loves it so much he won't let go.

Overall Score
4.4


(89 Points)

6. QuietFlow Aqueon 50 LED Pro Power Filter

User Ratings: 64 9

QuietFlow 4334824686 First Impressions

"-Not self-priming."

They were great to deal with and the new filter is working great! This filter comes with a sponge, activated carbon, and bio material in a mesh bag. I used a small pair of pliers and carefully got the pebbles out. This is not my first experience with a marineland filter. I had a lot of particles in the water. They are easily found from mom-n-pop pet stores to large chain stores. They are easily found from mom-n-pop pet stores to large chain stores.

  • QuietFlow Aqueon 50 LED Pro Power Filter
  • The Aqueon QuietFlow LED Pro 50 Power Filter features four stages of filtration–mechanical, chemical, biological and wet/dry–for the cleanest, clearest, healthiest water
  • This new version includes an LED light that flashes when the cartridge becomes clogged, indicating it is time for replacement. The batteries are included for this feature.
  • 250 gph flow rate
  • Manufacture: Aqueon
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QuietFlow 4334824686 Final Thoughts

"It just is."

Overall, I like the 350's slim back design, and be able to add up to 4 cartridges. I'm a mechanical engineer and understand design. You'll want to pull that water from the bottom. You do have to unplug it for those two jobs. Marineland bio pumps have been around forever. I've think I've had had six of them. My old pump was not working very well so I had to make a major clean up.

Overall Score
4.2


(189 Points)

7. 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
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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)

8. Huijukon Double Sponge Filter Aquarium Fish Tank Filter Bio Media Filter with 2 Genuine Spare Sponge...

User Ratings: 50

Huijukon First Impressions

"Just a low hum."

I've looked at so many filters and reviews. The filter stopped working all of a sudden. Therefore, you wouldnt have 2 filters running. Lift the sticking wheel outuse a Q-tip to clean the slots where the wheel rests. There must be a huge batch of these units at Amazon right now that are bad. Also the maker should review the pump design. However, lately I've purchased the Aqua Clear 70 and 50.

  • Huijukon Double Sponge Filter Aquarium Fish Tank Filter Bio Media Filter with 2 Genuine Spare Sponges
  • Air powered sponge filter, comes with two media chambers where additional biological media can be added, both filtration and aeration in one solution, great flow, improve water quality and keeps water well oxygenated, works great without noise【Fits fish tank size: 15 to 60 gallon】
  • Sponge filters provide both mechanical and biological filtration - traps floating debris and fine particles, protect your baby fish from being sucked up into the filter, aerobic bacteria colonize the sponge providing a bacterial substance to facilitate the nitrogen cycle, suitable for both freshwater and saltwater filters
  • Double 9-layer ribbed sponges design, below comes with bio media, very porous ceramic rings that are great for housing bacteria, highly porous structure allows beneficial bacteria to develop quickly, you can replace this ceramic rings or mixed with other medias you like, 2 high density porous filter sponges(80ppi) mean more surface area for beneficial bacterial colonization and faster cycling, keep your fish tank crystal clear and clean
  • Easy to setup: simply install an airline into the unit and turn on the air pump, great way to clean and oxygenate your tanks; Easy to clean: simply take out the sponges, rinse and squeeze them in tank water, remember to clean the sponges weekly and replace regularly
  • Easy to use: save room, comes with 2 suction cups, can be installed anywhere under water and easy to hide behind plants and decor, never floating, air-water outlet is adjustable so you can change direction and height of the water flow; great solution for shrimp tank, betta tank, breeder tank, nano tank, turtle tank, hospital tank, goldfish, axolotls, guppies, fry, baby fish.
  • Manufacture: Huijukon
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Huijukon Final Thoughts

"Suuuuupppeeerrrr Quiet."

I was worried that it might be too much for my aquarium or that it would be loud. The current is strong but you can adjust it with the midsection lever. Get it and take heed to what I wrote. I have always used Marineland filters and been happy with them and their quality. Overall, I like the 350's slim back design, and be able to add up to 4 cartridges. I used a small pair of pliers and carefully got the pebbles out. Fill up the media slot with water until it's full.

Overall Score
3.5


(2 Points)

9. Ultum Nature Systems Delta Aquarium Tank Canister Filter

User Ratings: 92

Ultum Nature Systems First Impressions

"29 gallons."

Now I'm having the same issue with the Aqua Clear 50. This is not my first experience with a marineland filter. Controlling the flow rate doesn't require modifying the filter. First they are simple and designed to pump and filter aquarium water. Not sure what I'll do with the more complex design. A canister or in tank filter is ten times more work and messy. As for performance, I couldn't ask for a better filter.

  • Ultum Nature Systems Delta Aquarium Tank Canister Filter
  • Suitable for freshwater and marine aquariums
  • AC110V 60HZ, Max Flow Rate: 350G/HR
  • Includes filter media, tubing, and inflow outflow fittings
  • Dimensions: 9.65 x 8.7 x 14.4"
  • Usage: Up to 92 gallons
  • Manufacture: Ultum Nature Systems
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Ultum Nature Systems Final Thoughts

"This one does!"

I DONT KNOW WHY MANY THINK THIS IS A NOISY FILTER. I can hear it 3 rooms away grinding away. I was using a Tetra in-tank filter previously. If that does not work, look into silicone grease so you can lube the impeller. My tank is nice and clear and my fish are much happier. I returned the Aqua Clear 70 and promptly received a replacement. This new AQ50 filter has loose bio-media, i.

Overall Score
4.9


(18 Points)

10. 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
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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)

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