Aqueon QuietFlow Power Filters and cartridges were designed with the fish and the aquarist in mind. The patented filter designs include unique features to enhance water quality and clarity, increase oxygen levels and lessen noise.
Aqueon QuietFlow Power Filters feature four stages of filtrationâ€“mechanical, chemical, biological and wet/dryâ€“for the cleanest, clearest, healthiest water. Higher flow rates ensure higher dissolved oxygen content for healthier, more active fish. The internal pump design helps dampen noise, eliminates leaks, and starts up automatically after cleaning or power interruptions.
Four Stage Advanced Filtration System
Stage 1 - Dense floss removes particles and debris.
Stage 2 - Activated carbon removes toxins, odors and discoloration.
Stage 3 - Patented Bio-Holster removes toxic ammonia and nitrites.
Stage 4 - Diffuser grid removes additional toxins while adding oxygen for more active fish. It also reduces splashing makes the return exceptionally quiet.
Quietflow 10 - 100gph for aquariums up to 10 gallons
Quietflow 20 - 125gph for aquariums up to 20 gallons
Quietflow 30 - 200gph for aquariums up to 30 gallons
Quietflow 50 - 250gph - for aquariums up to 50 gallons
Quietflow 55/75 - 400gph for aquariums up to 75 gallons
I have the 10, 30 and 55/75 (purchased at the same time)for 3 of my 7 tanks. Within the first week the water was bypassing the media. I have rinsed in tank water but it does not help. I have cleaned the impellers and the impeller wells and that also did not help. All my tanks are well understocked but I have replaced media much too often and have switched the media in the 10 and 30 to sponges. The intake on the 30 keeps falling off and I can't get the slide in intake off the 55/75. The 55/75 is rattling and grinding and is now replaced with an old filter unit that this was supposed to replace. I would never recommend this product even to the beginner aquarist.
i have the largest model, the 400 gph filter for 75 g. aquariums. the machine is very quiet, so much i cannot hear it in my bedroom. the filter current is very strong from the pump, producing alot of flow. the cartridges are great and reusuable several times by washing with water before they shall require replacement. while the plastic bio grid for bio filtration is kinda questionable to me, mechanically the filter does a superb job. bought on amazon for 32 dollars w/ tax-how can one beat that price and its performance!
I got my Aqueon Power Filter Quiet Flow 30 in a aquarium kit. So as far as the price no idea. As far as quality, effectiveness, and Ease of Use: pretty good! My filter is super quiet, as long as the water isn't super low! It keeps my water super clean! Now I have only been in the hobby for 6 months, but I wish I would have bought one of these filters over my Bio-wheels in my 75 gallon tank!
buy a penguin or an aquaclear. I bought this filter and switched it out with my aquaclear 50. It was working great, but then it just wasn't picking up debris like it should. my tank turned into a murky mess, smelled like a swamp, and ammonia began to rise. POS. Period.
I've read reviews about it being loud but mine is nearly silent when the water level is up. The "bio" insert is the noisy part as I think it is designed to direct the water to disrupt the surface so I have one on a tank in my bedroom and I've removed that stage. Also, over the years I've had many HOB filters and I think the floss used by Aqueon is by far the best although I rarely get 30 days before bypass but healthy fish don't care!! great filter for the value and PETCO has them on sale regularly.
I recently purchased the Aqueon 30 to supplement my Filstar XP2. The primary purpose of this filter is simply to be quiet and to move some water, nothing more. I wasn't expecting it - nor needed it - to be on the level of the better power filters on the market.
Unfortunately, it was loud from the jump. The filtering capacity is limited and the media is underwhelming. It's a bit bulkier than I anticipated and the cover doesn't muffle any sound - only amplifies it.
If you're looking for a good value and don't care about potential noise issues, this may be worth considering. I would not recommend this filter as your end-all option - it's a role player, not a star.
I love my Aqueon 55. It moves a lot of water and the cartridges aren't expensive. It traps a lot of debris so you have to clean the cartridges every week to two weeks but you can keep using them for a month or more. But it keeps my tanks nice and clean which I like.
I've had this for just over a year now on my 29H and haven't had a single issue. As long as you remember to do basic maintenance it will run fine and keep your water almost crystal clear, it is a HOB after all. The tank is a species only multie tank with over 30 juvi's and the filter hasn't had a problem with this bioload even with biweekly water changes. For the price it's worth it, but there are better HOB filters with more filter area for around $10 more. Edit: Forgot to mention that the fact that you can plug-n-play with it is nice. No more messes with filling up the filter with water beforehand. Also the plastic is not very brittle and I've dropped the housing a few times into the tub before I clean out, with siphoned out water of course.
I got one of these in a promotion at a pet store. On a 20 gallon long, it is diffucult to get onto the tank. The glass lids will also no longer fit. The filter is quiet, and starts right up after a water change, but is a light grey in color, so really stands out from my black back ground. The replacement cartridges are about $3 each, and there is very little room to shove additional media into the water path.
The setup was nice, but I never actually got to use it. This is the reason I am writing the review. I bought one of these for my Oceanic 30 gallon Hex tank, and it didn't fit on the tank. The hex tank has about an inch and a half lip on top and this filter wasn't made for this. The guy at my LFS told me that yuo wouldn't find quiter though, as the motor resides in the water. That ins exactly the reason why it wouldn't fit my hex tank though. I will try it again on one of my standard tanks and see what happens.
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