Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 84
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amily Great HOB Filters
I own 2 of these AquaClear filters from before the Fluval branding was added. From what I have heard, though, they have stayed more-or-less the same. The replacement media I buy is now branded with Fluval and fits the same.
I own an AquaClear 20 for my 10 gallon aquarium and an AquaClear 70 for my 55 gallon aquarium. I run both with Foam, Carbon, and BioMax. The basket inside the filter makes it easy to pull out the filter media when it is time to clean and/or replace it. I clean my impeller monthly and haven't had any problems with my motor or any leaking.
Technically, though, I am running a "slightly modified" filter. I added a soft prefilter sponge (a generic ~2.75" long prefilter sponge meant to fit the Fluval Edge) on the intakes to keep my aquariums safer for fry and delicate-finned fish, and this addition also catches some of the larger debris that might otherwise damage the motor. Although mine are cheap generics, I've heard that the Fluval Edge-branded prefilters should also work for this.
The filter motors make a bit of noise when in priming mode, but that is to be expected. Other than that, I've found my filters to be quiet.
August 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mer3230 This filter is well worth the extra $$$!
This power filter is absolutely the best investment you you can make towards your fish aquarium!!!
EXTREMELY quiet operation!! No rattling, dripping water noise that you hear in a typical power filter. Absolutely no noise at all. I've owned several different kinds of filters and this one is by far the best! Even though this filter does cost a little more than other power filters sold at Petsmart, the quiet operation of this filter is well worth it. Another plus is that you can adjust the speed of the filter so slow moving fish and/or fry aren't thrown around your tank from a strong current. Don't waste your money on any of the other power filters out there..... this one is by far the best investment you can make ...it is well worth the extra bucks to assure peace and quiet in your home and a comfortable environment for your fish! A+++
August 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jp56 Aqua clear 50
Just purchased the aqua clear 50 today after reading the reviews on how well it works. And trying about four other file that were terrible not working at keeping my tank clear. So hopefully this filter will solve that problem, I will keep you posted after running in my tank for a few days, but what I can tell you right now is I'm very happy at how quiet it is, I have it on my tank in the dinning room were we eat and the kids do there homework. . And can only hear the water flow which is very minimal. Compared to the other three I returned after one day.
July 19, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by tybo25 leaks
not really a good filter I had no problems with it until last month and I,ve had it for 6 months it has been leaking its not cracked its not the o-ring not sure what it is I have adjusted the flow rate it still leaks I have to put a towel behind the tank and every time it soaks the towel and runs down my stand onto my hardwood floor I love fluval but this filter sucks
July 15, 2016