Aqua Clear Fluval Power Filter
Quiet And Efficient
I'm very glad I bought the AquaClear 50 for my tank! My turtle had to go a few days without a filter, when my old one broke, before I could buy another. Within an hour of running, you could barely tell that a filter hadn't been in use for a while. The activated carbon keeps any odors away, and I must point out that there is zero fogginess or discoloration in the water. The filter is totally silent, the only sound coming from the waterfall.
September 11, 2014
That's how long my filter lasted. I've been having bad luck with filters lately. No idea why, but I have. I decided to buy this for the 50g filter for my 29g tank (I have goldfish so it's needed, trust me). My dad has two on the back of his 50g tank that have just kept pumping as long as I can remember. Those things are years old and still going strong, but mine... two months.
I don't know if they changed up how the filter is made or moved to cheaper parts, whatever, but I'm not buying another one. I had high hopes, but it died on me in no time. Back in the day I would have raved, but not now... I hope they go back to whatever their manufacturing system was because what they're doing now isn't working.
August 22, 2014
Don't buy it!
It stopped working after one year. The motors or propellers on these filters go bad. I have had several of them. They seem good at first. Unfortunately, you may be fooled into thinking it is still working because it has a flow through chamber. The water was flowing through, bypassing the media. There was an ammonia spike and now my aquarium is cycling again with a new filter. Terrible product. Don't buy it.
August 14, 2014
Just recently purchased this filter for my 20 gallon tank, says it's good up to around 50 gallons which is great because I plan on upgrading later on.
It's a very nice looking filter case, setup is simple after you skim the instructions. The sound is practically non-existent. All you hear is the water falling back into the aquarium. It's right next to my bed and actually makes for a soothing noise while I sleep.
August 3, 2014