Aqua Clear Fluval Power Filter
Great product. Unique filter media design
I recently purchased this filter in the 30 size and my tank is 20 gals...the filter does an excellent job with making clear water and it I love that the water flow is adjustable. The best feature that makes this filter better than any other though is the filter media it comes with. Instead of cartridges other filters come with that you just throw away, this filter has a sponge and a charcoal bag ( which I don't use) and a bag of biomax pellets which are great!! All this Media provides a house for the bacteria your aquarium needs to thrive and survive and traditional filters simply don't allow for the room to house all this media. The companies want you to buy new filter media every month and throw away all your bacteria! Which is awful. This aquaclear filter is also pretty quiet and it has not given me any issues. I higky suggest it. Many of my aquarium hobbyist friends have these filters and swear by them.
December 31, 2014
Best power filters ever.
I been using these power filters ever since i had my small 10 gallon, when i got my 55 gallon i bought a 50 and later moved the 50 to my 10 gallon and bought 2 70's for the 55 gallon. These filters are great! Easy to clean and great flow keeps the water nice and clear. I also bought another 50 for a 20 gallon long and im in the process of ordering another 70 for the 20 gallon also, overall these filters are not too expensive and provide great flow! So if your just starting off i recommend buying these power filters their cheap and work great! Also i don't use the carbon i just use 2 Foams and the biomax which works great for me.
December 19, 2014
I purchased the 30 gallon filter for my ten gallon betta tank. His water was dirty looking and smelled bad and no matter how hard I tried I couldn't get it to look clean. I bought this particular filter after lots of internet research. It had the best reviews and seemed to be of the best quality. For the price, the Fluval is a great filter with inexpensive filter media. My water is crystal clear and does not smell anymore. The only problem I have with the filter is that occasionally it gets a little loud. The lid on top of the filter rattles. If you hit the top it will stop or if you just take the lid off. So a very minor complaint for an overall great filter!
I have seen other reviews saying that the filter has broken down over time but I have not had any problems yet.
December 6, 2014
I purchased the Fluval Aqua clear 50 for my 20 gallon axolotl aquarium due to all the "positive" reviews it received.
This filter is a DISASTER! This filter comes with a light plastic basket you put inside the filter box that holds the sponge, carbon and a bag of these bead things.
The first issue was when the basket lifted upward pushing the filter cover half off and pumping aquarium water all over the floor! I woke up to find my axolotls swimming in 4 or 5 inches of water inside their aquarium and thank goodness I found them in time.
Another issues is many times I wake up to a motor grinding noise to find out there is no water in the filter box and the motor is running hot and dry. This fouls up my aquarium water very fast.
The third issue is that the motor doesn't always start up when you unplug it for a aquarium/filter cleanings.
I don't recommend this filter to anyone. It's over priced for something that can harm the life of your aquatic pets.
November 19, 2014