The Best! Bar none 9/20/2016
Reviewer: Bobby D
Purchased this to replaced my Mag that was getting louder by the day and the parts continued to break and for now obsolete. The wife gave the ultimatum of get rid of the tank or replace that filter. Gave the clerk my dilemma and a nearby customer said AquaClear. After reading the specs, I knew it was for me. In short my tank of prize winning Orandas are happy and every now and then I have to check the filter to make sure it's on; it's that quiet. I still can't get over how clear my water is. You need this filter.
aquaclear 500 0 1/20/2015
I have 3 running a 180 gallon tank. 22 african cichlids in crystal clear conditions. Could not expect more from a filter.
great filter 10/26/2014
Reviewer: Mike mullecker
The media basket floated up and lifted your lid because of a slime build up on the foam block. This can happen sometimes even on the first day of installation. Try a rubber band around the unit. This will also fix your lid vibration noise problem.
reliable workhorse 5/16/2014
used them for years. easy effective and yes, a bit noisy, but i barely notice after 2 days. good thing is you know when a filter stops working quickly. i have yet to find a better hob filter. have to be careful with sand though.
Works well 4/28/2014
It does an amazing job, moving water and keeping the tank clean(Over 9 years old). Only complaint is the cheap plastic sound it makes. But again mine is also 9 years old.
Work horse for 40 years! 4/15/2014
Reviewer: John Bijarney
Just replaced six, 20+ year old versions of the current 110. Design has improved. Especially like how flexible I can be with the filter materials, adding and subtracting what works best for me.
Filters like champ, but super loud 3/6/2014
The filter does a great job moving a lot of water. I've owned a few of these in the past, but did not remember the cheap plastic sounding vibrations that this thing emits. It really takes away from relaxing next to the tank....
AquaClean 110 Power filter... 2/20/2014
Reviewer: Josh P.
Just what the doc. ordered, an easy cleaning power machine.
I would highly recommend this filter. I've owned a lot of power filters and this one is by far the best.
Absolutely the best 12/12/2013
Reviewer: Tom Deprez
I have been raising tropical and marine fish for over thirty years. I have probably used over twenty different filters including very expensive canister filters. I have two of these on my 125 gallon tank and they can't be beat. They do an especially good job if you add the white felt, which "polishes" the water. They are completely silent. You can't go wrong with this product. The only drawback is that the large ones can be hard to find. You do have to clean the media, but you will need to do that with any large capacity filter.
Not the first Ive owned 10/11/2013
Reviewer: John R.
This is one of the best filters I've ever owned. It keeps the water very clean, longer than any filter I've ever owned. I just got another cause the other I had wore out after 12 years.
So Far So Good 5/26/2013
Reviewer: Chuck B
This filter seems to keep the water nice and clear and it is quieter than all of the others. The only draw back is changing the media it is a bit more than I am used to however you have to do it less often.
Aqua clear filter 4/27/2013
Reviewer: Lisa Udoka
I have used this filter for salt water for over 25 years it is the best and lasts forever BUT I had to buy a replacement 2 years ago and now I am buying another. Made thin and cheap now!
A++ Buy 2/20/2013
Reviewer: Tanganyikan Hez
Not made strong as they use to the new plastic is cheap made in china. but the best filter by far keeps the tank super clear
Aquaclear filters 1/11/2013
Reviewer: Ken Kraft
I have been keeping fish for over 30 years and I have some old aquaclear filters probably 20 years old and they STILL WORK. you can not beat the design of these filters
Aqua clear 500 1/11/2013
People are doing something wrong.been a aquarium hobbyist for 56 years yes 56 and this filter is the best.have two on my 70 gal tank with 7 severiums .keeps tank very clear and balanced. Would not use any other filter.
Reviewer: Lyle Alzado Jr.
this is the best filter you can buy. if you use the carbon and then replace it with chemi-pure or bio chem zorb...you don't have to replace anything in the filter for 4-6 months. just rinse the sponge off and never change the bio media. no monthly cartridge changes.
Aquaclear filters 7/21/2012
I have been in the aquarium hobby for over 20 years and will tell anyone that you cannot go wrong with an Aquaclear filter. They are rock solid and will quit running only when the electricty goes out! Just do the normal maintenance/cleaning and these filters will run for years!
Aquaclear filters 7/21/2012
These filters are rock solid and will only quit running when the electricty goes out! Just do the normal maintenance/cleaning and the filter will last for years.
Best HOB filter there is 6/23/2012
Reviewer: Jenn B
I have had this filter for the past 17 years. 3 of which I have had for 10 years. As long as you take care of them, they last. Do NOT use sand with this filter. It will ruin the motor. I started out with one for my first tank, a 10g, then had 2 on a 55g as I love filtration and seeing the stronger current. I currently have a 12 yr old aquaclear 110 on my 20g tank! It is easy to access, easy to maintain, and provides awesome surface agitation. Noisy? Yes if you don't balance the bottom of the filter right, altho it comes with the attachment. Also as it produces a "waterfall" effect, it will be noisy hearing the water. Clean out the propellor every 6 months or so taking care not to damage the center stick as off balance or a crack in the propellor or stick will cause a very loud noise. We had this happen to use recently as we couldn't figure out the noise for a long time in the other aquaclear 110 we had. Couldn't fix the part as we would've had to replace the entire motor. Overall, best value for the money. They last, they work, and very easy to maintain.
Great Value 6/16/2012
Reviewer: Michael Ballow
I have this filter on my 150 gallon aquarium with 3 oscars. It does a superb job filtering, so long as you keep the large sponge filter cleaned out (I flush with tap water every 2 weeks) You add some bio bags on top and my tank stays well balanced. I don't notice any loud noise.. Compared to the biggest filter system I purchased at WalMart for $40 dollars, this filter is 110% better. I wish I had another one!
Reviewer: tropical fish girl
This filter is very noisy, we have two running on a 120 gal