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Emperor 400 Pro Series Bio-wheel Power Filter

Emperor 400 Pro Series Bio-wheel Power Filter Review


Emperor 400 Pro Series Bio-wheel Power Filter Review


Perfect for all fish tanks up to 80-gallons.It uses two Rite-Size E filter cartridges and has a flow rate of 400GPH. One of the important benefits of this fish tank filter is that it comes with a long intake tube. This option gives you the option to place the intake tube at the bottom of your fish tank to make sure that your aquarium’s water is filtered properly. The intake tube has two intake sections a mid-level one and another one at the bottom.

Emperor 400 filter has four filter pads slots. Two are placed on the left side and two on the right side of the filter. This option assures that completely all the water will passes through two pads. This option also allows you the opportunity to use some slots for bags filled with carbon media even though this filter comes with two media baskets.

This aquarium filter comes with two Bio-Wheels which is one of the best features of this filter because the bio-wheels provide a greatly oxygenated living space for beneficial bacteria to colonize. We all know that the fish produce a great amount of waste and this is where the bacteria comes along and help remove the waste resulting in a healthier environment for your fish and plants in the aquarium.

Some people dislike them and others love them. The Bio-Wheels can get filled with biological waste from the aquarium. If all the holes of the spray bar stop to work the bio-wheel may surely stop to spin. Don’t worry the Emperor 400 comes equipped with a pipe cleaner. All you need to do is thoroughly clean the spray bars and you will notice that the bio-wheel will start working again. If this problem never occurs then you should leave the bio-wheels alone. Some people say that it’s not a good thing to clean your bio-wheels because if they are cleaned with tap water a large amount of the bacteria in your fish tank will die.

Emperor 404 filter is super quiet however some people complain about the noise it makes. That’s why you will need to be careful on how you adjust the sprayers, if they are not placed correctly over the pump, it buzzes. It is very easy to find out where the sprayers need to be placed to make this great filter quiet.

The Emperor 404 power filter is one of the best aquarium filters in the market. Its price is reasonable, very durable, assures you with the best water filtration.

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Aqueon QuietFlow Filter Review


Aqueon Quiet Flow

QuietFlow Filter Review

Aqueon is one of the best companies that produce aquarium filters and other related products. This particular filter, Aqueon QuietFlow is one of the best fish tank filters there is today in the market.

It has 4 stages of filtration, wet-dry, chemical, biological and mechanical for a clean, clear and a healthy water. Due to its higher flow rates this fish tank filter dissolves oxygen better for a healthy ecosystem.

Here are the 4 stages of this advanced filtration system:

In the first stage the filtration system removes debris and particles, stage two consists in removing the odors and discoloration, in stage three the patented Bio-Holster eliminates nitrites and toxic ammonia, finally in stage four comes the diffuser grid which eliminates other toxins and pumps oxygen for more active fish. It also makes the return very quiet.

It is not very difficult or complicated to put the parts together. In about one or two minutes you will have your filter ready to run. Once you will plug it in you’ll notice that this fish tank filter will auto-prime and be ready to start filtering the water. Due to its self – priming you do not have to pour water in the filter to get the filter to work and move the water flow. In about one hour the water will be crystal clear.

This Aqueon filter does a great job in picking out any particles in the fish tank. If the cover is not quite on straight, makes a loud vibration noise, then you have to adjust it properly. Another great feature of this aquarium filter is that it has lots of room for media.

Unlike other fish tank filters that have their pump out of the water, this one has its pump which sits in the tank right above the intake tube. This means that if the power goes out the filter will start as soon as the power comes back. You can slide the intake tube due to its adjustable feature.

This aquarium filter is not as quiet (you can hear the motor only if you get close to it) as the smaller models but it clears a great deal of water at a fast rate.

Cleaning part is very easy because all the parts are plastic. All the parts of this Aqueon QuietFlow filter, including the propeller and the intake tube, can be removed and clean or wash when is necessary.

Some people say that this is the best HOB filter, compared with Marineland and AquaClear filters this fish tank filter is the best/quietest because of its impeller placed in the water. Hope this review of aqueon filter will help you to find the perfect aquarium filter that fits your needs.

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Aquatop CF300 3-Stage Canister Filter, 264 gph

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Aquatop CF300 3-Stage Canister Filter, 264 gph

One of the best canister filters, Aquatop CF300, that money can buy. You will find that it is easy to install- about 30 minutes or less. It has three stages of filtration that provide the fish tanks biological and chemical filtration, in order to have a good ecosystem for the fish to enjoy. It looks pretty good and has a solid construction and has all the parts that are needed to get the fish tank started like filter pads and hoses.

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This canister filter type it’s easy to clean, which is a big advantage. The spray bar diffuses the water flow output. The external filter comes with some pretty nice bio balls, but there is room for more and the more, the better.

Don’t worry because is a cheap tank filter, it will exceed its price.

This model it’s not difficult to maintain and operate  and it’s a good filter for fish tanks that are up to 75 gallons. Another great ability of this fish tank filter is that it can filter larger particles from water, also works with both seawater and freshwater.

The flow of the water as you will notice is very strong and it won’t disappoint you.Cf300 comes with filter sponges. The best part about this product it is his silentness, so you can place the aquarium on your bedroom and won’t hear a thing. This filter comes with all the media filter that you will need.

This Aquatop external filter has the ability to eliminate the manual siphoning to fill the filter with water, due to its feature of the priming pump. This aquarium filter does not come with the UV sterilizing bulbs to eliminate the bacteria and algae spores that are in the fish tank.


  1. Easy setup and priming
  2. A Great Price
  3. Very Quiet



  1. There are no instructions included, only the pictures on the box.
  2. Spills water during disassembly/cleaning.

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Aquatop canister filter is a pretty cool filter and it’s a great deal for peoples on a tight budget and not too bad for an effective and a silent canister.

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