The AquaClear CycleGuard Power Filter is a versatile clip-on filter that uses a multi-stage filtration system to improve water quality. The CycleGuard system provides three types of filtration: mechanical, chemical and biological. In this unique system, only one component is changed at a time to protect the beneficial bacteria that’s usually thrown out with cartridge filtration systems. The AquaClear CycleGuard Power Filter comes with AquaClear Foam, Activated Carbon and BioMax filter inserts. As the water filters through, these inserts help preserve good bacteria, trap debris and remove impurities for a stress-free environment. The patented refiltration feature lets you control the flow rate for more delicate fish and plants.
Preserves beneficial bacteria for a stress-free environment
Patented refiltration system for a healthy aquarium and clear water
Gentle waterfall design creates oxygenation
Comes with AquaClear Foam, Activated Carbon and BioMax filter inserts
Multi-stage filtration system helps maintain a healthy tank
I bought this based on other reviews. It is quiet and easy to use. Didn't go 5 stars because there seems to be a little overflow so all water isn't passing through the filtering stages. Before purchasing I had a question for Chewy and opted for the "chat" option. The rep for some reason took an attitude with my question and got a bit "testy" with me. I'll only shop at Chewy when I get a huge discount now. There's lots of competition out there.
Love this design, easy to clean and troubleshoot...
on Aug 16, 2019
Love the design because you can add your own media, easy to clean and troubleshoot, parts are replaceable though not cheap.
Got a few of these at a great price, so that was an extra bonus! These filters are a lot better than the comparable Marineland biowheel style. The marineland will break down faster, get sand inside and cause issues. The marinelands are cheaper, but you get what you pay for!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS
on Aug 30, 2019
I have had 2 aqueon filters before this one, both died within months. I've had this one for a while now, and it keeps the tank cleaner than the others, it's still quiet, I can adjust the flow, I can put extras in with the filter system. I'm 100% happy.
Best hang on filter ever
on Oct 8, 2019
Been using these types for yrs . I recommend using a size 50 on 20 or 30 gallon tanks for great water quality
on Jun 14, 2019
I have an older Marineland Emperor Filter for my 55 gallon goldfish aquarium. Realizing I needed better/more filtration, I purchased this filter (having read many reviews). The goldfish are happily swimming through the “waterfall.” The set up instructions were simple and quick. I added a sponge filter to the intake tube, for additional filtration. This filter is quiet and oh so easy to prime after aquarium maintenance: just turn it on! No pouring cup after cup of water into the filter, waiting for the pump to prime and start running. The aquarium looks healthier.
So Far...So Good
on Jul 6, 2019
Bought a Size 20 for my 5-20 gallon Betta tanks. Once I figured out how to adjust the flow they were perfect.
As always, Chewy came through in both product and customer service. We have been using AutoShip for our dog food for a few years and never disappointed. Thank you some much!
i wish it would fit
on Jun 15, 2019
this is an excellent filter! i purchased the 20 gallon one! the problem is it wont fit on my aquarium! i would have to literally force it on the back of my tank which would put a lot of pressure on the intake tube! i did not realize this when i purchased it! i have a normal 20 gallon rectangular tank. almost seems its for acrylic.. wish i could use it because its an amazing product
on May 12, 2019
I was looking to replace the filter on my 80 gallon tank. It was very old. There weren't any places around here in my area that had what I liked. I wanted a bigger cycler for the tank to make sure it kept clean & clear. Not even sure how I found Chewy.com but since I always watch Pitbills & Parolees I knew you existed. Looked on your site and found exactly what I was looking for. Customer service was awesome. Purchase was very easy and it arrived when the girl said it would. Up and running the same day it arrived. My tank looks beautiful and I love the way it cascades into the water. I'm positive I will be purchasing more items from Chewy.com.
Thanks for all you the amazing things you do forI was looking to replace the filter on my 80 gallon tank. It was very old. There weren't any places around here in my area that had what I liked. I wanted a bigger cycler for the tank to make sure it kept clean & clear. Not even sure how I found Chewy.com but since I always watch Pitbills & Parolees I knew you existed. Looked on your site and found exactly what I was looking for. Customer service was awesome. Purchase was very easy and it arrived when the girl said it would. Up and running the same day it arrived. My tank looks beautiful and I love the way it cascades into the water. I'm positive I will be purchasing more items from Chewy.com.
Thanks for all you the amazing things you do for Pitbulls & Parolees. Thanks for the beautiful & awesome Power filter!… more
Great pump and works well
on May 28, 2019Top 50 Contributor
I bought this pump because the other pump I bought did not work even though it was new out of the box. The Aqua Clear is an amazing pump and works great. The water turn over is wonderful. It is quite and runs smoothly. I ordered the size 30 I have a 10 gal tank and this was the smallest size when I ordered mine. The pump is really powerful and really keeps the tank clear and clean. Great pump.
So far, really great!
on May 31, 2019
I just received my package with my AquaClear 50 and several other pieces of aquarium equipment today. The filter is well constructed and easy to set up. It began to run immediately after I filled and plugged it in. It has tons of room for biological media and mechanical filtration, and even includes a bag of bio rings. Chewy.com sold it for substantially less than my PetSmart (and I couldn't find one at my lfs). Great purchase!