|Fish Type||Marine Fish, Tropical Freshwater||Marine Fish, Tropical Freshwater||Marine Fish, Tropical Freshwater||Marine Fish, Tropical Freshwater||Marine Fish, Tropical Freshwater|
|Aquarium Type||Saltwater, Freshwater||Saltwater, Freshwater||Saltwater, Freshwater||Freshwater||Freshwater|
|Material||Plastic||Plastic||Plastic||Plastic, Nylon||Plastic, Nylon|
|Capacity (Max)||—||—||—||Up to 75 Gallons||75 to 150 allons|
bought this as a birthday present for my wife ... she tinkered with it all day while i was at work, and when i got back, the tank was completely clear ... this usually only happens just after the regular filters are changed, and that only lasts for a short while, but this time it's permanent ... what a treat to see the fish and not the funk ... couldn't be happier
Constantly stops working. Constantly leaks. Overpriced junk. Sadly I did not take it out of its box and put it together before the return window.
Purchased this filter for my 25 gal tank and it did not work at all, the tank was filthy the next day. Took all proper precautions during assembly, and had a very hard time getting the filter to even suction any water. If there is anyone at chewy who could help me refund this item I would really appreciate it.
I cannot recommend this highly enough. I had struggled with our aquarium for months and no amount of vacuuming/water changes/etc. could touch the green water. Finally, I gave in and spent the money on this in hopes that the UV light would help. In the matter of a few days, it went from not being able to see more than 3 - 4" into the water to crystal clear. Setup was extremely easy. Best advice I can give is if you are trying to fix really green water, slow the intake (very easy with the black dial) and rinse the filter once or twice a day until the water clears. It will get gummed up and slow the amount of water that goes by the uv light and more that will just spill back into the aquarium.
Terrific product really satisfied with my purchase Awesome filter Fast delivery!
Ordered this because battled algae blooms for over a year. Numerous chemicals used, polishing pads and filter media, even removed fish twice and broke down tank for cleaning. I have kept fresh and saltwater fish for 40 years with tanks over 500 gallons and never had this happen. Started Aquatop uv filter on 55 gallon tank (made for 40 gallons) and after 4 days tank is crystal. GREATEST filter ever. Had to tighten the motor to stop leaking but other than that, no problems. Going to put them on all my tanks. Soooo Happy.
I’ve had this 6 days. Set it up and never touched it again. Noticed this morning it’s stopped pumping water. The cheap plastic seems to be leaking air, preventing it from sucking water in.
This filter has some great features: UV Sterilization Flow Control Independent UV Light Control (Separate Cord) - think timer if in bedroom so it's not bright at night Skimmer - Though in practice it sank below water level in short order and never skimmed again. It also rubs on the cut-out. This filter however suffers from very poor quality construction and a couple design flaws: 1) The notch for the skimmer float actually allows water that overflows to run through the notch over the back of the aquarium. I didn't experience this but many others have and it flooded there house because of it 2) The impeller is only support at the bottom. As such the impeller seizes easily. I had a small power bump that stopped the impeller from spinning. While stopped the outer impeller housing that holds the AC Coil Windings got so hot the plastic melted enough to skew the impeller shaft 5-10 degrees from vertical. This was getting close to a fire risk. If I had not caught it i.e. I had been gone for a couple days this could have started a house fire. Yes it is that serious of a flaw and yes I do understand what I am saying -- Electrical Engineer and registered professional engineer in the state of Washington. So I'm not uninformed when it comes to electricity, motors, pumps etc.. 3) The skimmer function requires an air pocket to float the skimmer at water level. Because the air pocket collapsed regularly I couldn't get the skimmer to stay floating on the surface so this function rarely works in practice. Overall, I would recommend other Hang On Tank filters over this one as the design flaws and construction quality are lacking. I really did want this filter to work out but is just doesn't. This isn't the first Aquatop product I've had fail early either. I recognize this is a "value" end of the spectrum product but 2 months and the design flaws noted should make anyone warry. Aquatop needs to put a lot more into improving their products quality/longevity even at Ford Pinto pricing if they want avoid exploding like the Pinto did. I didn't give it a one start because there is always a chance my experience was unique - I doubt it though if you look around the web for other reviews on Aquatop products.
Worst HOB filter i have used...bought a Penguin Biowheel to try replace with.
Please be aware that not only will you need a sponge on filter intake tube; you will also need one on the return as a baffle and this product also has a surface skimmer which can suck your babies into the impeller. Heart Broken. You must pull the skimmer up to the top of the intake tube until it snugs to deactivate it. This filter is very powerful and the overflow overflows even when you turn it down to almost closed. It's supposed to be an aquarium not a washing machine.