Aqueon QuietFlow Internal Shrimp Aquarium FilterBy Aqueon
About This Item
- Specially designed for freshwater aquariums that contain small fish, shrimp and other invertebrates.
- Self-priming for hassle-free start up!
- For best results, simply change the filter cartridge every 3-4 weeks.
- Includes a small carbon cartridge, a media sponge and a Bio-Grid for biological filtration.
- Uses Aqueon Small Replaceable Filter Cartridge.
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9 Customer Reviews
Noisy and the pump is bad
I have had this filter along side another filter on a ten gal aquarium. It has only been on the tank for about a week new and the motor on the pump keeps bubbling and making a grinding sound. It’s so loud that it keeps me up all night. I even tried to remove all of the media to see if it wasn’t getting enough water, but it did it with nothing but water in it too (how I noticed the bubbling). The intake does have a nice sponge on it for shrimp tanks or fry. Overall it’s a nice looking internal filter, but way too loud over time.
Stuck with the other 4
I bought 2 the first time because the price was good! We have 19 aquariums of random sizes ..aqueon is a reputable brand/company so naturally I assumed these would be a great addition to go along with my other filters....then I got 4 more without first trying out one of the two from my first purchase ..it's nice to have backups ..well I got one going and not long after it was loud and made a disturbingly vibrating noise. Even after some tinkering with it - still not a good product. I tried a 2nd and same situation..I have 4 in shelf and doubt they will work as described ..especially after reading the reviews. What a disappointment
So far...excellent filters!
After over two weeks of using these, I can say that they are great little filters. I have two on a 20 gallon long. They provide some flow for my plants and paradise fish, and yet there is not too much flow. They are quiet and I have no complaints. I first purchased four and then two, so that if (based on reviews) I had a bad impeller, then I had backup impellers. For less than $7 each, it has been well worth it. Let's see how they are in a few months.
It works fine, then breaks.
It works for a few weeks. Then the filter starts to make a loud noise despite taking it apart completely and reassembling it. The water flow slows to a slow drip. Would not recommend. Has happened to two same filters.
Worked well for a few weeks
It did work for 2-3 weeks. Now it runs annoyingly loud. Have tried many solutions to no avail. Would not buy again.
great, cheap internal filter, after easy DIY upgrade
Straight out of the box, this filter is pretty unspectacular. However, removing the plastic frame that hold the sponge and filter cartridge frees up ample space for custom media. Simply cut filter sponge <https://www.chewy.com/penn-plax-cascade-aquarium-bio-sponge/dp/213192> and <https://www.chewy.com/fluval-water-polishing-pad/dp/188338> to size and place at bottom of chamber (coarser sponge on bottom). Then place biological media <https://www.chewy.com/aquaclear-biomax-filter-insert/dp/188286> (not 100% sure on size of this item) and you're done. To do this with multiple filters, get <https://www.chewy.com/cobalt-aquatics-mesh-media-bag/dp/269702> and <https://www.chewy.com/fluval-c4-c-nodes-filter-media/dp/124113> for biological media. Large sheets of various grade filter sponge can be found on other sites.
stopped working during warranty, company hasn’t responded
I’ve only had this filter for 2 months before it completely stopped working. I tried everything including cleaning it out & flowing tank water through it. I sent an email to aqueon the day it happened & they have yet to reach back out to me even though it says they get back within 1-2 business days. I’ve left emails & a voice message. It’s been about a week that my fish has been filterless as I’ve been waiting for them to get back with me with a replacement. I plan on buying a different filter from a different company. Do not buy this filter.
Pump quiets shortly after purchasing
I bought this in December, and by the time end of January hit, it became very loud and stopped sucking in water like it was plugged or ran out of water. I checked to see if it was any of those problems and was not plugged or low on water. I have 10 gallon tank just like it says for the box. I’m very disappointed in it and now I’m doing everything I can to clean up the tank since the pump failed while I was away for a few days.
I bought this and I am very happy with the quality. I enjoy the pre-filter medium that I can swap out and clean. This is s very quiet filter and fits nicely in my 22gal long, rimless aquarium. I can hide it very effectively.