There are many hang-on power filters you can use in your aquarium. However, it is not always easy to tell which size or type of filter is the to maintain proper aquarium care.  Luckily, there you can figure out which hang-on filters are the best to use in your aquarium tanks.

Item # Mfr Filter Name Flow Rate Tank Size Width Needed Along Aquarium Clearance Needed Behind Aquarium Tube Length Down into Aquarium Able to Adjust Flow Rate
10201921 AquaTop PF15-UV 64 gph to 15 gal 5″ x 5.5″ x 7″ X
10201922 AquaTop PF25-UV 90 gph to 25 gal 6.5″ x 6″ x 11″ X
10201923 AquaTop PF40-UV 128 gph to 40 gal 8.5″ x 6.5″ x 11″ X
15906080 Aqueon Aqueon 10 100 gph to 10 gal 3 1/2″
15906081 Aqueon Aqueon 20 125 gph to 20 gal 4″
15906082 Aqueon Aqueon 30 200 gph to 30 gal 4 1/2″
15906079 Aqueon Aqueon 55/75 400 gph to 90 gal 7 3/4″
25001031 Danner Skilter 250 250 gph 10-55 gal 8 3/4″ 4 ½” 6″/9″
25001033 Danner Skilter 400 400 gph to 100 gal 14 3/4″ 4 ½” 6″/10″
15510595 Hagen AquaClear 20 100 gph to 20 gal 5″ 2¾” 6″ X
15510600 Hagen AquaClear 30 150 gph to 30 gal 6″ 2¾” 6″ X
15510610 Hagen AquaClear 50 200 gph to 50 gal 7″ 2¾” 7″/10″ X
15510615 Hagen AquaClear 70 300 gph to 70 gal 8 ½” 3 7/8″ 6″/10 1/2″ X
15510620 Hagen AquaClear 110 500 gph to 110 gal 13 1/2″ 4″ 6″/10 1/2″
15514001 Hagen Fluval C2 119 gph 10-30 gal 6” x 4 1/2” x 6 1/2” 2 3/4″
15514002 Hagen Fluval C3 153 gph 20-50 gal 7 ¼” x 5” x 6 1/2” 2 3/4″
15514003 Hagen Fluval C4 264 gph 40-70 gal 8 1/2” x 6 1/2” x 8 1/2” 3 3/4″
47490039 Marineland Emperor 280 280 gph to 55 gal 9 1/2″ 4¼” 7″/16 3/4″
47464002 Marineland Emperor 400 400 gph to 70 gal 16″ 4¼” 7″/19 1/2″
47450360 Marineland Penguin 100B 100 gph to 20 gal 5″ 3″ 4 1/2″/8 1/2″
47450361 Marineland Penguin 150B 155 gph to 30 gal 5 1/2″ 2¾” 7″
47450362 Marineland Penguin 200B 200 gph to 50 gal 9 1/4″ 3″ 9″
47450363 Marineland Penguin 350B 350 gph to 75 gal 15″ 3 1/2″ 7 1/2″/19″
30101552 Penn Plax Cascade 80 80 gph to 10 gal 5 1/2” 3” 6” X
30101494 Penn Plax Cascade 100 100 gph To 20 gal 6” 3” 7” X
30101553 Penn Plax Cascade 150 150 gph To 32 gal 71/2” 3” 7” X
30101554 Penn Plax Cascade 200 200 gph To 50 gal 71/2” 31/4” 7” X
30101555 Penn Plax Cascade 300 300 gph To 100 gal 11” 31/4” 8” X
46725772 Tetra Whisper 20 105 gph to 20gal 7 1/2” 2 ½” 7”
46725773 Tetra Whisper 30 150 gph to 30 gal 8” 3” 7”
46725774 Tetra Whisper 40 200 gph to 40 gal 8” 3” 7”
46725775 Tetra Whisper 60 330 gph to 60 gal 13 1/2” 3” 10”

Whether you have a saltwater aquarium, freshwater tank, an aquarium for freshwater plants, or even a mini-reef aquarium, your live fish will be very happy with the proper hang-on filter you provide for their tank.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in October 2010 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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