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Top Fin(r) Multi-Stage Internal Filter 10

Top Fin Multi-Stage Internal Filter 10 help support the well-being of your aquatic pets and the beauty of their environment. Only at PetSmart.
Overall rating:
2.333 / 5
2.3
 / 
5
(6 reviews) 6
2 of 6(33%)customers recommend this product.
Reviews for Top Fin(r) Multi-Stage Internal Filter 10
Review 1 for Top Fin(r) Multi-Stage Internal Filter 10
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5 6 reviews

Doesn't filter!

March 10, 2014
by Aselvarial
fromAtlanta, Ga
How many pets do you have?4
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
Performance 
1 / 5
1 / 5 6 reviews
Quality 
3 / 5
3 / 5 6 reviews
Ease of Use 
3 / 5
3 / 5 6 reviews
I installed this in a 3 gallon betta tank, and have it pointed at a corner with the wand. It is still a bit much and blows my betta around a bit, but, most importantly it doesn't filter!!! I have had to do MORE water changes since getting this than before! This was supposed to make things easier, not harder! The top wand pops off easily if you have to move it, so don't. But mostly, don't buy this. I wish Petsmart carried sponge filters, as I never would have gotten this if they did. 2 weeks and it is a complete waste.
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Review 2 for Top Fin(r) Multi-Stage Internal Filter 10
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5 6 reviews

January 7, 2014
by Teacher12
fromOntario, CAN
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5 6 reviews
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5 6 reviews
Ease of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5 6 reviews
I bought this to replace a filter that stopped working in my 2.5gal betta aquarium in my classroom. I put it on the lowest strength setting and angled the spout wand toward a wall/corner to lessen the current effects. My betta and snail occasionally play in the stream and can easily leave the bubbly area when they want.
It's not a quiet filter because of the wand, so I wouldn't recommend it in a place you'd want it to be (like a bedroom). However, it's totally fine in my classroom and none of the students even noticed it.
I'm a bit worried about the suction cups slipping and the electric cord going into the water when the school is closed at night, so I unplug it at the end of the school day just in case - and until I devise a back-up in case that ever does happen (although the suction cups seem very sturdy).
The filter is quite big and I wouldn't put it in anything under a 2.5gal tank as it takes away a lot of the animal(s)' space to move.
Pros: easy to install
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Review 3 for Top Fin(r) Multi-Stage Internal Filter 10
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5 6 reviews

December 7, 2013
by IceShrimp
fromMO
What is your gender?M
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5 6 reviews
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5 6 reviews
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5 6 reviews
I totally disagree with everyone else. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!!! It's very easy to install, I find it easy to clean, and it doesn't make any noise at all without the wand (but I do agree it is very noisy with the wand on). It filters my tank very easily and never stops flowing so I don't see what the problem is here.
Pros: easy to clean, works great, easy to install
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Review 4 for Top Fin(r) Multi-Stage Internal Filter 10
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5 6 reviews

Loud!

November 11, 2013
by JennRenae
fromTennessee
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?4
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
Performance 
1 / 5
1 / 5 6 reviews
Quality 
1 / 5
1 / 5 6 reviews
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5 6 reviews
I was looking for a quiet internal filter for my betta in a 3 gallon tank and thought I would give this one a try. It was easy to put in, the wand is a little awkward the way it sticks out so I didn't put that on. The flow is ridiculous on even the low setting. It kept blowing Fred all over the tank! And it was quiet for the first minute and then turned loud as all get out. I do not recommend to anyone!
Pros: easy to install
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Review 5 for Top Fin(r) Multi-Stage Internal Filter 10
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5 6 reviews

not for goldfish

November 2, 2013
by RaeMae
fromMO
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
Performance 
2 / 5
2 / 5 6 reviews
Quality 
3 / 5
3 / 5 6 reviews
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5 6 reviews
I got this to put in a goldfish tank in my daughters room and she complained about the noise keeping her up at night. So I removed the wand that sprays the water out and it got much quieter. But that's not why I gave it two stars. I know goldfish can be messy but we had to take this thing apart and clean it every other day because the water flow would get slower and slower until it stopped flowing at all. I don't seem to have that problem now that it's in my guppy tank. I even put the wand back on it so it would aerate the water (the loud water sound doesn't bother me). Now I'm looking for a bigger, stronger one that can be used for goldfish.
Pros: easy to install
Cons: hard to clean
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Review 6 for Top Fin(r) Multi-Stage Internal Filter 10
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5 6 reviews

Noisy! Ehh Quality

October 25, 2013
by TheFishChick
fromIllinois
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Weekly
Performance 
3 / 5
3 / 5 6 reviews
Quality 
1 / 5
1 / 5 6 reviews
Ease of Use 
3 / 5
3 / 5 6 reviews
This filter is very straight forward easy. Two in one carbon + sponge for filtration that you replace however often is recommended, easy to stick in the tank, probably easy to clean. It's noisy as ALL GET OUT. Top Fin is not great quality to begin with... but dang. I've never had an internal filter be SO LOUD. And I've had fluvals, tetra, etc. Not impressed.
Pros: easy to install
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