Filter Media

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At Big Al’s Pets, we offer the best selection of aquarium filter media, including biological, chemical, and mechanical varieties. These products are essential for ensuring effective aquarium filtration for a healthier fish habitat. Keeping up with aquarium maintenance requires much less time when you use the right filter media since these products are always actively working to create a cleaner, healthier environment for your fish. And when you shop at Big Al’s, you’ll also save time by getting all different types of media you need in one convenient place.

Our selection of aquarium filter media includes over 400 high-quality products. In addition to biological filter media, you’ll also find activated carbon, diatom media, mechanical media, and more. We also carry other accessories you need to properly filter your aquarium, such as filter media bags, replacement cartridges, deionization cartridges, reverse osmosis membranes, etc. With so many options, any fish keeper can find the exact products they need to keep their water clean and their fish happy and healthy.
  • Carib Sea ARM Calcium Reactor Media
    Complete reactor media containing calcium, carbonate, and essential trace elements. A.R.M. has nearly 50x the strontium of other brands. It is processed for immediate use with no rinsing required, and has double the surface area of regular aragonite.

    Price From: CAD 59.99

    Price From: CAD 59.99

  • Fluval Nitrate Cartridges
    The Fluval G Nitrate adsorbing cartridge is for use with the Fluval G advanced filter and will remove up to 13000 mg of nitrate ion in fresh water aquariums.

    Price From: CAD 49.99

    Price From: CAD 49.99

  • Fluval Phosphate Cartridges
    The Fluval G Phosphate adsorbing cartridge is for use with the Fluval G3 Advanced Filter and will rapidly remove up to 2200 mg of phosphate ion from marine or fresh water aquaria.

    Price From: CAD 29.99

    Price From: CAD 29.99

  • Fluval Special Carbon Filter Pads
    The Fluval Plus Special Carbon Filter Pads have been specially developed for the Fluval Plus Underwater Filters, and is ideally suited for removing discoloration, dyes, and harmful substances from your aquarium water.

    Price From: CAD 8.99

    Price From: CAD 8.99

  • Fluval Plus Internal Filter Foam Inserts
    Replacement media for Fluval Plus Internal Filters.

    Price From: CAD 6.99

    Price From: CAD 6.99

  • Fluval Carbon Filter Inserts
    Specially designed to trap large amounts of particulate and liquefied waste. The double fused sheath design traps solid waste before it can clog the fine pores of the powderized carbon layer. Permits higher adsorption for a longer period of time.

    Price From: CAD 4.99

    Price From: CAD 4.99

    Out of stock

  • Fluval Internal Filter Foam Inserts
    Replacement media for Fluval Internal Filters.

    Price From: CAD 3.99

    Price From: CAD 3.99

  • Kent Marine Phosphate Sponge
    Kent Marine Phosphate Sponge quickly adsorbs phosphates in fresh and saltwater aquariums. Beads are cracked to expose more surface area and increase efficiency! Will not release soluble aluminum compounds into the aquarium.

    Price From: CAD 289.99

    Price From: CAD 289.99

    Out of stock

  • Seachem CupriSorbs
    A narrow spectrum, synthetic adsorbent based filter material for removing copper and heavy metals from either freshwater or marine water. Extracts all types of copper, including chelated copper, and remains effective until it turns a blue-black color.

    Price From: CAD 16.99

    Price From: CAD 16.99

  • Aquatic Life Twist-In Filtration Units
    • Has pivoting, triple-sealed cartridge heads with a twist on/twist off action
    • Features a small footprint, provides mount brackets and requires no tools
    • This unit includes the tubing, water supply connectors & drain connectors
    • Features 3 stages of filtration Sediment, Carbon Block & Reverse Osmosis
    • This improved 3-stage Filter Unit measures 9" x 4" x 13" and weighs 5.5 lb

    Price From: CAD 89.99

    Price From: CAD 89.99

  • Two Little Fishies CDX Carbon Dioxide Absorption Media
    • Successfully removes carbon dioxide from the air that is drawn into the protein skimmer
    • CDX carbon dioxide media installs into the PhosBan reactor & air intake with the adaptor
    • This combination of the CDX media, PhosBan reactor & adaptor functions as an air filterBring your aquarium back to its normal state for a healthy, happy & successful aquarium
    • Bring your aquarium back to its normal state for a healthy, happy & successful aquarium

    Price From: CAD 21.99

    Price From: CAD 21.99

  • Two Little Fishies ReMag
    • Easy magnesium calcium reactor media accurately maintains the level in your aquarium
    • Always be sure to accurately follow the directions for the amount needed for your corals
    • Bring your aquarium back to its normal state for a healthy and successful reef aquarium

    Price From: CAD 29.99

    Price From: CAD 29.99

  • Two Little Fishies MetaSorb UHC
    • Helps in restoring a normal water quality
    • Permanently removes toxic heavy metals
    • For freshwater, marine & reef aquariums
    • Place in a higher water flow volume area
    • May hang-dry to use several times more

    Price From: CAD 49.99

    Price From: CAD 49.99

  • Filter Floss - 10 sq ft
    • Dense filter media provides superior mechanical filtration
    • Helps prevent obstructions in the biological media
    • Keeps your aquarium water crystal clear!
    • Can be cut and shaped to fit any filtration system
    • Great for both freshwater and saltwater applications
    CAD 12.99
    CAD 12.99
  • Filter Floss - 20 sq ft
    • Dense filter media provides superior mechanical filtration
    • Helps prevent obstructions in the biological media
    • Keeps your aquarium water crystal clear!
    • Can be cut and shaped to fit any filtration system
    • Great for both freshwater and saltwater applications
    CAD 21.99
    CAD 21.99
  • Two Little Fishies CDX Carbon Dioxide Absorption Media - 3 L
    • Successfully removes carbon dioxide from the air that is drawn into the protein skimmer
    • CDX carbon dioxide media installs into the PhosBan reactor & air intake with the adaptor
    • This combination of the CDX media, PhosBan reactor & adaptor functions as an air filter
    • Bring your aquarium back to its normal state for a healthy, happy & successful aquarium
    • When you notice CDX changes from white to violet, its time to replace old media for new
    CAD 64.99
    CAD 64.99
  • Two Little Fishies CDX Carbon Dioxide Absorption Media - 750 ml
    • Successfully removes carbon dioxide from the air that is drawn into the protein skimmer
    • CDX carbon dioxide media installs into the PhosBan reactor & air intake with the adaptor
    • This combination of the CDX media, PhosBan reactor & adaptor functions as an air filter
    • Bring your aquarium back to its normal state for a healthy, happy & successful aquarium
    • When you notice CDX changes from white to violet, its time to replace old media for new
    CAD 21.99
    CAD 21.99
  • Poly-Bio Marine Filter Pad
    This highly absorbent pad will quickly and efficiently remove impurities and medications from aquarium water. Also removes phosphates which contribute to unwanted microalgae. Changes color when exhausted.

    Price From: CAD 18.99

    Price From: CAD 18.99

  • Two Little Fishies MetaSorb UHC - 1 to 250 gal
    • Helps in restoring a normal water quality
    • Permanently removes toxic heavy metals
    • For freshwater, marine & reef aquariums
    • Place in a higher water flow volume area
    • May hang-dry to use several times more
    CAD 49.99
    CAD 49.99
  • Current USA eFlux Wave Pump Prefilter 660 - 3 pk
    • Available for models 660, 1050 & 2100
    • Traps small debris & prevents clogging
    • Enhances the overall biological filtration
    • Prolongs optimal aquarium oxygenation
    • Creates a thriving hobbyist experience
    CAD 7.99
    CAD 7.99
  • Fluval Bio-Max Rings
    Fluval BioMax bio rings have a complex pore system creating an optimal environment where beneficial bacteria can thrive. They reduce and control ammonia and nitrate. For freshwater and marine environments.

    Price From: CAD 12.99

    Price From: CAD 12.99

  • Eheim Ehfifix Mechanical Filter Media
    This special structured coarse filter material is used for mechanical treatment of the water and is used downstream of a layer of EHEIM Mech. EHEIM Fix is used as a parting layer between the mechanical and biological filter medium.

    Price From: CAD 7.86

    Price From: CAD 7.86

  • Current USA eFlux Wave Pump Prefilters
    • Available for models 660, 1050 & 2100
    • Traps small debris & prevents clogging
    • Enhances the overall biological filtration
    • Prolongs optimal aquarium oxygenation
    • Creates a thriving hobbyist experience

    Price From: CAD 7.99

    Price From: CAD 7.99

  • Tom Aquatics Dive Clean Mini Replacement Filter Cartridges
    • Cartridge contains high quality activated carbon
    • Removes unwanted odors, chemicals, and discoloration
    • Sponge filter provides biological and mechanical filtration

    Price From: CAD 12.99

    Price From: CAD 12.99

  • Aqueon Phosphate Spec Pads for QuietFlow
    This Aqueon Phosphate Spec Pad is a phosphate replacement cartridge for the QuietFlow Power Filter 10.

    Price From: CAD 9.99

    Price From: CAD 9.99

  • Aqueon Carbon Spec Pads for QuietFlow
    This Aqueon Carbon Spec Pad is a carbon replacement cartridge for the QuietFlow Power Filter 10.

    Price From: CAD 9.99

    Price From: CAD 9.99

  • Aqueon Ammonia Spec Pad for QuietFlows
    This Aqueon Ammonia Spec Pad is a chemical replacement cartridge for the QuietFlow Power Filter 10.

    Price From: CAD 9.99

    Price From: CAD 9.99

  • Seachem Reef Reactor - Lg - 20 L
    • Includes key elements like calcium, magnesium, and more!
    • Encourages a healthy environment for your reef aquaria
    • Helps corals achieve iconic balance, growth, and coloration
    • Aids in the stabilization of alkalinity and pH in aquariums
    • For calcium reactors or substrate in aquariums or refugiums
    CAD 199.99
    CAD 199.99

    Out of stock

  • Seachem Reef Reactor - Md - 20 L
    • Includes key elements like calcium, magnesium, and more!
    • Encourages a healthy environment for your reef aquaria
    • Helps corals achieve iconic balance, growth, and coloration
    • Aids in the stabilization of alkalinity and pH in aquariums
    • For calcium reactors or substrate in aquariums or refugiums
    CAD 199.99
    CAD 199.99

    Out of stock

  • Penn Plax Cascade Replacement Cartridges
    Penn Plax Cascade Power Filter Cartridges. Disposable floss/carbon cartridges for Penn Plax Cascade Power Filters. Replace your cartridges every 2-4weeks for best results.

    Price From: CAD 3.99

    Price From: CAD 3.99

  • Penn Plax Cascade Floss Cartridge
    Filter floss for the Penn Plax Cascade Filter 700-1000. 6 pack.

    Price From: CAD 24.99

    Price From: CAD 24.99

  • API Ammo-Chips
    An economical and rechargeable ammonia remover great in freshwater aquariums and ponds. Promotes a healthy environment in aquariums and goldfish bowls.

    Price From: CAD 9.99

    Price From: CAD 9.99

  • Seachem Renew
    Renew is an effective and economical replacement for activated carbon. While renew is capable of organic removal and sub-micron filtration, it is less aggressive than carbon. It will not alter ph, remove trace elements, or release phosphates.

    Price From: CAD 49.99

    Price From: CAD 49.99

  • Eheim Substrat Pro Biological Filter Media
    Substrat pro offers perfect colonization conditions to the important purification bacteria through the high bulk density of the spherical shape and the perfect surface structure. Reduces peak nitrite loads, and can be rinsed and re-used several times.

    Price From: CAD 34.99

    Price From: CAD 34.99

  • Marina Poly Wool
    Marina Polywool filter material traps fine particles to keep aquarium water clear and prevent filter clogging. Suitable for fresh or salt water aquariums, this non-toxic media polishes water to make it ultra clear.

    Price From: CAD 7.99

    Price From: CAD 7.99

  • API Bio-Chem Zorb
    Bio-Chem Zorb removes organic aquarium pollutants, including colors, odors, heavy metals and toxic gases as well as other compounds that carbon alone cannot remove. Safe for use in fresh or saltwater.

    Price From: CAD 19.99

    Price From: CAD 19.99

  • Aquatop Hang-On UV Power Filter Carbon Cartridges
    • Carbon Cartridges for the PF-UV15 Hang-On UV Power Filter
    • Cartridges remove discoloration, odors, and impurities
    • Packed with premium carbon for maximum effectiveness
    • Outer poly layer provides mechanical filtration
    • Super-easy to install!

    Price From: CAD 10.99

    Price From: CAD 10.99

  • Aquatop IF-Series Internal Filter Sponges
    Replacement Filter Sponges for the Aquatop IF-Series Internal Filters. These dense sponges effectively trap debris, and provide an ideal cultivation site for the growth of beneficial bacteria.

    Price From: CAD 3.99

    Price From: CAD 3.99

  • API Ammo-Carb
    Filtration media for the freshwater hobbyist that mixes Ammo-Chips and Activated Filter Carbon to rid aquarium water of dissolved organic materials and ammonia.

    Price From: CAD 9.99

    Price From: CAD 9.99

  • Two Little Fishies ReBorn Calcium Reactor Media
    • Made to replenish calcium and carbonate alkalinity, strontium as well as trace elements
    • Coarse aragonite reactor media through dissolvable fossil skeletons of reef building corals
    • Bring your aquarium back to its normal state for a healthy, happy & successful aquarium

    Price From: CAD 49.99

    Price From: CAD 49.99

  • API Nitra-Zorb
    A convenient pouch of natural and synthetic ion-exchange resins that selectively remove ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate from freshwater aquariums. Completely phosphate-free.

    Price From: CAD 24.99

    Price From: CAD 24.99

  • Seachem SeaGel
    Seagel removes organic and color impurities, phosphates, silicates, toxic metals and acids. Both components are bead shaped for optimum water flow characteristics. Seagel is ideal for reef and marine aquarium use, particularly for algae control.

    Price From: CAD 12.99

    Price From: CAD 12.99

  • Seachem Matrix Carbon
    Matrix Carbon is a truly unique activated carbon, bead shaped for optimal hydrodynamics. This provides maximum water flow and contact with a high density of adsorptive sites without the compacting common to granular activated carbon.

    Price From: CAD 12.99

    Price From: CAD 12.99

  • Cobalt Aquatics Duo-Filter UV Sponges
    Replacement filter sponges for the Cobalt Aquatics Duo-Filter UV Internal Filters. These highly porous filter sponges extract free-floating debris and particulates from your aquarium water, and also provide supplemental biological filtration.

    Price From: CAD 14.99

    Price From: CAD 14.99

  • Aquatic Life Reverse Osmosis Cartridges
    Polypropylene sediment filter cartridge. Standard size - 9 7/8" self sealing cartridge will fit tightly in Aquatic Life RO units, as well as most other RO units. Large holding capacity will promote a longer cartridge life.

    Price From: CAD 15.99

    Price From: CAD 15.99

  • ATM Supernova Biologically Enriched Living Activated Carbon
    • Premium carbon is biologically enriched with ATM Outbreak!
    • Employs millions of bacteria/enzymes to break down organics
    • "Living" carbon offers enhanced filtration in marine/reef aquariums
    • Natural, non-pelleted form increases surface area and performance
    • No added moisture - enjoy up to 40% more carbon for your money!

    Price From: CAD 26.99

    Price From: CAD 26.99

  • Marineland Penguin Rite-Size B Filter Cartridges
    Marineland Rite-Size Cartridges are designed to meet the highest standards of water purification, performance, and operational ease. Each pre-assembled cartridge slides easily into place, providing superior mechanical and chemical filtration.

    Price From: CAD 15.99

    Price From: CAD 15.99

  • Marineland Penguin Rite-Size A Filter Cartridges
    Marineland Rite-Size Cartridges are designed to meet the highest standards of water purification, performance, and operational ease. Each pre-assembled cartridge slides easily into place, providing superior mechanical and chemical filtration.

    Price From: CAD 14.99

    Price From: CAD 14.99

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