The Fluval FX5 is a large capacity, multi-stage external canister filter system. Fluval FX5's massive capacity and powerful integrated motor processes and recirculates 607 U.S. gallons (2,300 liters)of water every hour, enabling precise management of water conditions for aquariums as large as 400 U.S. gallons (1,500 liters).
Fluval FX5 features include:
- - A self-priming instant-start system that eliminates the need for manual siphoning.
- - Unique click-fit AquaStop Valves that regulate water flow, rotate at 55 degree angles and allow for fast set-up and leak-proof maintenance.
- - An innovative multi-functional aquarium rim connector to easily secure hosing in place.
- - A convenient clog-free strainer to prevent build-up of solids that could impede water flow.
- - A purge valve that allows for partial discharge of debris without needing to move the unit.
- - Multi-directional twin output nozzles tp create specific water flows
Free Carbon & Polish Pads Included
Fluval Carbon 100 gram 3/pk nylon bags Filter Media
- 300 g
- 3 nylon bags each packed with 100 g
- Fluval carbon is very pure activated carbon that is ideal in both Fresh and Salt water. The inner matrix structure provides a large porous area that permanently traps organic waste while removing liquid wastes such as urine, dyes or many other impurities from the water. The result is sparkling clear aquarium water.
- Fluval Carbon premium, research grade, low-ash carbonimproves water clarity andcolor, while also removing odors. Highly porous, it provides large amounts of surface area for adsorption of impurities. It effectively removes heavy metals, odors, discolorations, organic contaminants, and pollutants to leave your aquarium water crystal clear and sparkling. This product does not release phosphates. Carbon loses its activity without outward sign. Replace monthly to ensure that active absorption is maintained.
- Carbon should always be removed when medication is being administered in aquarium water. Also, because carbon will adsorb a large percentage of the nutrients in plant fertilizer products, it should be used carefully when keeping live plants. For freshwater and marine environments.
- Premium select media for use in Fluval Canister Filters, ideal for all filters.
Fluval Water Polishing Pad For Fluval FX5 3PK
Fluval Water Polishing Pads are uniquely designed to fit Fluval FX5 High Performance Canister Filters. These extra thick micro- fine polyester pads effectively trap micro particles and debris as water passes through. Fluval Water Polishing Pads are ideally used when cloudy water occurs or after tank maintenance to provide crystal clear aquarium water. For freshwater and marine environments.
MEDIA REPLACEMENT GUIDE FOR FLUVAL CANISTER FILTERS
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Media Rinse Replace Fluval 206 (A207) Fluval 306 (A212) Fluval 406 (A217) Fluval FX5 (A218) Fresh water Marine What it does Ammonia Remover Monthly A1480 A1480 A1480 A1480 x Removes Ammonia (toxic) Bio-Foam 3 Months 6 Months A236 A237 A237 - x x Traps heavy particles, hosts beneficial bacteria, enhances bio. Filtration Biomax 3mo. Only 1/2 A1456 A1456 A1456 A1456 x x Hosts large colonies of beneficial bacteria, reduces ammonia & nitrite Carbon Monthly A1440 A1440 A1440 A1440 x x Removes odors and improves water clarity Clearmax 3 Months A1348 A1348 A1348 A1348 x x Traps odor causing phospate, nitrite, & nitrate resulting in clear water Foam Block/Insert Monthly Bi-Monthly A222 A222 A226 A228 x x Captures large particles and debris, enhances biological filtration Peat Granules PH & KH lvls D A1465 A1465 A1465 A1465 x Naturally lowers water hardness and pH Polishing Pad 7-10 Days A242 A244 A244 A246 x x Removes fine particles to maintain water clarity Polishing Pad Fine 4 Weeks - - - A248 x x Removes fine particles to maintain water clarity Pre-Filter Occasional Permanent A1470 A1470 A1470 A1470 x x Traps heavy particles to prevent clogging of other media Zeo-Carb Monthly A1490 A1490 A1490 A1490 x Carbon (removes odors, discoloration) plus ammonia remover
- 150 gallon tank with 4 oscars Review by li
clear cloudy water up in 2 days. Item arrived fast. Very good online place to buy. Great product. (Posted on 5/20/13)
- Fluval fx5 Review by Jon
I just purchased this fluval fx5, I installed it on my 125 gallon African Cichlid tank, this pump rocks, I have this same fx5 on my 200 gallon African Cichlid tank, due to such a great product I decided to purchase this one, I love the self prime on this pump,
the seller is great, great communication, very good price, very fast delivery, this is a great company to purchase from, I will continue to buy from this seller. (Posted on 5/20/13)
- Fluval FX5 are the Best filter I have every used. Review by Bonnie
I have two FX5 and looking to buy another one. Easy to clean, does a great job and very dependable. I have one on my 125 gallon & one on my 120 gallon. Large baskets for media and allways starts right up. Fluval are the best and I chose this one because of flow rate also and does a great job on my heavy stocked tanks. It is well worth the money. (Posted on 7/15/11)
- Very good filter easy to get to wook Review by Joe the carpet cleaner
Very easy to use (Posted on 3/10/11)
- Fluval FX5 Filter Review by Washington Husker
I've had experience with freshwater tropical fish, but my wife and I recently started our first saltwater tank. We decided on the FX5 after consultation with a lot of folks at fish stores and discussion boards. The canister filter made it easier to get started than a sump system and it's contained so you don't have to cover it the way you would want to hide a sump.
The FX5 has performed exactly as it was billed. I clean it with every water change and have no problems. If you're looking for a canister filter, this one is great. (Posted on 3/10/11)
- Great Filter Review by BNJ8275
Works perfect in my 40 gallon aquarium with plenty of room to upgrade to a much larger tank if I choose to. (Posted on 3/10/11)
- Fluval FX5 Review by Rusty
This is the best canister filter advailable because the flow rate is much higher than most pumps, a must for the large, non-drilled aquarium. (Posted on 3/10/11)
- I love this filter! Review by Hmm..
The Fluval FX5 is super quiet, has great flow, and my tank has never been cleaner, and stayed looking so good. It was a steep purchase, but I have never had a greater filter overall, and will not purchase another filter besides this one in the past. (Posted on 3/10/11)
- I would buy this product again! Review by HB
Good product, but collects air. It automatically shuts off every 24 hours to empty the air, but I shut mine off every 12 hours to empty the air. Other than the air, this is a very good quality product. (Posted on 3/10/11)
- outstanding service Review by tbone
product was easy to assemble and did a great job keeping my tank clear (Posted on 3/10/11)
- I have two of them and enjoy owning them Review by Mark the Paccu raiser
I have two of them for my 180 gal you probable only need 1, but I liked them so much I bought another one. ease of cleaning is a blessing so you dont spend alot of time doing Maintence (Posted on 3/10/11)
- Not too bad Review by Brian
Not a bad product. It has a good flow rate and is very effective at cleaning the tank. The unit is large and bulky, so be sure you have plenty of room to fit the unit plus the necessary tubing. (Posted on 3/10/11)
- Fluval FX5 is a great filter Review by Brian
Fluval FX5 filter works great, easy to put together. ValuePetSupplies.com gave [...] a great price. (Posted on 3/10/11)