The newly refined Fluval 06 series of aquarium canister filters features a new, more powerful motor and adds extra conveniences to the powerful and flexible Fluval filtration line.
Each Fluval Multi-Stage 06 Series Filter adds even more user-friendly features with a re-engineered, efficient priming system to ensure aquarium filtration iseven easier to set-up, customize and maintain.
Easy to Start
A completely re-engineered priming mechanism makes the Fluval '06 child's play to get started. Just a few pumps of the new, strengthened priming handle and you're off and running.
15% More Power
The new filters are more powerful than their predecessors without increasing power usage, thanks to some clever mechanical changes which allow the filter to work more efficiently. Each model now moves up to 15% more water than its predecessor for better circulation and cleaner, healthier water.
Silence is golden
The Fluval has always been a quiet filter, but now it's practically silent thanks to a completely re-engineered impeller and impeller cover. At the contact points between the impeller and cover sit tiny ceramic rings which are virtually friction free, reducing vibration and noise to a bare minimum for almost silent running.
Easy To Maintain
The patented Aqua-Stop system effortlessly stops water flow with no mess or leaks and the new, strengthened lift-lock handles allow easy access inside the filter. Quick-change mechanical foam media is easy to remove and the new Bio Foam media supplied (206, 306 and 406 models only) creates additional space for beneficial bacteria to breed.
- New Advanced Motor Technology resulting in improved performance, quiet operation and easier start-up
- Patented AquaStop Valve, multiple filtration baskets, and rim connector assemblies
- Four distinct sizes - each with increasing flow rates and filter capacities
- Single motion lift lock clamps
- Clog proof intake strainer
- Dual layer foam screen
- Backed by a 3-year warrantee
- Offers Multi-Stage filtration for healthy, fresh & saltwater aquariums
- Easy maintenance with newly redesigned AquaStop system
- Each filter holds 35-50% more volume than round canisters of similar size
- Increased Hydraulic performance for less frequent maintenance
- Increased water filtration performance for cleaner water
- Sound dampening impeller design for a quieter operation
- Redesigned impeller cover is less prone to breakage
- Strengthened Lift-lock clamps for a more secure closure
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
- Excellent Review by CR
I ordered the Fluval 406 to replace an old Fluval 404. 11/24 and received it on the 30th. All is working well. Excellent value.
(Posted on 12/1/13)
- Good filter, easy to set up, lots of room for media Review by Steve
This is a good filter. The set up I found very simple. You can use whatever media you want though it comes with all media.
I only had to pump two times in order to get it to prime. Not as quiet as an Eheim, but you have to get within a foot to hear the motor. I like the fact that the canister is of an almost unbreakable plastic. My only concern is with the impeller cover.
The cover is still a clip-in design versus a screw on design which most manufacturers are using. (Posted on 4/11/13)
- Worth every penny Review by Patchedupp
First off Value Pet Supplies inspects package prior to shipping. Extremely fast shipping. I will be a repeat customer. I owned the previous model 405, I sold it because it was so difficult to prime and was loud. I went to tetra whisper quiet filters, don't let the name fool you, not at all quiet, in fact so loud I was considering taking down tank. After reading about improvements in the 406 model I decided to give it another try. Silence is golden....I am in love with my tank again. This canister filter is so quiet I literally need to put my hand on it to make sure it is running. You literally only need to pump the prime twice to remove the air. The filtration is awesome less than 24 hours after installing my water is crystal clear. My fish are happy and far more active. Most importantly I am happy. If you are on the fence about this purchase, don't be. Buy it now, you will not be disappointed. I can't praise this enough. I very rarely if ever leave a review for a product. I felt compelled to do so, not only for the Fluval 406 but also for Value Pet Supplies. No, I am not an employee of either company, just an extremely satisfied customer. (Posted on 2/19/12)