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
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