Fluval FX5 400 Gallon Freshwater/Marine Aquarium Canister Filter + Kit
 

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Fluval FX5 400 Gallon Freshwater/Marine Aquarium Canister Filter + Kit

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    Brand: Fluval Model: aflva218k1 Materials: Canister Filter, Pre Filter Media 750 Gram, Biomax 500 Gram Size: 400 Gallon Freshwater/Marine Aquarium Canister Filter + Kit Kit includes:1 Fluval A2......more

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    Brand: Fluval Model: aflva218k1 Materials: Canister Filter, Pre Filter Media 750 Gram, Biomax 500 Gram Size: 400 Gallon Freshwater/Marine Aquarium Canister Filter + Kit Kit includes:1 Fluval A218 FX5 Canister Filter.1 Fluval A1470 Pre-Filter Media 750 Gram 26.45 Oz.1 Fluval A1456 Biomax 500 Gram 17.63 Oz.
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  • Exceptional Filter

    I am using this in a 180 gallon tank with many large fish (large waste) and my water has never been this crystal clear. It cleared debris and suspended particles within 24 hours that my sump and eheim canister couldn't do. I was able to eiminate the sump and eheim (which seized up after less than one year of use) and thisFluval is the only filter being used. Best clarity ever. Silent operation. No complaints. Fish are happy and healthy .Worth every penny!

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Accurate
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Spot-on
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Much better quality and more heavily built in comparison with the Eheim brand.
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • So Nice I Ordered it Twice!

    I got my first FX5 as an emergency replacement for the pump on my wet/dry sump that died. Maintenance on this thing is a DREAM come true, the handles for pulling out the media stages and the swinging bolts for the top of the canister make monthly maintenance greatly reduces labor. Rotating valves for connecting and disconnecting are a godsend, and absolutely watertight even with about 3 feet of water head pushing down on them. The FX5 turns the water over in my 300 gallon about 2.5 times an hour, and is more than sufficient for most stock. I am only ordering a second one because I plan on adding MORE large, VERY MESSY predator fish to my tank. The FX5 came very highly recommended by a number of other experienced hobbyists, and after a few months of using the first one, I can see why it's a holy grail in the fishkeeping world.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Correct. You have a successful webmaster. ;)
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Sparse on the non-technical details. Customers would have to already be familiar with the product to be able to find it or want it.
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. AMAAAAAAAAAAZING! Super quiet, extremely well-engineered. Instructional DVD was a blast.
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Big Daddy

    This is the big daddy of filters,5 stars all the way.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Right On
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Perfect
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Top Notch
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Excellent product

    I highly recommend this filter to anyone looking for a great canister filter. I sue it to polish my water and it does that on both a 270 gallon and a 475 gallon. It is a secondary filter to a large wet dry in both cases. I keep freshwater stingrays which produce huge amounts of waste and this filter is up to the task of making the water look like air.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? exact
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? very good
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Top quality
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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Does it come with hoses and filter pad? almetcalf on Nov 27, 2012
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These are the only things included: The Fluval FX5 is a large capacity, multi-stage external canister filter system. It includes a self-priming instant-start system that eliminates the need for manual siphoning and the unique click-fit AquaStop Valves regulate water flow and rotate at 55 degree angles which allow for fast set-up and leak-proof maintenance. Features multi-directional twin output nozzles to create specific water flows. Plus, a purge valve allows for partial discharge of debris without needing to move the unit. Convenient, easy to change lift-out stack of media baskets. For freshwater and marine aquariums up to 400 gallons. KIT INCLUDES: * FLUVAL 1470 PRE-FILTER. * FLUVAL A1456 BIOMAX MEDIA. overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 29, 2012
 
 

How easy is it to clean the filter? franktaveras on Jul 17, 2012
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If you purchase the cartridges it is easy, you pull out the cartridge and replace it with a new one. overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 20, 2012
 
 

Would you recomment to use this kind on a 35 g tank? lillyvo88 on Jul 14, 2012
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It would be too strong for a 35-gallon tank. overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 18, 2012
 
 

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