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Old 12-20-2012, 01:30 AM   #1
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Fluval 405 vs 406

Hey guys. I'm replacing the hob filter on my 55g, and I have been looking at the fluval 406. I know it's the replacement for the 405, but are there any other improvements from the 405 in the 406?

I've found the 406 for $140-$150 online, and the 405 for $30 less typically. If there isn't any major changes, would you guys suggest getting the 405 and saving the cash? Or should I pony up the few bucks more and get the current model?

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Really the differences are worth the upgrade in my opinion due to some of the issues the 405 suffered from, these include:

-New color
-New priming pump mechanism...biggest impact to fix re-starting issues.
-New "lift lock" clips on the aquastop valve.
-up to 15 percent more flow than the 05 series filters, but without causing more power usage.
-It's supposedly quieter than the 05's.
-New impeller mechanism with a new impeller cover...another huge improvment over breaking those stupid impeller covers all the time!

My vote is spend the extra $30 to avoid loads of headaches in the future.
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Perfect. That's just the type of info I was looking for. Thanks!
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