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Old 10-04-2011, 11:14 PM   #1
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Fluval 406

Does anyone have this new 405 that's been renamed 406? I wonder if the redesign is cosmetic or actually better.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:05 AM   #2
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• Increased Hydraulic performance = Less frequent maintenance
• Increased water filtration performance = Cleaner water
• Sound dampening impeller design = Quieter operation
• Re-engineered efficient priming system = Easier starting
• Strengthened Lift-lock clamps = Secure closure
• New media format = Improved water quality

That's what I could find, but usually when a model number is changed there are noticeable changes made. The 05's have interchangeable parts for the most part, but most likely the 06's are not compatible.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:50 AM   #3
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The best just got better! | FLUVAL: The Official Blog from Hagen
Pretty much what sparky said..
Increased performance and stuff like that... it looks like they have new aqua stop valves and maybe have a new media layout, but I can't be sure because on the blog it doesn't say about that and the only pictures it has are of the outside of the new one
here's some changes they mention in the post:
-New colors
-New priming pump mechanism
-New "lift lock" clips on the aquastop valve
-if 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
Here's another page about it: http://www.fluvalblog.com/the-best-just-got-better/
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Yea I read all the hype and was just wondering if anyone had actually purchased and used it yet. Thanks
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Yea I read all the hype and was just wondering if anyone had actually purchased and used it yet. Thanks
Same here... the blog post said it was available in stores now, but I haven't seen anything about anyone actually having one of the filters yet.
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Same here... the blog post said it was available in stores now, but I haven't seen anything about anyone actually having one of the filters yet.
Yea I didn't even know they were updating the 405. I accidentally found it on Ebay last night as I was pricing the 405s. I haven't heard anyone even mention it.
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Oh nice. I was about to get another 405 anyways... will let y'all know what I think of it as soon as I can find one for a price not significantly higher than what I paid for the 405.
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Here I found one for pretty cheap, but not the cheapest I'd like it to be
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Oh nice. I was about to get another 405 anyways... will let y'all know what I think of it as soon as I can find one for a price not significantly higher than what I paid for the 405.
Yea they are surely more money than the 405. I see them going on ebay for about 140 and up... (USD)

Edit: The buy it now price on the cheapest I've noticed is 167 USD. The buy it now price is 139 on the 405. Both with free shipping
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The 406s cost 170$ on amazon but the 405s cost 140$.
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