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Old 02-19-2013, 01:25 PM   #1
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Looking for input on Fluval 06 series canisters

Hi All,

I'm in the market for a new canister filter. I currently own a 2 year old Fluval 405 and looking to replace it because of impeller noise. I've already replaced a ton of parts and I'm 100% sure it's not air in the canister itself. I already contacted Hagen/Fluval's customer support and they were little help, too. They said the motor was the only thing covered by the 3 year warranty and wanted me to ship it to them for analysis... but what am I supposed to do in the mean time without a working filter? haha oh well that's in the past.

Anyway, do any of you that own the Fluval 406 (or 06 series) have any of the problems that were common with the 05 series? I actually own both a 405 and 305 and they were running quiet and fine until the noisy impeller issue. My 305 actually was running like new until about a month ago and it's heading down the same path (luckily that tank isn't in our living room).

Open to suggestions on a new canister!
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:34 PM   #2
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I've been running a Fluval 406 for a year now and it is still as quiet as it was on day 1. It was my first canister filter so I can't comment on changes between the 05 and 06 series however. I would be curious to see what they changed between 05 and 06 as a lot of the parts are probably still the same.

If I were going to buy another canister, I would buy another Fluval 06 series in a heartbeat.
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:35 PM   #3
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That's good to hear. From what I could find out online they resigned the impeller cover, priming pump and clamps.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:40 PM   #4
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I have a 406. But have only been running it since December. So far so good.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:31 PM   #5
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I guess I'm just apprehensive getting another fluval after my experiences with these two. Both worked great over a year and a half then all of a sudden grind grind grind lol.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:33 PM   #6
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Still leaning towards the 406 though since I really like the fluval designs.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:15 PM   #7
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Anyone else have the 06 model for awhile and still happy with it?
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I have only had mine for about a week, but so far so good. quiet enough to worry about in the living room.
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