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Fluval 406
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1 93315 3/6/2012
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100% of reviewers $161.57 None indicated


Description: Fluval 406 Canister Filter delivers many practical benefits – including better filtration, less maintenance frequency, faster setup, and quieter operation – all designed to make fish keeping more enjoyable. Building on the success of Fluval 05 Series filters, this filter provides enhanced functionality and filtration performance that creates the cleanest, healthiest aquariums ever.

Key features include:

- Improved motor hydraulic performance that reduces maintenance frequency, increases flow rates and head pressure
- Increased water filtration performance for cleaner, healthier water
- Better biological filtration, with the addition of Bio-Foam media
- Sound-dampening impeller design for 8 to 15% quieter operation
- Redesigned impeller cover that’s less prone to breakage
- Re-engineered efficient priming system for easier starting
- Stronger lift-lock clamps for more secure closure
- Hose lock nuts improves security

The filter helps make aquarium-keeping as easy and worry-free as possible by providing a remarkable range of additional features, including patented Aqua-Stop Valves for easy hose disconnections, single-motion lift-lock clamps for simple cleaning and maintenance, and multiple removable filtration baskets that are already packed with the necessary media for mechanical, chemical, and biological filtration.

In addition, the filter has a unique square-shaped canister design that holds 35-50% more water than round canister filters of similar size, allowing better water flow through a complex cleansing path that maximizes contact with the filtration media. Suitable for fresh or salt water aquariums up to 400 L (100 US Gal).

- 4 x Foam pads
- 4 x 70 g carbon
- 2 x Polishing pads
- 2 x 120 g BIOMAX
- 2 x Bio-Foam
- AquaStop valve assembly
- Ribbed hosing
- 2 rim connectors
- Intake tube
- Intake strainer
- Output nozzle
- 2 rubber connectors
- Instruction manual
- Quick start manual
Keywords: Fluval 406 filter canister
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Review Date: 3/6/2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $161.57 | Rating: 0 

Pros: Workhorse, quiet, polishes water nicely, cleans easily, primes easily
Cons: Ribbed tubing

Have been running this for a month or two now. I absolutely love it. The thing is dead quiet from a few feet away. Plenty of room for any media combination you could think of. My only dislike is the ribbed hosing. I had to buy different tubing to hook up my inline heater.
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