Fluval FX6 High Performance Canister Filter

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Fluval FX6 High Performance Canister Filter

Fluval FX6 High Performance Canister Filter

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It will help trap waste and keep your water nice and clear. And it’s got so much room for biomedia that it should be able to handle a ton of fish. While subtle the rubber molding attached to the base is a key advantage of the Fluval FX6. This coating muffles vibrations coming from the pump that would otherwise cause the unit to be noisy.

Self-starting – just add water, plug in and Smart Pump™ will take over. Trapped air auto-evacuated every 12 hours to ensure maximum efficiency While filtration is what it excels at the Fluval FX6 is designed for efficient long-term maintenance as well. For example, the filter includes a Purge Valve on the base so you can drain the filter without removing the lid. I would recommend this filter for 75-150 gallon (284-568 liter) tanks. Make sure that your cabinet can accommodate the canister, since it’s quite large. Canister filters can be a hassle to set up. Often they don’t come fully assembled and require you to put together a variety of components. Once that’s finished, you’ll need to fill the unit with water and prime it by expelling air from within, which can take ages. Granted, this is a bare bottom setup, but I’m used to still having a bunch of gunk at the bottom of the tank that has to be vacuumed up, even in a bare bottom tank.

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Some gurgling can occur if air needs to be flushed from the system, which is done automatically every 12 hours to maintain as perfect a vacuum as possible. Valves and Seal Aid in Weekly Maintenance In general, you should clean your Fluval FX6 every 3-6 months. However, The impeller and other parts like pumps, tubes may need to be clean more frequently for efficiency and high performance. Is Fluval fx6 quiet? The Fluval FX6 is one of the most popular canister filters among aquarists thanks to its huge volume rating and flexibility. Designed for aquariums up to 1500 L (330 UK gallons), FX6 is the high-capacity workhorse of Fluval’s canister line-up, enhanced with all the power and reliability you’ve come to expect from a high-performance filter. Features:

In general, the Fluval FX6 is a very quiet filter. However, if you hear noises coming from your Fluval it may be for the following reasons; The biomedia most definitely needs a thorough rinsing. Mine had tons of dust and little particles that needed to be washed away. They typically shut down for about 10 minutes so don’t be alarmed. Priming Issues – How to Prime the Fluval FX6 Properly


Here is a great video from Everyday Aquarist showing you exactly how to set up the Fluval FX6 as well as how to prime the FX6 filter.

This is one thing that a lot of canister filters get wrong. They come with a stop valve, but if you end up using it there is a price to pay. Self-starting - just add water, plug in and Smart Pump™ will take over. Trapped air auto-evacuated every 12 hours to ensure maximum efficiency You get a super nifty maintenance schedule that tells you how often to replace/maintain things like the o-ring seals. Noise There are also really big mesh bags of activated carbon included. I personally don’t use carbon, unless I need to remove meds from the water column, but for all you diehard carbon fans out there, you get lots with this filter. The dimensions of theFluval FX6 canister filterare 15 x 15 x 20 inches, with it weighing in at 19.9 pounds. This might seem a little big if you’re not used to high outputaquariumfilters, but it’s really not.If you notice a noise and vibration, you may have to remove the pump to inspect and clean the impeller. At the same time, the bushing should be replaced. A spare impeller bushing and bushing removal tool are included in your replacement impeller box. If you continue to hear a noise, a replacement of the impeller assembly may be necessary. You just made an investment into a product that you want to get value out of. How awful would it be to mess something up and break it on day 1?

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