Not many filters today can boast beating the FX6 canister model from Fluval. It has been designed to offer so much in such a small package.
When you go sampling the reviews of those who have used FX6, they always say it is a worthwhile upgrade from the FX5. Whereas FX5 was able to be used on aquariums of up to 300 liters, this new model has a rating of 1500 liters (400 gallons).
That should be something worth noting for such an upgrade. The filtration capacity is not the only thing worth noting, though, as there is so much more to expect with the model.
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High Capacity Canister Filter
Over time, the Fluval FX6 canister filter has earned its place as the ultimate filter, because it delivers more than most users have expected. Its superior performance and capabilities mean that the canister can be used for large aquariums, up to as large as 400-gallon capacity.
It does not matter the number of aquariums you need filtering, as it can handle up to 924 gallons of water per hour. With such a throughput capacity, filtering the aquariums just got easier on a whole new level.
With all this high-capacity working, the user would want to know about its size applicability. Even though this model has an impressively enormous capacity, the model is only 21 inches in height. This means that fitting it under most large fish tanks should not be a problem.
Reduced Noise of Operation
The FX6 is not just loved for having a high-capacity canister; it also works quietly. You might not easily note that it is actually on unless you get close enough.
The precise engineering of its quiet motors should keep your room quiet the entire time the filter is working. It is not just about the noise level, but also the vibrations.
The motors of other canister filters sometimes make a lot of vibrations, which are not good for the aquarium. The FX6 model has its vibrations all minimized to the lowest level possible.
The manufacturer included a twin output nozzle to help with distributing the filtered water to all corners of the aquariums.
The nozzles can be adjusted to various modes of output, depending on the aquarium filtration needs.
To ensure that there is the smooth operation of the filter, the manufacturer installed an electronic circuit board in it that will always monitor its working condition. This continuous monitoring of the system parts helps with ensuring that there is maximum output when operating this model.
Sometimes, the motor will often turn off when the impeller gets impeded. Whenever you find that the filter is not working, it is now possible to take the necessary steps to get it working again.
Aqua Stop Valves
If you need to perform some maintenance to the aquarium or canister filter, the aqua stop valves that come with the filter make the job easy for you.
The valves will enable you to stop the water flow, by turning the valve lever. You can now separate the hose and do the maintenance without worrying about the water leakage and the destruction of some filter components.
Once you are done with the maintenance on the filter, you can simply turn the valve lever to the original position for water to continue flowing.
Self-priming Start System
Normally, you would have a hard time siphoning the water into the canister first, before the actual filtration can start. This manual siphoning is not everyone’s favorite method, as some end up tasting the aquarium water. All of this will change when you switch to the FX6 model.
The model offers a self-priming system, which will make your life easier when using the filter. The system is designed to automatically fill the filter with water before the filtration process can start. You should always give it up to 2 minutes to self-start the filtration process.
- It is designed with a clog-free strainer to remove the debris from getting into the filter
- You will get a maintenance reminder with the dials to ensure it stays in pristine condition
- The aqua valves make it easy for filter maintenance
- It is an expensive aquarium canister filter
If you were going to spend money on this canister filter, it would be the best money you have ever spent on an aquarium filter.
It is, for sure, the best to use, as it has always proven to deliver on the needs of users. If it can filter for various aquariums of even 400 gallons, then it is easy to say it is one of a kind. Its success is something that will take time for any other filter to even get close to. Get it today to experience all the great features it can offer.
Can I partially restrict the flow and use this filter on a smaller tank or will that damage the motor
Yes. You can use this filter on a smaller tank
Travis Mosely says
No need to restrict the flow, you can never have too much filtration. I run 2 fx6s on my 220 gallon tank.
Would this be good for a 75 gallon Oscar tank? I currently have 2 406’s on a 150 gallon aquariun with devils, flowerhorns and such. I was going to run 1 406 on the 75 but don’t think that will be adequate for the Oscars. I always like to have double the filtration as recommended. TIA
1 run 2 fx6s 1 aqua top 110 1 90 gal bio wheel 2 180 gal sponge filters on a 460 gallon tank
i run an FX6 and a hydor 350 (all bio) on my 150 african cichlid tank for the last two years with nothing but great results.
Robert JACKS says
I use an fx6 on my 125 gal tank. I’ve been getting a lot of micro bubbles. I’ve checked for leaks and found none. I’m seeing any place that air can get into the system. Besides all the sponge filters inside I use chemipure for the filtration. Any suggestions.
Micro bubbles is the fx6 pump squeezing dissolved air out the output tubes. No problem.
I am running 2 FX6 for my 220 gallon aquarium with fuel overflow. How do you even the flow so the overflows be even level water?
Michael Jack says
Can I run two fx6’s on a 125 gallon fish tank
I have a very small 10 gallon tank. How much room does this filter take in the tank? I need a really good filter but afraid it might be too big.
Katherine Barbero says
I have a 300 gallon free standing pond. It is 21 inches high. Can I use this filter. It won’t be much below the water line in height.
Hi I have a Juwel 190L corner tank, with live plants & fish, I’m looking for a external canister filter, I was looking at the FX4, please advise, would this be suitable if, not what would you recommend,
Best regards Colt
If not the FX4 I’ve also been looking at the 307, please advise
Best regards Colt