Fluval FX5 External Canister Filter

Fluval FX5 External Canister Filter

4.5 7 $375.00 - $375.00
The Fluval FX5 Canister Filter offers unparallel filtration power, maximum versatility and incredible control in fine-tuning water characteristics. The multi-stage system allows you to stack filtration media in the precise combination of layers that will work best for your aquarium. In the end you are provided with infinite flexibility in creating and maintaining the ideal environment for your fish. It’s massive capacity and powerful integrated motor processes and re-circulates 563 gallons of water every hour enabling you to precisely manage water conditions for aquariums as large 400 gallons. It will hold up to 1.5 gallons of media, yet it is compact enough to fit under almost any aquarium cabinet. With Fluval’s unique Smart Pump technology, this self-priming system offers plug-in-and-start convenience. Upon start-up the canister fills with water, pauses to evacuate air, immediately begins the filtering process and continues filtering until it is unplugged. Once every 24 hours, the filter will pause again to evacuate any air that has become trapped in the system to maintain the total vacuum necessary for maximum efficiency. Fluval FX5 Details • High performance, canister filter for aquariums up to 400 gallons. • Multi-directional Output Nozzle – Twin-output nozzle can be adjusted to create specific water flow to reach all corners of the aquarium. • Self-Priming Instant Start System - Just add water and plug in. The FX5 has a “Smart-chip” in the motor, allowing it to be self-priming. • Smart Pump Technology – Allows system to shut-down and purge any trapped air, every 24 hours. This procedure eliminates any accumulated air-pockets, within the canister, providing you with maximum performance. • Aqua-Stop Valves – Unique “Click-fit” technology allows for fast set-up and leak-proof maintenance. The valves rotate 360 deg and are directed at 55 degree angles for easy positioning. The flow control allows you to regulate water flow, with no harm to the motor. • Purge Valve – Allows for partial discharge of debris, without disconnecting or opening filter. It can also be used to drain the aquarium utilizing the filter pump. This is beneficial on large aquariums. • Multi-Functional Rim Adapter – Innovative rim adapter easily secures hosing and fits most standard trims. • Clog-free Strainer – Heavy-duty anti-clogging strainer prevents blockage, even in a planted aquarium. Maintains constant water flow, even when covered with solid waste. • Electronic Circuit Board – Continuous monitoring of impellor speed and pump power ensures optimum output and efficient energy usage. Motor will turn itself off if impellor is impeded. • Installation DVD FLUVAL FX5 Media Options • Fluval Foam – Effectively traps and retains solid waste and particulates, allow biological and chemical media to function better. • Fluval Carbon – Research-grade carbon removes colors, odors and toxins from water. • BioMax – Porous ceramic rings that provide a huge surface area for beneficial bacteria to colonize. • Fluval Ammonia Remover – Effectively removes ammonia before it can harm fish. • Fluval Polishing Pad – Screens out fine particulates Filter Specifications Aquarium Capacity: 400 gallons 1,500 liters Pump Output: 925 gallons/hour Mechanical Area (Foam): 325.5 in.2 2,100 cm2 Biological Volume: 1.5 gallons, 5.9 L Filtration Volume: 5.28 gallons, 20 L Filter Circulation*: 563 gallons/hour Head Height (max.): 10.8ft Wattages 120V/60Hz: 50W *Note: Flow rates were measured with intake and output hoses of the same length and without media. Product Features AquaStop Valves The AquaStop valves make maintenance easy by allowing you to stop the water flow with an easy 90-degree turn of the valve lever. This means you can separate the hosing from the filter in one step. The valve lever can also be used to regulate water flow with no harm to the motor or its components. Three valves are provided: one for the inta
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User Review: This filter is gigantic and that can be an issue when it comes time to clean it, as it may not fit through the doors into your stand!
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Released in 2008

Bigalsonline.com by CichlidKing, Jul 5, 2010
Big and powerful
This filter is gigantic and that can be an issue when it comes time to clean it, as it may not fit through the doors into your stand!
The polishing pads are useless as they clog and reduce flow in a matter of a couple of days.... See more
Bigalsonline.com by jon90gal, Mar 6, 2010
The right tool for the job
I use my fx5 for a saltwater reef setup.
because saltwater has a different density than fresh you may be prone to air bubbles.... See more
Bigalsonline.com by CichlidScotty, Mar 24, 2010
Can't Get Any Better Then This
The most amazing Aquarium Filter on the Market, Thanks to it's non-clogged suction intake you never have to worry about it with messy fish (main messy fish in tank-Oscar Cichlid).
It's so simple to clean(thanks to all it's great features).... See more
Bigalsonline.com by Goldfish Mom, Sep 27, 2009
quality filter
we had to get a larger capacity filter to handle our growing goldfish.
It cleans up waste well, and helps maintain tank easily.... See more
Bigalsonline.com by AdamP, Oct 19, 2009
The Mother of ALL filters.
The filter is BIIIIIG(Same size/give or take) as a 5 gallon bucket.
This is expected, as the volume of water it handles is very large, and so should the tank that you use this on.... See more
Bigalsonline.com by Peter, Jun 24, 2010
"...Great product. I am currently running one on my 300g tank and it's holding up pretty well.
Since one FX5 is the bare minimum for a tank this size, I'm looking into getting another one for optimal filtration.
Very easy to clean and can do various tasks such as self draining of the filter and draining the tank for water changes.... See more
Bigalsonline.com by Mike, Dec 31, 2009
Nothing but problems!
"...It is not over stuffed with media (I barely run any), and my media is not dirty. It is just a piece of garbage!
I am currently waiting for a replacement miracle lid from Fluval, that just might do the trick, but I doubt it.
I would rather have a Rena XP4, less flow, but less headaches.... See more
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