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Fluval 406 Canister Filter - Up to 100 gal.

21 Reviews
$199.99
Item: 256342
$199.99

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The enhanced design of the Fluval 406 Canister Filter, has improved performance, reliability, and noise reduction over earlier generation Fluval filters. The square design, and complex water flow pathways, utilizes the entire canister space for increased media-to-water contact. Increased motor power, strenthened priming and lift lock handles, and improved sound dampening make the Fluval 406 a unique step-above other canister filters. Multi-stage filtration houses chemical and biological media in separate modules, so biological media stays untouched when you perform maintenance on your filter. The revolutionary AquaStop System makes cleaning and maintenance leak proof and mess free by stopping water without disconnecting hoses.



Sound dampening impeller design, with ceramic bushings, prevents noisy distractions from your aquarium, making the Fluval 406 the perfect choice for any location. Hose lock nuts and a heavy duty impeller cover ensure secure connection and prevent breakage. Lift-lock clamps seal the lid remarkably tight but release easily to open the filter. Manual siphoning is a thing of the past with Instant Prime technology. Filter also features intake strainer, pre-assembled parts, and pre-packed media for a complete installation package.



The Fluval 406 canister filter is rated for aquariums up to 100 gallons, and has a maximum flow rate of 383 gph. See the manufacturer's User Manual for complete product information.
Includes MediaIncludes Foam Blocks (4), Water Polishing Pad (2), Activated Carbon (4), BioMax (1), BioFoam (1).
Flow Rate383 gph
Power Cord Length6 ft.
Warranty3 Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty
UL ListedYes
Max Tank Size100 gal.
Length4 in.
Width17.25 in.
Height9.8 in.
Click here to download the Quick Start Guide from Hagen's website.

Ratings & Reviews

21 reviews

Waste of Money

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Horrible. I purchased this filter for my 75 gallon tank and after 9 months, the filter began to rattle and die. I have years of experience with filters and there appeared to be no cause for this. Impeller area was clean. I could only get the filter to run 4-5 minutes before it would rattle and die again. The top seal/aqua stop valve was not working properly and air was leaking in. Their support team was little to no help, ultimately I had to purchase a new filter. I was so disappointed. Such a waste of money.

Best 200 dollars I spent

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I can even go 2 months without cleaning my 40 gallon turtle tank.

outstanding

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have a 75 gallon bowfront heavily stocked with African cichlids. Can't believe how clear the water is and how it keeps the water parameters without much fuss. easy to assemble and break down for cleaning. Would highly recommend this filter to any serious fishkeeper. You won't be sorry with the investment

extremely recommended

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I am very pleased with Fluval, my water is crystal clear, very quite product, comfortable to maintain tank with.

QUIET

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I am very pleased with this filter. I've had this filter for 2 1/2 years and did not have any problems whatsoever. I'm ashamed to say this but I have no changed t file or media since then. My water is still crystal clear. I have a 175 gallon tank and my fish are healthy. Fluval has a forever customer. I guess it time to order my media.

Very quiet for it's power

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extremely recommended

Great design

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The design is great. Easy to connect and disconnect, there were no leaks, easy to change media. One suggestion would be to thourghly rinse media, I rinsed the media and must not have done a good enough job because my water was cloudy when I first set it up. The water is now crystal clear. It took about 2days to clear.

Easy and does the work

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I have 6 different Fluval Filters and not one has every given me anything but great results

ZOMG! what a filter!

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MOAR FLUVALS PLEEZ!

FLUVAL 406

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I have an old 405 and new 406 on my 72 gallon tank. Both are super quiet and water is crytal clear. I have about 100 small fish in this planted aqurium and don't use any charcoal. Everything is thriving. Easy to clean and I love the different media baskets so you can put all sorts of things into these filters to customize your needs.

Fluval 406

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I have a 75 gallon tank with 8 oranda goldfish and 1 loach. This was a new starte up tank, I brought 4 more fish than the tank could hold, I thought I would lose 3 to 4 fishes on a new starte up tank, the filter works greart, I have not lost 1 fish the water is clear and clean. Orandaa produce a great amont of waste, the filter works great.

fluval 406

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I purchased this filter due to the fact the Cascade 1500's x 3 that I have all leak when the power goes off even if it is for seconds. They also leak for quite sometime after doing maint. on them. Gaskets have been changed, checked and still a problem. Anyways, I just hooked up my fluval last night and WOW no leaks. HOWEVER, I hate the hoses they are cheap and uncooperative. I do not like the cheap way looking white/clear intake/outs and the way they are connected even with the hold downs on the back of the tank I do not like the way they hang. I guess if thats the sacrifice for having no leaks I guess I can get used to it but... I think they could have done better on the connection, tubing/hosings. It was really nice to turn the power switch off and not see the underneath of tank start flooding ~ a major plus. And, I have to agree for the short time it was running last night my water was nicely polished too! I will probably be ordering another one. 2 on a 150 gal plus a dual air pump for me.

fluval 406

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I have an African cichlid tank 55 gallon and this filter is awsome! i have 17 fish in my tank ranging from 2 1/2 inches to 6 inches and hve had this filter since march of 2012 and only cleaned it once with awsome water quality since march!

fluval 406

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Cant beat this filter for youre tank! I have a 55 gallon african cichlid tank at its max for allowed fish 17 fish in total ranging from 2 1/2 inches to 6 inches. Ive had this filter since march of 2012 and have only cleaned the filter once! My water levels are awsome! before this i used to hang u the back 350 and 400 marinland filters and all i did was change filters and have water quilty issues with them. Quiet this filter is so nice u can barley here any noise coming from it works great is you have youre tank in a area where you dont want to here alot of noise

406

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Cant beat this filter for youre tank! I have a 55 gallon african cichlid tank at its max for allowed fish 17 fish in total ranging from 2 1/2 inches to 6 inches. Ive had this filter since march of 2012 and have only cleaned the filter once! My water levels are awsome! before this i used to hang u the back 350 and 400 marinland filters and all i did was change filters and have water quilty issues with them. Quiet this filter is so nice u can barley here any noise coming from it works great is you have youre tank in a area where you dont want to here alot of noise

fluval 406 canister filter

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This is a great filter, Had this filter since March 2012 . Ive only cleaned this filter once since march water levels in my 55 African cichlid tank are great, and im pretty much at my max for allowed fish for a 55 17 fish in total ranging from 2 1/2 inches to 6 inches!! With no issues. Talk about quiet had a 350 and 400 marinland hang on back before this filter and this filter u cant here unlike the loud hang on back filters, plus no longer having water quality issues like the hang on back filters gave me.

Noisy/Leaks

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Worked fine for about 6 months and then the impeller rattled loudly every time our air conditioner turned on (even when plugged into a surge protector). Finally it sprung a leak. Luckily I was home or 60 gal would have ended up on the floor.

Jim E

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Great filter good Quality and performace

Does not leak if gasket is put on properly

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I got one of these 406 models recently for my 110 gallon tank, and it did leak at first, but then I realised I had the gasket on wrong. I had pushed it down in the channel that is dark plastic, but then I fugured out the gasket actually goes around the lighter white plastic, and then it seales perfectly. I give it 4 stars because the pictures in the directions are WAY too small to see clearly.

Love it

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I bought this filter for my 55 gal tank. It works great. The ease of the quick connect hoses makes this filter simple to clean with no water leakage issues from the hoses. The priming pump makes it near effortless to prime after setup or cleaning. There are sometimes air pockets left in canisters but a simple tilting of entire filter after starting will clear the trapped air out. Took off half a star because nothing is perfect..lol

Leaks!

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Leaked no matter what I did! Def will never by one of these again!