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Fluval 405 External Canister Filter - 110V, 340 gallons per hour

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  • Advanced filtration system providing maximum versatility and premium performance for aquariums up to 100 gallons
  • Instant priming for convenient, simple and quick filter start up; No manual siphoning
  • High output motor is sealed in epoxy to resist high temperatures for performance and safety
  • AquaStop Valve offers an air- and water-tight seal permitting hosing to be disconnected without breaking the vacuum
  • Pump output of 340 gallons per hour; 3-year warranty

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  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 9.5 x 20 inches ; 11.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B000I1M5SQ
  • Item model number: A216
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,426 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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The Fluval 405 Aquarium Canister Filter offers advanced pumping technology and a versatile combination of mechanical, biological and chemical filtering capabilities for aquariums up to 100 gallons. This versatility enables you to customize your aquarium environment to meet the specialized needs of your unique collection of fish and aquatic plants. The Fluval 405 Aquarium Canister filter provides 35-55% more volume than would be possible with round canisters of the same outer dimensions. Increased volume means a greater mass of filter material and a larger filtration area. Fluval filters multiply this advantage by directing water into complex flow paths for greatly increased contact with filter media. The Fluval 05 Series filters offer several state-of-the-art features to ensure reliable operation and trouble-free maintenance. The AquaStop valve creates an air- and water-tight seal so you can disconnect hosing without breaking the vacuum that will be necessary to resume operation without priming. The media baskets equipped with the Fluval 405 Aquarium Canister Filter are self-contained and interchangeable so that the media can be replaced independently. Media is packed into filter baskets in the recommended positions for basic filtration in order to save you time, and the instant prime handle ensures an easy startup. The Fluval 405 Aquarium Canister Filter is held securely in place by the lift-lock clamps and is the perfect choice for discerning aquarists who want to achieve maximum versatility and premium performance for their aquariums. The Fluval motor is hermetically sealed to ensure reliable operation and it does not require coolant. Besides the impeller, there are no moving parts. The ribbed, opaque hosing bends and turns easily without kinking, making installation and removal easier while supporting better water flow. Holding the intake and output valve in place securely is the innovative rim connector which slides on and snaps together instantly.


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Customer Reviews

It was very easy to set up.
G. Scott Sherman
Upgraded from my Emperor power filter to the 405 canister filter and am pretty happy with it so far.
B. Harrington
It keeps the water crystal clear.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Sarah on December 29, 2008
This filter actually 'came with' a used aquarium I got from a garage sale...so I have no idea how old it is...but it works great! It is quiet, which is always a plus, and it is versatile. There are 4 trays, with two chambers each, in which to mix and match filter media. I am able to tailer mine to the strong needs of my turtle. Although the filter has a 100 gallon tank capacity, I am saving up for a second one on my 90 gallon tank...there is no such thing as over-filtering when it comes to turtles and I just love this fluval.

Initial set up is a bit overwhelming, but the directions are very clear. Once it is set up, maitenance is fairly easy. It's a bit bulky to haul to the sink to change out the media...but that's to be expected from something this size. I also have trouble getting the lid off and basically have to use a screwdriver as a lever...but honestly, I don't mind...I would rather have it be snug and leak proof than easy to remove!

The manual has a section that talks about the various components of filtering which can be helpful when deciding what to put where in your filter. It wasn't helpful to me. But this is probably the most widely used type of filter and a visit to any turtle or fish keeping community on the internet will yield plenty of tips and advice on setting up media that is most effective for your aquarium community.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By B. Harrington on September 28, 2010
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Upgraded from my Emperor power filter to the 405 canister filter and am pretty happy with it so far. I have a 75 gallon fresh water tank with around 10 fish between 3" - 6" inches each. I'm still experimenting with media and think this filter would work much better if it had a secondary water polishing media as a final stage. As it's shipped it has a sponge type physical media, bio-media and carbon. The sponge seems to let some of the smaller particles through. I've since added a layer of fine mesh fiber between the carbon and bio-media and it seems to be an improvement. Time will tell if it shortens my time between cleanings.

1. Installation - Very easy to install, the video supplied with the filter is very easy to follow and the printed directions are also very good. Just be sure you have a place below your tank to place the filter since it needs to be placed below the water level to operate.

2. Construction- All the molded plastic parts seem well made and work very well. Especially the clamps for the hoses. The unit is pretty easy to remove and disassemble for cleaning also due to it's good design.

3. Maintenance - So far with this unit I'm only cleaning it every 3-4 weeks, I was cleaning every two weeks with my old filter. Cleaning is much easier since you basically take the whole filter to the sink with you vs. just pulling the filter cartridges in my old filter. As I said before the supplied physical media is a sponge type material which seems to let some of the smaller stuff through so I'd recommend experimenting with some additional media.

4. Filtration - Compared to my old power filter there is no comparison. This unit keeps the water much cleaner for much longer.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By T. Miller on September 29, 2011
I purchased a Fluval 405 in January '09 for a 30 Gallon tank I was setting up for 3 large single tail Goldfish. It's been running non-stop ever since. In February of '09 I transfered it to the 55G that replaced the 30, and in April '09 I transfered it to a 70G that replaced the 55.

Set up of the Fluvals is pretty easy, but does take some time.

To the people who are having problems removing the top of the filter in order to service it: You don't have to pry off the top, you use the latches on the side, and after "unlatching" them, you shove downward on them. Use some finesse, and they act as levers and raise the lid for you. It does take a bit of effort, so as I said, use some finesse.

I have mine set up with the Fluval "Pre-Filter" ceramic 6 sided "cylinders" in the very bottom tray. The rest of my trays are full of Fluval "Bio Media" ceramic cylinders. One word on filling the trays with these cylinders. The trays hold a lot more cylinders if you place them in one-by-one, standing up, and in rows, and then stack them. I did a comparison between just pouring in the cylinders, and placing them in, in rows and stacks. Big difference. That's important with 3 big Goldfish! I also use the Fluval water polishing pads and the water is always crystal clear. I've never once had that milky looking water, or green tinge water.

I haven't broken anything on it yet, but I did ruin the clear rubber (silicone?) cup that is the priming cup, by rinsing it with really hot tap water. It get all wavy and would no longer seal good enough to create suction and prime the pump.

A word on priming: Fill the canister with water that you've treated for Clorine (I use Prime), and then put the lid on.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By G. Scott Sherman on March 23, 2010
We bought this after doing a fair bit of research. We're "back" into aquaria after a 20 year hiatus and started with a 10g tank but then quickly upgraded to a tall 30g. It was very easy to set up. The instructions are pretty amazingly clear (such a rarity these days). We have since installed an in-line UV light (algae bloom!) and it was a piece of cake due to the simple design of the 205. It's whisper quiet and provides plenty of outflow which the fish love to swim against! I am sold on this product and the company and will definitely get the 305 when we get a bigger tank (in the works, don't you know!).
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