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Fluval Intake Strainer with Checkball for Fluval 305, 405, 306, 406 External Filter

4.3 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews

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  • Fits Fluval 305, 405, 306, 406 external filter models A211, A216, A212, A217
  • Includes check ball
  • Comes in polybag with header
  • Measures 1-1/2-inch length by 4-inch width by 6-inch height
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  • Fluval Intake Strainer with Checkball for Fluval 305, 405, 306, 406 External Filter
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Product Description

This intake strainer is used for Fluval 305, 405, 306, 406 external filter models A211, A216, A212, A217. Includes check ball. Comes in polybag with header. Measures 1-1/2-inch length by 4-inch width by 6-inch height.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 4 x 6 inches ; 0.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0017JDHEY
  • Item model number: A20008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,360 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)

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Though you can take this apart and clean it.... it's frustrating and you still can't really get all the nooks and crannies. After trying to scrub it forever, I gave up and decided to put it in hot water to try to clean it better. Big mistake. It was unusable after that, as it wouldn't attach back to the tube. Glad to see that I could order another one. However, it's ridiculous how expensive it is. The product works great... you're just overpaying for it, unfortunately. I'm trying a new method to keeping it clean by using a nylon over the entire thing. It's still working great and the fluval intake strainer and checkball still looks brand new.
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I was replacing parts for my Fluval 306 canister filter and this was a perfect fit as compared to the factory piece. I was able to take this strainer off that had become gunked up with algae and fit this piece right on the intake tube. Everything is working great and the price was great. There were not alterations or modifications that needed to happen, just plug it and let it go.
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Just what I needed, and just what I expected. This part of my tank is difficult to clean, so having two of these, I can trade them out, and allow one to soak in a cleaning solution. Very happy, has made life easier.
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I used this on my fluval for my turtle tank, and it did a good job of keeping the feeder fish and shell fragments from being sucked up, however, my turtle decided to take a bit out of it, and now I cant find the plastic bits in the tank and my turtle is not eating... I fear he may have ate the plastic and I fear the worst. Do not take a chance with this in a turtle tank.
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Bought this to turn my Fluval filter to make it clean two tanks instead of one. Everything works great!

I am using this for two turtle tanks, this definitely helps food and shell pieces not get in the hosing, thus helping prevent clogging.

Received my parts quick and I am happy with everything.
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Purchased this new, clear strainer to replace an original grey one that was finally giving in to 5+ years of turtle attacks.

In less than a week the turtle had snapped fins off this one and now a couple months later it's a mess of jagged plastic chunks. The new version is brittle and weak.

Now, off I go to hopefully find an older model. If you have anything in the tank that interacts with its surroundings, avoid this part.
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Love fluval, HATE These strainers. They get brown and stained, will not clean up, and cost too much to replace every three months.
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The last one of these I had cracked after a year of use. I will be more careful with this one. They do a great job of keeping the little fish from being sucked into my Fluval 301 canister filter.
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