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Fluval FX6 Canister Filter


Fluval FX6 Aquarium Canister Filter

Building on the hugely successful FX5, FX6 is Fluval’s next generation filter workhorse, with all the power and reliability that Fluval FX filters are known for–plus more. FX6 has an amazing range of advanced features, all designed to make fishkeeping so much easier and more convenient.

FX6 is a super capacity yet compact canister filter that pumps out 3500 liters (925 US Gallons) of water an hour and has an astounding media capacity that produces cleaner and healthier results than most competitive filters.

Filtering material can easily be placed in a removable stack of media baskets, which is at the heart of Fluval’s multistage filtration. The baskets are precision-engineered to eliminate water by-pass, making filtration more efficient.

The baskets can hold a total of 5.9 litres of media and can be stacked in the precise combination of layers that will work best for your aquarium. Each one is lined with a foam insert for effective mechanical pre-filtering. Instant-release T-handles let you lift and separate the baskets quickly and easily, making routine maintenance simpler.

Fluval FX6 also features Smart Pump Technology, which provides optimal filter performance. This advanced technological feature employs an electronic circuit board that continually monitors the pump. Impeller speed and force are constantly measured to ensure powerful output and energy efficiency. It also manages the filter’s self-starting feature and evacuates air that may enter or build up within the filtration system. On a 12-hour cycle, the pump will pause and allow trapped air to escape, ensuring the best filtration efficiency at all times.

Only 54 cm (21”) in height, Fluval FX6 fits under most aquariums.

Key Features

    • Multi-stage filter produces clear and healthy aquarium water
    • For fresh and saltwater aquariums up to 1500 litres (400 US Gallons)
    • Flow rate: 3500 L (925 US Gal) per hour
    • Improved motor technology provides better performance and reliability while consuming 10% less electricity than previous model
    • With Smart Pump Technology for optimal filter performance, efficiency and management
    • Click-Fit AquaStop valves allow fast setup and leak-proof maintenance
    • Valves are positioned at 45 degree angles and rotate for easy installation
    • Self-starting filter–just add water and plug in–Smart Pump Technology will do the rest
    • Two maintenance indicators allow you to remember the month of your last filter maintenance and water change
    • Heavy-duty Anti-Clog Telescopic Strainer ensures continuous flow
    • Multi-Directional Output Nozzles can be adjusted to create specific water flows
    • Purge Valve with Drain Hose for easy maintenance and flushing of the canister
    • Includes all filtering media
    • Water change feature eliminates need to carry buckets of water– simply attach appropriate hose to the output (Kit sold separately), Smart Pump Technology does the rest
    • Only 54 cm (21”) in height, Fluval FX6 fits under most aquariums
For fresh and saltwater aquariums up to 1,500 litres (400 US Gal)
Flow rate: 2130 litres (563 US Gal) per hour
Pump output: 3500 L (925 US Gal)
Mechanical Area: 2,100 cm² (325.5 in²)
Media Basket Capacity: 5.9 L (1.5 US Gal)
Filtration Volume: 20 L (5.28 US Gal)
Head Height (max.): 3.3 m (10.8 ft)
Wattage: 120V/60Hz – 43 W and 230-240V/50Hz – 41 W
Dimensions (L x W x H): 37 x 37 x 58 cm (14.5 x 14.5 x 23 in)
Filter Model
Max Flow
Tank Size
Fluval FX6 Canister Filter
563 gph
400 gallons

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