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Hagen Fluval 405 Canister Filter 340 GPH

 
Multi-Stage 05 Series Filters Fluval 405 by Fluval. Aquarium canister filter melds power and flexibility with added convenience and ease of use


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Easy to setup. Great filter for up to 100 gallon featured

Installation and Operation Setting up this couldn't be much more easier unless you had someone do it for you. Easy to understand instructions make it so simple a child could do it. You set it up and it is pretty much maintence free other than changing your media and cleaning your foam filters.


Performance vs. Expectations I ran this on my 55 gallon freshwater tank, and my water was crystal clear dispite having a heavy bioload. The multi chamber trays allow for up to 8 different medias to be used depending on your needs. Every part is easily replaceable if needed. I like how if you need 1 part, you can buy just that 1 part and not have to buy a whole kit for 1 piece.


Value for money For the price, it's one of the best in it's class. You can barely hear it running. It's comparable to some of the higher end models such as Ehiem.


Customer Support I've never had to use their customer support, because I never had a problem with their product.


Liked about it Easy setup right out of the box. I liked the fact that I could use up to 8 different medias in the tray, which gave me plenty of flexibility for whatever my tank needed. It was easy to prime, just pump the plunger till all the air comes out of the hose and plug it in....That's it!!


Didn't like The only thing I found that I didn't like about this system. That is the fact that if the motor housing is not properly sat on the canister, it will trickle a little bit. The rubber seal that goes around the motor has to be wet when you make the connection which most of the time I forgot. The locking system on it could stand to be a bit tighter.


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3.0

By br0ken68
Jun 22, 2010
 
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Solid unit - Great for beginers featured

General I upgraded my original Fluval cannister with this upgraded unit when it first came out and it was much improved. I like the media compartments and you can get the Fluval media just about anywhere. Bigger is definetly better with cannister filters. The older units were impossible to get started but this one was a breeze and the locking feature on the hoses and quick disconnect is a great idea and it works. I worry about the plastic componenets / valve handles. You have to stay on top of this unit and clean it every two weeks or you will have water chemistry problems. Works great for smaller tanks and should not be primary filter for Reef. This is a great secondary unit for a tank with large fish. I would suggest the newer / larger FX models, they have more surface area for media. This is a great started unit and I had my first one for over 13 years. Cannisters require regular maintenance and care. The Fluval is a classic and I loved mine until I upgraded to a sump and protein skimmer. You cannot compare the both but it does its job.


Liked about it Modular media design, self prime pump action. small footprint


Didn't like Needs consistant reqular maintenance. Rigid hoses, difficult to get the lid back on.


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3.0
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3.0

By Invader
May 02, 2009
 
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Great Product

Installation and Operation Installation was very easy. It comes with a DVD with step by step instructions. Does not take much to maintain. Every couple of weeks I clean the filter. I clean the entire unit every few months.


Performance vs. Expectations This was my first filter and was very pleased.


Value for money This is a good value for the money.


Customer Support I have dealt with customer support one time. They were very helpful. They stayed with me and with through many options untill the problem was fixed.


Liked about it Easy to install
Easy to clean
Does not make much noise


Didn't like I dont have anything negative to say.


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5.0
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5.0

By phill3415
Nov 11, 2011
 
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Works Great Except

General I've had several of these pumps through out the years and for the most part a great filter. Really the only problems Ive ever had with them are the rubber wash does need to be replaced every cpl of yrs(no big deal). The thing I disliked the most about these filters was trying to get them to re prime every time you change the carbon cartridge. I would have to set on the floor and turn the thing upside down and back several times to get it to prime.


Liked about it Works really well does a great job great flow


Didn't like Hard to get primed after changing cartridges


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2.0

By partobe
Jul 08, 2009
 
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Durable Filter

General A great filter for Fish-Only tank. But not necessarily for Reef tank. If you are busy and don't have lots of time to clean it regularly, i suggest you not to get one, and Invest in a better skimmer and liverocks.


Liked about it A nice looking filter. Can handle up to 125gL of saltwater. Easy to install and remove for maintaince, which is a very important deal for canister filter because it requires constant cleaning other wise it will produce nitrate. Operates quitely. Very durable, i have this 405 since my first FOWLR tank which was 3 years ago and it's still running well. With the proper use with other filter medias, you will notice the difference in your water.


Didn't like Canister filter requires too much maintaince for me. You need to clean it every other days or you would have nitrate issue in your tank. And plus, for a reef rank, a good skimmer and lots of live rock is enough for your filter.


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3.0
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4.0
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2.0

By umakemekissu
Apr 26, 2009
 
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405 on my reef tank

General I use this filter on my 29 reef for carbon and GFO, I love this filter, only issue I have is bursts of air every once in a while


Liked about it flow, media capacity, maintenance


Didn't like 100% relieving the system of air


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5.0
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5.0

By aquariajunky
Jul 06, 2009
 
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Great Filter

General I used this filter for my first fish only setup and it worked great. I love the versitility in the chamber system. This allows you to customize the filter to run any type of chemical media you want. I have also found use for this filter on my reef setup. It alternate running actived carbon to polish my water as well as PO4 media for the times that the PO4 may be rising. This filter is quiet, easy to clean and reliable.


Liked about it Versitility


Didn't like Nothing


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5.0

By drdude05
Jun 12, 2009
 
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