FX6 High Performance Canister Filter

up to 1500 L (400 US Gal)

Item # : A219
UPC : 015561102193
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Building on the hugely successful FX5, the FX6 is Fluval's next generation filter workhorse, with all the power and reliability that Fluval FX filters are known for, plus more.  

The FX6 has an amazing range of advanced features, all designed to make fishkeeping so much easier and more convenient. Offering super capacity in a compact canister filter, the FX6 pumps out 3500 L (925 US Gal) 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 L (1.5 US Gal) 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. 

The 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. This technology 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.

key features

    • Multi-stage filter produces clear and healthy aquarium water
    • For fresh and saltwater aquariums up to 1500 L (400 US Gal)
    • 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
    • At only 53 cm (20.8 in) in height, the FX6 fits under most aquariums

Tech specs

AQUARIUM CAPACITY  |   up to 1500 L (400 US Gal)

Item # : A219

UPC : 015561102193

For fresh and saltwater aquariums up to 1500 L (400 US Gal)

Flow rate: 2130 L (563 US Gal) per hour

Pump Output: 3500 l/h (925 g/h)

Mechanical Area: 2100 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): 40 x 40 x 53 cm (15.75 x 15.75 x 20.8 in)



The Fluval FX6 Canister Filter is guaranteed against defects in material and workmanship under normal aquarium usage and service for 3 years from date of purchase. Non-replaceable and non-serviceable parts will be repaired or replaced at Hagen’s discretion, free of charge, when the complete filter is returned with all components along with a valid proof of purchase and
postage paid. This warranty does not apply to any filter that has been subject to misuse, negligence or tampering. It does not apply to filters which have been incorrectly assembled or unsuitably maintained or where installation and maintenance instructions have not been followed correctly.
The warranty does not apply to wear and tear parts such as the impeller, impeller cover or motor seal. No liability is assumed with respect to loss or damage to livestock or personal property irrespective of the cause thereof. Before returning the filter under warranty terms, please ensure that all setup and maintenance instructions have been followed. If you are in doubt, please contact your local aquatic specialist retailer for further advice before returning the product.
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