Canister Filters

Canister Aquarium Filters

One of the more expensive but most effective methods of filtering aquarium water is an external canister filter. These are purpose built containers of different filter media through which water is pumped through before being returned to the aquarium. They have a large volume enabling them to process more water than the smaller surface inside internal power filters.

If you look inside a canister filter you will notice that the filter media sits in different trays on top of each other. Water trickles through each stage to first remove particles such as fish food and solid waste. The further stages use microbes to clean the water of the ammonia. It is broken down into safer waste products which are more easily dealt with by fish. The trickling movement of the water also helps to enrich it with oxygen which helps the micro-organisms complete their work.

The media used will vary but it mainly comes down to personal preference. Ceramic rings or tubes and bio balls are designed to be cleaned and reused if they become so dirty as to not let water pass through them. Other canister filter media such as charcoal or filter wool is usually disposed of after a period of use.

Completely cleaning a canister filter should be avoided. Instead change the different mediums one at a time, perhaps a month apart. This will allow a population of beneficial bacteria to always be thriving and ready to clean. When you do clean any bio balls or ceramic media use water from the aquarium so that the useful bacteria are not completely destroyed. Sometimes the canister filter's pump will also require attention if it becomes noisier or ceases movement completely. Rinsing it under some warm water and removing any built up slime should remedy the problem. With these simple maintenance procedures your canister filtration system should give you years of trouble free use.

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Fluval 106 Canister Filter

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Fluval 106 Canister Filter delivers many practical benefits–including better filtration, less maintenance frequency, faster setup, and quieter operation–all designed to make fish keeping more enjoyable. Building on the success of Fluval 05 Series filters, this filter provides enhanced functionality and filtration performance to create the cleanest, healthiest aquariums ever.

The filter helps make aquarium keeping as easy and worry-free as possible thanks to a remarkable range of additional features, including patented Aqua-Stop Valves for easy hose disconnections, single-motion lift-lock clamps for simple cleaning and maintenance, and multiple removable filtration baskets that are already packed with the necessary media for mechanical, chemical, and biological filtration.

In addition, the filter has a unique square-shaped canister design that holds 35 to 50% more water than round canister filters of similar size, allowing better water flow through a complex cleansing path that maximizes contact with the filtration media.

  • Improved motor hydraulic performance that reduces maintenance frequency, increases flow rates and head pressure.
  • Enhanced water filtration performance for cleaner, healthier water.
  • Better biological filtration, with the addition of Bio-Foam media.
  • Sound-dampening impeller design for 8 to 15% quieter operation.
  • Redesigned impeller cover that’s less prone to breakage.
  • Re-engineered efficient priming system for easier starting.
  • Stronger lift-lock clamps for more secure closure.
  • Hose lock nuts improves security.
Water Flow (l/h)550
Ideal Tank Size (l)up to 100
Media Capacity (l)3.2
Wattage10.0

Fluval 206 Canister Filter

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Fluval 206 Canister Filter delivers many practical benefits–including better filtration, less maintenance frequency, faster setup, and quieter operation–all designed to make fish keeping more enjoyable. Building on the success of Fluval 05 Series filters, this filter provides enhanced functionality and filtration performance to create the cleanest, healthiest aquariums ever.

The filter helps make aquarium keeping as easy and worry-free as possible thanks to a remarkable range of additional features, including patented Aqua-Stop Valves for easy hose disconnections, single-motion lift-lock clamps for simple cleaning and maintenance, and multiple removable filtration baskets that are already packed with the necessary media for mechanical, chemical, and biological filtration.

In addition, the filter has a unique square-shaped canister design that holds 35 to 50% more water than round canister filters of similar size, allowing better water flow through a complex cleansing path that maximizes contact with the filtration media.

  • Improved motor hydraulic performance that reduces maintenance frequency, increases flow rates and head pressure.
  • Enhanced water filtration performance for cleaner, healthier water.
  • Better biological filtration, with the addition of Bio-Foam media.
  • Sound-dampening impeller design for 8 to 15% quieter operation.
  • Redesigned impeller cover that’s less prone to breakage.
  • Re-engineered efficient priming system for easier starting.
  • Stronger lift-lock clamps for more secure closure.
  • Hose lock nuts improves security.
Water Flow (l/h)780
Ideal Tank Size (l)up to 200
Media Capacity (l)4.6
Wattage10.0

Fluval 306 Canister Filter

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Fluval 306 Canister Filter delivers many practical benefits–including better filtration, less maintenance frequency, faster setup, and quieter operation–all designed to make fish keeping more enjoyable. Building on the success of Fluval 05 Series filters, this filter provides enhanced functionality and filtration performance to create the cleanest, healthiest aquariums ever.

The filter helps make aquarium keeping as easy and worry-free as possible thanks to a remarkable range of additional features, including patented Aqua-Stop Valves for easy hose disconnections, single-motion lift-lock clamps for simple cleaning and maintenance, and multiple removable filtration baskets that are already packed with the necessary media for mechanical, chemical, and biological filtration.

In addition, the filter has a unique square-shaped canister design that holds 35 to 50% more water than round canister filters of similar size, allowing better water flow through a complex cleansing path that maximizes contact with the filtration media.

  • Improved motor hydraulic performance that reduces maintenance frequency, increases flow rates and head pressure.
  • Enhanced water filtration performance for cleaner, healthier water.
  • Better biological filtration, with the addition of Bio-Foam media.
  • Sound-dampening impeller design for 8 to 15% quieter operation.
  • Redesigned impeller cover that’s less prone to breakage.
  • Re-engineered efficient priming system for easier starting.
  • Stronger lift-lock clamps for more secure closure.
  • Hose lock nuts improves security.
Water Flow (l/h)1150
Ideal Tank Size (l)up to 300
Media Capacity (l)6.6
Wattage15.0

Fluval 406 Canister Filter

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Fluval 406 Canister Filter delivers many practical benefits–including better filtration, less maintenance frequency, faster setup, and quieter operation–all designed to make fish keeping more enjoyable. Building on the success of Fluval 05 Series filters, this filter provides enhanced functionality and filtration performance to create the cleanest, healthiest aquariums ever.

The filter helps make aquarium keeping as easy and worry-free as possible thanks to a remarkable range of additional features, including patented Aqua-Stop Valves for easy hose disconnections, single-motion lift-lock clamps for simple cleaning and maintenance, and multiple removable filtration baskets that are already packed with the necessary media for mechanical, chemical, and biological filtration.

In addition, the filter has a unique square-shaped canister design that holds 35 to 50% more water than round canister filters of similar size, allowing better water flow through a complex cleansing path that maximizes contact with the filtration media.

  • Improved motor hydraulic performance that reduces maintenance frequency, increases flow rates and head pressure.
  • Enhanced water filtration performance for cleaner, healthier water.
  • Better biological filtration, with the addition of Bio-Foam media.
  • Sound-dampening impeller design for 8 to 15% quieter operation.
  • Redesigned impeller cover that’s less prone to breakage.
  • Re-engineered efficient priming system for easier starting.
  • Stronger lift-lock clamps for more secure closure.
  • Hose lock nuts improves security.
Water Flow (l/h)1450
Ideal Tank Size (l)up to 400
Media Capacity (l)8.5
Wattage20.0

Fluval FX4 High Performance Canister Filter

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Based on the already quality Fluval FX performance and reliability platform, the all-new FX4 high performance canister filter is a compact version to the Fluval FX6. The FX4 bridges the gap between the Fluval 406 and the FX6 canister filter, making it an ideal choice for aquariums up to 1000 L

  • Only 30 Watts with Australian 240V Plug.
  • Multi-stage filter pumps out 2650 Litres per hour.
  • Smart Pump™ advanced microchip technology continuously monitors and optimizes pump performance.
  • Self-starting
  • Self-cleaning
  • Easy water changes eliminate need to carry heavy buckets.
  • Removable, stackable media baskets eliminate water bypass and hold a total of 3.9 Litres of media.
  • All filter media included - mechanical, chemical and biological.
  • Aqua-Stop valves with leak-proof Click-Fit attachment system.
  • Valves positioned at convenient 45-degree angle for easy installation and rotation.
  • Anti-clog, telescopic strainer ensures continuous water flow.
  • Multi-directional output nozzles can be fully adjusted to create customized water flows.
  • Utility Valve with drain hose for easy maintenance and flushing of canister.
  • Rubberized feet help ensure quiet operation.
  • Compact 41.9cm tall design.
  • Easily fits under most aquariums.
  • Made in Italy.
  • For use in freshwater and saltwater aquariums.
Water Flow (l/h)2650
Ideal Tank Size (l)up to 1000
Media Capacity (l)3.9
Wattage30.0

Fluval FX6 High Performance Canister Filter

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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 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 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.

  • Multi-stage filter produces clear and healthy aquarium water.
  • 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.
Water Flow (l/h)3500
Ideal Tank Size (l)up to 1500
Media Capacity (l)5.9
Wattage43.0

Aqua One Aquis 550 Series II Canister Filter

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The Aquis canister filter is an extremely quiet, energy efficient and powerful pressurised filter, featuring easy to use technology. The quick release tap system ensures fast and mess free filter maintenance.

The built in primer primes the filter at the push of a button. The filter substrate includes state of the art advanced media made of sintered glass, the experts media of choice due to its much larger surface area than conventional media. The modular design enables additional filter media to be added so that you can customise your filter to suit your requirements.

  • A distinctively superior filtration system.
  • Superior motor design provides silent and energy efficient operation.
  • Ideal for freshwater and marine aquariums.
  • Modular design allows for a variety of media.
  • Quick release heavy duty clips and carry handle for safe and simple maintenance.
  • 2 + 1 Year Guarantee.
Water Flow (l/h)550
Ideal Tank Size (l)60 - 120
Filter Volume (l)5
Wattage12.5

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