Fluval FX6 High Performance Canister Filter
About this deal
It is not always necessary to use chemical filtration in an aquarium, but if you do decide that it needs to be included in your filter, make sure that you add it to the bottom tray. If you do opt to use chemical filtration, Chemi-Pure Blue is a great choice that utilizes both carbon and Purigen. Here’s an interesting fact, none of my regular aquariums are big enough for an FX6. My biggest tanks are 55 gallons (208 liters). You could definitely make an FX6 work on a 55 gallon, if your fish thrive in a high flow environment, like hillstream loaches.
I have to say that this is a really quiet filter! I couldn’t believe it. It pumps out SO much water and all you hear is just a little hum.
One thing I really like about the Fluval Fx6 is the smart system (although there is some room for improvement as you’re going to find out.) They are a very cheap but very efficient choice of bio media. They work just as well as all the other expensive bio-media on the market while costing less and being just as effective.
Trying to get the SunSun to prime nearly robbed me of my sanity. Priming the FX6 was so much nicer.The biomedia most definitely needs a thorough rinsing. Mine had tons of dust and little particles that needed to be washed away. Stagnant or non-moving water will allow waste, debris and any leftover food to build up and begin breaking down and releasing harmful ammonia into your water. Stagnant water also encourages the buildup of algae on surfaces and substrate. This is why using a filter rated for 400 gallons on a 400 gallon tank would be such a poor idea. This information allows consistent decisions to be provided, ensuring all applicants are treated fairly. Credit scoring does not discriminate on the grounds of sex, race, religion or disability. If you decline my application, what is the reason?