item: 5105737 By Fluval

Fluval® External 306 Canister Filter

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The Fluval External 306 Canister Filter features a multi-stage filtration system that utilizes the entire canister volume for radically increased water flow efficiency. Its mechanical stage features vertical twin foam pre-filters to increase flow and reduce maintenance. The chemical and biological stages are housed in independent modules. This means you can change filter media independently and ensure a constant level of all-important nitrifying bacteria. The multiple modules allow a vast array of filter media options for maximum versatility.

Features:

  • Instant prime - no need for manual siphoning
  • AquaStop stops water flow without disconnecting hoses; eliminates leaks and mess
  • Lift lock clamps securely lock cover in place, simply lift to open for easy maintenance
  • Manufacturer offers a three-year warranty

    Includes: Fluval media: foam pads, carbon, and BioMax
    Intended For: Fresh and salt water aquariums
    Material: Foam, Carbon, Bomax
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    Size: Fluval External 306 Canister Filter can be used with tanks up to 70 Gallons and filters at a rate of 260 GPH

    Instructions:
    Instructional DVD included to help with set-up

  • Fluval® External 306 Canister Filter
    169.99 New Available
    Fluval® External 306 Canister Filter is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A major upgrade from power head filters I purchased the Fluval 306 to upgrade my filtration system on my 36 gallon bow front cichkid tank. I was using two bio wheel filters which worked very well but I got tired of the filter changes so often. The 306 is overkill for my tank but you can gate down the valve if you need to. This filter pump is amazingly powerful and extremely quiet. I have it in the cabinet under the tank and I can't even hear it. You can also see debris get sucked into the strainer and it disappears instantly. Within 24 hours, my tank was cleaner than it ever has been. Absolutely crystal clear. Very satisfied with this purchase.
    Date published: 2015-12-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good I have had this filter for almost a month now and it's great. The water is crystal clear. I have two goldfish and this filter has the power to keep the water so clear no matter what they do. It took a few days for the water to clear up when I first hooked it up. I think it has something to do with bacteria. So don't get discouraged on the first day when you don't see improvement.
    Date published: 2016-01-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing filter so far I bought my first one to add to my 75 to accompany my Aquaclear 110 and cascade filters. This was supper easy to set up and prime and was dead silent. I was so impressed, I went and bought a second a week later to replace my 110. I had to take the second one back because the housing leaked out the bottom, but the replacement was as perfect as the first one I bought. My only complaint is the hoses and the returns. I'm not a fan of them. I would like to see a spray bar option and vinyl hoses instead of the plastic ones they put with them. Black intakes instead of the clear ones would be nice too. All of that aside, I would gladly recommend these filters to anyone. You can't go wrong with Fluval.
    Date published: 2015-03-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I have had this 306 for over a year and I would have to say it works the best then any other canister filter that I have owned. Since then, I now have 4 Fluval canister filters on all 4 of my tanks. Ranging form the 106 to the 406. I know the price is a bit higher then some other filters but worth the cost!
    Date published: 2015-03-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great filter..... Reliable, easy to set-up and run. Low maintenance.
    Date published: 2014-08-29
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from 306 AND 406 Problems, Problems, and MORE Problems!! I started with a 306 which works great at first, the rapid filtering and water flow are incredible to watch but this filter quickly developed water flow issues (it slows to a pathetic trickle) that are impossible to fully resolve. I upgraded to a 406 because perhaps I just need more kick for my heavily planted tank and that was the ONLY thing I hadn't tried and had the exact same issues. I've been researching, cleaning, replacing parts, crying, recleaning, cussing, and troubleshooting this problem for nearly two years with no results. I cannot stress how much headache and hassle this filter is! This filter, both 306 and 406, is junk. I will never buy this brand again! If you don't have this problem GREAT good for you some people never have these issues but if you pay attention most of them are using the old '05 series not these newer '06's, apparently it's Russian Roulette if this problem will develop for you and it doesn't go away once it starts so if you are considering buying this filter don't take my word for it but I highly suggest visiting a hobbyist forum and asking for recommendations or input first.
    Date published: 2016-06-28
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