The Hagen Fluval FX5 Canister Filter

by Trevor J Rockberry on December 7, 2009

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Whether you own an aquarium or you’re thinking about getting one, an aquarium filtration system is essential and the Fluval FX5 by Hagen is a specially designed canister filter that’s meant to ease up a lot of the stress for an aquarium owner when it comes to cleaning and maintaining their system. The main advantage that you have with canister filters when using them for aquarium filtration is their extra large storage capacity; this is certainly the case with the Fluval FX5.

In fact, the Fluval FX5 canister filter can be used for freshwater or marine aquariums up to 400 gallons– that’s an impressive number for aquarium filtration systems in general. But here are some of the other reasons why canister filters and the Fluval FX5 as such should be considered as your primary filtration system for your aquarium.

Filtration Operation

There are two important characteristics of typical aquarium filtration products and systems that canister filters, and the Fluval FX5 system in particular, improve. The first is the actual filtration operation itself. While many of the wet and dry filter systems are complicated to install and run, the Fluval FX5 is simple to install, easy to maintain and run, and contains many different user-friendly features that any aquarium owner will be happy about.

This aquarium filtration system also comes with a proprietary smart pump technology that allows for quiet operation of the system. Unlike regular filters and other canister filter brands, the Hagen Fluval FX5 runs quietly and efficiently so no extra noise is noticed!

Water Flows and Valves

Another sign of a good canister filter is its ability to regular the water flow to maintain a clean, reliable aquarium. Not all aquarium filtration systems are the same in this department, though, as some fail to do the job properly, leaving the aquarium owner with a mess. However, the Fluval FX5 by Hagen contains a special valve system called the AquaStop Valves. This system is meant to regular the water flow rotating at 55 degree angles. These click-fit valves are incredibly easy to set up, though, and they allow for leak-proof maintenance to boot!

In addition, Hagen decided to create their Fluval FX5 with a smart water pump performance system. Their canister filter product contains a high-tech electronic circuit board that acts as a control system, monitoring performance of the entire filter so that it’s powerful and energy efficient.

Starting the System

A canister filter should also have a good starting mechanism to get the filtration mechanism started. The traditional way of starting filtration systems is the manual siphoning; this process often takes time and may not always work efficiently at all times either. The Fluval FX5 eliminates this problem, however, as it comes with its own specialty priming system. These canister filter products come with a self-priming, instant-start system that’s much easier to use than most any other filtration product on the market today for aquariums.

All in all, the Hagen Fluval FX5 is probably one of the best systems on the market today for aquarium filtration. With its smart pump features and user-friendly system that’s incredibly easy to install and maintain, no other canister filter comes close to the great job that the Fluval FX5 performs.

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