FX4 Canister Filter, up to 250 US Gal / 1000 L

FX4 Canister Filter, up to 250 US Gal / 1000 L

Item #: A214 | UPC: 015561102148

Building off the high-performance FX platform, the all-new FX4 canister filter bridges the gap between the Fluval 406 and the FX6 canister filters, making it an ideal choice for aquariums up to 250 US Gal (1000 L).

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Features

  • Multi-stage filter pumps out 700 gallons (2650 L) of water per hour
  • Smart Pump™ – advanced microchip technology continuously monitors and optimizes pump performance
  • Self-starting – just add water, plug in and Smart Pump™ will take over. Trapped air auto-evacuated every 12 hours to ensure maximum efficiency
  • Easy water changes eliminate need to lift heavy buckets. Simply attach hosing to output (Kit sold separately) and Smart Pump™ does the rest
  • Removable, stackable media baskets eliminate water bypass and hold a total of 1 gallon (3.9 L) 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 16.5″ tall design – easily fits under most aquariums
  • Made in Italy
  • For use in freshwater and saltwater aquariums

What’s Included

  • Ribber hosing
  • Rim connectors, clips and suction cups
  • Intake stem
  • Output nozzle
  • Lid fasteners
  • Filter canister
  • Utility valve and hosing
  • Drain cap
  • Pump unit (motor) and power cord
  • Rubbert feet
  • Media baskets
  • 1/2 media baskets
  • Filter lid and accessories

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FX Series

Instruction Manual & Warranty

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Questions & Answers

How does water flow through an FX series canister?

The water first moves to the bottom of the canister, and then rises to the top through the foam pads. It then passes back to the bottom of the canister through the media trays in the middle, before finally being returned to the aquarium.

How full should the canister be before starting the filter?

Fill the canister about halfway before starting the filter. More specifically, ensure there is at least 1.6 US Gal / 6 L of water in the FX4 canister and 2 US Gal / 8 L of water in the FX6 canister before starting the filter.

What are the specifications of the screws that fasten the motor head to the body of my FX canister filter?

The screws are self-tapping galvanized screws, TBC cross UNI 6954, 4.2 x 9.5 mm, A4T.

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Compare Models & Specs

FX2 Canister Filter

up to 175 US Gal / 750 L

  • Item #

    A213

  • UPC

    015561102131

  • Aquarium Capacity

    up to 175 US Gal / 750 L

  • Pump Output (120 V / 60 Hz)

    450 US GPH / 1800 LPH

  • Max. Flow Rate

    343 US GPH / 1300 LPH

  • Canister Volume

    2.8 US Gal / 10.6 L

  • Filter Circulation (120 V / 60 Hz)

    343 US GPH / 1300 LPH

  • Max. Head Pressure

    6.9 ft / 2.1 m

  • Wattage (120 V / 60 Hz)

    27W

  • Mechanical Area

    178 in² / 1150 cm²

  • Biological Volume

    1 US Gal / 3.9 L

  • Filtration Volume

    2.5 US Gal / 9.5 L

  • Dimensions

    13.4″ L x 13.4″ W x 16.5″ H / 34 x 34 x 42 cm

FX4 Canister Filter

250 US Gal / 1000 L

  • Item #

    A214

  • UPC

    015561102148

  • Aquarium Capacity

    250 US Gal / 1000 L

  • Pump Output (120 V / 60 Hz)

    700 US GPH / 2650 LPH

  • Max. Flow Rate

    450 US GPH / 1700 LPH

  • Canister Volume

    3.7 US Gal / 14 L

  • Filter Circulation (120 V / 60 Hz)

    450 US GPH / 1700 LPH

  • Max. Head Pressure

    6.9 ft / 2.1 m

  • Wattage (120 V / 60 Hz)

    30W

  • Mechanical Area

    217 in² / 1400 cm²

  • Biological Volume

    1 US Gal / 3.91 L

  • Filtration Volume

    3.7 US Gal / 14 L

  • Dimensions

    15.75″ L x 15.75″ W x 16.5″ H / 40 x 40 x 42 cm

FX6 Canister Filter

400 US Gal / 1500 L

  • Item #

    A219

  • UPC

    015561102193

  • Aquarium Capacity

    400 US Gal / 1500 L

  • Pump Output (120 V / 60 Hz)

    925 US GPH / 3500 LPH

  • Max. Flow Rate

    563 US GPH / 2130 LPH

  • Canister Volume

    5.28 US Gal / 20 L

  • Filter Circulation (120 V / 60 Hz)

    563 US GPH / 2130 LPH

  • Max. Head Pressure

    10.8 ft / 3.3 m

  • Wattage (120 V / 60 Hz)

    43W

  • Mechanical Area

    325.5 in² / 2100 cm²

  • Biological Volume

    1.5 US Gal / 5.9 L

  • Filtration Volume

    5.28 US Gal / 20 L

  • Dimensions

    15.75″ L x 15.75″ W x 20.8″ H / 40 x 40 x 53 cm