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Filter Media: Hagen Fluval FX5/FX6 Media


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Fluval FX5 User Manual
Fluval FX6 User Manual

Related Products:

Fluval FX5 and FX6 Aquarium Filter Parts

The only filter media included with the FX5/6 is the Fluval FX5 Replacement Foam Inserts. You might consider these following products--also listed on this page--for the three baskets in your FX5/6 filter.

1. The Top Media Basket
Pre-Filter, Carbon, and Zeo-Carb--all available for ordering on this page--are all options for screening small particles from the water. Pre-Filter is inert, acting solely to create a screen. Carbon removes dyes, medications, and solubilized wastes that a simple screen cannot. Zeo-Carb removes ammonia; it is often used in beginning setups to keep initial ammonia spikes lower than would occur naturally.

Ammonia Remover and the Polishing pads, both available for ordering on this page, can also be used in the top basket.

2. Middle Media Basket
The middle media basket is useful for chemically modifying water.

The middle chamber is a good place to begin the biological reduction process as well. Many media types provide both mechanical filtering and biological treatment, creating an excellent environment for beneficial bacteria to proliferate. Even many chemical compounds will support colonies of bacteria. With the primary mechanical purification of the water stream occurring in the foam inserts, it is typical to load additional biological media into the middle media basket. BioMax and extra Carbon or Ammonia Remover are commonly used. This is also the place where more exotic media, chosen for a specific application, can be used.

The Polishing Pad can also be used in the middle media basket.

3. Bottom Media Basket
This basket receives the purest water stream, making it the proper place for dedicated biological media. Placed here, BioMax, for example, provides optimal biological power in a very compact ring. With a multitude of pores perforating both the surface and the internal matrix, it is an ideal substrate for this position. To capture any small particles remaining in the water before it reaches this final stage of filtration, consider layering a Polishing Pad, a fine mechanical filter, on top of any biological or chemical media placed in the bottom basket. This will prevent the clogging of the delicate pores of the media used here, enhancing the useful life.

The Fine Filter Pad can be used in conjunction with the Polishing Pad.
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Fluval Carbon, Three 100 gm Packs
Hagen Fluval Carbon, Three 100 Gram Packs (Fluval A-1440)
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  • Fluval Carbon, Three 100 Gram Packs (Fluval A-1440) for all Hagen Fluval filters
  • Top or middle media baskets
  • For freshwater and marine environments

Fluval Carbon improves water clarity and color, while also removing odors. Highly porous, it provides large amounts of surface area for adsorption of impurities. It effectively removes heavy metals, odors, discolorations, organic contaminants, and pollutants to leave your aquarium water crystal clear and sparkling. This product doesn't not release phosphates
Fluval Carbon 375 grams
Hagen Fluval Carbon 375 grams (Fluval A-1445)
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The Hagen Fluval Carbon 375 grams (Fluval A-1445) has been discontinued by the manufacturer. We recommend using the Inland Seas Marine & Reef Activated Carbon 1 lb in its place. The Inland Seas Carbon is pelletized while the Fluval Carbon is granular, but they will perform the same.
Fluval Hagen Peat Granules 500 Grams
Hagen Peat Granules 500 Grams (Fluval A-1465)
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  • Fluval A-1465
  • For freshwater use only
  • Recommended for fish that prefer soft acidic water
Fluval Ganular Peat is the all-natural way to soften aquarium water and achieve the pH levels required for breeding and rearing certain tropical fish. Peat contains humic acid, tanning agents, and trace elements that are essential for various life processes. Fluval Peat Granules will enhance coloration and behavior of some species of fish.

Fluval Prefilter Media
Hagen Fluval Prefilter Media (Fluval A-1470)
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  • Fluval Prefilter Media (Fluval A-1470) for all Hagen Fluval filters
  • Top or Middle Media Baskets
  • For freshwater and marine environments

Fluval Pre-Filter Media consists of chemically inert ceramic rings designed to capture larger solids. Trapping these particles before they can move further through the system, Pre-Filter prevents the clogging of active media that will filter the same water in subsequent stages. This extends the media, and reduces the need for frequent replacement. Pre-Filter is permanent, and requires only occasional rinsing.
Ammonia Remover 3 Pack
Hagen Fluval Ammonia Remover 3 Pack (Fluval A-1480)
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  • Fluval Ammonia Remover 3 Pack (Fluval A-1480) for all Hagen Fluval filters
  • Top or Middle Media Baskets
  • For freshwater use only
  • 180 grams in eachpack

Fluval Ammonia Remover is a natural ion-exchange media designed to remove toxic ammonia as a water passes over it. Controlling ammonia levels reduces stress on fish. Use this product to provide a healthy environment when setting up a new aquarium or maintaining one that contains a higher than average fish stock. Ammonia Remover gradually becomes inactive.
Fluval Ammonia Remover 1600 Grams
Hagen Fluval Ammonia Remover 1600 Grams (Fluval A-1486)
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  • Fluval A-1486
  • Top or Middle Media Baskets
  • For freshwater use only

Fluval Ammonia Remover is a natural ion-exchange media designed to remove toxic ammonia as a water passes over it. Controlling ammonia levels reduces stress on fish. Use this product to provide a healthy environment when setting up a new aquarium or maintaining one that contains a higher than average fish stock. Ammonia Remover gradually becomes inactive.
Fluval Ammonia Remover 2800 Grams
Hagen Fluval Ammonia Remover 2800 Grams (Fluval A-1487)
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  • Fluval A-1487
  • Top or Middle Media Baskets
  • For freshwater use only

Fluval Ammonia Remover is a natural ion-exchange media designed to remove toxic ammonia as a water passes over it. Controlling ammonia levels reduces stress on fish. Use this product to provide a healthy environment when setting up a new aquarium or maintaining one that contains a higher than average fish stock. Ammonia Remover gradually becomes inactive.
Fluval Zeocarb, Three 150 Gram Packs
Hagen Fluval Zeocarb, Three 150 Gram Packs (Fluval A-1490)
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  • Fluval Zeocarb, Three 150 Grams Packs (Fluval A-1490) for all Hagen Fluval filters
  • Top or Middle Media Baskets
  • For freshwater use only

Fluval Zeo-Carb is a premium blend of Fluval Carbon and Fluval Ammonia Remover. Working together, these highly effective medias eliminate liquefied impurities, odors, and discoloration, while, at the same time, removing toxic ammonia for a clean, healthy aquarium.
Fluval Bio Max Media 500 grams
Hagen Fluval Bio Max Media 500 grams (Fluval A-1456)
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  • Fluval Bio Max Media 11.1 (Fluval A-1456) for all Hagen Fluval filters
  • Middle or Bottom Media Baskets
  • For freshwater and marine environments

Fluval BioMax ceramic rings have a complex pore system where beneficial bacteria can thrive. With more capacity than most biological filter media, BioMax helps reduce ammonia and nitrite. Plus, the rings allow ideal water movement throughout the media, to ensure optimal contact time for efficient biological filtration.
Fluval FX5/6 Replacement Foam Block (3 Pack)
Hagen Fluval FX5/6 Replacement Foam Block, 3 Pack (Fluval A-10228)
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Fluval part # A-228. Captures large particles. Custom fit to prevent bypass. Enhances biological filtration. For freshwater and marine environments.
Fluval FX5/6 Replacement Polishing Pad (3 Pack)
Hagen Fluval FX5/6 Replacement Polishing Pad, 3 Pack (Fluval A-246)
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Fluval part# A-246. Effectively traps micro particles and debris. For crystal clear aquarium water. For freshwater and marine environments.

Fluval fine filter pads are uniquely designed to fit Fluval canister filters. These polyester pads capture small particles and help maintain crystal clear water. Use Fluval Fine Filter Pads after using Filter Polishing Pads to maintain water clarity.
Fluval FX5/6 Replacement Fine Filter Pad (3 Pack)
Hagen Fluval FX5/6 Replacement Fine Filter Pad, 3 Pack (Fluval A-248)
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Fluval part # A-248. Captures small particles. Helps maintain clear water. For freshwater and marine environments.