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Fluval 106 Canister Filter

Fluval 106 Canister Filter delivers many practical benefits including better filtration, less maintenance frequency, faster setup, and quieter operation all designed to make fish keeping more enjoyable. This filter provides enhanced functionality and filtration performance that creates the cleanest, healthiest aquariums ever. Suitable for fresh or salt water aquariums up to 100 L (25 US Gal).
Overall rating:
4.857 / 5
4.9
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5
(7 reviews) 7
7 of 7(100%)customers recommend this product.
Reviews for Fluval 106 Canister Filter
Review 1 for Fluval 106 Canister Filter
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5 7 reviews

Great product

February 25, 2014
by Guelphite
fromGuelph Ontario Canada
What is your gender?M
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Weekly
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5 7 reviews
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5 7 reviews
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5 7 reviews
I put this filter onto a 29 gallon Pet Smart tank and it really does a great job. Very easy to prime, a couple of pumps and it self primed.
I think that it is underrated regarding tank size, it will easily filter a 30 gallon tank.
I have a 16 year old Fluval 304 on my other 29 gallon tank, which is overkill, but it is still working like new.
The new filter is in our tank in the living room, and is so silent that I have to check that it is running.
I will be getting another for my tank in the basement when my 304 eventually needs replacing.
My blue rainbow fish really like the new tank.
Pros: works great, easy to install, easy to clean
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Review 2 for Fluval 106 Canister Filter
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5 7 reviews

Awesome Filter

November 8, 2013
by Vinny282
fromStafford, VA
What is your gender?M
How many pets do you have?4
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5 7 reviews
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5 7 reviews
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5 7 reviews
I don't often write reviews. Maybe I think it is of little value, but every once in a while I run across a product that is just awesome!
I built a terrarium with a two stage waterfall and found that the smaller canister filters just don't have the capacity or strength to run the waterfall and keep the aquarium portion clean. I run live plants and a small number of fish with 2 firebelly toads. The whole concept is to have animals in all three sections of the terrarium. Submersed, land/water and land only.
I searched for a filter that would achieve the proper results for this set up and finally found the fluval. It is an outstanding piece of equipment and has the power to back it up. I have the 300 series canister filter already and have always liked Fluval, so I invested.
The seat up is easy. Follow the instructions and you should have no issues. It is an exceptionally quiet piece of equipment and I love the fact that you can control the flow. Thank you, Fluval!
Pros: easy to clean, works great, easy to install
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Review 3 for Fluval 106 Canister Filter
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5 7 reviews

Very good product

July 25, 2013
by BloodWasp
fromOntario Canada
What is your gender?M
How many pets do you have?2
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Weekly
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5 7 reviews
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5 7 reviews
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5 7 reviews
Purchased 106 very easy to setup took only 20 min, comes with everything you need to get started and if you need other media for it they have a wide range of it. I did add more bio media to it.
Pros: easy to clean, works great, easy to install
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Review 4 for Fluval 106 Canister Filter
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5 7 reviews

Incredible

July 13, 2013
by PilotSully
fromJefferson, GA
What is your gender?M
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5 7 reviews
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5 7 reviews
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5 7 reviews
After my long used, trusty side mounted filter died on me, I decided to go for the 306 model for my 60 gallon tank. It was more than I had anticipated on spending on a filter when I walked in the store, but after so much research on canister filters and the Fluval brand, I had no other logical choice.
It is incredibly easy to set up. The instructions are easy to understand and the instruction manual provides detailed information on cleaning and maintenance as well as when to rinse or change the media. Coming from a basic foam filter, the use of media was a bit overwhelming at first, but it is so nice to be able to put what I want and I can tailor it to what is going on with my tanks conditions. Keeps my tank running smoothly and incredibly clear, which is why I decided to go with a canister in the first place.
Highly recommended to anyone looking for an upgrade to their tank that will make an incredible difference.
Pros: works great, easy to install, easy to clean
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Review 5 for Fluval 106 Canister Filter
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5 7 reviews

Great Filter!!

February 11, 2013
by ReefKeeper
fromTampa, Florida
What is your gender?M
How many pets do you have?2
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5 7 reviews
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5 7 reviews
Ease of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5 7 reviews
Great filter. I purchased the 306 model for my new Reef tank. It is a GREAT filter. Very Very quite. Nice design and solid casing. I actually purchased a Marineland canister filter before this one. When I hooked it up(Just handling it scared me because of how cheap the filter was made) it leaked like crazy from around the motor(Lid). No matter what I did it leaked. Even the Primer button leaked. So, I went and exchanged the marineland for the Fluval! It is an AWESOME filter! Its so quiet. The hoses and everything are awesome too! Especially comparing it to the Marineland.
Pros: works great, easy to install, easy to clean
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Review 6 for Fluval 106 Canister Filter
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5 7 reviews

i possibly dropped 3 gallons of water in a minute

January 20, 2013
by eatapineapple
fromToronto Ontario
What is your gender?M
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Weekly
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5 7 reviews
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5 7 reviews
Ease of Use 
2 / 5
2 / 5 7 reviews
this filter is AMAZING the only problem is it is kinda hard to asseble but you will figure it out eventully. the filter media is great it goes under 3 cleaning stages and you can put other types of fluval stuff in it like i put in clear max (it fixed my water in 1 day AKA 24 hours). GET THIS FILTER you win not regret it and it the best of all
Pros: works great, easy to clean
Cons: Hard to Install
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Review 7 for Fluval 106 Canister Filter
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5 7 reviews

filter media

October 14, 2012
by David79
fromReynosa.Mexico
What is your gender?M
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?A few times a year
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5 7 reviews
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5 7 reviews
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5 7 reviews
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This week I went for a fluval 305 but to my surprise there were only 306 in existence and for the same price, magnificent.
unpleasant for me is that in my opinion the filter media are insufficient, the BioMax actually fit perfectly in the middle of the basket which means I have to buy more. fortunately already planned to buy since coal filter is not an option for me.
The filter is very nice and quiet, I'm really pleased with my purchase and recommend it widely
Pros: works great, easy to install
-2points
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