The Hagen Fluval 206 Canister Filter does a very solid job of cleaning and filtering a fish tank up to 200 liters.
Anyone who has a fish tank at home knows the critical importance of good filtration and aeration in the tank. This helps to keep the tank clean with a proper level of oxygen. Keeping these two things under control helps to maintain the health of your fish, and it means that you do not have to clean the tank as much. Knowing that your fish are kept in a clean environment and that you do not need to clean the tank very often, make the prospect of owning a fish tank much more pleasant.
We recently were able to test out a Hagen Fluval 206 Canister Filter on our fish tank. Overall, we were quite impressed with its many practical benefits, which we identified as:
- Excellent filtration
- Less maintenance
- Quick set up
- Quiet operation
We found that the 206 did a really good job in its filtration performance and helped to keep our aquarium really clean. For example, this filter has better motor hydraulic performance than previous models, and it makes the flow rate and head pressure better. This helps to keep the tank better filtered and cleaner for your fish.
The better water filtration provides cleaner and healthier water for all living organisms in the tank. The biological filtration also is much better. The impeller in the canister is sound dampened, so that it is about 15% quieter. We really liked this because it means that you can keep your fish tank in the family room or bedroom and the noise from the device is very low and never becomes annoying.
Another feature we liked was that the priming system has been re-engineered and now starts very easily. We liked how the 206 from Hagen does really well at making the maintenance of a fish tank be as easy and worry free as you could possibly imagine. It also has a unique canister design that will hold about 40% more water than similar round canisters. This makes the water flow better through a very complex cleansing process. It maximizes the water’s contact with the various parts of the filter.
This canister filter is a very versatile and flexible product, and can be used on tanks as large as 200 liters, or about 150 gallons.