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FX6 / FX5 External Filter (Freshwater) Upgrade Kit
FX6 / FX5 External Filter (Freshwater) Upgrade Kit FX6 / FX5 External Filter (Freshwater) Upgrade Kit FX6 / FX5 External Filter (Freshwater) Upgrade Kit FX6 / FX5 External Filter (Freshwater) Upgrade Kit

FX6 / FX5 External Filter (Freshwater) Upgrade Kit

£94.99



Kit suitable for Fluval FX5 and FX6 canister filters - also suitable for sumps.
This kit contains 5kg of Biohome Ultimate, two sets of coarse, medium and fine foams plus lots of gel filter starter balls to seed the filter with beneficial bacteria and prevent any ammonia or nitrite spikes if this kit is used to replace media in a mature system. If the kit is used for a mature system it is best to swap out old media gradually (over a month or so) to make the transition as smooth as possible. Once the new media matures in the filter it should last 6-10 years at high efficiency. 
Foams for outer parts of trays should be cut to 37.5cm (14.75") x 9cm (3.5"). You will be able to cut 3 foams from each 17" x 11" coarse and medium foam so as this kit has 2 x coarse and 2 x medium foams that gives you enough for all 3 trays.
The fine pads can be carefully ripped to a suitable thickness then cut to size for the top tray - you only need one fine pad on top of the top tray.
This video explains the full process of upgrading an FX6 and also applies to an FX5:
HOW TO UPGRADE AN FX6 / FX5



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