Fluval 407 External Canister Filter Review

I am writing this after fully testing the Fluval 407, this filter i must say it out performs it previous filters in the range. If you are looking for a small compact filter this is the one for you.

This Filters Pump has been Re-engineered and can now move 500 -1400 litres of water per hour.

Here is a breakdown of the models in the range and capacities.

  • 107 up to 30 US Gal (130 L)
  • 207 up to 45 US Gal (220 L)
  • 307 up to 70 US Gal (330 L)
  • 407 up to 100 US Gal (500 L)

In Addition it is more energy efficient and will saves you money. The 407 is ultra quiet compared to previous models

What’s in the Box ?

Key Features

  • Fluval eTEC (Efficient Technology) construction employs cutting-edge design, materials & manufacturing methods to deliver powerful pump performance, reduced energy consumption & ultra-quiet operation
  • Powerful motor generates constant pumping power and pressure that endures over time
  • Re-engineered, the precision-crafted pump runs up to 25% quieter than the previous generation
  • Energy-efficient – some 07 series filters draw as little energy as a single household LED lightbulb
  • Redesigned, substantially enlarged rubber feet stabilizers offer superior vibration-dampening ability and added protection
  • New ergonomic AquaStop valves with a raised lip for smoother operation
  • Single action dual Lift-Lock motorhead clamps for quick release and attachment
  • Redesigned Primer with larger easy-grip handle provides fast, effortless start-ups with just a few pumps
  • EZ-Lift media baskets with new centre handle allow media stack to be removed with just 1 finger for quick access (less mess & no need to empty canister of water)
  • Unique vertical pre-filter cartridge with independent access provides more surface area and better mechanical filtration
  • All necessary authentic Fluval media included
  • Designed and manufactured in Europe

Technical Data 

  • For aquariums from 150-500 Litres 
  • Pump Performance – 1450 L/h 
  • Filter Dimensions:  (L x W x H) 24 x 18 x 49cm

Unboxing of the Fluval 407 Filter

My Opinion

The Fluval 407 by far out performs previous models i have had in the past. It’s easy to setup and the flow rate is very good.

It seems to have a better locking system and priming handle.

As previously mentioned too, the Fluval 407 filter is more efficient than previous models and quieter.

Any one looking at this model i would recommend as i have had running on a tank for around four weeks now it’s great. It was so easy to set up and feels like a solid all round filter. I would imaging it will fit under most aquarium cupboards as it quite compact too.



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