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How to Install a Fluval Filter

By Dan Chruscinski | Updated September 26, 2017


Items you will need

  • Aquarium

  • FLUVAL internal underwater filter

The FLUVAL filter is designed to run in small to mid-size aquariums and offers mechanical filtration of the environment. The installation of these filters requires the consumer to be aware of her needs by having knowledge of aquarium size and density of fish within that tank. This guide will walk users through determining which filter to purchase and the installation and use of that filter in the aquarium.

Remove all fish and decorations from the fish tank. Keep the aquarium filled with water. Position the tank to one side of an electrical outlet to avoid water from leaking and causing electrocution.

Remove the filter from the packaging and submerge the filter into the water while it's unplugged. If the filter is above the water level, it will not function properly.

Secure the filter using the included rim clamp. Tighten the clamp around the edge of the aquarium and slide the filter into the groove positioned on the inside of the aquarium.

Shift the exhaust outlet so it points away from the aquarium walls. You can adjust the angle based on preferences.

Plug the power cord into an outlet. If the filter is functioning properly, add your fish and decorations back into the tank. Unplug the filter before performing any adjustments to the filter.

Photo Credits

  • hagen.com


Dan Chruscinski has written pieces for both business and entertainment venues. His work has appeared in "Screen Magazine" as well as websites such as Starpulse.com. Chruscinski graduated in 2006 with a degree in English literature from Illinois State University.