Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5 out of 5 by ecunchater A Good Filter
I bought a 20 gallon starter set that came with a tank, over the back filter pump, heater, and hood to sit in my bedroom. The filter pump that originally came with the set was way too loud to have in my bedroom. I couldn't sleep. I went to the store and they recommended this one to replace the other one. This canister pump is quieter. If you put a towel over it and surround it with pillows, it is hard to hear. Unlike most pumps you read about on here, this one actually is quiet enough to keep in the house, if placed in the correct location and covered with a blanket, or pillow. I guess you really do get what you pay for. You should buy this filter if you are currently annoyed by a noisy filter.
October 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Discus77 I have used Fluval external filters for over a decade now and have nothing but goods things to say about them. The Fluval 106 was simple to hook up and the start up was also easy and fast to run. If you're looking for quality and affordability, this is the filter to get.
April 21, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5
by growin A Nightmare from day 1
I purchased this filter and while following the assembling instructions exactly, a piece of plastic from the AquaStop broke off. The filter was unusable. I returned it a day after purchase to the petsmart store and got a replacement. This time I was extremely gentle, followed the instructions exactly and another part broke on the top. I couldn't believe it. So I got a third one and it worked for some time but it was very finicky. This morning it flooded all over the hardwood floors and reduced the tank level. I'm done with Fluval. Petsmart was very helpful.
March 27, 2014