Fluval 07 Series Aquarium Filter Reviews | 2020 Updated

The Fluval 07 Series of aquarium filters is one of the most successful series of filters ever made scanning decades worth of small but mighty canister filters from Fluval. Like their predecessors, they incorporate power and reliability, but with an added ease of use and flexibility.

As previously there are four different sizes available in the Fluval 07 series which come under the names 107, 207, 307, and 407. They range from being suitable for aquariums of the smallest size 10 to 30 gallons right up to 50 to 100 gallons. The specifications for these filters are as follows.

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Fluval 07 Series Specifications

Fluval 107

  • Capacity – 10 to 30 gallon (40 to 130 liters)
  • Circulation – 95 gallons per hour (360 liters)
  • Pump Output – 145 gallons per hour (550 liters)

Fluval 207

  • Capacity – 20 to 45 gallons (60 to 220 liters)
  • Circulation – 121 gallons per hour (460 liters)
  • Pump Output – 206 gallons per hour (780 liters)

Fluval 307

  • Capacity – 40 to 70 gallons (90 to 330 liters)
  • Circulation – 260 gallons per hour (780 liters)
  • Pump Output – 303 gallons per hour (780 liters)

Fluval 407

  • Capacity – 50 to 100 gallons (150 to 500 liters)
  • Circulation – 245 gallons per hour (930 liters)
  • Pump Output – 383 gallons per hour (1450 liters)

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Features

  • Ergonomic design and raised lip for smoother operation
  • Single action dual locking clamps for quick release & attachment
  • New center handle allows Main media stack to be removed
  • Redesigned system – requires less pumps to engage
  • The all-new 07 series marks the 7th incarnation in nearly 4 decades of fluval’s top selling canister Filter family Worldwide. Not only does the latest generation incorporate the power and reliability you’ve come to expect from the leader in aquatic filtration, but it also features several new performance upgrades that make it up to 25% quieter and more robust, energy-efficient, flexible and easier to use than ever before

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Features

  • Ergonomic design and raised lip for smoother operation
  • Single action dual locking clamps for quick release & attachment
  • New center handle allows Main media stack to be removed
  • Redesigned system – requires less pumps to engage
  • The all-new 07 series marks the 7th incarnation in nearly 4 decades of fluval’s top selling canister Filter family Worldwide. Not only does the latest generation incorporate the power and reliability you’ve come to expect from the leader in aquatic filtration, but it also features several new performance upgrades that make it up to 25% quieter and more robust, energy-efficient, flexible and easier to use than ever before

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Features

  • The 07 series features new engineering solutions that work cohesively to produce a fluent operation that is up to 25% quieter than before
  • Depending on the model selected, the 07 Series generates between 145 - 383 US Gal/h (550-1, 450 L/h) of constant pumping power and pressure that endures over time
  • 07 filters are big on power, yet small on energy consumption. The 107 and 207 models, for example, draw as little as 10 watts of electrical energy, which is EQUIVALENT TO A SINGLE HOUSEHOLD LED LIGHTBULB!
  • The 07 Series features several new design refinements that reduce the effort and time involved for maintenance, so you can spend more time enjoying your aquarium, and less time working it
  • The 07 Series utilizes every square inch of available canister volume, and positions media resourcefully to maximize media space in a compact footprint

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Features

  • The 07 series features new engineering solutions that work cohesively to produce a fluent operation that is up to 25% quieter than before
  • Depending on the model selected, the 07 Series generates between 145 - 383 US Gal/h (550-1, 450 L/h) of constant pumping power and pressure that endures over time
  • 07 filters are big on power, yet small on energy consumption. The 107 and 207 models, for example, draw as little as 10 watts of electrical energy, which is EQUIVALENT TO A SINGLE HOUSEHOLD LED LIGHTBULB!
  • The 07 Series features several new design refinements that reduce the effort and time involved for maintenance, so you can spend more time enjoying your aquarium, and less time working it
  • The 07 Series utilizes every square inch of available canister volume, and positions media resourcefully to maximize media space in a compact footprint

What’s In The Fluval 07 Series Box

Whether you purchase the 1, 2, 3, or 4 in the 07 series you will get the same parts, bits, and pieces in the box. Of course, the filter canister will vary in size depending on what capacity you buy.

  • Filter canister
  • Aquastop valve
  • Ribbed hosing
  • Rim connectors
  • Intake tube
  • Intake strainer
  • Intake stem/intake strainer
  • Pre-filter basket
  • Media basket
  • Media basket cover
  • Media basket handle
  • Suction cup
  • Output nozzle
  • 2 rubber hose connectors
  • Instruction manual
  • Filter media

As with all Fluval products the 07 series canister filters are built from tough and durable plastic and are presented in an attractive red and black coloration. All attachments and accessories are also of high quality as you would expect from Fluval.

Features And Benefits Of The Fluval 07 Series

  • Powerful motor
  • Quiet operation
  • Fluval eTEC
  • Energy efficient
  • Rubber feet stabilizers
  • Redesigned primer
  • Aquastop valves
  • EZ-lift media baskets
  • Vertical pre-filter cartridge

eTech

Standing for efficient technology, eTech is as Fluval says ‘a synergistic process that utilizes cutting-edge design materials and manufacturing methods to generate a great end result.’ But what exactly does this mean?

Well, it means that the pump in the 07 series has greater power after being re-engineered, and can now move from 145 to 383 gallons per hour. This makes it far more powerful than most other canister filters. It also means that the 07 series is more energy-efficient, drawing as little as 10 watts of energy making it cheap to run.

Aquastop Valves

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An ingenious invention, the aquastop valve is an ergonomic design that stops the water from flowing and allows for spill-free maintenance. An absolute godsend, as any fishkeeper will tell you that has cleaned up after maintenance performed on canister filters without them.

Priming Device

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Though the 07 series is not self-priming, it now has a newly designed and stronger priming device. This can be operated easily just using two fingers compared to other canister filters where you need two hands. The suction has also been improved on the 07 design meaning priming now only takes 3 to 4 pumps.

Pre-filter and Media Baskets

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A unique design to the Fluval 07 series, the pre-filter is a vertical unit saving space within the canister. The pads inside this, which are included, are of a new design known as Bio-foam Max. These are made of a rippled material with 30% greater surface area. The media baskets are easy to lift out, in fact, it can be done with one finger.

Rubber Feet Stabilizers

Offering a more solid base, canister protection, and a definite reduction in noise, the rubber feet stabilizers have been redesigned especially for the 07 series. They stop vibrations, often the root cause of a noisy canister filter and teamed with the re-engineered impeller assembly make it virtually silent.

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Fluval 07 Series Maintenance

The 07 series has also undergone several design refinements that reduce the effort and time that is involved in maintenance. These include:

  • Aquastop valves – these quickly shut off water and help avoid spills and mess.
  • Lift lock motorhead clamps – single action dual locking clamps for quick release and attachment.
  • EZ-lift media baskets – a central handle allows the media stack to be removed simultaneously for quick access. There is no need to empty the canister of water in order to remove the baskets.
  • Quick primer – requires fewer pumps to get it started, is 7 times stronger and comes with large easy-grip handles making it simple to operate even if it is in a cabinet.

Fluval 07 Series Cost

As with all the Fluval canister filters, the 07 series is not exactly inexpensive. However, as with anything you could say that you get exactly what you pay for and with the Fluval 07 series you are getting class.

  • Fluval 107 – $110*
  • Fluval 207 – $120*
  • Fluval 307 – $170*
  • Fluval 407 – $205*

*Prices are approximate and not taken from Amazon

The Fluval 07 Series Verdict

Undoubtedly, eTech is at the heart of the Fluval 07 series and the introduction of this has made them big on power, small on energy, and highly efficient. They are also flexible, robust, and reliable making them well worth the heftier (than most other canister filters) price tag.

If you have a very large aquarium you may want to consider going for the FX range. Check out our reviews on the FX4 and FX6.

Carl Broadbent