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post #32 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 08:54 PM
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If you ever want to get rid of the G6 let me know. I'm a gadget guy and it looks like a fun gadget.
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I have a G3 on a 12 gal. tank and a G6 on a 60 gal. tank, both planted tanks. I've had the G6 running for going on 2 years now and the G3 for a year. No problems with either one. I have to change the mechanical filter every week or two but it's so easy with these it's not a problem. In fact, easiest filter I've ever had. I change the chemical every 2 months and rinse the biological every 6 months. I've had several Eheims and these Fluvals are much easier to maintian in my opinion.


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I have a G3 on a 12 gal. tank and a G6 on a 60 gal. tank, both planted tanks. I've had the G6 running for going on 2 years now and the G3 for a year. No problems with either one. I have to change the mechanical filter every week or two but it's so easy with these it's not a problem. In fact, easiest filter I've ever had. I change the chemical every 2 months and rinse the biological every 6 months. I've had several Eheims and these Fluvals are much easier to maintian in my opinion.
Agreed on the easy maint.

Do you *replace* or just *clean* the mechanical filter every week?

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Agreed on the easy maint.

Do you *replace* or just *clean* the mechanical filter every week?

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Just clean, haven't needed to replace them yet. The only thing I have to replace is the charcoal.


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If you ever want to get rid of the G6 let me know. I'm a gadget guy and it looks like a fun gadget.
I'll let yo know, it is currently on my Cichlid tank, doing much better.

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