|02-10-2014 01:42 AM|
|!shadow!||Yea I have two choices.. 1. buy the impeller for 30 bucks and have a 50% chance to work or not work or just go ahead and realize it was time for a new filter.|
|02-10-2014 01:42 AM|
|02-10-2014 01:39 AM|
I've double the bio media by using GrowStones a hydroponic media. I've added a sponge to the chemical chamber. I use a sponge on the intake as a pre-filter.
With those additional restrictions I should have reduced flow but I do not. I would buy another and I would recommend them and I am not a big fan of canister filters.
|02-10-2014 01:31 AM|
|!shadow!||So I was setting up my tank a few hours ago and notice that I'm only getting about 1/3 flow on the g3. I figured it might be the impeller since I haven't messed with it during the 4 years i've had it and maybe time I replace it. Problem Is how does one know it's time to do so and generally how long does the impellers last?|
|04-04-2013 02:42 AM|
|!shadow!||I agree with sphack. I had the flow problem when using the fine micron cartridge. reduced flow to like 1/3 which was waaay too much. Took it off and went back with the reg white threaded one and worked normal. I say change the filter twice a week. Mines lasts about a week to 2. I guess depends on how much junk the filter takes up junk. I have small boraras briggitae so it's obviously going to clog up less than one on a cichlid tank.|
|04-03-2013 01:57 PM|
After my previous set of posts, customer service wanted to test my filter. They ended up shipping me an entire new g6. As a secondary filter it is working fine. Don't use the fine mesh filter. Don't use purigen in the chem basket. And change the filter every other day if you want full flow rate.
The no bypass filter design is nice but not very good for a planted tank for it fills up way too fast.
Would I buy one again? No. Would I toss the whole thing in the trash in frustration? Not anymore.
|04-03-2013 01:52 PM|
The Fluval G3 has problems. So does the G6. Many people have reported flow problems with no solution provided by the manufacturer. I had my G3 for less than 6 months, the flow rate is at 70%, I have done everything possible and Customer Service has no good answer.
|09-17-2012 05:37 AM|
The one you select for freshwater is microS/cm I think.
|09-14-2012 04:41 PM|
|DogFish||I'm going to take a tap water and a tank water sample to my friendly neighborhood hydroponic shop hand have them test for TDS. That's major for hydroponics. I'll take my Fisher Labs thermometer with and check the temp. Ill post results.|
|09-14-2012 04:26 PM|
Anyway, I like to see a fairly constant conductivity over time. Don't know how much impact it would be on the system. Just my 2 cents
|09-14-2012 12:48 PM|
Range from 570 after large W/C to 750-824. I use the flow screen to keep track of pre filter cleaning and the calendar warning for the bio-media. I think to be more scientic I'd need to cross chart that against temp range or at least be sure I'm looking at conductivity only @ 25C.
Other than declor, I seldom make any adjustments temp wise unless it's a massive W/C. I offer the same inconsistencies nature does. I vary W/C all year. During the heat wave I did Daily water changes, I've gone weeks with only top offs in the winter. I've done 50-75% changes during re-scapes.
What I find is I have much healthier Plants & Fish. Yes there a few losses alone the way just as in nature.
|09-14-2012 12:29 PM|
|DogFish||I wonder if this is more a G6 problem as other have had the trouble? My G3 has not had this. I'm interested in how this turns out, if I set up a 2nd display tank I might buy a G6.|
|09-14-2012 05:25 AM|
Ran across this old thread and thought to throw in my 3cents...
Just got off the phone with Hagen. My new g6 power head price is in the mail. I was getting impeller problems and errors after less than three months. They're replacing the whole thing.
Here is a pic of the flow:
It would run to the point of turning off. After a few weeks with my new eheim while the g6 was being shipped and tested, I like it but miss the ease of cleaning the mech filter from the top without opening the main unit.
|09-13-2012 06:51 PM|
That's a good question
I just googled that for ya. I don't really bother with it as long as I do my water changes every week. It's nice to know if you must tho.
|09-12-2012 09:51 PM|
|Green_Flash||Does anyone know if the electronic conductivity monitor is the same as measuring TDS?|
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