|04-04-2013 03:42 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 02:57 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 02:52 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 06:37 AM|
The one you select for freshwater is microS/cm I think.
|09-14-2012 05:41 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 05:26 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 01:48 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 01:29 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 06:25 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 07:51 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 10:51 PM|
|Green_Flash||Does anyone know if the electronic conductivity monitor is the same as measuring TDS?|
|03-22-2012 01:11 PM|
|DogFish||OVT - Oh, I do understand the concept. I can see the benefit for those that push the limits of proper Aquarium keeping.|
|03-22-2012 07:39 AM|
But to be a Devil's Advocate, there are number of practical reasons to know what the conductivity (aka TDS) is at a given time. It can be used as an early warning system.
Water changes/filter performance: find the TDS of your tap water (RO should be 0). If your tank TDS starts going up, your filter is slacking or something else (bad) is going on. If TDS crosses a specific to you threshold, time for a water change.
Fish acclimatization: there are arguments that the diff in TDS is more important then PH, temp, hardness, etc. If the source water and your tank water have close TDS - just dump the fish in. If not, time for slowly adding tank water to the fish bag.
Just my $0.02. I would like my change back please
|03-22-2012 05:33 AM|
I'm not really seeing how knowing my conductivity level even matter to me.
I plant heavy, I do weekly 50% W/C and never skip, I stock my fish lightly and a feed light. My tank has a dirt floor, I don't dose. It's low light and I'm not about to play science fair with additives to adjust my water.
So I just turned off the alert function.
|03-22-2012 03:25 AM|
|!shadow!||yea just gotta set your range for it.|
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