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03-09-2017 12:44 AM
zenche haha, I hear ya. I've not been active on here till just a week ago or so again. i go through periods where i get really back into the hobby and then it fizzes out.
03-08-2017 11:46 PM
!shadow! Yea i've recently came back man, I actually re-did my 32g about a month ago and it's my fav tank till date. Laziness has gotten the best of me haha. I need to take some nice dslr pics and upload em so I can get some feedback. I only took a pic of the hardscape not of the finished product.
03-08-2017 04:38 AM
zenche good to see you're still active on these boards gauny!
03-08-2017 02:51 AM
!shadow! Wish eheim could design a filter like a g series without all the issues it had. The conductivity was a nice bonus and ease of access for the media was a nice bonus plus who doesn't like a flashy toy for our fish.
03-06-2017 02:55 AM
zenche I have my G6 in storage as I moved out of the country and couldn't bring it with me. It was pretty simple to maintain and worked well for me (I had 2 of them, sold one before I left).

I'm using a Fluval FX6 now on a 75G. I miss how easy my G6 was to keep clean, and the display readings are a feature I miss. The FX6 has much more flow which is good. but the biggest draw back on the FX6 is that the hoses are 1" ID....not a lot of accessories designed for this size and flow. Like, wish I could find lily's or even a spraybar...
03-03-2016 04:36 AM
sphack I still use my g6 in the basement. Too noisy for upstairs. I get pretty low flow on the g7 even after a full cleaning yesterday. It's an expensive filter for a 20gal tank. I have been running it on a tank with a hob to keep it primed to be able to transfer to a emergency tank when needed.
02-13-2016 12:51 AM
keymastr I do not think they were a very popular filter. Too many problems.
02-12-2016 03:26 PM
Blokie Nobody?
02-10-2016 07:19 PM
How are you guys getting on with the G6?

Hi All,

Digging up and old (but very interesting!) thread as I'm considering buying a G6 for my new 82g tank.

How are your guys getting on with the G6? Are you all still using it, and if would you still recommend one and also anything to watch out for?
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
Originally Posted by !shadow! View Post
...Problem Is how does one know it's time to do so and generally how long does the impellers last?
Magnet drives get slimy build up that can be cleaned with H2O2 & a paper towel. Not a bad quarterly maintenance idea.
02-10-2014 01:39 AM
Originally Posted by MickeyMahwah View Post
The Fluval G3 has problems....
My has been running for over a year with no problems what so ever.

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
sphack 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.
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