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11-17-2012 11:14 AM
ronaldvalente
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Originally Posted by TexasCichlid View Post
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.

R
11-17-2012 03:09 AM
davrx
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Originally Posted by ronaldvalente View Post
Agreed on the easy maint.

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

-R
Just clean, haven't needed to replace them yet. The only thing I have to replace is the charcoal.
11-17-2012 01:34 AM
ronaldvalente
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Originally Posted by davrx View Post
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?

-R
11-17-2012 01:23 AM
davrx
G3 and G6

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.
11-16-2012 09:54 PM
TexasCichlid 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.
11-16-2012 08:42 PM
ronaldvalente 75G Planted Tank


20G Cichlid Tank
11-16-2012 08:36 PM
ronaldvalente
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Originally Posted by somewhatshocked View Post
So what's the next step?

Gonna sell the G6 and buy all kinds of goodies?
Fluval G6 moved to my FOWLR Cichlid Tank
2x Eheim 2217 Canisters installed on my 75G Planted.

I would appreciate some comments regarding my algae situation, posted pics in a new thread here: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=197535

Thanks!

-R
11-16-2012 08:14 PM
somewhatshocked So what's the next step?

Gonna sell the G6 and buy all kinds of goodies?
11-16-2012 08:04 PM
ronaldvalente
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Originally Posted by DogFish View Post
Now that SomeWhatShocked and I have talked you down off the ledge, maybe the thread should be call, "Fluval G6 & Me" or "Fluval G6 my Observations" or even
"Fluval G6's most excellent adventure"

LOL - How about Fluval G6 Escapades?
11-16-2012 08:02 PM
ronaldvalente Thanks again for all the help. I posted pictures of my substrate and plants. I am sure you can imagine what my filter looks like.

Any suggestions outside CO2 (I already have that on its way) would be greatly appreciated.
11-16-2012 07:54 PM
DogFish Now that SomeWhatShocked and I have talked you down off the ledge, maybe the thread should be call, "Fluval G6 & Me" or "Fluval G6 my Observations" or even
"Fluval G6's most excellent adventure"

11-16-2012 07:20 PM
ronaldvalente
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Originally Posted by somewhatshocked View Post
Since the tank isn't in balance (no CO2) and you've got fish that love to stir things up, it makes sense that your filter would clog.

I'm an Eheim person but still can't see that it's the filter's fault.

At least things are beginning to be in check with your Eheim and you're adding CO2. Things will definitely improve.
Agreed, it is not 100% the filters fault. Looking forward for the improvement. CO2 should be online by next wednesday.
11-16-2012 05:46 PM
somewhatshocked Since the tank isn't in balance (no CO2) and you've got fish that love to stir things up, it makes sense that your filter would clog.

I'm an Eheim person but still can't see that it's the filter's fault.

At least things are beginning to be in check with your Eheim and you're adding CO2. Things will definitely improve.
11-16-2012 04:24 PM
ronaldvalente
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Originally Posted by DogFish View Post
My 1st thought would be maybe the loaches are trashing your substrate?

I had 3 zipper loaches. Once they matured what I believe was the female (gravid looking) started digging "nests" under the driftwood deep into the MTS. Totally trashed my tank to the point of a tear down and relocation of the offending loaches.

Even the regular pre-filter is pretty fine. So I could understand some events like up rooting plants could be an issue. But, yes every other day is too much.
The loaches could very well be the culprit :-)

I also think that combined with not having CO2 is causing the plants not to have the uptake rates high enough. Maybe I am smoking something there but just a hypothesis.

I have never done a high tech planted tank before. My last planted tank before this was a 20G low light and a Fluval 305, had no issues with that filter.
11-16-2012 04:17 PM
DogFish
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Originally Posted by ronaldvalente View Post
....I dont have an excessive amount of fish for a 75G by any means.
7x loaches
2x cardinals
2x corys
3x angels
2x gouramis
My 1st thought would be maybe the loaches are trashing your substrate?

I had 3 zipper loaches. Once they matured what I believe was the female (gravid looking) started digging "nests" under the driftwood deep into the MTS. Totally trashed my tank to the point of a tear down and relocation of the offending loaches.

Even the regular pre-filter is pretty fine. So I could understand some events like up rooting plants could be an issue. But, yes every other day is too much.
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