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Old 03-21-2010, 12:47 PM   #16
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Spraybar is a piece of plastic. You can make your own, or purchase various kits online to replace or change the way your system deals with flow. You need only match up the hose diameters. Tons of choices and options.

Water movement and flow control are one thing that is not dependent on manufacturer. It's only dependent on your DIY skills, or how much money you're willing to spend to get the result you want.

This page shows you just a few quick examples.
http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...s/c/3578/10090
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Old 03-21-2010, 02:17 PM   #17
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l gotta agree with you on that, there is only one problem. From what i've heard you can't proggram the flow so a g6 would be insane inside a 48g don't ya think?
rated flow rate is 265 GPH, definitely not excessive for a tank that size.
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Old 03-21-2010, 08:54 PM   #18
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Spraybar is a piece of plastic. You can make your own, or purchase various kits online to replace or change the way your system deals with flow. You need only match up the hose diameters. Tons of choices and options.

Water movement and flow control are one thing that is not dependent on manufacturer. It's only dependent on your DIY skills, or how much money you're willing to spend to get the result you want.


This page shows you just a few quick examples.
http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...s/c/3578/10090
wow nice. l never bothered looking into that section of dr foster and smith. i'll have to check it out for my next upcoming projects.

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rated flow rate is 265 GPH, definitely not excessive for a tank that size.
l'm just so used to going by the numbers and well since i'm not a tester at the companies for the rated water flow, l don't have an idea of what's too little or too much for a tank my size. i've read a couple articles about how much turnover you should have and such. Anyways thanks you guys for the advice.
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:40 AM   #19
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The G3 is $439 and the G6 is what $479 or something? Basically when at that price... it seemed silly to get the G3.

The G6 has a lever on top for shutting off flow. It can be used to reduce flow on the unit as well, I run mine at about 80%. It is also how you shut off flow for maintenance.

Did the first maintenance on it tonight... wow, I want one on every tank, holy crap that was easy.

The pleated filter is a pain to clean because its kind of small. I wish it had a power switch, with all its fancy crap, and no power button...

Its awesome being able to just pop out the cartridges thought, I wish my magnum was that easy to clean.

Lastly, the filter holds a pretty obscene amount of biological "nodes" as they call them. I was adding them to the filter thinking to myself, this could replace a freaking wet/dry on a fish only saltwater tank...
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:50 AM   #20
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lol yea l could of gotten the g6 maybe it was a stupid decision getting a g3 but hey i'm not too down, i mean it's better than getting a power filter(l have nothing against power filters). How big is your tank by the way? actually i got my g3 for 399 and the g6 is currently 450.
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:23 AM   #21
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Well I would say this. It kinda like buying a new car model the first year. It's always better to wait for the second year model so they can iron out the bugs. Just a thought. New technology needs to be put to the test first before it is good. As for finding reviews, why don't you type in fluval g3, g6 reviews in a search engine and see what comes up. I'm sure that somebody has put out a review someplace.
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:00 AM   #22
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PFK did a review a coule of issues back. Was mostly positive. Few negatives other than price.
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Old 03-27-2010, 04:38 AM   #23
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Just checked out the G6 at my (not so) LFS... looks like a good filter for the $400 asking price.

Really like the idea of the expansion port.. going to be a no-brainer for Fluval to do a heater module in the future.

BTW, for those wondering, the flow can be reduced quite substantially before triggering
the "low flow" alarm.
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cool now that l did not know. l'm kinda kicking myself for buying the g3 but l don't plan on having any tanks larger than what the g3 can't handle for a while so i'm not that upset. but thanks to all who replied so far.
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I think the G3/G6 got a nice boost once everyone figured out you can ditch the mechanical cartridge innards, and put whatever you want in there. Filter floss + purigen ftw!
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Just checked out the G6 at my (not so) LFS... looks like a good filter for the $400 asking price.

Really like the idea of the expansion port.. going to be a no-brainer for Fluval to do a heater module in the future.

BTW, for those wondering, the flow can be reduced quite substantially before triggering
the "low flow" alarm.
I just wish it had the stream and flow options of the Eheim Pro 3E series and it would have been perfect! May end up with a couple of Pro 3E's in the next 6 months though.

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Just checked out the G6 at my (not so) LFS... looks like a good filter for the $400 asking price.

Really like the idea of the expansion port.. going to be a no-brainer for Fluval to do a heater module in the future.

BTW, for those wondering, the flow can be reduced quite substantially before triggering
the "low flow" alarm.
yea l heard of the expansion port as well for the heater. l can't wait!

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I think the G3/G6 got a nice boost once everyone figured out you can ditch the mechanical cartridge innards, and put whatever you want in there. Filter floss + purigen ftw!
+1 that's what l'm using at the moment
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Old 03-27-2010, 06:48 PM   #28
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Can anyone tell me more about the expansion port? It isn't mentioned on their website or manual?

Adding a heater would make me much more interested in these filters. A UV module too would seal the deal.
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oh a uv would just be asking too much :P but l would be very happy. l'm read they're doing a expansion port but lost the link. google might be able to help you more than what l could. l'm prob just gonna buy the uv seperated.
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