The Fluval G Filters bring canister filters to the next level. The styling is very sleek and modern, nothing like traditional canisters. The heavy duty construction and the chrome finish are sure signs of the quality of this filter. The major difference in the Fluval G design is the use of two cylinder filter cartridges, one mechanical and one chemical, that can be easily changed without having to open up the entire canister or even turn it off. Simply engage the AquaStop lever and then twist to unlock and lift the cartridges out of the canister body for cleaning. The G series also has 2 (Fluval G3) or 3 (Fluval G6) media trays for biological media that can be accessed by removing the motor head, but this would need to be done very infrequently. The biggest innovation is the addition of a control panel using their new HydroTech system that will give read outs of:
- Time since Mechanical Cartridge was changed
- Time since the Chemical Cartridge was changed
- Water flow rate
- Temperature reading
- Conductivity/Salinity reading
- Low flow Alarm
- Temperature Alarm
Both the temperature and conductivity sensors in the FLuval G Filters allow you to make a set point and will display an alarm if the range varies too much from your set point. You can also get a graph of recent levels over the previous few days.
Whether you choose the Fluval G3 or Fluval G6 filter, you will also get a carbon cartridge, mechanical prefilter, and biological media.
Overall, the Fluval G filters look like a canister that will offer form and function and might be the first canister filter that you want to place outside of the cabinet just to look at!
|G3||185||10"D x 9 1/2"W x 9"H||Up to 80 gallons|
|G6||265||10"D x 9 1/2"W x 12"H||Up to 160 gallons|