We know. You’ve been waiting to get your hands on the new Fluval G canister filter that has been leaked out via the Internets for the past several months. You’ve no doubt heard of the overpriced plastic parts inside the unit and want to buy the unit because it features a LCD screen smaller then your mobile phone.Â However you didn’t know what the G3 and G6 Fluval canister filters cost. That’s where we come in. The first retailer that has the unit up for sale is Pet solutions. It’s obvious that Fluval is proud of their new unit because of their retail price they have slapped on G series filters. You might want to sit down first before you go any further.
One of the first online retailers to get the unit in stock to ship is Pet Solutions a company located out in Ohio. They are advertising the price of $439.99 for the G3 filter and $499 for the G6 filter. Wait what? $500 for a canister filter with a fancy LCD screen? Seriously?Â Both of those prices include a $50 Gift certificate to Pet Solutions which has me thinking its saying “we’re sorry you bought this filter, have $50 on us”.
Fluval picked a wrong time to launch a overpriced $500 canister filter to the market. Even with their supposed “advanced technology” in the filter they are pricing themselves out of the market. Fluval made it known that they spent over “3 million on R&D” and you know they have to get that back somehow right?
MANSFIELD, MA (For Immediate Release) â€“ Rolf C. Hagen, Inc. is marketing its new Fluval G Filtration System around the theme, The Future of Filtration. In that case, the â€œfutureâ€ looks very bright indeed for aquarium hobbyists and the Fluval dealers who serve them. The introduction of the Fluval G not only sets a new standard for aquarium filters, it essentially redefines the entire category by offering a unique combination of aesthetics, monitoring capabilities and performance features.
Aquarium enthusiasts will be able to tell that the Fluval G is no ordinary filtration system just by looking at it. The new filter is so stunningly attractive, it almost demands to be shown as part of the aquarium, rather than being hidden away behind cabinetry. Evoking a contemporary high-tech image, the Fluval G features a stylish cubic design, a gloss back finish, chrome and aluminum detailing and a backlit monitoring display.
The easy-to-read backlit display is part of the Fluval Gâ€™s revolutionary Hydrotechâ„¢ Performance Monitor System. Actually to call the Fluval G a â€œFiltration Systemâ€ isnâ€™t completely accurate. Thanks to its advanced microprocessor-based Hydrotechâ„¢ Monitor, the Fluval G can more aptly be described as a â€œFiltration and Information System.â€
Featuring 63 distinct screens, the Hydrotechâ„¢ Performance Monitor puts a world of information at the hobbyistâ€™s fingertips, including water temperature, water flow, conductivity, salinity and other aquarium parameters. The monitoring system automatically alerts hobbyists by flashing if any of the set parameters deviate from the optimal range of readings. For example, the screen will flash if water temperature is too high or too low.
The Hydrotechâ„¢ Performance Monitor also shows historical charts (typically 48 days) for different parameters, so the aquarium hobbyist can identify and address recurring issues. Another very attractive feature is the Maintenance Scheduler. Customizable to meet the needs of individual users, the scheduler serves as a reminder to perform important tasks, such as changing filter media. All of the readings, historical data and reminders generated by the monitoring system are presented in an intuitive, user-friendly form.
Raising the bar in filtration performance, the Fluval G features a high capacity 3-stage filtration process that includes:
1. Mechanical Filtration Cartridge â€“ Featuring a long lasting pleated pre-filter cartridge that traps significantly more debris than traditional foam filter models. This is a closed system in the Fluval G, so all water that flows through the filter must first pass through the pre-filter cartridge for pre-cleaning. The pre-filter cartridge is available in two formats: standard weave and 75Î¼m for marine aquariums or water polishing in freshwater tanks. The effectiveness of the Fluval Gâ€™s pre-filtration process means that less solid waste is solubilized in the aquarium water for less waste accumulation and also makes the chemical and biological filtration components of the system more effective.
2. Chemical Filtration Cartridge â€“ The Fluval G offers a combination of media options to make chemical filtration simpler and more efficient. Featuring high-capacity ionic exchange filtration media, the system will efficiently remove nitrates, phosphates and waste. For pure consumer flexibility, the chemical cartridges can be refilled with any type media the aquarium owner chooses.
3. Biological Filtration â€“ The Fluval G Bio Baskets filled with the new Fluval G Nodes accommodate billions of nitrifying bacteria to purify aquarium water. The Fluval Gâ€™s biological filtration media comes in two sizes for maximum compaction and lasts six months before maintenance is required.
The Fluval Gâ€™s filtration system also features extended contact time to clean water more effectively. All media used in the filtration process can be changed promptly with little or no mess and no disruption to the aquarium. The pre-filter and chemical filter media are housed in separate cartridges, both of which are readily accessible from the top of the filter. This timesaving feature allows hobbyists to remove the media for replacement or cleaning without having to disassemble the filter itself and disturb the biological filtration.
Having filter cartridges readily accessible from the top of the filter is only one of the convenient features that make the Fluval G easy to maintain. The systemâ€™s proprietary Aqua Stop feature allows users to stop water flow through the filter, so its housing can be disconnected quickly and easily. Another feature, the Primer Button, starts water flow promptly without manual siphoning when the system is being set up or restarted.
Other features, such as the silicon gasket and locking levers, contribute to the Fluval Gâ€™s long-term reliability, durability and quiet performance. The telescopic intake tube that adjusts to different aquarium depths ensures the optimal flow of water into the filter, while the dual output nozzles or spray bars help ensure maximum dispersal of water when it flows out.
No possible enhancement feature has been overlooked in developing the Fluval G.
With its designer aesthetics, cutting-edge Hydrotechâ„¢ Performance Monitor System, superior filtration process and other performance features, the Fluval G Series represents not only the next step in the evolution of the Fluval brand. . .but the arrival of the future of filtration!