The ClariSea is perhaps the first aquarium roll filter to release a second generation version for the aquarium hobby. The ClariSea Gen 2 is unique in that it is designed to have a very small footprint while not sacrificing water flowrate through the roll filters.
It does this by upending its overall orientation to be highly vertical rather than horizontal like most auto filter rolls on the market. This vertical orientation basically doubles up the surface area of filter material that water can pass through which means you can use much less space in your sump while not sacrificing filtration performance.
The ClariSea Gen 2 will be available in two sizes, an SK-3000 capable of 3,000 liters of water per hour, and the SK-5000 for 5K lph or around 1,300 gallons per hour. These two models are virtually identical in their dimensions with the larger SK-5000 being slightly longer – not taller- to increase the surface area of the filter material.
The pricing on the ClariSea Gen 2 Filter roll should be very attractive to new users; the smallest model will come in a manual version that you can turn by hand and will be priced at just £145 (~$190) with the option to add the motorized roller for just £119 ($156) later on. But if you know you want to automated version you’ll be able to pick up the SK-3000 for £249 (~$327) and the larger SK-5000 for £279 (~$327). The British European pricing are official list prices but we do expect some rounder numbers in U.S. dollars for the American market.
The ClariSea Gen 2 has a very interesting recipe for an automatic filter roll and with its high flowrate and very small footprint, we expect that it will fit into the existing setups of many more setups than many of the horizontal versions. The ClariSea Gen2 will be available exclusively from D-D Aquarium Solutions in Europe starting around the middle of December while Ecotech Marine should have them for North America probably at the beginning of the year.