Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fluval G Series Press Release

It's not often a brand new filter comes on the market, but the Fluval G series seems even more rare. It's a filter that's been under design for the last 2 years and will finally be available October 31st. Now, beyond looking pretty slick, how exactly will this filter be better than the old standbys for the planted aquarium? Not all the details are known yet, but what stands out is the Hydrotech Performance Monitor system, which apparently can hold up to 48 days worth of data and show different water parameters in graph form over time. Exactly what parameters will be available aren't known yet (temperature, conductivity, flow rate, and salinity have been cofirmed so far), but I'll be praying for a pH monitor and maybe (if this is even possible) a general hardness (gH) and carbonate hardnes (kH) monitor. That would be awesome since it would essentially allow you to figure out your CO2 levels over time.

I don't think it'll be an auto-dosing, CO2 regulating and diffusing wonder machine, (the high tech planted tank community is still too small to support that) but it's certainly a step in the right direction!

Read the full press release here and visit the G Series website for more information.


  1. cant wait to see if it lives up to the hype

  2. There isn't a pH sensor, sadly. If they added that, they'd have me. Water quality and pH stability, and the rate (in my tanks) at which the pH drops are the main thing I'd like to know. I don't think there is a solid-state sensor technology to give me nitrite and nitrate PPM or an ammonia alarm function, but that is what would seal the deal for me; the ability to detect a tank gone whack-o and beep at me.



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