Thread: Aquaclears change name
09-12-2012, 02:47 PM #1
Aquaclears change name
I was at petsmart yesterday browsing around and I noticed that the Aquaclear filters are no longer labeled Aquaclears. They are now labeled Fluval 20, 30, etc. Interesting as right next to them was the Fluval C series. Could get confusing to some new hobbyists. I wonder why the name change? In the upper left corner of the box they show the old filter picture. Anyone else see them yet?
09-12-2012, 03:21 PM #2
I've seen it. The company Hagen probably doesn't want any confusion that the AC is from another company.
09-18-2012, 03:01 PM #3Member Swordtails
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I'm confused by your post as I haven't seen this change and have searched for this change. Would you be able to find a link?
09-18-2012, 03:45 PM #4
I noticed the same thing last weekend. But the ones I saw said Fluval and Aquaclear on the box. The Fluval name was bigger though.
09-18-2012, 04:30 PM #5
Strange. Hagen makes both Fluval and Aqua Clears so not sure why they would call the AC now Fluvals. Confusing.
Are you sure you were not looking at the Fluval C series?
Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 09-18-2012 at 04:35 PM.
09-18-2012, 10:44 PM #6
I saw this too at petsmart. I bought old boxes because I went to turn in my upcs to get some free foam (I bought the ac30 ones that I use for intake covers.).
09-18-2012, 11:13 PM #7
I seen it too at Petsmart. When I bought my Fluval C4 in July it was on sale for 32 bucks from 54 bucks and Aquaclear was on sale for 37 bucks from 62 bucks as well when I bought my AC70 August. This was a small box type store(Pet supplies plus) with very limited stock for the AC and Fluval HOB filters. Now that I seen the new packaging and AC doing their promotion for filter media it makes sense to me.
09-18-2012, 11:22 PM #8
Just can't leave well enough alone, can they? LOL!20 gal. high: planted; 1 zebra danio, 6 glofish, several snails, 2 (visible) RCS; AC50, Azoo air. 65 gal: planted; 4 rosy barbs, 6 glofish, 5 white cloud minnows, 3 zebra danios, 5 dojo loaches, several snails; AC110 x 2.
09-18-2012, 11:40 PM #9
I've noticed this also (work at Petsmart). My theory is that they are beginning to phase out the Aquaclear name. Probably because it is a very generic brand name and sounds too much like Aqua-Tech (the ones you can buy at Walmart). Most people recognize Fluval as one of the nicest brands in fish products, I think not as many recognize Aquaclear.
09-19-2012, 01:14 AM #10
Aquaclear filters have been around for 30 yrs plus so I don't think they are worried about being confused with some of the inferior competition lol.Sailor