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post #856 of 857 (permalink) Old 01-19-2016, 12:35 AM
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This is the flow I get using a 20 inch housing with a Sunsun 404b "525" GPH.

Looking into upgrading to a Fx6.

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post #857 of 857 (permalink) Old 02-05-2016, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Patriot View Post
This is the flow I get using a 20 inch housing with a Sunsun 404b "525" GPH.

Looking into upgrading to a Fx6.
I am using a Sunsun 304B that I just got set up. With a standard 10" filter from Home Depot that has 3/4" connections and 3/4" the entire run, I get less than 120GPH back into the tank. This is with the canister completely empty, too, no filter pads and no media. Really disappointed in this one - my Sunsun 302 gives more flow than this when packed with filter floss and going through 13mm glass pipes instead of 16mm.

This is the canister I used: Glacier Bay Basic Household Water Filtration System-HDG2BS4 - The Home Depot

The inputs are 3/4", but the actual openings inside are much smaller, less than 1/2". I am wondering if I will get more flow if I replace the canister with a legit Pentek filter. I actually have a 20" 'Big Blue' that I was using for my house before I upgraded that system, so I would just need to swap it out, but it's so damned heavy when full that I don't think my stand can take the torque it would apply to one brace. I have a feeling, though, that it won't make too much of a difference.

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