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post #301 of 761 (permalink) Old 09-02-2010, 10:46 PM
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Yes filters from bottom to top. So the bottom should have your course filter material, then bio balls, last would be ceramic rings and polishing filter material. Carbon is only needed to remove medications or to help clear odors from water. You don't need any carbon.
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post #302 of 761 (permalink) Old 09-10-2010, 05:15 PM
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sun sun media problem

i just got a jhw-303b sun sun filter, and it's been working great but there's a little problem..... no filter media for it anywhere on line, or in stores for that matter. if anyone knows of a place or website... i'll appreciate it. thanks.
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Just buy quilt batting from walmart, I get the stuff that comes in rolls as it can be cut easy. wayyyy cheaper than any filter media.

Whatever you find cheapest for biomedia.
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+1 to what over_stocked said.

I also have cut pads from the large grids of filter media they sell at most LFS for a couple bucks. You can stuff any gaps with the polyfill stuff.


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i just got a jhw-303b sun sun filter, and it's been working great but there's a little problem..... no filter media for it anywhere on line, or in stores for that matter. if anyone knows of a place or website... i'll appreciate it. thanks.
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http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...SUN+FILTER+pad
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Most of use just use Pot scrubbies from Dollar General, Ceramic Noodle things from some other maker, And Quilt batting cut over size to fit sug for polishing.

I use:
Fluval Cermamic Prefilter media in the bottom,
Pot Scubbies from Dollar General in the middle; and
Quilt batting on the top.

My filter came with 3 filter pads that were cut to fit the trays. I put all of those in the top tray with the quilt batting samiched (correct speeling) between them.

Hope this helps.

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Many parts will interchange with the Marineland c series.

That being said. I can throw it away, but another one, throw that one away and then buy a new one and I am to the price point of a comparable eheim(with ugly green hoses and outrageously priced media).
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I can tell you are extremely environmentally conscious person.

I'll take long life, build quality and re-usability over price any day. And in terms of eheim hoses - I spray paint mine black with Krylon fusion (spray paint for plastics) and they melt into the black background of my tanks. The hoses themseves are never seen, as they are inside the stand or behind the tank.

im pretty sure that was just to prove a point of cost.......


being said i see my sunsun lasting on just fine.

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New to using canister in general and I wanted to know how you would clean it? Do you just lift the flow control tab on the Sun Sun to block the water from going in and out and take that part out so water doesn't go on the floor? Then proceed to carry the canister itself out for cleaning?
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New to using canister in general and I wanted to know how you would clean it? Do you just lift the flow control tab on the Sun Sun to block the water from going in and out and take that part out so water doesn't go on the floor? Then proceed to carry the canister itself out for cleaning?
Yes and no, the tab is not a flow control on the sun sun be cause it closes the intake and output simultaneously. It should not be used for flow control because one would only want to restrict the output to reduce flow not the input. For cleaning though it works great, a little water spills out when you disconnect the hose assembly but just a little.

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What model should i get for a 20G Long tank shrimp only? Where is the cheapest online? Thanks

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What model should i get for a 20G Long tank shrimp only? Where is the cheapest online? Thanks
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Ok thanks. Anyone know which model would work for me 20G long tank? Im not sure about the whole gph equation.

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Ok thanks. Anyone know which model would work for me 20G long tank? Im not sure about the whole gph equation.

I use an HW-302

http://cgi.ebay.com/3-STAGE-EXTERNAL...53737812963782


I also have it valved down for a slower flow.

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I can tell you are extremely environmentally conscious person.

I'll take long life, build quality and re-usability over price any day. And in terms of eheim hoses - I spray paint mine black with Krylon fusion (spray paint for plastics) and they melt into the black background of my tanks. The hoses themseves are never seen, as they are inside the stand or behind the tank.
lol! Ya gotta love that environmentaly friendly spray paint for plastics

i love the "green movement"

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If I can afford it I go with stabilized brands, better customer service, easily found parts, warranties, etc...

that being said...

I drive a used toyota, I have an clearance display model insignia tv, and will be the proud owner of a perfect/greihm?/sunsun filter in the next couple weeks

only thing I have with a warranty is my xbox, cause i know that things gonna break
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