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post #316 of 761 (permalink) Old 12-06-2010, 03:41 AM
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I know! I actually got approved to be a dealer, but the price they gave me was crap. I had to pass as it would be more expensive than most of the prices around.
was looking at these filters do you happen to know were you can buy the replacement pads, such as brand
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post #317 of 761 (permalink) Old 12-06-2010, 06:33 AM
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Are parts available for it? That seems to be the problem with these sorts of things - what happens when the o-ring wears out in 2-3 years?

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I haven't asked about the o-ring, but I just ordered a backup impeller assembly for the 303B for all of $12, including shipping. For prices like that, it's better to go ahead and order a replacement impeller (and maybe o-ring) now, even if you don't need them till much later.

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post #319 of 761 (permalink) Old 12-11-2010, 07:32 PM
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I just ran into a 530gph sunsun. Maybe I'm just slow(most likely...) but this is the first time I've seen this model
(Not allowed to post ebay links but it's $78.99 + $25 shipping($104 total) Model HW304-B

Too bad the shipping is $25 vs $15 for the 265gph model

For the people who have already purchased one of these canisters(any model)...
1) Was signature required?
2) Is it still running well after a period of time? Would it be audible from 5 feet away if it was placed in a metal stand(no doors)?
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post #320 of 761 (permalink) Old 12-11-2010, 08:52 PM
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I have had the 302 model for almost 2 years now. I don't buy pads for it. Instead, I use polyfil. A big bag from Walmart is 4 bucks and lasted me over a year.

As for needing a signature, I don't remember.

Mine is still running well. I also have it set up in an open metal stand. It is just slightly audible if you get your ear up close to it but you definitely cannot hear it from a couple feet away. Be forewarned that priming these are a pain.
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post #321 of 761 (permalink) Old 12-12-2010, 09:51 PM
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I think I am also going to "bite" and buy one of these for my 40GH. Quick question though, what size Hydor inline heater should I buy?

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Yeah, I might get one of these also. I want to try a canister and I have never had one before. I always thought these were a piece of crap, but I guess thats wrong.


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I think I am also going to "bite" and buy one of these for my 40GH. Quick question though, what size Hydor inline heater should I buy?
I would go with a 300W that way if you ever get a larger tank or want to use it on a larger tank you can w/o buying another heater.
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I would go with a 300W that way if you ever get a larger tank or want to use it on a larger tank you can w/o buying another heater.
The problem is, I can't get a larger tank. Atleast for about 7-8 years if ever.

So its either the 5/8 or the 1/2 200w. Which one will fit? BTW, this will be on my 40gB.

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ok then I would go with the 200W. It depends on you size of hose you want to go. I forget what size the filter is, I think it's 5/8 but I'm not sure.
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5/8" is correct! 200W will be fine. Great heater and I'm using it on my Sunsun 302
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5/8" is correct! 200W will be fine. Great heater and I'm using it on my Sunsun 302
OK, thanks guys!

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One more thing... I want the flow rate of the filter with the UV. Is the OK? Does it work? Or is it determinal to the filter?

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Jake,
Are you asking if the UV sterilizer inside the Sunsun is detrimental to the filter?


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Jake,
Are you asking if the UV sterilizer inside the Sunsun is detrimental to the filter?
I think he wants to slow down the flow rate for the UV to be more effective and he's wondering if the slower flow rate will harm the filter
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