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post #466 of 761 (permalink) Old 06-02-2011, 01:21 AM
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By the way, in regards to replacement parts, I believe I've read about one or two of the US Ebay sellers being good about sending out replacements. And as far as the Marineland C-series goes, I can't speak for all of them, but I know I've seen C-series pics that are almost identical to SunSun 302 pics, except for color. I would bet that you can match up models by claimed gph ratings and get replacements that way.
They really are very different if you look at them, the sun sun is more akin to the JBJ can.

A lot of people speculate but I have yet to see any reports from finding parts on similar canisters.
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can someone help recommend which canister from sunsun I should use for a 55 gallon planted with lots of small fish? Planing to upgrade to a 90gallon planted in the future so I would like to still be able to use it. Will the 404b be too much flow?
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Go for it, it's not going to be too much flow. I have a Rena XP3 and SunSun303B with 2 power heads for my 75 gallon.

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Just a quick question, I only have eheims but moneys a tad tight at the moment. Can I attach ada style inlet and outlet on these canister filters? If I can I'm buying one!

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Do you already have the inlet and outlet piping? Or are you referring to the tubing? Or are you talking about glass lily pipes?
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the glass lilly pipe and glass inlet. If I bought this out the box could I attach them or would I need to buy some tubing and modify it slightly?
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If you get the HW-302 model Sunsun filter the 16mm pipes will work. I do not know if ADA carries 16mm pipes but if they do I am sure they would work. However ebay has cheaper alternatives as far as the lily pipes go however not sure if they are of the same quality as the ADA ones are.
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Ada style will be just fine, thank you

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Can anybody confirm the replacement part issue??

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Has anyone had any serious problems with this filter? I have to buy a canister filter for my dads friend 29 gallon and this is on the top of my list.
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Has anyone had any serious problems with this filter? I have to buy a canister filter for my dads friend 29 gallon and this is on the top of my list.
I have had one for two years running with no problems. Make sure to get some silcone grease for the "O" ring seal. Also, when cleaning the filter make sure there are no sand particles or grit in and aroune the seal area. As you take it apart for cleaning take extra care, everything is a very close fit.

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Can anybody confirm the replacement part issue??

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can someone help recommend which canister from sunsun I should use for a 55 gallon planted with lots of small fish? Planing to upgrade to a 90gallon planted in the future so I would like to still be able to use it. Will the 404b be too much flow?
Just get two 302's. your can put them on the 55 and valve them down for a slower flow. and then when you upgrad to the 90 you will have the filtration you need.

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I have a 404b on my 55, its not too much flow.
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I have a 404b on my 55, its not too much flow.
Use a PCV Ball valve on the out flow to slow the flow down the way you like it. I use a 302 on a 20G Long planted thank that way and it works really great. I also have a 302 on a 30G breeder and it work equally as well.

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