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post #481 of 761 (permalink) Old 06-06-2011, 02:40 AM
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Hey guys! This pretty much sums up my thoughts on the SunSun filter: http://thejakearium.com/2011/03/05/s...ebay-canister/

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post #482 of 761 (permalink) Old 06-18-2011, 05:56 AM
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Hey there, just wanted to chime in with my two pennies. Just received my Sun-Sun 302 rebranded as a grech outside filter today. I was actually pleasantly surprised with the build quality based on some of the posts here I guess I was expecting far worse. So far it seems to be performing quite well, time will tell though.

I will say that the box is an abject lesson in engrish fail and don't plan on any helpful instructions cause you won't find any here. Although with that said it was my first canister filter and I managed to put everything together and get it up and running in about 20 minutes with no problems and no directions so it really wasn't that bad.

I'm also having the issue where the water level is too high for the skimmer but I don't really need a skimmer. So far haven't had any issues with the baskets but I could see someone breaking them if they really manhandled them.

Overall so far I am very happy with my purchase it is very quiet it filters water and it works which is really all I need in a filter. I'm all for quality but if I can get a solid product cheap that means I can buy more livestock and plants. I will follow up in this thread if I have any issues down the road.
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To raise the skimmmer I just bought heater suction cups attached to hose and lifted the pipe up that way, the U curve does stick up a little higher but it works. However I took it off and raised the spraybar for aeration which also handles surface film.
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post #484 of 761 (permalink) Old 06-18-2011, 05:16 PM
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is it just me or do the sunsun filters greatly resemble the aquatop canister filters?

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post #485 of 761 (permalink) Old 06-18-2011, 05:41 PM
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Looks like the same unit, just another rebrand. Same pics, same ratings.
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Looks like the same unit, just another rebrand. Same pics, same ratings.
hmm, so they are owned by the same people?

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post #487 of 761 (permalink) Old 06-18-2011, 07:24 PM
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Don't know who owns the names. But SunSun, Perfect, Grech, and apparently AquaTop are manufactured by the same people. If you look through threads talking about regulators, you'll see people mentioning companies like AirGas simply taking Victor or Concoa regulators and selling them as their product with a different sticker on the front. Same thing.
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Don't know who owns the names. But SunSun, Perfect, Grech, and apparently AquaTop are manufactured by the same people. If you look through threads talking about regulators, you'll see people mentioning companies like AirGas simply taking Victor or Concoa regulators and selling them as their product with a different sticker on the front. Same thing.
hmm good to know.

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post #489 of 761 (permalink) Old 06-19-2011, 05:01 PM
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FYI there's a HW-304A (4 left) with 4 hours left on Evilbay for $93 shipped. It's the 500gph model (the older 300 series, rather than the newer 400 series), without a UV. I've rarely seen any of the larger sizes without a UV.
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post #490 of 761 (permalink) Old 06-19-2011, 05:48 PM
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Is the UV any good Anyone know?
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post #491 of 761 (permalink) Old 06-20-2011, 05:03 AM
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I just bought the 404b for my 30g. Does anyone know the tubing size?
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sir i would imagine its 3/4 I.D. other wise its 5/8 I.D. which is what i have on my 402
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Is the UV any good Anyone know?
also yes its a great UV for the price.
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sir i would imagine its 3/4 I.D. other wise its 5/8 I.D. which is what i have on my 402
Can someone with the unit confirm? Pretty please.
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post #495 of 761 (permalink) Old 06-25-2011, 01:39 AM
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Smile aquatop 500

Just bought the aquatop version of this model. Excellent filter well worth the 99 dollars spent on it. Made my water crystal clear over night. Just one complaint wasnt to impress with output spray connectors but other then IMPRESSED... 5 STARS
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