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post #601 of 757 (permalink) Old 04-26-2012, 10:00 PM
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I have a 120 gal tank for my 2 Red Eared slider turtles who I love to death.
Just bought a 120 gallon tank and fixing it up for them as they have lived 5 years in a 30-40 gal. tank and I feel so sorry for them. I have read this whole forum on the Sunsun filter. It looks just like the one on this link http://www.truaqua.com/aquatop-canis...-cf-500uv.html Has anyone bought this one yet looks just like it at a fraction of the cost, mind you I don't know what the shipping will be and if I overpay and order from them I hear the customer service is great and you can order all extra filler for the filter from them. More expensive than [Ebay Link Removed]

Please let me know if anybody has this set up on this large of a tank, and for turtles. Thanks. Greatly appreciated. Would be going for the 4 or 5 stage filter from aquatop which I am sure I can fine on [Ebay Link Removed]

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I have a 120 gal tank for my 2 Red Eared slider turtles who I love to death.
Just bought a 120 gallon tank and fixing it up for them as they have lived 5 years in a 30-40 gal. tank and I feel so sorry for them. I have read this whole forum on the Sunsun filter. It looks just like the one on this link http://www.truaqua.com/aquatop-canis...-cf-500uv.html Has anyone bought this one yet looks just like it at a fraction of the cost, mind you I don't know what the shipping will be and if I overpay and order from them I hear the customer service is great and you can order all extra filler for the filter from them. More expensive than [Ebay Link Removed]

Please let me know if anybody has this set up on this large of a tank, and for turtles. Thanks. Greatly appreciated. Would be going for the 4 or 5 stage filter from aquatop which I am sure I can fine on [Ebay Link Removed]

Thank you again,
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I have one CF500 on a 75 gallon, you could probably get away with one, but for turtles, I'd consider 2.

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Is that the same as the Sunsun HW304B here?http://www.americanaquariumproducts....terFilter.html

The shipping is the same for me, but the Sunsun is $30 cheaper.
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Is that the same as the Sunsun HW304B here?http://www.americanaquariumproducts....terFilter.html

The shipping is the same for me, but the Sunsun is $30 cheaper.
I'm pretty sure they come from the same factory in China

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It's whatever one has a claimed 530 gallons per hour.

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There is a clear round piece in the return side with a flapper on it. Does it need to stay in or be taken out?
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There is a clear round piece in the return side with a flapper on it. Does it need to stay in or be taken out?
It stay in.
That piece is there to block backflow.
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post #608 of 757 (permalink) Old 04-28-2012, 09:03 PM
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I also have one of these filters. I purchased mine from a site online for under sixty shipped. It was listed as the CF-300 I have it installed on my 46 gallon tank and it works great have not touched it but once to rinse it out durning a bacterial bloom. I just wish that it had come with more media.
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post #609 of 757 (permalink) Old 06-03-2012, 10:44 PM
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If anyone can't find any parts for these then try wiltec in Germany they stock all the spare parts it took me ages to find and the only one I can find
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i didnt buy the offbrand (sun sun) the build of it is complete garbage get an actual aquatop one better built and has all replacement parts on their website also. if u look on youtube theres a vid that shows the difference in how well they are built
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i didnt buy the offbrand (sun sun) the build of it is complete garbage get an actual aquatop one better built and has all replacement parts on their website also. if u look on youtube theres a vid that shows the difference in how well they are built
i got the cf-500uv like 2 months ago, not one problem with it, and i love it. i have it on a 35 hex. full power.
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i didnt buy the offbrand (sun sun) the build of it is complete garbage get an actual aquatop one better built and has all replacement parts on their website also. if u look on youtube theres a vid that shows the difference in how well they are built
I watched that video. I think he managed to get a knock off of the sunsun. The aquatop IS the sunsun. I have a sunsun. Has the three prong plug etc etc. No difference at all.

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I watched that video. I think he managed to get a knock off of the sunsun. The aquatop IS the sunsun. I have a sunsun. Has the three prong plug etc etc. No difference at all.
nope i got the good one, and its an aquatop one had aquatop stickers with it along with catalog also even called aquatop the day it was getting here b4 it got here cuz i was nervous i was fonna get the junk one nope. got my aquatop
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Running 2 CF500uv on my 90 gallon.
running a CF300 on my 29 gallon
Running a CF400uv on my 46 bow front
Running a CF400uv on my 55 gallon

No issues so far after quite a bit of service time.

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i didnt buy the offbrand (sun sun) the build of it is complete garbage get an actual aquatop one better built and has all replacement parts on their website also. if u look on youtube theres a vid that shows the difference in how well they are built
The point of the thread or rather the intent was to give other members an insight to sunsun via actual users experiences. Multiple branding items is common now from my observations. Just a matter is making little visual changes usually slap on different labels adjust packaging yada yada. Do you actually have experience with the sunsun? If not you shouldn't have posted such negative comments on sunsun. Personally I think aqua top looks like sunsun or vice versa.

Anyhow, curious as to how the sunsuns are holding up and what the new model #'s are.
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