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post #631 of 757 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 02:42 AM
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HW-302 isn't a hang on filter, that is just the model number for the sunsun 3 stage canister with out the uv sterilizer. The bands of this filter seem to vary, but the part number usually stays the same.

After a week of use the new impeller has quieted down a bit on mine.


A bit off topic, but i just bought a used tank yesterday and it came with the fluval FX5.. that thing is MASSIVE, from the pictures i was expecting something about the size of a cfs 500, not even close. That thing is larger than most modern pool filters, lol

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post #632 of 757 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 04:07 AM
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Do you have any other canisters to compare the 302's noise level to or maybe plug in the fx5 for comparison sake?
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post #633 of 757 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 06:43 PM
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I got the Sun-Sun HW-304B.

I have read that the skimmers are useless and just won't work.
I see how people were saying that because when you fill your tank all the way up the skimmer would slide off and float around the tank making it useless.

What I did was raised the Curvy pipe so it would sit higher so that the skimmer wouldn't be so deep in the water and now it works great.

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I have a 302 and i just took the skimmer off. Don't need it now, didn't need it then.

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These filters can be found on [Ebay Link Removed] You should try and see if one of those vendors is willing to ship to Brazil.

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Dear Clint,

I can't use hang on filters since the back and right side of my tank will be touching my apt walls. Or I use this canister or an internal filter with a power head ( I didn't want to since it just doesn't look nice ).

I googled through many sites but couldn't find any that would send to Brazil. Wouldn't anyone help this aquarist lover and send me one her in Brazil ? I could make a Paypal transfer in advance!

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post #636 of 757 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 11:40 PM
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I just ordered the HW-402B today after much reading on here i decided to try it out. I am really excited and I will post up when i get it and how its working. this will be for my 29 Gallon to get rid of the Hob filters and gain some much needed circulation(I hope).
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post #637 of 757 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 03:28 AM
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Ok so my filter came in, The SunSun-HW-402B.

My first impressions of this was that the packaging was very good. The box came inside another box. All the parts were there. The Instructions still lack but just what i expected as i read reviews.

The canister itself feels pretty sturdy< however I have nothing to compare it to. It has a 4 lock system to secure the Lid/Pimp/Uv sterilizer to the base. This model appears to have a larger (Piston?) for priming. I know others have stated that it was hard to get theirs to prime hope this new design takes care of that.

The trays look like they will hold a lot of media and it still comes with the thin sponge filters in each tray. All and all i really feel this was a great buy at 58$ shipped to my door.

Hope these pics may help anyone interested in purchasing this model. Sorry if my camera phone pics suck.
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Whats some good media to add to it? I only have used HOB's so I am used to some sort of mesh type. I have never used a canister type before. Any info is appreciated
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Glad to see these things are still being made. For a cheap filter, my 303B has exceeded all of my expectations. It's been running for over 2.5 years now, no problems at all other than having to replace the UV bulb a few times (I need to do that again, actually.) When I start up another tank, I'll get another SunSun without hesitation.
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Can someone please tell me the diameter for the outlet hosing? I would like to try these out with a Hydor ETH so I hope they're compatible - I imagine these dont have the great flow rate they claim to have so I wouldn't want to restrict it anymore with hose conversions.
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Can someone please tell me the diameter for the outlet hosing? I would like to try these out with a Hydor ETH so I hope they're compatible - I imagine these dont have the great flow rate they claim to have so I wouldn't want to restrict it anymore with hose conversions.

I believe it's 5/8" ID.

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I believe it's 5/8" ID.
Very nice, thank you! Im sure someone already asked that - Excuse me for not wanting to scroll through 40 pages!
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good review thanks! i to am not sold on the high price high quality thought. i purchased a odysea 2x24w ho t5 fixture for a measly $50 when everyone said not to and its been working great now for about 7 months sometimes you need to take a risk to get a reward
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post #644 of 757 (permalink) Old 03-05-2013, 01:35 AM
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This tread is little bit old but I have one "stupid" question. I got my hw-302 today (it's my first canister filter), set it up and it works, its not "dead" silent like some of you stated but it's OK.

Now the stupid question. Do canisters leak when you lean them on side (not completely, maybe just 10-15 degrees) or shake them harder?
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This tread is little bit old but I have one "stupid" question. I got my hw-302 today (it's my first canister filter), set it up and it works, its not "dead" silent like some of you stated but it's OK.

Now the stupid question. Do canisters leak when you lean them on side (not completely, maybe just 10-15 degrees) or shake them harder?
No it shouldn't leak at all. Try putting some lubricant on the seal. That might help.
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