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post #721 of 761 (permalink) Old 04-02-2014, 04:33 PM
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If it works without leaking its already an improvement on the Fluval I am currently using. It seems that leaking is not an issue with these things where as some of the more "major" brands seem to leak like a sieve.

I'm really not too concerned about the actual number of gallons per hour it flows compared with how well it filters the tank. I tend to over-filter my tanks. So two canisters and an AQ110 on my 72gallon tank should do the trick; even if the advertised GPH is not accurate.
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But I tell you what it took me over a month of shipments from her every week to get it right. I'm so ticked off I'm not even gonna leave feedback. And I can tell you without a doubt I get 120gph on the 303b with nothing in it. Recieve the filter completely broken. Impeller, Impeller shaft, uv bulb, uv bulb tube, missing parts for the intake, missing the surface skimmer. She shipped me out the uv tube again got broken and ignored the replacement of the bulb. Reshipped the tube and bulb got it. Shipped me out the wrong impeller shaft twice and the right one once but broken. Finally got the right one last week unbroken.

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Fair enough. Appreciate the warning. I wouldnt let a bad seller sour me on the product though. Mind if I ask what you paid? The prices on amazon seem decent enough that I might go that route if I decide this is what I want to buy.
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$66.24 If I was you and was looking to get one I would get the biggest "gph" one they make. And I would not waste my money on one with uv. One because a 9 watt bulb does hardly anything. and two it probably reduces the flow resulting in the slower gph.

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But I tell you what it took me over a month of shipments from her every week to get it right. I'm so ticked off I'm not even gonna leave feedback. And I can tell you without a doubt I get 120gph on the 303b with nothing in it. Recieve the filter completely broken. Impeller, Impeller shaft, uv bulb, uv bulb tube, missing parts for the intake, missing the surface skimmer. She shipped me out the uv tube again got broken and ignored the replacement of the bulb. Reshipped the tube and bulb got it. Shipped me out the wrong impeller shaft twice and the right one once but broken. Finally got the right one last week unbroken.

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Sounds like a pretty bad seller. I have three hw 302's in service and they all work perfectly. Never had to return anything. Maybe I'm lucky?

All 3 are perfectly quiet once air pockets are released.

I have an AquaClear 50 and its the only thing that's audible on my tanks mostly because of the water return splashing and my tank water level. I can't hear my sunsun filters, but they don't sit on top of my tank either.

One of my 302's came with this skimmer


Two came with this


Media trays and overall construction seems better on the newer version (second pic) and gph seems better also. May be a placebo effect though.

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261210520153 lks I would shoot for one or two of these depending on your needs. I'm assuming if my math is correct that you will get actually 210 gph.

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I actually think the uv was a good option for me. I run it maybe once a month for half a day and feel I gain a little water clarity. I actually wanted low gph as I am filtering a 27 cube. I plan on purchasing another for supplemental filtering on my big tank.
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I bought my 304a from an ebay seller with no problems. Been running it for about 1 year. Never measured the actual GPH (which would depend on how you stuff the canister). I did notice if I used all the pieces to make the longest spraybar possible the flow seemed to decrease quite a bit. I took off just 1 section & it made a big difference.
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Ohh. Yea sowNreap I measured the gph empty nothing.in the filter.

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I have a 10 gal fresh. Do I need something to provide oxygen if I have the SunSun? I currently have just a Filter wheel.
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Sunsun review

I am always a big fan of Eheim filters until finally tried Sunsun HW-402B 4-stage, today for my new tank.

Still too early to tell but initial setup goes very well. This filter is powerful and quite. Its a big filter with UV sterilizer for just less than $65 shipped.
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I've had the HW-302 sitting unused since the tank I was going to be setting up didn't happen, and the current one is too small to use it effectively IMHO (especially with guppies), but now I've got another tank to put in its place that I'm gonna use it on, looking forward to it. I've been using the canister just as a mechanical filter every once in a while in my reef.


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Just bought the sunsun 302 pro kit, can I put the trays back in wrong? I'm seeing sand come out the out take sometimes when a Cory is over by it. Wondering if the filter trays go in a certain way, I have the holes lined up all the way to the lid. Can I have them turned wrong?


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post #734 of 761 (permalink) Old 03-27-2015, 07:39 PM
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just received mine yesterday

de JBLe700 goes to a smaller tank

de diferences are nigth and day
the plastics are fragile but with some care it should be fine i hope

all the media from the 3 trays on the jbl only fill one and half trays on the sunsun!
this thing is huge
first prime was mouth to straberry water directly on the intake blarrrrg

the good news is that after 10 hours working the water is crystal clear much better than with the JBL !!

during the wekend will post some more of this fragile but cheap and powerfull canister

sorry my english but not a fan of google translator
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Is it normal the 302 piece of plastic on the out pipe?
A piece of white plastic (looks like a pre historic non return vale )
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