|12-10-2013 09:22 PM|
|12-10-2013 07:36 PM|
[QUOTE=etk300ex;4666433]Just got one of these guys to replace my fluval 304 that I busted the case manhandling. Fit and finish is pretty damn good, everything fits together great. However the flow seems pretty weak compared to my 304, which is of very similar gph. I flipped flopped it and pretty sure all the air is out of it.
Also, the blue push button on top will help to get any air out of the system and improve the water flow.
|12-08-2013 10:33 AM|
I bought one of these last year. Below is my review of it. This was from another thread. Thought I put it here.
After my fx5 crapped the bed on me a few months ago, I decided to get the SunSun. All I have to say is you get what you pay for.
Easy to assemble
Decent media capacity
Flimsy cheap and I think just pathetic intake and outtake tubes.
A royal pain in the *** to clean and or change media. Every media basket as to set up a special way to accommodate the UV sterilizer.
A royal pain in the *** to prime(which is every week after I do a water change). Have to use two hands and do some serious push ups on the thing.
The decent flow I mentioned above is severely limited a few days later. The flow rate is pretty strong for such an undersized intake strainer that it gets blocked and clogged real quick, and in a planted tank that's not too hard. I was having to remove debris from it constantly.
If I knew better I would saved my money and get another fx5 or fx6....sigh.
Let's just say this filter has been collecting dust for 6 months now.
|12-08-2013 12:09 AM|
|othercents||I have been running a SunSun 302 for over 2 years for my 10g mantis tank and since my mantis died I'm redoing the tank as a planted tank. These things have lots of flow and it has lasted well. The only issue is the basket handles breaking.|
|12-07-2013 10:51 PM|
I currently have an AC 110 on my 40 breeder, and I'm not happy with the water movement in the tank (quite a few dead spots). I think an AC 110 and a 2217 would work well. Where should I place the HOB and the 2217 ' inflow and outflow?
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|12-07-2013 10:20 PM|
Eheim, hands down, makes a better filter than SunSun. The SunSun advantage is its surprising functionality and dependability, *given its low price*. If you're interested in a top quality filter, look elsewhere. If you're looking for something cheap that works pretty well and will last, SunSun is a good bet.
As far as flow rates, in general, go, not a filter on the market is "honest". The circumstances necessary to achieve a published flow rate are difficult, or sometimes impossible, to mimic, and certainly not possible when the filter is filled with media and placed under a tank. However, the published Eheim flow rates are more honest than most.
|12-07-2013 10:09 PM|
|Steezy B||Are any of you having issues with water bypassing the trays? I'm trying to decide between a 304b and a 2217. Sunsun is cheaper and higher flow rate, but the bypass issue is making me lean towards the 2217... any thoughts/opinions?|
|12-05-2013 10:10 PM|
|1998golfer||I'm planning on a sunsun HW-304A for my marineland 27g cube, how much media does each of the baskets hold if someone on here has it?|
|12-04-2013 10:42 PM|
Honestly i got my skimmer working pretty easy - took some black plastic and bent it around a few of the fins then use it to hole the skimmer in place with tension from the intake tube. Works VERY well (but has to be moved when your water level changes a lot, but for larger tanks this can be weeks - and only takes about 10 seconds).
|12-04-2013 06:11 PM|
Congratulations on getting the skimmer to work! Many have tried, few have succeeded. Good to know that simply raising the intake bar a few inches makes it possible.
My SunSun has been going strong for 2+ years on my 30g cube, inline reactor and heater included.
|12-04-2013 02:19 PM|
Made a new back for my canopy this weekend. Skimmer works great, this tank has always had a thick oil slick on top, crystal clear now. I got some more media too, running 3 blue pads, bio balls, 6 white pads.
Another note, evaporation is almost nil, used to be a +1/2" a day with my Penguin 350. I'm probably going to get another one of these puppies for my 29g.
|11-19-2013 03:50 AM|
|Da Plant Man||Oh, and the impeller is fine, its the motor (or whatever you call it...). I couldn't find that on truaqua....could somebody link me?|
|11-19-2013 03:46 AM|
|Da Plant Man||Already bought another. I thought they didn't make parts...Oh well, I can always use another filter.|
|11-18-2013 09:53 PM|
|11-18-2013 07:05 PM|
|Da Plant Man||
Well...I have some sad news. I lost my SunSun today. It lasted me almost 2 years, and would have gone another 2 if I didn't mess up.
I let my 20g aquarium go unchecked for a week, and the water evaporated below the intake and I burned up the impeller.
Luckily, all my fish are alive. But I don't have any back-up filters, so they are just going to have to deal without any flow for a week or two while a new one gets shipped out. I have only 6 neon tetra and some shrimp, and way too many plants, so I'm not too worried about Ammonia.
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