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Old 04-05-2013, 02:42 AM   #451
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I have a 302 also and my order is:

Bottom Tray: Filter floss (Mechanical Filtration)
Middle Tray: Seachem Matrix (Biological)
Top Tray: Water Polishing floss
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:46 PM   #452
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I'll take #85
put on a 403b on my 40b and LOVE it. Already did some modifications to this piping to make it more rigid and make the surface skimmer work, so far though it is wonderful.
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:42 AM   #453
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I have HW-304B. I build my own 36 inch spray bar using pvc.
Order from top to bottom
Activated Carbon
Matrix
Matrix
Coarse Foam and fine filter floss/foam
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:29 PM   #454
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I'm looking to move from HOB to canister for my 46 bowfront, and I was planning to pick up a sunsun or clone from eBay after I get my next rewards certificate.

Tank has a sand bottom and houses BN plecos, among other fish - so it's a fairly high waste environment. Should I be looking at the HW302 or the HW304? I don't care much about the UV light (just another thing to break) but I'd like to ensure proper filtration and flow.

No co2 reactor at this time.
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Old 10-05-2013, 01:52 AM   #455
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Well, I bit the bullet and bought an HW-302 for my 46 bow. I suspect I would have been better off with the 303's extra flow, but I do have the media box completely filled with floss, bioballs and ceramic media. Worst case, I'll remove some of the floss and see if flow picks up.

I had no issue priming or setting up the pump. The booklet that comes with the filter from China is pretty hilarious on the Engrish front, but I scored a great deal from a local seller (one day ground shipping is nice) and so far I'm pleased. It'll be running in conjunction with a large HOB until it is will cycled. Since I have yet to dirt and cap this tank, it's going to take some time.

Does this make me #86?
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:32 AM   #456
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HW-303B filtering my 33 Long. Quite and just the right amount of flow. 87?

Bottom to top:
Coarse filter pad
fine pad
fine pad

Ceramic tubes
pieces of coarse filter pad

Bio balls
Pieces of coarse filter pad

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Old 12-31-2013, 09:07 AM   #457
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Count me in. I've got a new HW-403 up and running on my 40b. I was worried it would be too much flow but it's just about perfect. Mine only came with 3 white pads so I picked up a huge sheet of quilt batting to fill up extra space in the trays. I've got Seachem Matrix in the middle tray and a bag of Purigen and padding in the top. #88

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Old 12-31-2013, 11:04 AM   #458
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I got mine a few days ago and haven't set it up yet. It's HW-303B 4 Stage. Is there any cheap filter medias I can threw in the filter decides the ones are came with the filter?
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:40 PM   #459
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I got mine a few days ago and haven't set it up yet. It's HW-303B 4 Stage. Is there any cheap filter medias I can threw in the filter decides the ones are came with the filter?

If you're talking about more mechanical filtration you can buy poly-fil quilt batting ( not treated for flame retardant) pot scrubbers or sponges to help fill up the baskets.
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:51 PM   #460
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which sun sun would be good for a 20 long?
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:48 PM   #461
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which sun sun would be good for a 20 long?
Same question here...
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