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Old 12-26-2009, 06:01 PM   #16
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Thanks very much for the review. Is the hose 16-22 mm (5/8") or smaller? At least the inlet and outlets are gray and not green or bright blue.
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Old 12-28-2009, 06:38 PM   #17
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I'd have to measure the intake to find out what it is. I'm uploading some pics soonish.
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Old 12-28-2009, 06:53 PM   #18
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Here are pics of my tank being filtered using the SunSun for about 2 weeks now. I just did a water change today. I plan to start a journal for my NO tech tank soon.







Pics don't do it justice, the droid camera just isn't that great.
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Old 12-28-2009, 07:31 PM   #19
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+1 on the Sun Sun canister, i have one going on now 3 almost 4 months

solid canister, uses a ceramic impeller shaft so it stays quiet, the surface extractor works great for my setup.

only issue ive had is that one of the O-rings in the quick disconnect split causing a slow leak that i found after a few days, good thing i had it sitting in a bucket. but easy fix two screws one o-ring and i was golden.

havent had an expensive canister to judge the intake spraybar quality against but it felt as strong if not more so than any of the pipes on my HOB setup.

as for replacement parts i would suspect you can use parts from the marineland c series equipment.


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Old 12-28-2009, 09:18 PM   #20
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SunSun Pimp club is up and running! http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/eq...tml#post967076
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:36 AM   #21
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Lol i'll stick with my Eheim
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Old 12-29-2009, 12:35 PM   #22
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Lol i'll stick with my Eheim
Thats great. However what is funny about it, I'm not sure. Like I've said, i have owned Eheims, a FX5, and pretty much every HOB filter on the market. I can't find anything about them that was worth the added cost.

I love the god complex some people have because they spent more money on something. I have a 3700 dollar rifle. Does that make me a better shot than the next guy?
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Old 12-29-2009, 12:41 PM   #23
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I have a 3700 dollar rifle. Does that make me a better shot than the next guy?
LOL so true. There is some formula somewhere that correlates the degree of ferocity someone defends an item based on the expense of said item. The more expensive the item, the greater the intensity of the defense/fanboyism.

Excellent examples are older mac users (macs are now affordable so not really a big deal), and any car forum on the web, in the "wheels/tires" section. Where someone buy giant 19 or 20 inch rims, then complains about his car being slow and having horrible mileage, and refusing to admit their purchase caused it .

You never see forum threads about people arguing about purchases made in the dollar store!
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Old 12-29-2009, 01:35 PM   #24
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LOL so true. There is some formula somewhere that correlates the degree of ferocity someone defends an item based on the expense of said item. The more expensive the item, the greater the intensity of the defense/fanboyism.

Excellent examples are older mac users (macs are now affordable so not really a big deal), and any car forum on the web, in the "wheels/tires" section. Where someone buy giant 19 or 20 inch rims, then complains about his car being slow and having horrible mileage, and refusing to admit their purchase caused it .

You never see forum threads about people arguing about purchases made in the dollar store!
This might seem like a dollar store purchase to some people here, but this filter is great quality and I am completely happy with it. I hope they become more available soon. When other vendors start carrying them, I think they will be more accepted by the masses.


The irony is I have never defended something just because I blew money on it. I'm a tech dork and go through phones like no tomorrow. I paid full price for the Droid and would never defend its weaknesses like the fanbois out there.

Eheims are great filters, but they are NOT the end all of filtration.
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:02 PM   #25
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Still curious on the tubing size. If it's 5/8" or 16-22 mm, I wouldn't have to much hesitation trying them either. I currently use a Rena XP2 which I like very much. But, what do I know, I drive a Jeep and a Hyundai.
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:22 PM   #26
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As best I can tell ID is 5/8" measuring a fitting and the ID of the tube.
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:33 AM   #27
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Eheims are great filters, but they are NOT the end all of filtration.
Well, that's not what I hear, lol.
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:10 AM   #28
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well, i decided to bite the bullet like you did and bought it today to pair in conjunction with my ecco 2234 on my 29 gallon.

currently i'm running about 415 gph worth of flow throughout my tank, but with this i should hopefully be able to remove 2 of the power heads (red sea and a hagen mini elite originally used for co2) and replace it with this SunSun to come out a little over 550 gph. Not that i necessarily needed the flow aspect, i certainly don't have any problems with detritus. However, I've been looking for some redundancy in case something were to go wrong with my ecco.

I do have another ecco 2234 sitting around here, but i was in need of parts that are always out of stock and have no known time of being ordered/received.. or highly priced. Soooo, this came out to be a cheaper and overall better option.

Thanks for taking the time for the review and i'll post what results I have after I've received my SunSun.
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:40 AM   #29
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Is this it? Thought it looked familiar.

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...0&pcatid=19310
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Old 01-02-2010, 01:30 AM   #30
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dang that does look like it!!! and the marineland does too!!!



Ordered mine yesterday so ill be joinin the club soon

this is my 1st cannister filter ever so im hoping to be impressed
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