My Review: SunSun "Outside Filter" HW-302 - Page 21
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Equipment


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-02-2010, 09:46 PM   #301
cichlidude
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 21
Default

Yes filters from bottom to top. So the bottom should have your course filter material, then bio balls, last would be ceramic rings and polishing filter material. Carbon is only needed to remove medications or to help clear odors from water. You don't need any carbon.
cichlidude is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-10-2010, 04:15 PM   #302
catfish-gabe
Newbie
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 1
Default sun sun media problem

i just got a jhw-303b sun sun filter, and it's been working great but there's a little problem..... no filter media for it anywhere on line, or in stores for that matter. if anyone knows of a place or website... i'll appreciate it. thanks.
catfish-gabe is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-10-2010, 04:21 PM   #303
OverStocked
Planted Tank Guru
 
OverStocked's Avatar
 
PTrader: (76/94%)
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SoDak
Posts: 10,732
Default

Just buy quilt batting from walmart, I get the stuff that comes in rolls as it can be cut easy. wayyyy cheaper than any filter media.

Whatever you find cheapest for biomedia.
OverStocked is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-10-2010, 04:24 PM   #304
tuffgong
Wannabe Guru
 
tuffgong's Avatar
 
PTrader: (40/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: DC/MD/VA
Posts: 1,453
Default

+1 to what over_stocked said.

I also have cut pads from the large grids of filter media they sell at most LFS for a couple bucks. You can stuff any gaps with the polyfill stuff.
__________________

Dollar Store Dirt Tank - 20g - Albino Sterbai Cory Fry Tank
Fraternity of Dirt #30 - SunSun Pimp Club #20 - Eheim Pimp Club #412
tuffgong is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2010, 05:25 PM   #305
sea_bird200
Newbie
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Norwalk Ca
Posts: 4
Default Try Ebay

Quote:
Originally Posted by catfish-gabe View Post
i just got a jhw-303b sun sun filter, and it's been working great but there's a little problem..... no filter media for it anywhere on line, or in stores for that matter. if anyone knows of a place or website... i'll appreciate it. thanks.
here:
http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...SUN+FILTER+pad
sea_bird200 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2010, 05:45 PM   #306
wespastor
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
wespastor's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/67%)
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: End Game
Posts: 537
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sea_bird200 View Post
Most of use just use Pot scrubbies from Dollar General, Ceramic Noodle things from some other maker, And Quilt batting cut over size to fit sug for polishing.

I use:
Fluval Cermamic Prefilter media in the bottom,
Pot Scubbies from Dollar General in the middle; and
Quilt batting on the top.

My filter came with 3 filter pads that were cut to fit the trays. I put all of those in the top tray with the quilt batting samiched (correct speeling) between them.

Hope this helps.

Best wishes,
Wes
__________________
I quit!
wespastor is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-14-2010, 05:03 PM   #307
acropora1981
Planted Member
 
acropora1981's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 238
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by over_stocked View Post
Many parts will interchange with the Marineland c series.

That being said. I can throw it away, but another one, throw that one away and then buy a new one and I am to the price point of a comparable eheim(with ugly green hoses and outrageously priced media).
I can tell you are extremely environmentally conscious person.

I'll take long life, build quality and re-usability over price any day. And in terms of eheim hoses - I spray paint mine black with Krylon fusion (spray paint for plastics) and they melt into the black background of my tanks. The hoses themseves are never seen, as they are inside the stand or behind the tank.
__________________
40 breeder starfire LED

Eheim pimp #425
acropora1981 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-14-2010, 06:20 PM   #308
bigboij
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
bigboij's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 885
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by acropora1981 View Post
I can tell you are extremely environmentally conscious person.

I'll take long life, build quality and re-usability over price any day. And in terms of eheim hoses - I spray paint mine black with Krylon fusion (spray paint for plastics) and they melt into the black background of my tanks. The hoses themseves are never seen, as they are inside the stand or behind the tank.

im pretty sure that was just to prove a point of cost.......


being said i see my sunsun lasting on just fine.
__________________
my 20 gal high
Big's Fluval Ebi
SunSun Pimp #2
Fluval Ebi Pimp #4
bigboij is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-14-2010, 10:53 PM   #309
illusived
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Gardena, CA
Posts: 35
Default

New to using canister in general and I wanted to know how you would clean it? Do you just lift the flow control tab on the Sun Sun to block the water from going in and out and take that part out so water doesn't go on the floor? Then proceed to carry the canister itself out for cleaning?
illusived is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-15-2010, 04:00 AM   #310
RLee
Algae Grower
 
RLee's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Ladera Ranch, CA.
Posts: 118
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by illusived View Post
New to using canister in general and I wanted to know how you would clean it? Do you just lift the flow control tab on the Sun Sun to block the water from going in and out and take that part out so water doesn't go on the floor? Then proceed to carry the canister itself out for cleaning?
Yes and no, the tab is not a flow control on the sun sun be cause it closes the intake and output simultaneously. It should not be used for flow control because one would only want to restrict the output to reduce flow not the input. For cleaning though it works great, a little water spills out when you disconnect the hose assembly but just a little.
__________________
Sun Sun pimp #8
model #303B
Eheim 2236
RLee is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-15-2010, 07:04 AM   #311
DANIELSON
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
DANIELSON's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: clovis ca
Posts: 669
Default

What model should i get for a 20G Long tank shrimp only? Where is the cheapest online? Thanks
__________________
USMC SGT TYPE
DANIELSON is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-15-2010, 07:13 AM   #312
TeamTeal
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
TeamTeal's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 883
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DANIELSON View Post
What model should i get for a 20G Long tank shrimp only? Where is the cheapest online? Thanks
ebay.
__________________
-SF Giants WS champs-
Haters gonna Hate

TeamTeal is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-15-2010, 04:43 PM   #313
DANIELSON
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
DANIELSON's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: clovis ca
Posts: 669
Default

Ok thanks. Anyone know which model would work for me 20G long tank? Im not sure about the whole gph equation.
__________________
USMC SGT TYPE
DANIELSON is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-15-2010, 04:52 PM   #314
wespastor
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
wespastor's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/67%)
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: End Game
Posts: 537
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DANIELSON View Post
Ok thanks. Anyone know which model would work for me 20G long tank? Im not sure about the whole gph equation.

I use an HW-302

http://cgi.ebay.com/3-STAGE-EXTERNAL...53737812963782


I also have it valved down for a slower flow.

Best wishes,
Wes
__________________
I quit!
wespastor is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-18-2010, 07:40 PM   #315
mrchach
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
mrchach's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fayetteville, TX
Posts: 446
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by acropora1981 View Post
I can tell you are extremely environmentally conscious person.

I'll take long life, build quality and re-usability over price any day. And in terms of eheim hoses - I spray paint mine black with Krylon fusion (spray paint for plastics) and they melt into the black background of my tanks. The hoses themseves are never seen, as they are inside the stand or behind the tank.
lol! Ya gotta love that environmentaly friendly spray paint for plastics

i love the "green movement"

----------------------------------------------------------------------

If I can afford it I go with stabilized brands, better customer service, easily found parts, warranties, etc...

that being said...

I drive a used toyota, I have an clearance display model insignia tv, and will be the proud owner of a perfect/greihm?/sunsun filter in the next couple weeks

only thing I have with a warranty is my xbox, cause i know that things gonna break
mrchach is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012