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Old 04-24-2011, 08:50 AM   #421
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About to jump on buying one of these, has anyone bought from easyforuse on ebay and had any problems? (and how long did it take to ship?)
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Old 04-25-2011, 02:01 AM   #422
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About to jump on buying one of these, has anyone bought from easyforuse on ebay and had any problems? (and how long did it take to ship?)
Just bought one from that seller last week and it was shipped the day after I paid. Very satisfied thus far with the filter, and all of the comments from the original review are spot on.
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:05 AM   #423
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Though it's difficult to tell unless you go through them all, last time I looked through Ebay, I wasn't able to find any versions (new or old) bigger than the 302 that *didn't* have the UV light. Does anybody happen to know another source beyond Ebay?

I'm talking about the 303/403 and 304/404 "A" versions rather than the "B" versions. The most common is the HW-302, which does not come with a UV model (though the newer version, the 402, does).

Here's the SunSun model page again:
http://www.sunsun-china.com/en/produ...nums=50&key=HW
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spaeth05, thanks just wanted to make sure since that seller has a fraction of the discoutacquatic sales.

Kevmo911, the only place I've seen the A versions of the bigger ones is on some european sites (which I've since lost the link to).
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Hey there, Had my hw-302 up and running for about a week. I think i might have configured the media wrong. I have noticed some white residue, possibly the fine filter in the tank, it has settled on my dwarf hair grass and on my driftwood. The media baskets are set up as follows, blue scrubbie, bio media , then white fine filter. Any ideas to what i've done wrong?
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:44 AM   #426
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Yes! Finally I found out what the cannister I just bought off Ebay was. SunSun. and from what Im hearing.. Its one Helluva deal. I paid $50.38 total for this filter! That's it... You cant even DIY for that price, Hell just the pump will cost you more. Nothing gets to me more than Hobby Snobs. People that think because they have all ADA products or they spent more $ on theirs than yours they are better... Give ME A BREAK!!!

I saw a pair of curved SS Scissors on ADA for $120 last week... That is almost the stupidest thing ive ever seen..... I've been using the same pair of $8 scissors for 5 years now. Never sharpened them.... Does that mean the ADA's are better... Hell no! It's just a name you are paying for people!.
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:18 PM   #427
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About to jump on buying one of these, has anyone bought from easyforuse on ebay and had any problems? (and how long did it take to ship?)

They are a great seller. I have purchase from them 2 times with no problems. It takes about a week to 10 days for delivery. I think. Yopu will not be disapointed.

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Old 05-30-2011, 12:29 PM   #428
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Good morning all and Happy Memorial Day!! I got my SunSun the first of the year and have been traveling ever since. Only coming home for a day or two every 3 weeks. I have never cleaned it. The water still looks great but since I am finally home for the week I guess it's time to get in there and get the gunk out. This is my first and only canister filter so far. I know pulling the black knob on top up stops the water flow. Do I just take the lid off after that or do I have to pull all the plumbing out of the tank?? Just want to make sure I don't screw this up or make a bigger mess than I need to.

Thanks for the advice!!!
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Leave the hoses and the plumbing in the tank and just drag the unattached canister over to the sink. Don't forget you want to wash/rinse the media that you're reusing with tank water or de-chlorined water to avoid killing off beneficial bacteria.

The advise to restart/reprime includes taking the spraybar out of the water when you pump. Unless you want to clean the spraybar off, that's the only time you need to take any of the stuff in the tank out.
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just turn off the filter, lift the lever and pull off the black hose coupler/valve. Then you can remove the top.
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Thank you so very much!! I have a 33 gallon long tank in the garage and will be getting another one of these filters for it also. So far it have been great!!!!
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Good morning all and Happy Memorial Day!! I got my SunSun the first of the year and have been traveling ever since. Only coming home for a day or two every 3 weeks. I have never cleaned it. The water still looks great but since I am finally home for the week I guess it's time to get in there and get the gunk out. This is my first and only canister filter so far. I know pulling the black knob on top up stops the water flow. Do I just take the lid off after that or do I have to pull all the plumbing out of the tank?? Just want to make sure I don't screw this up or make a bigger mess than I need to.

Thanks for the advice!!!
No need to take the plumbing out of your tank. Just disconnect the tubing from the filter and clean the meadium in clean tank water.

If you are using ceramic prefilter things, there is no need to replace them ever.

I use lava rock as well.

I use poly quilt liner for polishishing. I replace that about 2 times a year or so.

Other than that, unless the biofilm/sludge on the tubs is very heavy and stopping the flow, I would not bother with it.

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Hey there, Had my hw-302 up and running for about a week. I think i might have configured the media wrong. I have noticed some white residue, possibly the fine filter in the tank, it has settled on my dwarf hair grass and on my driftwood. The media baskets are set up as follows, blue scrubbie, bio media , then white fine filter. Any ideas to what i've done wrong?

These filters work from the bottom up. Your prefilter (course) should be on the bottom and work finer towards the top. Top it off with polishing medium.

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Old 05-30-2011, 02:04 PM   #434
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Yes! Finally I found out what the cannister I just bought off Ebay was. SunSun. and from what Im hearing.. Its one Helluva deal. I paid $50.38 total for this filter! That's it... You cant even DIY for that price, Hell just the pump will cost you more. Nothing gets to me more than Hobby Snobs. People that think because they have all ADA products or they spent more $ on theirs than yours they are better... Give ME A BREAK!!!

I saw a pair of curved SS Scissors on ADA for $120 last week... That is almost the stupidest thing ive ever seen..... I've been using the same pair of $8 scissors for 5 years now. Never sharpened them.... Does that mean the ADA's are better... Hell no! It's just a name you are paying for people!.

And nothing gets me more than a hypocritical hobbiest doing the same thing except about how cheaply they got off filtering their tank for. But the difference between you and them (I) is that you have a sub standard piece of equipment holding 100g of water back and we (I) don't.

Who would you put your money on? I'll bet I can guess. Good luck you'll find out sooner than later why spending extra ALWAYS pays off in this hobby. Can't really compare a cheap pair of scissors rusting/breaking while trimming to an inch of standing water on your Oak floors.
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:15 AM   #435
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what would you recommend for a planted 55g that is stocked well? would the 404a/b be too much?

Also, with the UV models, can the light be turned off?
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