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Old 09-05-2011, 09:01 PM   #526
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Ah priming is easy, fill it up before you plug the hoses in is easiest but even if not and the water is in the hoses still when you put it back on empty, make sure the spraybar/outtake is above the water line and then lock the hoses into place on the sunsun, then slowly press and depress the priming button. It usually only take a couple times to fill the canister, then just turn it on. That's pretty much it, you can prime it again one or two times or just tilt it slowly from left to right to get the air out and then put the spraybar back underwater and you're done.
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:23 PM   #527
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I've tried most filer media available in just about every imaginable conformation, and I've cleaned the hoses several times. Flow is still quite strong (I haven't quantified it), which is why I suppose there is a bypass issue.

The chunks coming out aren't small by any means -- theyre clearly visible with the naked eye.

I've never had any issue priming the thing.
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:33 AM   #528
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If not, I guess I'll have to upgrade from Chinese equipment to an Eheim 2217.

SunSun owners, could you share your thoughts? Are your 304's "sufficient" or are they "excellent?"
Eheim is made in China now.

You might want to search on Odyssea CFS 500 here. TopDogSellers has the Version II (fixed a lot of first run problems) for $59 shipped. It moves more water than the 2217. Just a though. Good luck!
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:42 AM   #529
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bump....... I dont see any filter on [Ebay Link Removed] only "never used" auction that will be out in 16hrs...yes I have trust isssues with "never use" or whatever except brand new new.

btw looking back to the thread... am I too late or what happen to this product line?

I want one... its white, reflecting clean filter. and I heard its cheap which im on a budget.

bump... anyone?
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:56 AM   #530
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Not sure what the color of the filter has to do with being clean - they all get disgusting with use
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Old 09-08-2011, 04:09 AM   #531
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Search for "3-stage canister filter" on ebay and you'll find it, I got both of mine from KoolGoods
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Old 09-08-2011, 04:29 AM   #532
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sweet thanks! so that "60g" rated filter is OK for 10g right?
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Old 09-08-2011, 04:56 AM   #533
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I got my SunSun a couple days ago. I almost Aqua-soiled myself when I saw how big it was. 'nuff said.

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Old 09-08-2011, 01:30 PM   #534
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Yeah I'm using a 302 on a 15 gallon and one on a 29 gallon, I wish I had gotten the 303/403 for the 29 though.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:50 PM   #535
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It's a shame there aren't smaller versions of these SunSun rigs for us nano nerds.
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Search for "3-stage canister filter" on ebay and you'll find it, I got both of mine from KoolGoods
Same here.


I am running mine on a 40g breeder (with Nano Koralia) and it works amazingly well.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:59 PM   #537
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Yeah I'm using a 302 on a 15 gallon and one on a 29 gallon, I wish I had gotten the 303/403 for the 29 though.
Haha. I'm running a 302 on my 10 Gal... CRYSTAL clear water
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To heck with eBay, these are re-branded SunSun filters here.
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newbie question here. What is the advantage of UV light?
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Helps kill bacteria.. green water is cured with UV.
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