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Old 02-04-2010, 03:16 AM   #16
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Does SunSun have a canister rated in between the 250 gph and the 530 gph? The former is not enough for me, and the latter is too much (and too tall probably)!
The SunSun 303 & 303B are both rated for 369 GPH 1400 LPH. The 303B has a built in 9w u.v. lamp. It has an external on/off switch so you don't have to use it if you don't want to. It great to have when you need it. I bought mine here CANISTER Aquarium FILTER + 9W UV Sterilizer Free Media - eBay (item 160390583311 end time Jan-27-10 22:19:14 PST)
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Old 02-04-2010, 03:52 PM   #17
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Thanks!

I like the black, but... is this a SunSun? The info is a bit ambiguous. I especially like:
"The pump head is designed apart and fixed to the canister by two big ouches."

I emailed seller for more info. Not much in the description.

EDIT: i was referring to Archer's post.
Thanks for your info as well RLee!
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I just bought the small model. How long did shipping take?
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:00 PM   #19
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Thanks!

I like the black, but... is this a SunSun? The info is a bit ambiguous. I especially like:
"The pump head is designed apart and fixed to the canister by two big ouches."

I emailed seller for more info. Not much in the description.

EDIT: i was referring to Archer's post.
Thanks for your info as well RLee!
I just got mine today and yes it is a SunSun and it even comes with some minor directions, I got mine 7 days after it shipped. I hope to have it running tonight or first thing in the morning. I havent cleaned my smaller one and its been running for just over a month I think and still no noticeable reduction in flow.
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:18 AM   #20
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well i just made the plunge again bought a SunSun 303b. going to put this one on my 55 and plumb a CO2 reactor inline with it.
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Old 02-14-2010, 03:43 AM   #21
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Got a 530 on order . I might be pimp'n soon .
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Old 02-14-2010, 03:55 AM   #22
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I wonder how many months these things will last before things start wearing out.
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Old 02-14-2010, 04:10 AM   #23
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I wonder how many months these things will last before things start wearing out.
Having compared it side by side with a marineland, I don't expect to see this happen. They are essentially the same filter and the build quality is good. Thanks though, for coming into the pimp thread with this.
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Old 02-14-2010, 04:22 AM   #24
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Thanks though, for coming into the pimp thread with this.
Simply asking a question. It's a good filter considering the price. I considered buying one myself at one point. I'm just not expecting these filters to go the 10+ years that Eheims and other filters go. I know you're pretty enthusiastic about these filters, so expect to be asked some questions. Imagine how many questions LeftC gets asked about Victor regulators.
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Old 02-17-2010, 04:15 PM   #25
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What brand filter media fits inside the 303B
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:18 PM   #26
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Thinking about getting a 530 for my 120g, but can't find one w/the UV on it. Maybe the Chinese New Year screwed up production?
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:57 AM   #27
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thinking about getting a 530 for my 120g, but can't find one w/the uv on it. Maybe the chinese new year screwed up production?
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:51 AM   #28
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I wonder how many months these things will last before things start wearing out.
Actually some other pumps last as long or longer than Eheims. Back in 01' when I was in South America I had many chinese pumps. Some of course are very poor quality but I still have a chinese made I have no idea what brand powerhead. It has been running pretty much continuously since I bought it. It is ultra quiet too. I dont know if its hearsay but I think eheim is now shifting production of some items to china, and of course quality most def. suffer at least a fraction due to QC. I know my new filstar is not as nicely finished as the older french made ones. Now the new ones are mexico made and side by side you can tell a few differences. These sun sun look very promising and if treated right I think they will last really long. Although I cant be a sunsun pimp. Yet
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:28 AM   #29
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I'm not a pimp yet but I have a question and didn't want to start a new thread.

Can someone tell me what filter media they use in each basket, and wether or not you cut it to fit. I see quite a few people talking about reusable filters; I'm new to the whole canister thing and have only had HOB filters. Can someone please tell me what brand of reusable filter pads they use. I know that you use bio-balls, rings,etc. an filter floss, but what else would I need?

Also what are green pot scrubbies are?
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:06 AM   #30
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The marineland c series filter pads work after some minor trimming.
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