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Review of the SunSun 303b Canister filter

7 years 9 months ago #33739 by dakwas1940
Thanks for the follow up.

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7 years 9 months ago #33736 by dragonkeeper
All in all this is a pretty good filter for the money.

I had to take it down as I was constantly tripping over it, but I would recommend this filter. It even took several kicks in stride and never tipped over or leaked. try that with some of the other canisters out there.

4 out of 5 stars in my book.

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7 years 9 months ago #33658 by mikeg2929
There is a right way and a wrong way. Lambasted is a very strong word. Maybe I am thinking of the wrong thread, but slapped with a feather might be more appropriate.

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7 years 9 months ago #33657 by sawboy
After being lambasted for having the temerity of questioning someone's pricing I won't do "reviews". Although it appears that if its a "rainbows and unicorn farts" review that's ok. But if its not, than its "better to let others formulate their own opinions".

*Note, the user deleted the comment where he chimed in with that, but I have a stellar memory

Negative Karma for rule enforcement is a badge of honor :)

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7 years 9 months ago #33656 by dakwas1940
:unsure: Thanks for the review of the SunSun 303b canister filter. Good job. Have you or any other members of GCCA done any reviews on any other canister filters? Is so, where may I find the information. Also, has GCCA give a rating on canister filters?
Dennis

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7 years 10 months ago #33639 by dragonkeeper
So far so good. Filter is running strong with no leaks or other mishaps. Although I probably would not recomend this filter for anything bigger than a 65, but that's not a bad knock.

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7 years 10 months ago #33604 by dragonkeeper
A few days before the last swap Pete Ming contacted me to see if I would do a review of the SunSun 303b canister filter. I said of course and was able to pick it up at the swap. Well today I was finally able to set it up and here are my initial thoughts.

The SunSun HW-303B is a 4-Stage External Canister Filter w/ 9W UV Sterilizer. It pumps out about 370gph, runs about 35 watts, and runs around 90$ on Amazon. SunSun is a relatively new player in the aquarium market and is based in China.

www.amazon.com/SunSun-HW-303B-External-C...ilizer/dp/B00896IILA

The canister itself is made out of some thick plastic and has a locking lid with an Oring. It looks pretty durable just looking at it. It comes with 3 media baskets, but no media. I filled the bottom basket with filter floss, the center basket with carbon and the top basket with ceramic rings. It was a little dirty inside when I opened it. There was plastic shavings that needed to be removed before set up.

The input and output parts came packaged in individual plastic bags inside of a box with the green rubber hoses.

I first assembled the output spray bar and found that either I lost the end plug or it didn't come with one. Pretty sure i was missing. If I happen to find it I'll correct the previous statement.

Next came the input strainer from the tank. Think the package may and been sent with a strainer tube and package for a bigger filter as it was very difficult to get the plastic hose over the hose barb on the tube. It took some real work to make it happen.

Next came to connect the hoses to the valves on the top of the canister. It has a similar design to the Fluval 405 where removing the valves closes the hoses. I do like this feature as it makes maintenance much easier. One word of caution if you don't have the valve assembly seated properly the unit will leak profusely! Experience tells me this! Once I fixed my little oops the plunger to fill the canister worked well and fill it with only 2 or 3 plunges to get the siphon working.

Plugged it in and it was off running.

I currently have it running on a 65 gallon fry tank.

I will be back in a few days to follow up with this review. Feel free to ask any questions you might have.

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