Any Good? (canister Filter)

maggie thecat

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I had,a filter that looked not dissimilar . It was a Sun Sun. It leaked all over the place, no matter how much we tinkered with the O ring.

Chinese manufactured equipment is very hit or miss.

UV sterialization means the water is passed through a chamber that is exposed to ultraviolat light. It can kill many pathogens and other unwanted organisms in the water column like algae.

UV sterialization is a desireable feature.
 
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thanx alot. i know what you mean about china made items. but the filter plus 2 additional types of media (it also comes with some sponges and floss) is only going to cost me about $85! the reviews are 70-30 good/bad. i like the price, what do you think would be a better choice for close to the same price? sorry i dont know much about canisters, i use hob and was trying to make a diy one, but i like the idea of a canister. i am willing to take a risk here but if i knew what to looks for that might help me make a better choice.
 
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maggie thecat said:
I had,a filter that looked not dissimilar . It was a Sun Sun. It leaked all over the place, no matter how much we tinkered with the O ring.

Chinese manufactured equipment is very hit or miss.

UV sterialization means the water is passed through a chamber that is exposed to ultraviolat light. It can kill many pathogens and other unwanted organisms in the water column like algae.

UV sterialization is a desireable feature.
doesnt the sun aka uv cause algea in tanks? if so, how does it kill it in a canister? lol fish keeping....smh....
 

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Sunlight is made up of light particles travelling at many wavelengths. Some of those encourage growth and some of them don't. Close exposure to UV kills.

I'm not a big fan of canister filters. I would look at something with a domestic label or the one that starts with E and sounds German, whose name is escaping me. There might be a higher initial outlay, but you will be less likely to be replacing it in 6 months time.

* Eheim is the brand I was thinking of, but couldn't recall.
 

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I just got my SunSun today, and it did feel cheap and worse, the parts did not fit over the tank rim! I returned it and ordered another Fluval - I have two and am very happy with them. You do get what you pay for.
 
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