new 75 gallon tank, sunsun canister filters quality

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by 3aquariums, Dec 14, 2012.

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    3aquariums Valued Member Member

    My boyfriend is helping me get a new aquarium for christmas. Tis a standard 75 gallon with stand. I was wondering what is the opinion of the SunSun Filter line? I'm looking at two of these for it because I filter for double the aquarium gallons. I'm also trying to keep costs down. Thanks for your help!
    SunSun HW-302 3-Stage External Canister Filter, 264 gph

    and what brand/model of filter pads does it use?
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2012
  2. Matt B

    Matt B Well Known Member Member

    I have the Same model Aquatop which is the same filter on a 55g and it does great, I just buy cut to fit media for filters, it seems cheaper. You may want a secondary filter as this canister would only turn your tank over 3.5x times, a little shy of the 5+ usually recommended for canisters.
     
  3. OP
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    3aquariums Valued Member Member

    I'll look on amazon for cut to fit pads. Thanks!
     
  4. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    welcome to the forum

    I have several of the sunsuns and like them very much. Can't do better, for the money. I also run 2 canisters on all my bigger tanks because it keeps them spotless. The 125 has an XP4 and a 525 GPH sunsun, the 90 an XP3 and a 525 GPH, the 75 an XP3 and a 370 GPH, and the 55 an XP2 and a 265 GPH. Notice the trend there ;)

    I think you should get a 370 and a 265 for your 75. Were it me I would get 2 370s.

    All of my filters are set up the same way - fluval ceramic prefilters in the first tray, mechanical media (which they provide) in the second, and then biomax in the rest. The filters can hold a massive amount of media.
     




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