Sunsun Canister Filter Any Good?

Lukethefishlover

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Hey! So, I'm upgrading my 60G SW reef up to a 75G SW reef... because i prefer the dimensions that are with the 75 as opposed to the 60. Anyways, I'm looking at canister filters for it... I was looking at the Sun sun canisters and saw on the forum some people like it... I was wondering what makes it so good and why its cheaper than some of the others on the market today. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Currently I have the Fluval 306 filter, and was wondering if there was even a need to upgrade the filter in the first place? thank y'all so much!!!
 

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Personally, I think you should build or buy a sump instead. If have no interest in a sump, I'd recommend the Fluval fx4.
 
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TexasGuppy said:
I'm having flow issues with my fluval 406 which seems to be a common issue.
The sunsun canisters have several people claiming the UV piece burns out and melts. So I'd avoid those models.
I'm looking for something around $150 or below. Is there another model you would recommend?
 

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No problem with the sunsun been using them for over a year now. They do have a uv sterilizer but I rarely turn it on. Those who use them continually may have problems. Have used many different canisters all have pros and cons but for the price you can’t go wrong.
 

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Lukethefishlover said:
Currently I have the Fluval 306 filter, and was wondering if there was even a need to upgrade the filter in the first place? thank y'all so much!!!
The specs of the 306 "optimal" appears to indicate up to 70G, so I think that'd be quite low for your tank. Also, the flow rate is 300Gph, which would be just barely 4x your tank size... and if my knowledge of reefs... they like lots of flow - could be achieved by things like a Fluval CP3/CP4. But still, is that enough cleaning capability for a 75G?

Some comparisons below between AquaOne's 2700 and the Fluvals. In Australia, the AquaOne is cheaper than even the 306, but I have a planted 55G, so every one of these is too powerful for my plants.

Comparing the Fluval 406 with the Aqua One Nautilus 2700 (UV) (I'm going to do these in metric...)

Baskets 4 vs 4
Dimension 25x50.8x20cm vs 32x49x32cm
Aquarium Volume up to 400L vs 400-700L
Filter Volume (4.2+8.5?) vs 22L
Head Height 2.25m vs 2m
Flow Rate 1450L/hr vs 2700L/hr
Wattage 23W vs 42W

And now Fluval FX4 vs Aqua One Nautilus 2700 (UV)

Baskets 2 vs 4
Dimension ?x41.9cm vs 32x49x32cm
Aquarium Volume up to 1000L vs 400-700L
Filter Volume 14L vs 22L
Head Height 2.1m vs 2m
Flow Rate 2650L/hr vs 2700L/hr
Wattage 30W vs 42W

Lastly Fluval FX6 vs Aqua One Nautilus 2700 (UV)

Baskets 3 vs 4
Dimension 37x58cm vs 32x49x32cm
Aquarium Volume up to 1500L vs 400-700L
Filter Volume 20L vs 22L
Head Height 3.3m vs 2m
Flow Rate 3500L/hr vs 2700L/hr
Wattage 43W vs 42W

Tables:
Aqua One 2700 (UV)

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Fluval x06
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Fluval FX4/FX6
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I just realised that Aqua One is an Aus/UK brand... so not sure where you are located.
 
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