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Old 09-14-2017, 07:32 PM   #1
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Canister filter help

Ok every one im looking into getting my first canister filter. Im lookng at the sunsun HW-704B. Shows its a 5 stage 4 baskets and 1 uv light. Shows the gph is 525 and the power pump is 45 W. Reviews look good my question is would this be to big for my 30 gal? Eventually ill upgrade to a bigger tank so if i get the bigger one now i want have to buy a different one when the time comes. Thank you in advance.
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I have a 703B on my 29. It's a monster.
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I have a 703B on my 29. It's a monster.
Recommended or no? Do you think the 304 b is to much for a 30
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What are you planning on keeping in the tank?
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Right now i have 5 danios and an albino rainbow shark and after i get my canister filter my buddy is giving me a cichlid
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It will be high flow. Not enough to shoot the fish out the other side.
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It will be high flow. Not enough to shoot the fish out the other side.
So would be good for my tank?
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I do not have any experience with sunsun(I run a fluval 306 on my 45g) but I would shoot for a 4-10x turnover rate for fw aquariums. So for you 120-300gph, I would be willing to bet sunsun claim of 525gph is overrated and more than likely with no media in it. So if you plan on running it packed full of media it might work. If it's still to much flow you could trya diy spraybar to help break the flow up.
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I think you'll be fine. If the flow does prove to be a bit strong you could always add a ball valve.
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The one I'm looking at on amazon is media included and it is the 304 b not the one i posted originally
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