Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-09-2013, 07:06 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
jtez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Posts: 184
Canister for 37gal

At the moment I'm running an internal filter on my 37gal planted. While it's gph is rated strongly enough for it I'm not entirely convinced how efficient it is, so I'm looking into getting a canister.

At the moment I'm looking at SunSun HW-302s. So far any reviews I've found online have given positive feedback, but I'd still like to know what other options are around I guess.

Being a student I'm fairly restrained by price. I haven't looked at my LFS yet, but that's on the to do list. So in general I'd just be interested in some discussion of some more affordable canisters
__________________

__________________
jtez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 10:00 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
lbirath001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 299
Quote:
Originally Posted by jtez View Post
At the moment I'm running an internal filter on my 37gal planted. While it's gph is rated strongly enough for it I'm not entirely convinced how efficient it is, so I'm looking into getting a canister. At the moment I'm looking at SunSun HW-302s. So far any reviews I've found online have given positive feedback, but I'd still like to know what other options are around I guess. Being a student I'm fairly restrained by price. I haven't looked at my LFS yet, but that's on the to do list. So in general I'd just be interested in some discussion of some more affordable canisters
How much do you want to spend? Stay away from LFS prices until you find what you want. I am buying a Ehim 2217 for 142. The LFS seeks it for over 200. Another LFS sells it for over 300. I am having them price match it if not buy it online for the 142. Make sure you shop around.
__________________

__________________
lbirath001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 10:13 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 595
ive heard good things about the sunsuns, are you ordering off of ebay?
__________________
1998golfer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 10:16 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
jtez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Posts: 184
Preferably less than $100, but I truly have no idea what the market for it is like so if I'll have to go higher then I will.

The biggest problem with buying online is often shipping, but it can still work out to be good value if i find a bargain or domestic (Australia).

The SunSuns I was looking at, I would be able to buy for about 80-100 with shipping off eBay.
__________________
jtez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 10:29 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 595
I'd get the sunsun 303B at Sunsun HW 303B 4 Stage Aquarium External Canister Filter w 9W UV Sterilizer 370g | eBay , its 69$ but shipping to australia is 56.64$. Seems a little out of your price range but it'd be a great filter for your tank

or, http://www.ebay.com/itm/300916429308 is 54$ and has 51$ shipping
__________________
1998golfer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 10:35 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
jtez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Posts: 184
Came across this:

http://www.guppysaquariumproducts.co.../prod_250.html

Looks identical to the SunSuns (I'm aware they sell basically the same product under a few different names).

My concern is overfiltration. Is 260gph going to cause too much current for my 37gal?
__________________

__________________
jtez is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.