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Old 10-29-2014, 09:40 AM   #11
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For a 20 long.....I think I would go with the lower flow eheim. I think the linked filter would be too much current for many stocks.
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:53 AM   #12
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You like it? Which one did you get and what size tank is it on? Is the flow pretty strong?



i do like it, i got the 303b, did not get media though, it comes with the uv, a optional skimmer and all the parts for intake and spray bar, although they are cheap parts they work fine, just be gentle when assembling.


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So would this be my best choice for a 20 long? Or a different one?

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I'd say the 302b (250ish gph) would be a great fit!

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Cheap canister filters on ebay?

There are two massive problems with the built in UV - the power of the bulb and the flow rate of the filter; the two are inversely related. You can have a weak bulb, like that which is in the filter, and a long exposure time and have it be effective. Green killing machine is a good example of this. Or you can have a powerful bulb with a shorter exposure time be effective. What's not effective is a low powered bulb with a low exposure time, which is what you get with the built in units.

If it's the B models that have the UV, then it's the A models that do not.

If you want to run UV, then I would highly recommend getting an actual UV unit. The fact that the plain UV units cost more than the filters with the built in UVs should speak volumes about their quality.
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It's probably useless but it may help a little bit, it's not like a massive extra cost or anything.

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It's probably useless but it may help a little bit, it's not like a massive extra cost or anything.

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Agreed, it doesn't change the price much.
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+1 on the sunsun I have 2 of the 303b on a 55gal and it keeps it crystal clear and cheaper than most name brand hob's I had 2 aquaclear 70's and the sunsun's blow them away and they're dead silent and when your pad get too dirty you can use poly fill as filter media saves a lot of money

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