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    1 Not allowed!
    Adam you will need to buy some media for it too. Comes with mechanical media. I like to use the fluval ceramic prefilters for the first stage (one box will do) and biomax for biomedia (2 boxes will do).
    125 - BGK, pictus cats, silver dollars, kissing gouramis, palmas bichir, delhezi bichir
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    90 - Congo tetras, african knife, elephant nose, spotted ctenopoma, upside down cats

    QTs - 29, 20H, 20L, 10

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    1 Not allowed!
    What I hate about the sunsun is the cheap plastic. It's the first canister that I have owned where the body of the canister easily flexes. This caused the bottom tray on my sunsun to get stuck on the bottom. Also, the handles separate easily from the trays due to the cheap plastic used.

    I also didn't like how a 75 gallon rated filter used 35 watts of power. That's at least twice that of most canisters rated for the same tank.
    Last edited by Rocksor; 08-14-2014 at 02:50 PM.

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    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Triton View Post
    Get the eheim classics! I just put 2 eheim 2215 on my 75 and I love these things
    Yep, I love my 2215 too, well worth the money....rated for 93 gallons, and works just fine on my 40B, flow is perfect, not near too much...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    What I hate about the sunsun is the cheap plastic. It's the first canister that I have owned where the body of the canister easily flexes. This caused the bottom tray on my sunsun to get stuck on the bottom. Also, the handles separate easily from the trays due to the cheap plastic used.

    I also didn't like how a 75 gallon rated filter used 35 watts of power. That's at least twice that of most canisters rated for the same tank.
    Agreed...many here have SunSuns and love them, but I have heard many, many times how cheaply they are made...you get what you pay for

    When you first set up the Fluval (which are very nice HOB's, btw), did you thoroughly rinse the media before putting it into the filter?
    Many times skipping this step will cause the cloudiness you describe.
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    1 Not allowed!
    The sunsun plumbing pieces are cheap plastic and can break - they supply many extras though. Like I may have mentioned, I got free replacements for broken pieces from the eBay sellers. Too, one can use any spraybar and intake assembly they wish
    125 - BGK, pictus cats, silver dollars, kissing gouramis, palmas bichir, delhezi bichir
    125 - Red severum, bolivian rams, Turquoise rainbows, irian red rainbows, loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis
    90 - Congo tetras, african knife, elephant nose, spotted ctenopoma, upside down cats

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    2 Not allowed!
    If you are showing nitrites (they should always be 0 in a cycled tank) and really have no nitrates, your tank is not yet cycled and the cloudiness could be a bacteria bloom.
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    2 Not allowed!
    Just an update on this post:

    Got the sun sun up and running with biomax, bioclear and polishing wool. No issues with the cheap plastic (yet anyways). Only problem was the surface skimmer attachment was missing and the plastic cover over the UV switch broke off. But first impressions are great, very quiet and lots of room for media, I like the spray bar too.

    Cloudiness is almost completely cleared. The culprit seems to have been not letting my tap water sit long enough before doing water changes. I used to leave it just long enough to reach room temperature, but then I tried leaving it about 5-7 days and my water became noticeably clearer with each water change.

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