Editor's Choice - Our Favorite SunSun Aquarium Filters

1. SunSun Hw302 265GPH Pro Canister Filter Kit

User Ratings: 64 10

SunSun HW302PRO First Impressions

"No need to unplug."

It started out silent for about 30 mins and then it got super loud. I've been researching so many things on how to take care of them. This new AQ50 filter has loose bio-media, i. I was also having oxygen issues because of this. Basically, make sure everything that is suppose to spin, does so smoothly. This filter really does a good job. I had to cut the hood to make it work.

  • SunSun Hw302 265GPH Pro Canister Filter Kit
  • HW-302 Pro Filtration Kit, Good for up to 75 gallon aquariums
  • Flow rate: 265 GPH (1000L/Hr)
  • Dimension: 9" L X 9" W X 15.5" H
  • Pro Kit Includes Canister Filter, 3 White Filter Pads and 3 Media Baskets
  • Includes 1lb of Premium Filter Carbon, 1lb of Ceramic Rings and 1 Set of Bio Balls
  • Manufacture: SunSun
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 18 inches; 12 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunSun HW302PRO
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SunSun HW302PRO Final Thoughts

"Piece of cake!"

Works like a dream and can't even hear it! I had to cut the hood to make it work. It's easy to clean and we all know about easy. DO NOT CLEAN OR WASH the paper wheel itself. I attempted to clean and lube the impeller, but to no avail. They are easily found from mom-n-pop pet stores to large chain stores. This new AQ50 filter has loose bio-media, i.

Overall Score
4.2


(787 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated SunSun Aquarium Filters

2. Sunsun HW302, HW303, HW304 3 Stage Aquarium Canister Filters

User Ratings: 63 13

SunSun 07100 First Impressions

"The product itself."

Lift the sticking wheel outuse a Q-tip to clean the slots where the wheel rests. I have contacted customer service to see if I can get a replacement unit. It started out silent for about 30 mins and then it got super loud. The first night I had the pump going it started making a screeching sound. LOW and BEHOLD, LMAO, I missed where you had to put water in the back of the filter. I put it together, reading instructions of course. I attempted to clean and lube the impeller, but to no avail.

  • Sunsun HW302, HW303, HW304 3 Stage Aquarium Canister Filters
  • Good for up to 75 gallon fish tanks
  • Dimension: 9" L X 9" W X 15.5" H
  • Flow rate: 265 GPH (1000L/hr.)
  • 3 Media trays capable of handling your choice of filtration media
  • Manufacture: Monster Pets
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 15 inches; 2.98 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunSun 07100
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SunSun 07100 Final Thoughts

"Thats whats☝ up!"

I have 4 other AquaClear filters and like them. I was worried that it might be too much for my aquarium or that it would be loud. They are simply the best design for nitrifying bacteria to grow on. First they are simple and designed to pump and filter aquarium water. I was worried that it might be too much for my aquarium or that it would be loud. I DONT KNOW WHY MANY THINK THIS IS A NOISY FILTER. I can take apart a car engine and put it back together.

Overall Score
4.1


(760 Points)

3. Sunsun Hw304B 525GPH Pro Canister Filter Kit with 9-watt UV Sterilizer

User Ratings: 72 9

SunSun HW-304BPro First Impressions

"I only used one."

I used to have a 37 gallon eclipse aquarium. My box came in good condition, parts where in tact and new. Therefore, you wouldnt have 2 filters running. I had a lot of particles in the water. In the afternoon the noises started again. I can hear it 3 rooms away grinding away. Really happy with the money I was able to save.

  • Sunsun Hw304B 525GPH Pro Canister Filter Kit with 9-watt UV Sterilizer
  • HW-304B Pro Filtration Kit, Good for up to 150 gallon aquariums
  • Flow rate: 525 GPH (2000L/Hr)
  • Dimension: 11" L X 11" W X 17" H
  • Pro Kit Includes Canister Filter w/9 Watt UV, 4 White Filter Pads, 1 Blue Coarse Pad, 4 Media Baskets
  • Includes 1lb of Premium Filter Carbon, 1lb of Ceramic Rings and 1 Set of Bio Balls
  • Manufacture: SunSun
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 12 x 18 inches; 17 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunSun HW-304BPro
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SunSun HW-304BPro Final Thoughts

"I love this canister."

So, easy is good, both for us and our fish. I've looked at so many filters and reviews. I have contacted customer service to see if I can get a replacement unit. I took it apart reassemble it and it's not pumping in the water. Your fish and you will be much happier and stun everyone else. , that's what makes this so funny. The Marineland penguin 350 is a great filter.

Overall Score
4.3


(730 Points)

4. SUNSUN HW-303B Canister Filter with 9-watt UV Sterilizer

User Ratings: 68 9

SunSun HW-303B First Impressions

"This thing is a beast."

The bacteria eats the nitrates in the water to help keep it clean. I had to lower the surface by 3 inches to get sufficient agitation. Lift the sticking wheel outuse a Q-tip to clean the slots where the wheel rests. Just rinse them out once a month, don't throw that beneficial bacteria away. BUT after some YouTube research I was able to fix the noise issue. I wasn't able to fill my tank fully because there was little to no surface agitation. This is a good choice if you're tired of cleaning your turtle tank all the time.

  • SUNSUN HW-303B Canister Filter with 9-watt UV Sterilizer
  • Canister filters for aquariums use high water pressure, from a properly powered pump, to force water through the dense filter media. A pump can draw water from an under-gravel filter, and run it into a canister for double filtration
  • 3 media trays capable of handling your choice of filtration media; Comes with an adjustable spray bar. This is a helpful feature if you want to adjust the output flow from the filter
  • Built in 9 Watt UV sterilizer to help kill algae spores and bacteria, promoting crystal clear water
  • Convenient self-priming pump that eliminates the need for manual siphoning; Single valve disconnect & priming pump ease routine maintenance
  • Provides quiet, efficient filtration for fresh and saltwater aquariums is great for living rooms, offices or bedrooms
  • Manufacture: Monster Pets
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 11 x 16 inches; 10 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunSun HW-303B
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SunSun HW-303B Final Thoughts

"I was to tire to fix it."

I returned the Aqua Clear 70 and promptly received a replacement. The bacteria eats the nitrates in the water to help keep it clean. Therefore, you wouldnt have 2 filters running. Following morning it was running quietly. All in all, I highly recommend this filter and I'm a extremely happy customer! I'm currently in the process of receiving another replacement on that model. I have always used Marineland filters and been happy with them and their quality.

Overall Score
4.3


(711 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling SunSun Aquarium Filters

5. SunSun Hw303B 370GPH Pro Canister Filter Kit with 9-watt UV Sterilizer

User Ratings: 70 8

SunSun HW-303BPro First Impressions

"Just a tip!"

Controlling the flow rate doesn't require modifying the filter. Just rinse them out once a month, don't throw that beneficial bacteria away. Controlling the flow rate doesn't require modifying the filter. I have always used Marineland filters and been happy with them and their quality. It doesn't rise up hugely above the tank like a lot of HOB filters. You'll want to pull that water from the bottom. Marineland bio pumps have been around forever.

  • SunSun Hw303B 370GPH Pro Canister Filter Kit with 9-watt UV Sterilizer
  • HW-303B Pro Filtration Kit, Good for up to 100 gallon aquariums
  • Flow rate: 370 GPH (1400L/Hr)
  • Dimension: 10.5" L X 10.5" W X 16" H
  • Pro Kit Includes Canister Filter w/9 Watt UV, 3 White Filter Pads, 1 Blue Coarse Pad, 3 Media Baskets
  • Includes 1lb of Premium Filter Carbon, 1lb of Ceramic Rings and 1 Set of Bio Balls
  • Manufacture: SunSun
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 12 x 20 inches; 16 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunSun HW-303BPro
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SunSun HW-303BPro Final Thoughts

"This is the one."

I was worried about some of the negative reviews. This is a well designed unit and a lot of bang for the buck. Firstly, I'd recommend taking the motor apart and putting it back together. Early on it seems to be working as advertised. I've been researching so many things on how to take care of them. My tank was a mess when I got this pump. Your fish and you will be much happier and stun everyone else.

Overall Score
4.4


(663 Points)

6. SunSun HW-3000 UV 9W 5-Stage External Canister Filter 793gph, White

User Ratings: 66 10

SunSun HW-3000 First Impressions

"5 minutes."

They are easily found from mom-n-pop pet stores to large chain stores. SO I decided to order this for my 29 gallon tank. The first night I had the pump going it started making a screeching sound. You'll want to pull that water from the bottom. I will never buy any other HOB no matter what deal they might be offering. This filter has is a very simple and efficient design. SO, I sat down and read EVERY little thing in rhe instructions.

  • SunSun HW-3000 UV 9W 5-Stage External Canister Filter 793gph, White
  • LCD Display that allows users to adjust the flow rate of the pump and the duration of the UV light
  • Flow rate: up to 793 Gallons per hour (adjustable)
  • 9W UV sterilizer, perfect for maintaining a clean and clear Aquarium
  • Can be used for any freshwater and Saltwater aquariums.Voltage: 220-240V/50Hz
  • Comes with White Filter pads (Filter media sold separately)
  • Manufacture: SunSun
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 13 x 16 inches; 18.95 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunSun HW-3000
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SunSun HW-3000 Final Thoughts

"I was to tire to fix it."

I also don't like how short the intake tube is. My fish are definitely happier and my water is crystal clear. It sounds like a Big Air pump buzzing. However, lately I've purchased the Aqua Clear 70 and 50. I put it together, reading instructions of course. I have had no issues with it being to loud. Unlike my old HOB filter, it doesn't sound like a leaky toilet.

Overall Score
4.2


(418 Points)

7. SunSun Sun HW-704B 525 GPH 5-Stage External Canister Filter with 9W Uv Sterilizer

User Ratings: 68 10

SunSun HW-704B First Impressions

"Suuuuupppeeerrrr Quiet."

I will never buy any other HOB no matter what deal they might be offering. My old pump was not working very well so I had to make a major clean up. I still have my original wheels on the year old 350 with no issues whatsoever. The instructions are a bit to much for me. I wasn't able to fill my tank fully because there was little to no surface agitation. I have had no issues with it being to loud. I attempted to clean and lube the impeller, but to no avail.

  • SunSun Sun HW-704B 525 GPH 5-Stage External Canister Filter with 9W Uv Sterilizer
  • 5 stages with 9W UV, 525GPH (2000Lph)
  • Good for up to 150 gallon fish tanks
  • Dimension: 12" L x 12" W x 18" H
  • Built in 9 watt UV sterilizer for controlling algae spores/bacteria and promoting clear water
  • 4 Large media baskets for all your media need
  • Manufacture: Ming Trading LLC
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 19.3 x 12 inches; 18.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunSun HW-704B
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  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SunSun HW-704B Final Thoughts

"No worries there."

Controlling the flow rate doesn't require modifying the filter. They can be very noisy at the impeller, which sometimes quiets in time, but may not. I wasn't able to fill my tank fully because there was little to no surface agitation. As for performance, I couldn't ask for a better filter. The Aqua Clear is on the left and the Aqueon is on the right. My tank was a mess when I got this pump. The only thing you hear is the water and even that is a soothing sound.

Overall Score
4.3


(331 Points)

8. SunSun HW-404B 525 GPH 5-Stage External Canister Filter with 9W UV Sterilizer, White

User Ratings: 67 15

SunSun HW-404B First Impressions

"29 gallons."

I want to answer some of the complaints I've read. I put it together, reading instructions of course. My fish are definitely happier and my water is crystal clear. Overall, I like the 350's slim back design, and be able to add up to 4 cartridges. , that's what makes this so funny. They are simply the best design for nitrifying bacteria to grow on. I recently upgraded from a 10 gallon aquarium to a 29 gallon.

  • SunSun HW-404B 525 GPH 5-Stage External Canister Filter with 9W UV Sterilizer, White
  • Good for up to 150 gallon fish tanks
  • Dimension: 11" L x 11" W x 19" H
  • Flow rate: 525 GPH (2000L/hr)
  • Pump power: 55W
  • Built in 9 watt UV sterilizer for controlling algae spores/bacteria and promoting clear water
  • Refer user manual provided in product details section for information regarding product assembly, usage and troubleshooting.
  • Manufacture: SUNSUN
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 16 x 14 inches; 17.15 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunSun HW-404B
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SunSun HW-404B Final Thoughts

"This thing is super loud!"

It was perfectly quiet without any extra effort on my part. I have the topfin 29 gallon tank and used the HOB filter it came with. Firstly, I'd recommend taking the motor apart and putting it back together. The instructions are a bit to much for me. The bacteria eats the nitrates in the water to help keep it clean. I can hear it 3 rooms away grinding away. MAKE SURE YOU PUT WATER IN THE BACK OF THE FILTER!

Overall Score
4.1


(250 Points)

9. Lee's 40/55 Original Undergravel Filter, 12-Inch by 48-Inch

User Ratings: 54 9

Lee's 13240 First Impressions

"That also didn't work."

I took it apart reassemble it and it's not pumping in the water. My box came in good condition, parts where in tact and new. The filter stopped working all of a sudden. However, lately I've purchased the Aqua Clear 70 and 50. Worst case is that the motor could burn out. My baby turtle even loves it so much he won't let go. I own 3 of these and besides my canister they are my favorite filters.

  • Lee's 40/55 Original Undergravel Filter, 12-Inch by 48-Inch
  • Made of special quality plastic which resists splitting and cracking
  • Also has optional flow-thru set-up for use with a power head
  • Size: 12-inch by 48-inch
  • Manufacture: Lee's Pet Products
  • Product Dimensions: 11.63 x 3.38 x 12.5 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lee's 13240
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Lee's 13240 Final Thoughts

"It just is."

All in all, I highly recommend this filter and I'm a extremely happy customer! , that's what makes this so funny. There is a sound from the water shooting into the tank! I have had no issues with it being to loud. My old pump was not working very well so I had to make a major clean up. I was also having oxygen issues because of this. I decided to go with this filter since I had a positive experience previously.

Overall Score
4.1


(53 Points)

10. Eshylala 8 Pieces Biochemical Filter Sponge Foam Aquarium Fish Tank Pre-Filter Sponge Cartridge Repl...

User Ratings: 55 11

Eshylala First Impressions

"Just a low hum."

As for performance, I couldn't ask for a better filter. I returned the Aqua Clear 70 and promptly received a replacement. Get it and take heed to what I wrote. I had to cut the hood to make it work. I AM IMPRESSED THAT IT WORKS AS IT ACTUALLY SHOULD! Typically just below the flat part of the outlets. I have purchased several Aqua Clear filters over the years.

  • Eshylala 8 Pieces Biochemical Filter Sponge Foam Aquarium Fish Tank Pre-Filter Sponge Cartridge Replacement Filters Sponges
  • Material: Sponge.
  • Size: 8 x 4cm/ 3.14 x 1.57inch(HxD); Inner Hole Dia: 2.2cm/0.86inch.
  • Color: Black
  • Easily connects to filter intake stem,Fit for every size fish tank or pond.
  • Quantity: 8 Pieces.
  • Manufacture: Eshylala Store
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eshylala
  • Filter Effectiveness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Eshylala Final Thoughts

"SIMPLE INSTALLATION."

LOW and BEHOLD, LMAO, I missed where you had to put water in the back of the filter. I sent a request for replacement and one came the next day. It started out silent for about 30 mins and then it got super loud. I AM IMPRESSED THAT IT WORKS AS IT ACTUALLY SHOULD! This filter has is a very simple and efficient design. I can hear it 3 rooms away grinding away. The lever on the bottom helps even the filter out.

Overall Score
4.0


(38 Points)

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