The HW-302 is a solid filter for the money.
SunSun has made a great filter that competes with better-known brands like Fluval, Eheim, and Marineland, but at a much cheaper price point.
Many people who have owned more expensive filters and switched to SunSun are very happy with the value that the HW-302 provides.
Because of its low price, the HW-302 is an excellent choice if you are looking to make the leap from hang-on-back (HOB) filter systems.
Like all canister filters, the HW-302 has a cleaner look since the filter itself is outside the tank, and it can filter larger amounts of water than HOB systems.
This filter is quiet. Like, really quiet!
Sometimes the only way to tell that this filter is even running is to put your hand on it to feel for vibrations. This is a great feature if the noise level is an issue, and honestly, who wants the sound of a loud filter messing with the calmness of a fish tank?
Overall, the SunSun HW-302 canister filter is an excellent choice, especially if you are on a budget. With the savings from this filter, you can easily afford to upgrade other features of your tank.
“Given the price point….I am extremly happy with my purchase. I use it on a 50 gallon tank with plants and it has almost elimated the need to do water changes…almost.”