Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: New Cumberland, PA
Looking for opinions ..... I have never used sponge filters before. I know allot of folks swear by them, but it just doesnt seem like enough water movement to me. I added a cascade 170 power filter to each section of my shrimp tanks. They are 35 gph at full blast. They just have a small sponge filter on the bottom. I like the way the water moves a little now , but am kinda concerned about the baby shrimp. I have had a similar filter in my Cherry tank for a year, with no problems, but that is a bigger / longer tank.
The sponge filters I am using are Hydro- sponge II rated for up to 20 gallons. Each section I am filtering is about 7 gallons.
Sooooo the question is.... should I just skip the in tank power filters, or keep them going?