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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-12-2009, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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where to get sponge filter sponges for diy sponge filters

where can i find these sponges people make sponge filters out of?
im looking for the bigger ones like 4"x4" squares i see people make and sell on aqubid and other sites. i have gone to most stores here and no sponges around. where can i get these from? im not looking to make and sell just want to make some for myself and friend.thanks
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-12-2009, 10:22 PM
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Auto part stores sell them to wash your car with.
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I have a few of the old triangle kind , with the tube in it and everything .. if you want a couple

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I have found some nice ones at the dollar store

  • 20g planted
  • 20g & 29g fw fish only
  • 10g Hex planted
  • 55g planted
  • 65g SW Macroalgae & Fish
  • 175g FW
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-13-2009, 04:01 AM
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Here is a great place for bulk purchases.

I made my own sponge filters for a while and found the cost of the proper foam higher than the cost of purchasing off the shelf filters in bulk.

Good luck.
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I havent orderd from here but I have read a lot of good reviews.


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