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post #16 of 132 (permalink) Old 02-27-2012, 05:38 PM
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(snip)I run 6 sponges off 1 air pump and I still have to turn them down some or the flow is so strong, you could surf on the water surface.
LMAO!! That was great.

on a serious note, on almost any single nozzle, you can split at least two ways for small sponge filters.
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Definitely gonna have to get a pic up of the frag tank once you have it on a stand.

GLA is getting in a 24"x24"x12" opti-white tank (not drilled though) with the new tanks they ordered and seeing a tank like yours might be what it takes to push me over the edge into ordering one.
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LMAO!! That was great.

on a serious note, on almost any single nozzle, you can split at least two ways for small sponge filters.
Good to know, thanks. I am not that experienced with sponge filters so this will be a learning experience. I have a whisper 100 which has two outlets. Do you think that I can run 3 sponge filters for each outlet? The tanks will be 5 gallons or so.

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Good to know, thanks. I am not that experienced with sponge filters so this will be a learning experience. I have a whisper 100 which has two outlets. Do you think that I can run 3 sponge filters for each outlet? The tanks will be 5 gallons or so.
I run 6 outputs off a Whisper 100 and they are for bigger tanks and huge sponge filters, so I would assume for smaller ones for 5 gal tanks.

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Yea the Whisper 100 will easily be able to power 3 sponge filters on 3x 5gallon tanks. Just for reference I'm using a Whisper 60 to power two sponge filters on 2x 10G tanks and I have to dial down the air pressure to half of the maximum.

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Yea the Whisper 100 will easily be able to power 3 sponge filters on 3x 5gallon tanks. Just for reference I'm using a Whisper 60 to power two sponge filters on 2x 10G tanks and I have to dial down the air pressure to half of the maximum.
Yup, I crank mine on full and my go surfing!

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Btw.. for anyone who thought otherwise you can have the output of the sponge filter above water, and the filter will still work. So you could easily crank it on full and just have water trickling out!

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diwu, that's good to know. Thanks!
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Btw.. for anyone who thought otherwise you can have the output of the sponge filter above water, and the filter will still work. So you could easily crank it on full and just have water trickling out!
I just don't like the gurgling. lol. Plus I like the flow coming to the surface to help oxygenate the water, move water around the tank and no gurgles.

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Yup, I crank mine on full and my go surfing!
Most of my shrimp were born here in Cailifornia so surfing is in their blood.

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Most of my shrimp were born here in Cailifornia so surfing is in their blood.
Where do they surf? Tahoe?

I don't think that your bee shrimp would fare too well in the ocean.
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I ordered a Fluval 406 and some Aquasoil Africana today. The 3ft tank should be up and running within the next two weeks. I have a light that I can put on the tank and I can use for now but I have to find a light that I can mount above the tank.

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I am going with akadama soil instead of the aquasoil. I got caught up in the hype. I hope that I am not making a mistake by going with the akadama instead.

I put in two electrical outlets a few days ago and have patched and sanded the holes in the wall. Today I am going to texture those patches and tomorrow morning I am going to paint the walls in the closet and run the filter and chiller lines from the garage throught the wall and into the closet. The rack has been built and it currently sitting in my livingroom. I should be able to move it in tomorrow night. It turned out great and should look really good in the closet. I will post some pictures tonight. The first tank should be up and running tomorrow night.

I still have to buy the lights and mount them under each shelf.

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A local around me had a 60"x30"x12"H one that I would have loved to get for shrimp. Easy to catch since its not that deep, loads of floor space. I would have gotten it if I had the space. I think it would have been great. This is a pic of it.

That tank is awesome. I've never encounter that kind of tank in my local area. Too bad it's in Canada and the shipping will cost me an arm and a leg.
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That tank is awesome. I've never encounter that kind of tank in my local area. Too bad it's in Canada and the shipping will cost me an arm and a leg.
Look up "frag tanks". There will definitely be something close by to you

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