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Old 03-03-2013, 12:41 AM   #1
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Dual sponge filters and tank size


How many gallons are one of those cheap dual sponge filters capable of maintaining? Is one good enough for a 5,10,15,20g?
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:45 AM   #2
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It depends on the stocking level more than the number of gallons in the tank. It might work fine on a lightly stocked 20 and might be terrible on an over stocked 10.
I'm running one of them on a 20L that's full of plants and cherry shrimp with no problem.
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I put them in 3 diff 10g shrimp tanks. They are all decently planted. And may double as fry tanks soon


I also have a 17gal bucket I was thinking of using as a planted mini fry pond. So I guess it wouldn't Hurt to ad a second as the residences increase
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