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Old 04-12-2009, 07:43 PM   #1
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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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Old 04-12-2009, 09:22 PM   #2
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Auto part stores sell them to wash your car with.
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:35 PM   #3
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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
45G long - Planted- Guppies,cory's,Panda Gara
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Old 04-12-2009, 10:05 PM   #4
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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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Old 04-13-2009, 03:01 AM   #5
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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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Old 04-13-2009, 03:43 AM   #6
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I havent orderd from here but I have read a lot of good reviews.

90 gallon 'mid tech'
46 bow front low tech
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