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I am currently in the process of planning out the redo of my 40 Gallon tank to repurpose it as a neo shrimp breeding tank, the thing is I am stuck on deciding on how to filter it, I currently have an Eheim 2215 canister filter and the plan was to just get a filter cover for the intake but then I thought it might be better to go out and purchase 2 sponge filters for either end! Would love to get everyone's opinion on what would be the best option.
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You could go either way. Aquarium Coop has some really good (coarse sponge) pre-filters that would work well....As long as you have the Eheim and it's working well, I'd go with the pre-filter ($7.99) first and keep sponge filters as plan B.

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You could go either way. Aquarium Coop has some really good (coarse sponge) pre-filters that would work well....As long as you have the Eheim and it's working well, I'd go with the pre-filter ($7.99) first and keep sponge filters as plan B.
That sounds like a good option, I do have a large aqua one sponge filter that I could try make some fittings for so that it can connect to my filter inlet on my canister filter.
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Han Aquatics has nice shrimp safe stainless steel inlet covers for the Eheim filters.
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Hello all
I am currently in the process of planning out the redo of my 40 Gallon tank to repurpose it as a neo shrimp breeding tank, the thing is I am stuck on deciding on how to filter it, I currently have an Eheim 2215 canister filter and the plan was to just get a filter cover for the intake but then I thought it might be better to go out and purchase 2 sponge filters for either end! Would love to get everyone's opinion on what would be the best option.
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I'd just get a sponge/foam media you can cut to fit snugly over the intake of the canister filter-but that's because I always have extra filter media laying around I could use. Shrimp safe, and surface for them to feed from, use outflow to maximize aeration of water, not strong flow (spray bar).
I've also used airpump run sponge fitlers, and ss screen mesh over canisters.

In a 40g if you do sponge filters get 2-1 per back corner.

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Ah, but with a sponge pre-filter you get the additional bio-filtration.

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Ah, but with a sponge pre-filter you get the additional bio-filtration.
Very true, am now thinking of getting a sponge prefilter as well as a corner sponge filter which will run on the opposite end to the filter intake.
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