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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi, I have a 40 gallon long, heavily planted tank with rocks and driftwood. My only filter is a sponge filter. I will also be using two powerheads, on timers, to circulate water. Where should I place the sponge filter? Would a corner be fine? Thanks!
  2. Equipment
    I have two 2.5 gal tanks with small single sponge filters. I’m planning to get a gang valve with 2 outputs so I can adjust the flow if needed but not have it beat up the air pump. My question is: what air pump do you recommend for me? Also, some people do not recommend a gang valve and just...
  3. Equipment
    I have two 2.5 gal tanks (with nothing in them yet) and I'm looking for a good filter. I heard that sponge filters are the best, especially for bettas. What are your recommendations for sponge filters? I want one small enough so my betta will have more room to swim around.
  4. Equipment
    Hello, Recently bought my fluval vista 23g aquarium and I wanted to meticulously follow my Aqua Clear 50 instructions about changing the media (foam, activated carbon and biomax) when needed. But after some searches I realized that changing something might hurt the tank by removing good...
  5. Equipment
    So I recently got myself a 10 gallon tank and am trying to get it up and running. I've been using the HOB filter that came in the kit with it although I subbed in a pot scrubber as the filter media. I also ordered a 20 gallon sponge filter, I figure if I throw that in there I should be well set...
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I'd like to make a DIY sponge filter for an upcoming shrimp tank I'm planning. Ideally I'd like to have water flowing over moss, on wood. Here is my inspiration photo: I have no delusions that what I'm going to make will come anywhere close to this, but ever since I've seen it, I've been...
  7. Equipment
    Okay, I have seen the diagrams about how sponge filters work with air pumps. And I have seen people say that it's possible to run a sponge filter using a powerhead. I saw a video on YouTube, but the powerhead they used had a bottom that snapped off and then they attached some adapters. Do you...
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I was planing on running most if not all my set ups with sponge filters but wanted to know if i would get the same balance of clean n clear water that i get from my HOB filter, not hazy like i see on some tanks.
  9. For Sale/Trade
    built from a fillable lamp. this is completely custom. the tank is 1.5g and will include the black sand, rocks, a moss covered pot, and floating riccia. photo update: asking $150 OBO shipping will be via USPS $50
  10. Tank Journals
    Current as of 10/14/13 Lighting: 28watt 6500k CFL Flora: Anacharis Watersprite Frogbit Marsilea minuta Fauna: 5 Pygmy cories ~10 RCS (PFRs) 1 Bamboo Shrimp Current Tank Shot...
  11. For Sale/Trade
    I want to invite everyone to try a new sponge filter on the market. You've heard of Hamburg Mattenfilters (HMF) I'm sure, but we re-thought it a little bit and have developed a newer style. Our filter is 100% aquarium safe and is made right here in the USA! Introducing... the all new HYDRO...
  12. Equipment
    Hey guys, I am currently running a nice little 10g planted tank using a 15w flo, a sponge filter and shrimp substrate from fluval. Nice bit of growth, but now I am setting up a 40gXH (36x12x20) All of my fish buddies think my tank is going to fail because I am planning to use sponge filters...
  13. Low Tech Forum
    Lets get this out there: I'm cheap and kinda broke! But I want to look into getting a cheap sponge filter for my will-be low-tech shrimp tank. I've heard they appreciate that type of filter, especially by eating off the sponge with all the yummy crud that grows on it. However, I know very...
  14. Equipment
    Has anyone successfully mounted the Filter-Max III on the stock green Eheim 2217 intake? I've tried all different combinations of the included adapters, but nothing seems to firmly attach the filter unit to the intake tube. I've resorted to just sticking the sponge on the Eheim strainer, but I...
  15. DIY
    I am wanting to make my own small sponge filters for my 10G planted tanks and in preparation for a CRS breeding tank. I have chosen to use PVC pipe as my main tube and then your basic tubing found at Petsmart for the air to pass through. The problem I am running into is finding foam. I've...
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