I was starting to see the need for a filter on my 2 gallon pico planted tank, because I want to add more cherry shrimp & maybe a couple of fish to make the tank more interesting.
I had thought about a nano HOB filter or an air powered sponge filter, but neither really appealed to me. Then I remembered I had an Aqua Lift which I thought I could adapt to use with a sponge filter. When I was digging around looking for the Aqua Lift in my spare parts box I found an old auto water changer I used years ago on my African Cichlid tank and it looked like it might work well with the Aqua Lift. I drilled out the auto water changer a bit to increase water flow & hooked it up to the Aqua Lift with a small sponge filter on the auto water changer. It turned out to work perfect for a nice low flow nano sized filter. The Aqua Lift sponge filter is very quiet and cleared the surface scum that was starting to build up. It also adds a very small surface ripple which causes the LED light to do a nice shimmer effect ... :tongue: ...
Let me know what you think,
PS - I think Aqua Lift should produce & sell these, then give me a cut of the profits ... :hihi: ...