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I also use the hydro in my shrimp tanks and really like that fact you can put an air stone in them.
Ya, it breaks up the output nicely. I had some other cheap one and it made such a huge gurgling sound, I couldn't stand the sound coming from my tank. lol.
 

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The Hydro filters are kind of large for in-tank use but they work super-well.

My favorite are the double sponge filters you can find on eBay. Usually they range in price from $1 to $4. I particularly like them because you can rinse one sponge out one week and the other the next without any real risk of nixing essential bacteria (and the crunchies all my shrimplets enjoy).
 

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I think you'd be fine with one of them because the lift tube creates a decent amount of flow.

They're just a couple bucks on eBay so maybe you could snatch up two and use them at the same time? Would guarantee your water stays super-clear and you always have some backup sponges in case you or a friend want to seed a new tank. ANd you'll have tons of flow from even the cheapest air pump.
 
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