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Anyone have any input here? I'm thinking about switiching over to a sponge filter after talking to a random guy yesterday but I'm not really sure how well they work etc. I have a 26 gallon bowfront. With rili shrimp, 3 otos, and brand new pygmy corys (hopefully I get more on Thursday:) ) thanks for any input
 

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If u can, use both, can't go wrong over filtering, just make sure u have a presponge on the hob to avoid the shrimps getting sucked in if u do decide on a hob
 

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In a tank that large, use both. No harm in over filtering your shrimp tank. However, as stated in the post before mine, use a pre-filter for your HOB.
 

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i actually have a 55 gallon with multiple sponge filter as well as other tanks that i use just sponge filters...especially in my smaller tanks all my 20's and 10's only have sponge filters. they are easier to maintain and obviously cheaper.
 

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Sponge filters rock! Almost all killifish and many breeders use them exclusively so I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. Just get a sponge rated a size or two higher than your tank size and a dual output air pump and use a T-connector to combine the output. You will be surprised at how effective they are. Get bulk air stones off of aquabid for pennies and you're good to go!


Hint: I buy my dual output air pumps at walmart for $11 tax included. A+++
 

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im a lazy person..so sponge filter for me....

don't have to clean it weekly and they last a while until i clean them

HOB might need weekly cleaning cause it will get clogg
 
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