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Air Stone? Yes or No?
Old 12-08-2010, 03:53 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Mattcot View Post
I like the look of them if they get placed correctly :)

can any one help with reducing the amount of air that comes out from an air stone with out damaging the air pumps diaphragm?

check to see if there is a button on the motor to turn the flow up or down. i didn't even realize mine was adjustable for about 6 months. Doh!

you can also bury it further into the gravel to reduce air or bring it closer to the gravel surface to increase.
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:23 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Egrant View Post
So is a sponge filter different from a normal filter, never heard of one? IS it in the tank?

Thanks for all the advice guys!
A sponge is a very basic simple filter, and very effective especially in smaller tanks (up to 55g). It is basically a chunk of sponge material with two tubes (a smaller inside a larger) down the middle; you connect the small tube to an air pump, and the air goes up/down the tubes pulling water in through the sponge. The sponge filters out the particulate matter--just like sponge pads, floss, etc. in other filters--and bacteria colonize the sponge. So a sponge is mechanical and biological filtration all in one. Being small, in a small tank they are perfect. The water current is not great, which is usually preferable for various reasons.

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