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post #1 of 7 Old 01-28-2011, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Are all songe filters the

same? I am going to purchase a sponge filter for my 20 gallon tank that I hopefully will one day have German Blue Ram fry in and I was wondering if there is one better than another or if they are all the same? I saw one on ebay that had 2 separate sponges which I kind of liked because I could alternate which one I clean during water changes.

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post #2 of 7 Old 01-29-2011, 01:17 AM
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same? I am going to purchase a sponge filter for my 20 gallon tank that I hopefully will one day have German Blue Ram fry in and I was wondering if there is one better than another or if they are all the same? I saw one on ebay that had 2 separate sponges which I kind of liked because I could alternate which one I clean during water changes.
I have always used Hob filters I would assume for the most part they are all the same. Im sure there are exceptions to the rule
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post #3 of 7 Old 01-29-2011, 10:20 AM
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A sponge filter in a fry tank is smart, with a standard HOB fry are likely to get sucked up. I've never used a sponge filter but the idea of one with two sponges sounds like a good idea to me. Someone will come along who knows.

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post #4 of 7 Old 01-30-2011, 09:08 PM
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Hydrosponge

I have been using a Hydro-sponge as a secondary filter in a 60 gal freshwater planted. since I started the sponge three weeks ago, my mollies are happier and flaring more often, my plants are all growing and my algae is all but gone. since the hydrosponge has such a large surface area for microbacteria to grow, it can handle a large amount of waste. the LFS I bought it from uses them almost exclusively for all their freshwater tanks. cheap, easy, and incredible. beware of the cheap ones on Ebay. most of them ship slow boat from china and have larger pores in their sponges greatly reducing their surface area. look for they hydro sponge brand. best $14 I've ever spent on my tanks.
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post #5 of 7 Old 01-30-2011, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much for the info I went to everyone of the 5 LFS today and none of them had sponge filters today but one is going to order them for me and they should be in this week.

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Amanda

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55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #6 of 7 Old 01-31-2011, 05:31 PM
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I suspect I have the double sponge filter you saw in my 20g. In my 10g I have a new Hydro single sponge. I can't say which is better, but for some reason I like the double one.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #7 of 7 Old 01-31-2011, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Okay thank you all for all your help hopefully they will have them this week or next at the LFS and I can get one.

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Amanda

Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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