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DIY sponge filter & tube size?
Old 08-09-2010, 03:07 AM   #1
 
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DIY sponge filter & tube size?

I am building a few DIY sponge filters. I bought 3/4" PVC pipe to put the airline/air stone into. However, the air stone fits in the very snuggly, with no space around it. I have seen it recommended to use 1" pipe (which leaves more room around the air stone). Is this a necessity? Do I need to use the 1" or can I get away with using the 3/4"? I wasn't sure if the open space around the air stone in a 1" pipe served a purpose or if the 3/4" would work as well.

Thank you for your help!
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Old 08-09-2010, 03:12 AM   #2
 
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i'm not not mistaken you'll need the extra space or the bubles and anything else will get stuck in there
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