05-05-2011, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
Mine is an Elite made by Hagen, there are several manufacturers I think, I have seen others online. Here is the Elite package in the photo attached. There are single sponge and dual-sponge units, in different sizes too for small to large tanks, this one is rated for 30g, mine is on my 29g, and the smaller on the 20g.
I use an air pump. Also an Elite as it happens, I've had a 801 I think it is for almost 15 years, never a problem. So when I hooked up 3 tanks with sponge filters last month, I bought a larger Elite. They are not expensive, I'm in Canada and I got the new one at Petsmart for $19 (will be cheaper in USA).
I can't have powerheads in these tanks, the poor fish would be buffeted all over the place, and these tanks have very small fish that are wild caught in standing water mainly.
Thanks Byron, The tank will be housing Dwarf puffers. So with that said maybe it would be better to run it off a air pump. Less current that way. Will that be okay will the plants in the tank?Will running that filter off of an air pump cause to much water disturbance?