10-18-2011, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Littlebittyfish
What are the pros and cons of using sponge filters instead of an HOB filter?
I plan on setting up a 20 gallon (long) tank divided for a few of my bettas...My one guy who is a doubletail can't seem to tolerate any sort of current..I was thinking about getting an airpump rated for 20-30 gallons and putting a sponge filter in each of the divided sections (there will be 4), that way all sections are filtered...I have never used a sponge filter before so I am not sure what the pros and cons might be to filtering this way...any input or ideas are appreciated.
The pros are they are relatively inexpensive, Fry friendly, they work are effective. The only con I can think of is that they are usually a little on the bulky side. I hope this helps :)