11-16-2011, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Boredomb
I got a 40 gallon breeder tank the other day. I am trying to figure out the best options for a filter. Also something not expensive as I don't have a lot of money right now. I would love a canister for it just don't have the money. So I was thinking about getting a Hyrdo-sponge 3 for it and attaching it to a powerhead (which I already have anyways). This tank is going to hold 4 DPs and some shrimp in it also going to be well planted. I do have some HOB filters. One that I got with the tank. Its just massive and is for a 55 gallon. I also have a Aquaclear 30 (I think is the model) that I could use. Think I just like the idea of having a sponge with shrimp in the tank. Any thoughts?
Sponge filter's provide large surface area for biological filtration but can be wanting in the mechanical filtration in my expierience.
Could place prefilter sponge over intake of the aquaclear, and keep water level high to reduce surface agitation?.
With low bioload, puffer's? and shrimp, the sponge filter with powerhead could work.,