11-18-2009, 02:45 AM
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Would in my view work quite well. I have a Aqua clear powerhead sitting atop a HYDRO V sponge filter in a 75 gal tank. Were it me,, I would run both the filter rated for ten gal that you presently have,and the sponge filter with powerhead. Sponge filters work well in larger tanks as well as smaller tanks.
Some breeders of fish use these filters exclusively in their tanks for both breeding fish,and fry as well.
You just squeeze the sponges out once a month in old tank water and stick em back in. They also provide you with ability to set up another tank quickly for the sponge ,over time,,becomes fully colonized with the beneficial bacteria needed to process ammonia created by fish. No waiting for tank to mature or (cycle). Course it goes without saying,, fish should always be added slowly to new tanks . I actually have three sponge filters operating in different tanks at the moment. Two attached to powerheads and one running off traditional air pump. A couple of these sponge filters are nearly eight inches in diameter,,and four inches in height. Have also seen larger ones rated for ponds.
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