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post #1 of 4 Old 04-16-2010, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
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Aquaclear 50

Do these powerheads have any prefilter sponges?
Can you get any sponges that will fit over the intake?

Anyone done this?
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-17-2010, 06:53 AM
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I have two AquaClears - a 20 and a 70. What are you trying to do exactly??

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post #3 of 4 Old 04-17-2010, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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use the powerhead as a prefilter with a sponge over the intake so it collects debris, i will have the powerhead running my under gravel jets.
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post #4 of 4 Old 04-19-2010, 12:08 AM
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I use an Elite replacement sponge that is easy to slide over the intake of the an Aquaclear filter. I leave the sponge inside the filter, but I fill the remainder of the filter with Seachem's Matrix. The Elite sponge will filter your water well and act as a sponge filter; so good biological action with the sponge on the intake, the sponge in the filter and with the Matrix media. The Elite sponge does not restrict flow.

Here is a link to the sponge filter. I did not purchase this filter, just the replacement sponges for it. I paid $8 for two of the sponges, I used the second sponge on my Eheim intake tube.
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