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  1. Undergravel WITH sponge filter help

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hello, I currently am running an undergravel filter in a 25 gallon tall (Lightly planted anubias and java fern and I have 11 assorted small fish, molly, platys, tetras, etc. and 3 amano shrimp. I want to turn down the flow on my UGF powerhead and add a sponge filter to the other side on the tank...
  2. Hydrodynamic Mattenfilters

    TFK U.S. Classifieds
    Hey everyone! I'm sure by now a lot of hobbyists have heard of the Poret foam filters for their tanks... We make a similar filter that we simply call the Hydrodynamic Mattenfilter. These filters are a 40ppi 2" thick black foam material that is made in the USA. We CNC cut each filter prior to...
  3. How much air for sponge filter

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey i have a sponge filter in my 5.5 gallon shrimp tank but the air pump i am using right now is quite loud and it is in my room. I have another air pump that is quieter but i dont know if it is strong enough how can i tell?
  4. Changing sponge over?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I was wondering how do i switch over to new sponge in my filter without cycling again? and when should i change my sponge over e.g every 6 weeks (its does have activated charcoal) I haven't done this before. I just realized i accidentally put salt water for my topic my tank is actually...
  5. New Shrimp Tank!

    Freshwater Shrimp
    I finally got my 2.5 shrimp tank set up! My homemade sponge filter seeded for a few days, I think 5 or more, I wasn't really keeping track. I felt it was safe enough due to the gunk the sponge built up. I gave the sponge a good squeeze in dirty tank water then put it into the 2.5 gallon tank...
  6. Sponge Filter

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hi, I have a 20g long aquarium with a standard filter. I want to swap the standard filter for a sponge filter to help my molly fry to survive. My aquarium is also planted so would I need a power head? Has anyone got any advice or recommend a sponge filter for a 20g aquarium? Thanks
  7. How long to "seed" a sponge filter?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Does anyone have a best guess regarding how long is "long enough" to get a sponge filter's bacteria firmly established? I want to get a new sponge filter's bacteria established before breaking an old tank down (old tank has a UG filter), I'm replacing with a larger tank. I'm going to set up...
  8. Sponge fliter?

    Freshwater Shrimp
    I currently have 3 pregnate ghost shrimp in my 10 gallon community aquarium. I bought a small thick and bushy bottom plant (I'm not sure wht type of plant it is yet, oops. :-? lol.) for them to hid in. What I'm trying to get too is can I put some panty hose over the intake of our filter or are...
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