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Old 02-25-2007, 02:13 AM   #1
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sponge filter

would a sponge filter make a lot of noise running on an air pump?
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Old 02-25-2007, 03:17 AM   #2
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Sponge filter... You mean just a sponge on the intake? That wouldn't affect the noise level at all.

If you mean a pre-filter w/ carbon, media, the whole shebang, I can't help you. hmm..I should look into those though...
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Old 02-25-2007, 12:27 PM   #3
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If your talking about something like this???

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...3&N=2004+22768

Your air pump will make more noise...Whisper my butt...LOL
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Old 02-25-2007, 12:48 PM   #4
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yes, that kind, i heard that you could run them on power heads, would that make them quieter? but is it true that they could clog up faster?
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Old 02-25-2007, 01:32 PM   #5
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Not sure about that...the one I have is from an old fry tank I had 20yrs ago...used it recently to keep some seed media alive while I was setting up my 55
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Old 02-25-2007, 02:32 PM   #6
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what do you need a sponge filter for? Really all you need to do is wrap a filter media sponge around and airstone and you have a sponge filter. It will be as loud or quiet as your air pump. Believe it or not, my penn plax air pump is pretty much silent.
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Old 02-25-2007, 02:53 PM   #7
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Really all you need to do is wrap a filter media sponge around and airstone and you have a sponge filter
The air runs thru a tube, and creates a gentle syphon....like on an UGF
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If you want a power head sponge filter, you would be better with an ATI Hydrosponge. Their lift tubes are large enough in diameter to handle a powerhead. If a sponge filter clogs up faster, means it is working better. However, it would them need to be cleaned more often. http://www.americanaquariumproducts....ngeFilter.html You can't really make a sponge filter by wrapping foam around an air stone. There needs to be a lift tube for water movement.
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I beg to differ with soem of the ideas stated here. Ive used a spong filter for years on my tank. I love it. It's very quiet. I also use whisper air pumps and have found them to be better than the rena pumps.
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Old 02-25-2007, 05:16 PM   #10
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I agree ...The sponge filter is an exccelent filter, and quiet...

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Whisper my butt...LOL
This comes from hooking up my brand new whisper 60 last night...It, although quite, is louder than my DIY wet/dry
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