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Old 03-25-2019, 05:30 PM   #1
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Sponge filter not working

So Iíve had my sponge filter for 2 years and I had it hooked up to an airline, but my air pump started getting noisy so I got rid of it and switched to a powerhead instead. I havenít rinsed the filter in a year and it still looks like new and I just rinsed it today and the water looked clean. Is the sponge filter not doing anything? Am I doing something wrong?
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Was the air tubing connected and were there air bubbles coming up through the top?
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Was the air tubing connected and were there air bubbles coming up through the top?


Yes, when I had airline hooked up to it
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Hmmm, if you saw air bubbles coming out of the top of the sponge, it would mean that the air was pulling through the sponge.

What kind of power filter is it?
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Hmmm, if you saw air bubbles coming out of the top of the sponge, it would mean that the air was pulling through the sponge.

What kind of power filter is it?


I meant I saw air bubbles when I had it hooked up to an airline. I just decided to remove the powerhead and use an airline and air pump again.
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I'd run the HOB and the sponge filters until the sponge filters are colonized with beneficial bacteria by the HOB. It'll take away the chance of your tank going into a mini cycle.
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