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Old 02-13-2019, 03:31 PM   #1
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Hello, I am setting up a new 55gallon tank and want to use a sponge filter on it as I hear they are quieter. I have never used one. My questions are, do I need anything other than the filter and the air pump? Such as extra air hose, or any fittings/valves? Also, what size air pump do I need? Do I need one to match the size of my tank? Or is that not necessary? Anything else I need to know? This is for a community tank with tetras and guppies.
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Old 02-13-2019, 05:30 PM   #2
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Hello, I am setting up a new 55gallon tank and want to use a sponge filter on it as I hear they are quieter. I have never used one. My questions are, do I need anything other than the filter and the air pump? Such as extra air hose, or any fittings/valves? Also, what size air pump do I need? Do I need one to match the size of my tank? Or is that not necessary? Anything else I need to know? This is for a community tank with tetras and guppies.
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I would set up a dual sponge filter on opposite ends of the tank. Active Aqua has a good air pump. Get some airline tubing to connect everything and you're good do go.

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If your pump will below the tank - install and airline check valve.
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Old 02-15-2019, 02:33 PM   #4
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Sounds good. I went with the 60-100 whisper air pump for good measure. Only ordered 1 sponge filter but I did order a t splitter, check valve, and extra air hose as I was thinking about adding an air stone, but I can do another filter too. I’m not sure what I’m putting in the tank other than my 6 white skirts and 4 guppies. Thinking either a bunch more guppies, or a big group of another smaller fish.
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I would definitely add a second filter vs. an air stone
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Old 02-15-2019, 04:22 PM   #6
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Ok, I will order a 2nd sponge filter. I have never used them before, so I wasn’t really sure how many I would need.
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If interested, I sell them plus many other hobby related items including fish and plants . Send me a Pm
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If interested, I sell them plus many other hobby related items including fish and plants . Send me a Pm

Just finished ordering it from the Aquarium Co-op. That is where I got the first one and I wanted them to match. Sorry :/
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I wouldn’t mind taking a look at your shop though. Ya never know what ya might find lol.
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