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Old 02-14-2005, 10:57 AM   #1
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A few filter qns

My eclipse 6 gallon filter died on me so I think I'll just get a sponge filter in its place rather than getting a replacement from marineworld. I'm pretty sure, but will a sponge filter's filtration suffice for my tank? Follow on qn, about how big of a tank can a sponge hold? (if you haven't realised, I have a fondness with sponges

Also, rather than having a big tall base underneath my sponge filter (I only use java fern n moss in a tank so I try and keep my substrate to a min as it's collected quite a bit of gunk over time) I want to glue a suction cap to the bottom of the sponge filter. What type of adhesive would be safe for me 2 use? (sponge base is plastic)

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Old 02-14-2005, 01:04 PM   #2
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In the sw world we use gel superglue. You could also use aquarium sealant if you take the time to let it dry before putting it in the water. I'm sure the filter box will say how many gallons it is rated for. It may take one in each corner but will still be cheaper than getting a replacement for the tank.
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Old 02-14-2005, 06:53 PM   #3
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Last time I checked the hardware store close to me it didn't stock aquarium silicone sealant (either only resistent to water sealant or suitable for tanks up to 20litres).

Is gel superglue a specific type of superglue designed for aquarium use or could another superglue suffice? Then again i guess I would have to look at the components in case any of them were bad for fish, which i don't really know.

Also, maybe I could just get the silicone designed for up to 20L? My way of thinking is the silicon isn't suitable for aquarium joints as it won't resist the pressure from the water coupled with the water eroding the silicone over time. But in my case, all I have to support is the sponge filter from floating.
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Old 02-14-2005, 07:27 PM   #4
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"silicone I" from hd or lowes. superglue brand in the gel kind. not special aquarium glue.
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