Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-13-2011, 11:24 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Arizona
Posts: 746
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Limpet

Humm... didn't say anything about a sponge filter, but yes they do need an air pump from what I've seen. Only that would be separate filtration from the Aqueon wouldn't it. I use the HBH filter pad in place of the over priced, carbon filled cartridges in my Aqueon filter (well did, it's in the garage now).
My question was, could I take a single filter cartridge, and turn that into a sponge filter sortve. For example put the filter into the tank, and have the air pump suck in the particles. Or would this be a waste of time, and wouldn't actually work?
__________________

__________________
I CAME BACK TO CONTINUE TO SEVER THE CORD
Esoteric Backbone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2011, 11:26 PM   #12
Aquarium Free - 2+ Years
 
mfdrookie516's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Winchester, Ky
Posts: 19,410
I dont think you could make that work. You'd need some sort of tube to create the lift that pulls the water through the filter pad... and, well, a sponge filter would be cheaper ($8 or so?) and easier (much easier!). Plus, sponges on sponge filters are way better than a filter cartridge IMO
__________________

__________________
-Jonathan

"What, exactly, is the internet? Basically it is a global network exchanging digitized data in such a way that any computer, anywhere, that is equipped with a device called a 'modem', can make a noise like a duck choking on a kazoo." - Dave Barry
mfdrookie516 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2011, 11:28 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Arizona
Posts: 746
Quote:
Originally Posted by mfdrookie516
I dont think you could make that work. You'd need some sort of tube to create the lift that pulls the water through the filter pad... and, well, a sponge filter would be cheaper ($8 or so?) and easier (much easier!). Plus, sponges on sponge filters are way better than a filter cartridge IMO
Ok, thank you! I was trying to think of doing something different. Thanks for answering.
__________________
I CAME BACK TO CONTINUE TO SEVER THE CORD
Esoteric Backbone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2011, 11:33 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Mr. Limpet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Northern California (Marin)
Posts: 4,505
Quote:
Originally Posted by GrimmGoby View Post
My question was, could I take a single filter cartridge, and turn that into a sponge filter sortve. For example put the filter into the tank, and have the air pump suck in the particles. Or would this be a waste of time, and wouldn't actually work?
Oh lol. I thought you wanted to put some sponge into your Aqueon filter :P. Why use overpriced cartridges for a sponge filter? What size tank is this for? Why not get an Aqua Clear power filter?

I'd say no, it'd be a pain to try and retro fit a cartridge into a sponge filter IMO. I'd think you could buy a whole sponge filter unit for the cost of a box of cartridges.
__________________
Mr. Limpet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2011, 11:44 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Arizona
Posts: 746
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Limpet

Oh lol. I thought you wanted to put some sponge into your Aqueon filter :P. Why use overpriced cartridges for a sponge filter? What size tank is this for? Why not get an Aqua Clear power filter?

I'd say no, it'd be a pain to try and retro fit a cartridge into a sponge filter IMO. I'd think you could buy a whole sponge filter unit for the cost of a box of cartridges.
Sorry for the confusion, its for a two gallon.
__________________
I CAME BACK TO CONTINUE TO SEVER THE CORD
Esoteric Backbone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 04:10 AM   #16
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: South shore Nova Scotia
Posts: 420
If you rigged a tube to the cartridge and put air tubing attached to the side that puts bubbles into the tube in theory would work, probably cheaper to buy one though, but not as fun ;p
__________________

__________________
dollabill420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cartridge, diy, filter, sponge, sponge filter

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY filter cartridge help? xxwolfpackof1xx DIY Projects 5 02-16-2011 02:09 PM
sponge size for DIY filter? andreahp DIY Projects 8 01-31-2011 02:16 AM
DIY sponge filter help bodoba DIY Projects 5 03-22-2010 10:02 AM
diy sponge filter. sieski General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 0 09-24-2009 07:45 PM
DIY Sponge Filter... maxwell1295 DIY Projects 12 08-31-2007 08:20 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.