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Old 06-13-2011, 09:14 PM   #1
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Filter Cartridge DIY-ed into a sponge filter?

Could I possibly get away with doing it? Has anyone ever done this?
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I use the HBH cut to fit media for my aqueon and it works great. I keep a bag of biomedia in front of it for good bacteria breeding.

HBH Phosphate Reducing Filter Pad - Fish - Sale Category - PetSmart
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I use the HBH cut to fit media for my aqueon and it works great. I keep a bag of biomedia in front of it for good bacteria breeding.

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Could you explain futher please? Because I am at loss
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I put a bunch of filter wool in a filter bag and rinse it off every once in a while (with tank water of course)
I <3 poly fill lol
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I just cut a piece of the HBH pad to fit in the frame that holds the cartridge. I make it a bit bigger since the pad seems to shrink a bit after it's soaking wet.
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I just cut a piece of the HBH pad to fit in the frame that holds the cartridge. I make it a bit bigger since the pad seems to shrink a bit after it's soaking wet.
Oh ok, do you put the air stone inside the bag?
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I put a bunch of filter wool in a filter bag and rinse it off every once in a while (with tank water of course)
I <3 poly fill lol
Can you get filter wool at the LFS?
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Oh ok, do you put the air stone inside the bag?
Air stone? Bag? Must be another thread lol.

Poly-fil can be gotten at a craft or fabric store for 1/2 the price, because it doesn't say aquarium on it. Get the "Fairfield" brand, or just make sure it doesn't have additives like fire retardant or mildew reducers.
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Air stone? Bag? Must be another thread lol.
I thought sponge filters used an air pump?
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I thought sponge filters used an air pump?
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).
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