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Old 11-03-2009, 11:58 AM   #11
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ok, so now I'm thinking a sort of holey container that holds a sponge, attached to the end of the slide.

I still wonder what kind of sponge is best. Just a regular no-soap etc... kitchen sponge?
You have to be careful when you choose the right sponge. Some of them will kill your fishes. I remember reading an article about making a DIY sponge filter. He was purchasing a black one from Home Depot - the kind with no odor and no anti-bacteria chemicals in it.
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Look for filter sponge at the LFS. It won't deteriorate like kitchen sponge and it's meant for an aquarium.
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you could get a sponge meant for a canister filter, which mine are about a food long by an inch thick by 3 inches wide... then just cut to fit...
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I used to get sponge media meant for the largest AquaClear filter. Its still not cheap but much cheaper than getting smaller sponges from LFS.
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you dont even necessarily need to get a sponge. for a few dollars you can get enough poly fill to make a queen sized comforter. then you just add what you need, and if it gets dirty, throw it out and replace it.

you can get filter sponges and thick coarse filter pads from any good LFS.
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:24 PM   #16
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Thanks, guys, for all your suggestions.

Unfortunately, the AC300 won't fit on our shelf, so it looks like I have to buy a new filter anyway. I think I'm going to get the Eheim 2213 kit (http://www.bigalsonline.ca/BigAlsCA/...ter2213pluskit). Would this filter still be sufficient if I upgraded my tank to a 29g (high) in the future?
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Thanks, guys, for all your suggestions.

Unfortunately, the AC300 won't fit on our shelf, so it looks like I have to buy a new filter anyway. I think I'm going to get the Eheim 2213 kit (http://www.bigalsonline.ca/BigAlsCA/...ter2213pluskit). Would this filter still be sufficient if I upgraded my tank to a 29g (high)? It's the only other aquarium that will fit in the space available...
Oh yes that would be a nice filter. You will also find that it is much quieter too. I have that one running in my bedroom and I cannot hear anything while sleeping. I'm sure you will like it.

Also check out http://www.jlaquatics.com, they sometimes have cheaper prices.
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Oh yes that would be a nice filter. You will also find that it is much quieter too. I have that one running in my bedroom and I cannot hear anything while sleeping. I'm sure you will like it.

Also check out http://www.jlaquatics.com, they sometimes have cheaper prices.
They don't seem to have a 2213... does it go by another name as well?
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They don't seem to have a 2213... does it go by another name as well?
And one more: Pets & Ponds

These are all Canadian stores so no need to worry about duties. I noticed you are from Canada.

No unfortunately, they don't have any alternative names...
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Done - Eheim 2213 ordered from pets & ponds!
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