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Old 05-19-2011, 06:24 AM   #1
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Hi, I'm starting a new 10g breeding tank for my CRS and RCS. I know I need a sponge filter so the fry don't get sucked up, but when I explained to my LFS owner, she gave me this: Hagen Marina Slim S15 Power Filter

I was wondering if this: Aquarium Sponge Filter; ATI Hydrosponge Bio Filters and Replacement Sponges.

Is what I actually need or if it's just the same idea.

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Old 05-19-2011, 10:38 AM   #2
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i use the ATI sponges and a power filter is a radically different piece of equipment.
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So should I switch??
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:55 AM   #4
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I also use the ATI Sponge filters. You would also have to buy a air pump or power head with the sponge filter.
Although power filters remove the floating debris really good they don't biologically filter as well as the simple air driven sponge filter.
Also power filters are really easy to clean.
Sponge filters are not quite as easy as you have to reach into the tank and remove them to clean.
Maybe some other people will chime in about the pros & cons of power filters & sponge filters?

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I personally would switch as a sponge is what I use with my cherry shrimp. The sponge probably supplies a food source for the hatchling shrimp.
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I have two of the stackable sponges... They're great. I have one in my apisto fry tank right now. The nice thing is that you can stack them in bigger tanks to get better filtration without taking up a ton of room.
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