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Old 08-03-2010, 10:41 PM   #1
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sponge filters?

was looking at buying a tank, it comes with a sponge filter. can anyone tell me if these are good? or should i just get a hang over the back filter?
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depends on what you are doing. they are great for shrimp tanks or fry tanks. good for seeding new tanks.
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Great for most applications other than display.
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well the tank will be the home of a bgk, barbs, mollies and ottos, and a couple more. should i just pick up a hang over the back filter?
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I use one as a supplement to my general filtration. I have it hiding behind a piece of driftwood. Basically, in time, they become a "hotspot" for good bacteria, which is why I keep mine in the tank. I would add aconventional filter, but if you can find a way to keep the sponge also, that is what I would do.....
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thanks guys!
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I don't have one yet, but will be picking one up soon to supplement my hand ong filter. Mainly to grow the nitrifying bacteria to seed new tanks - I haven't even finished my first tank and i'm starting to plan my second
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I don't have one yet, but will be picking one up soon to supplement my hand ong filter. Mainly to grow the nitrifying bacteria to seed new tanks - I haven't even finished my first tank and i'm starting to plan my second

MTS (multiple tank syndrome) it's an addiction that has no intervention
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Agreed. I started with one. Now I've got four tanks set up and two more waiting.
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well the tank will be the home of a bgk, barbs, mollies and ottos, and a couple more. should i just pick up a hang over the back filter?
what size of tank?
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