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Old 07-25-2013, 09:51 PM   #1
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Bio-sponge filter

Hi y'all I just got a dual bio-sponge filter as a gift and don't really know anything about it. Any help would be great. Thx.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:33 AM   #2
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Hi y'all I just got a dual bio-sponge filter as a gift and don't really know anything about it. Any help would be great. Thx.
Sponge filters require an air pump to run, and are basically 100% biological filtration - mechanical and chemical filtration are minimal, but these type of filters are low flow, so great for shrimp and fry tanks.
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I use sponge filters in all my tanks and pools. In most tanks I use a single sponge rated for 75-120gal. The tanks are 20L-30L. I also use a small corner, old style box filter to run carbon and take out solids. I have done this for years and it never fails. If you need to quick cycle a new tank, put the sponge filter from another tank in for 24-48 hours. Run a new sponge filter on the other airline and you got a cycled tank within three days of pulling the used sponge and replacing it in the tank it came from. Snails, fry of most fish, shrimp and baby crayfish will graze on the sponge as it is full of little live food. These are especially good for fry from egg layers as they are tiny.
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