Yes! Thank you!
I was SOOO hoping for a response, as I did not know if this was a safe thing to do.. but the shrimp just LOVE the dirty sponges! And after I take them from the shrimp, the whole outer edge is clean and only the center is still darker! Haha! It is sooo neat!! I have a sponge filter and a HOB
in the bigger tank, and I take the sponge out of HOB
, cut it in half, keep half with half of a new sponge and throw the other half in the shrimp tank. Then next time I do the filter, I chuck the sponge from shrimp tank, add the older sponge from HOB
and add a new half of sponge.. honestly, seems to be working wonderful!
And it is nice to have the shrimp 'clean' the sponge, in case I ever really needed one in a pinch..
I also have a regular sponge filter in the shrimp tank, and they prefer the dirty sponges over the sponge filter.. (probably because it doesnt get as dirty as the ones from the larger tank?)
ALSO! found my first shrimplets tonight!! Could see atleast 5, and of 2 different sizes!! Very very happy!!
So I must be doing something right!!
Thank you so much for your response!!