Hi everybody. I just wanted to share some recent changes I made to my 45 tank that I think will help me down the road. I also have a 10 gallon quarantine/hospital tank I fire up as needed, that also has a small sponge filter and air pump.
In my 45 I use to run a small in invasive air stone as well, for no real particular reason has I have good agitation from from Aqua-70, but I actually switched out the air stone and replaced it with this small attachable sponge filter. It's approx 5 inches tall, with an outtake pipe that extends it to 9. My thought was, if I need to get the QA tank up and running again, I hopefully have a filter that's got some good bacteria already established. The filter was 5 bucks at my LFS
, and as you can see it sticks to the sure of the wall. The plecos like it.
Here's some pics to best illustrate it.