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I have 4 sponge filters cycling in my 3 foot getting ready to be added to my new 6 foot tank. Great yet effective and efficient little things they are.
I think you are right, sponge is the best. But besides that I might have to say old superking. Nosey but worth it
I think they are the best.
I was watching 2 of your older videos one was the diy fludized sand and the other was 3 filters you can build now, great videos. Between the fludized sand and the diy ceramic bottle filters how do they compare with the good old sponge for efficiency? I assume sand would be king is that correct?
I agree, the spongefilter must be the single most fenomenal invention for the aquarium hobby, it helps us to filtrate our aquariums cheap and easy!
Run sponge filters in everything and work great. Restoring a 240 gal tank and building a 100 gal sump. Will be putting sponges in sump and maybe tank when completed.
Ok Joey I have a ? For u my wife got me a baby asian arowana he's 4 inches long I have a 300 gallon tank he will b put in but I wanna quarantine him for a few months would a 40 gallon breeder be good enough to house him and grow him out
Hi yet another really great video, I do run sponge filters in my aquariums but I rely more on under gravel filters as they look great, take up no room, have no working parts to fail and like sponge filters they can be air or power head driven. mind they are no good in an Oscar tank.
I use under gravel filter. Always worked for me.
My sponge filter filters 100+ gallons a hour
Well, it's always good to use these as a pre-filter. 🙂
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I use them for my tanks in my fishroom because I use a central air system. For larger tanks, I use multiple sponge filters. HOBs are great if you only have a couple of tanks or tanks that are spread throughout the home, but cleaning them are more involved than a sponge filter.
HOB: They all work but Fluval C series has so much filter media, & slides in & out so easily. Had mine 3 years, dead silent, no problems. Can't figure out why it's not in every store.🤔
CANISTER: None compare with EHEIM old type 2211 – 2217. The filter is actually 12-16" thick. Tell me which other filter is a foot thick?????
Simple: H2O comes in bottom, travels through a foot of filter material & out the top.
SLOWER & BETTER 1' THICK.
Put a pre-filter on & you only have to break down whole canister 1/year.
Only had fish 67 years!!!
I have a 30 gal. cube aquarium that I keep 3 axolotls in. Two are adult males, one is a juvie male. I have a 30gal aquaclear HOB. I put a spare sponge over the HOB's intake pipe and another I hung off the outlet with fishing line. The intake sponge helps keep larger debris out of the pipe, while the 2nd helps soften the fall to keep the current slower. I also have a powerhead with two sponge filters on it that I use to pump the water to my chiller. The tank itself is bare bottom to help keep up with spot cleaning easier.
Yes. I love sponge filters. I have two in every tank even when I have external Cascade filters and canister filters. Found that my fish are healthier with the extra oxigen. They also polish the water better than any other filter I have ever used.
All your videos are good big or small informative or fun
Sponge filters are the best filters ever made, I use them in all my tanks. They aren't ideal for large fish such as oscars though. But if you have a 55 gallon or under and your fish are under 6-7 inches they can't be beaten.
I've used sponge filters in nearly every tank, but usually in addition to a canister or HOB. I really liked the two rocks you placed in your QT. Did you buy or make them? When you get a chance… Can you point me in the right direction? And, yes it's nice to have a video that brings hobbyists back to the basics – even sponge filters.
My tank has an internal pump with a long intake pipe. The water gets pumped up and sprayer over a large tray of ceramic rings and sponge at the top of the tank. There’s a Venturi air intake on the pump which bubbles/agitates the water. I could put a sponge on the intake too, for more filtration.
Sponge is the greatest filter for any tank where looks are not a huge deal. ( quarantine tank, grow out tanks, or breeder tanks). Other wise I am a fan or canisters. Easy to hide everything and still has all 3 forms of filtration. Sumps for the giant tanks since it will be easier to change the pump to get any flow rate you want.
I made sump filter by using overflow technique in my aquarium and making the filter was fun. Thanks to your videos.
hang on back filters are the best filter's ever invented! I also use canister filters sponge filters diy bottle filters with a powerhead & yes I still use the ancient box filters & they're all stuffed & packed with high end ceramic filter media & filter sponges so yeh.
for me the best filtration for a living room aquarium is a sump packed with sponges. In German we call them "Patronenfilter", I don't know if there is a englisch translation. The layout is the same as many koi owner use it. You get a huge amount of sponge surface and a very low flow rate through each individual sponge. For me an overflow is essential for any bigger tank.
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Ehiem 1200xl love it
My flowerhorn started eating my sponge filter so I had to take it out lol
I use aquaclear HOB and sponge filters in my 3 tanks.
I absolutely loved this video, another reason why i got your book was for the break down of everything and all the knowledge that you have.
Hob and pothos 😁😁😁
Plants! Pothos, Forget nitrogen cycle they get straight to the point and remove the lot! You can propagate for other tanks, you can visually see growing rate which indicates how the tank is doing and provide shelter for fish and shrimp. They look amazing and best of all no power outlet needed !!!!
My current aquarium which is also my first has a sponge filter. 😀 I keep shrimp and nano fish in my aquarium so a sponge filter is ideal.
Best is the aqua clear
Damn joey, 2 years late to the party on this one 😂