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Old 04-02-2013, 06:39 PM   #1 
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Is This a Good Sponge Filter for Fry Tank?

I purchased this sponge filter and I would like to know if it's good enough and gentle enough for my fry tank? It's a ten gallon about half way full.


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:15 PM   #2 
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It'll work :) The outflow is adjustable in height.. I believe.. which could come in handy.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:53 AM   #3 
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:34 PM   #4 
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I bought this sponge filter for mine

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Very simular. I plan on buying a different one when I actually spawn. The bubbles this one puts out are very large, so I put a sponge on the end of it (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1). It's a personal things that I don't care for it. If yours is like mine you will have to fill your tank most of the way though.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:47 PM   #5 
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I think the most important thing to know about sponge filtration during the fry-raising stage is to be able to attenuate the airpump flow. Believe it or not, some airpump can generate such force that the suction from the sponge will even hold an otherwise healthy fry so that it can't escape.


If your airpump does not have a dial for flow adjustment, then just partially clamp it with something (paper clamp) that will partially obstruct the air flow in the tubing so that the force of air is attenuated. This will result in a much lighter suction from the sponge and much lighter current/turbulence on the water surface.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:14 PM   #6 
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okay great idea thanks for the advice option and everyone else. i am gonna clip the airpump
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