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Old 06-17-2013, 11:57 AM   #141 
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That really depends on how big the sponge is. The thicker the sponge, the more lift you need to create enough vacum to draw water through the sponge. For small sponges (like a 5 gallon) I would say 2 1/2 to 3 inches. I have a commercial made 20 gallon sponge in my 40 gallon goldfish tank (creating more BB in addition to the HOB. Goldfish produce a lot of waste) that has a 4 1/2 inch tube.
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:56 PM   #142 
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Thanks for this thread!! Great info for my Eheim 4 gallon
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Old 07-01-2013, 02:26 PM   #143 
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AWESOME thread! I am new to Betta tanks (mistakenly thought bowls were ok) and am meticulously planning a planted 3g cube. Seriously, I was looking at Sponge Filters on Amazon just a few hours ago, because they popped up in my recommendations, and I had not a clue how to utilize them. Jumped to Bettafish.com, saw your Sig in a habitat thread and was thankful to reach this great discussion. THANK YOU.

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Old 07-01-2013, 02:38 PM   #144 
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I just retrofitted my new tank because of this great thread!! My
pix and tank..... http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=217682
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:02 PM   #145 
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Thank you danbayne and hodad! Makes me feel good I could help!
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Old 08-11-2013, 06:09 PM   #146 
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Ditto for sticky.
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:25 PM   #147 
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Sticky for Sponge filter description by Waterdog!
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:18 PM   #148 
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If I have a sponge filter in my planted sorority, do I still need a HOB filter too?
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:14 PM   #149 
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Sticky please. Great info waterdog. Thanks!
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If I have a sponge filter in my planted sorority, do I still need a HOB filter too?
Probably not. But I'd bet you'd have clearer water with the HOB running. You don't need it for bacteria purposes.
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