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Old 09-16-2014, 09:53 PM   #1 
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Sponge filters for breeding

Hi! I'm not sure where to post this thread. I could post it in the betta breeding section but I think I've posted WAY too much there lately so I'll do it here.

I want to get a sponge filter for the 10 gallon breeding tank and 20 gallon grow-out tank. What sponge filters would you suggest?
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:15 AM   #2 
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I buy mine from this seller on eBay, I love 'em.
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Old 09-17-2014, 02:32 AM   #3 
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Thanks strange..now will that work with a 10g that I'm moving my betta to? I'm wondering if my filter is too much for him.
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:43 AM   #4 
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Yup, I use the XY-180 in my 10g betta tanks and they're great.
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Old 09-17-2014, 04:49 PM   #5 
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Nice! Do you think I can use the medium sized one for both the 10 gallon and the 20 gallon?
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Old 09-17-2014, 04:57 PM   #6 
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Looks like I will be getting a new tank soon. And I'll be moving Nick to his new home in the 10g. Now if I use the sponge filter do I just shut off the nano filter?
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Nice! Do you think I can use the medium sized one for both the 10 gallon and the 20 gallon?
The mid-sized XY180 works great for a 10 gallon, here's how big it is once in the tank: http://i.imgur.com/Qw6Kyca.jpg

Also, here's what to expect from the same filter in a 20 long: http://i.imgur.com/JYzbDrZ.jpg In this tank, there's a HOB on the other end which is why there's only one. In a grow out 20 long, I would either put one mid-sized on each end or the largest one in the center.
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Looks like I will be getting a new tank soon. And I'll be moving Nick to his new home in the 10g. Now if I use the sponge filter do I just shut off the nano filter?
You can if you want, but you can never have too much filtration. I would run both unless you see him struggling to keep up in the current.
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Sounds good. I've got a good aeration in the 10. But I think I will just shut that off cause he really doesn't need it.
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The mid-sized XY180 works great for a 10 gallon, here's how big it is once in the tank: http://i.imgur.com/Qw6Kyca.jpg

Also, here's what to expect from the same filter in a 20 long: http://i.imgur.com/JYzbDrZ.jpg In this tank, there's a HOB on the other end which is why there's only one. In a grow out 20 long, I would either put one mid-sized on each end or the largest one in the center.
Those are some really nice looking tanks!
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