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Old 02-14-2013, 04:01 PM   #1 
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Sponge filter for 4 gal?

Can someone send my an link to a decent sponge filter good enough for a 4 gallon? I already have pump and tubing. thanks ya'll
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:41 AM   #2 
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This is the one I use on my 3 gals. It's weighted, so it won't float around. You can add an airstone inside for more and smaller bubbles---makes it more efficient. The sponge will support a large enough bacteria colony to cycle a 4 g.

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Old 02-15-2013, 01:50 PM   #3 
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I went with this one only $4.25 and free shipping.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261031147031...84.m1497.l2649
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Wow! You went for the big bad mama jammer! Should be all you ever need for filtration!
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:06 PM   #5 
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Yeah but what's the catch? A good filter can't be that cheap can it?
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:10 PM   #6 
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I used aqua clear sponge to make my own today for the new 10g I set up. So cost wise its probably all the same.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:38 PM   #7 
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That's the thing about sponge filters. They're so cheap, you can't afford to do it yourself.

That's an excellent choice, Boris. I'm thinking of getting one of those for my next 10g setup.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:03 AM   #8 
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Yeah but what's the catch? A good filter can't be that cheap can it?
Lol yes it can be! IMO we get so caught up in the popular myth that something has to be expensive to be any good we overlook the simpliest solutions, or we try to outdo the next guy.
I have a big sump on my 75 cause I have a lot of fish in a relativly small system. Our bettas are small fish usually alone in a tank and mother nature just needs a place to set up shop!
Did that make sense to anyone besides me?
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:24 PM   #9 
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Lol yes it can be......Our bettas are small fish usually alone in a tank and mother nature just needs a place to set up shop!
Did that make sense to anyone besides me?
Yep, it sure does!

I chose the Azoo 11 (3 of em)
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...54&pcatid=3954
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:41 AM   #10 
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About how long will it take for BB to colonize the new filter in a cycled tank? Will I get an ammonia spike?
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