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Old 04-11-2013, 12:27 PM   #1 
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How to tell sponge filter rating?

I am curious , Most filters come with a rating for how many gallons it can be used on. Sponge filters however generally do not ( Not the good ones anyway) so how do I know if I have proper biological filtration?
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:29 PM   #2 
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Good question, I'm curious about this too since I'm looking to build my own.

Waterdog is pretty knowledgeable guy on here in regards to sponge filters... hopefully he'll chime in.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:59 PM   #3 
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Anyone?

Also does anyone have experience with sponge filters in betta tanks?
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:34 PM   #4 
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What size and shape is the sponge?
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:23 AM   #5 
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I haven't gotten it yet ... But knowing what size etc we should be looking at is very helpful

I personally ordered this one

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aquarium-Fis...item564b507625
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:38 AM   #6 
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This site makes it easy
http://www.thatpetplace.com/aquarium...uarium-filters
From what I have heard, those are supposed to be the best sponge filters

Deep Blue also rates their sponge filters by how many gallons that are good for. I have no idea about the ebay ones from asian sellers.

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Old 04-12-2013, 12:47 AM   #7 
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I have always heard these being the highest recommended.

But short of them just telling you ... How can you tell the appropriate sponge for your tank?
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:17 AM   #8 
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Dimension:
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Model #
Product Dimension
Max. Tank Size
Small
XY-2835
2.0"D X 4.75"H
5 GAL
Medium
XY-180
3.0"D X 6.5"H
10 GAL
Large
XY-380
4.5"D X 8.0"H
20 GAL


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bio-Sponge-F...item3a74e6231e
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:50 AM   #9 
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Sweet But what about ones like this:

All the seller says is this: Water inlet hole diameter: approx. 19mm


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Old 04-12-2013, 11:46 AM   #10 
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I guess ... When I get it I will measure it and people can use this thread as a reference before they buy that type?
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