September 21, 2019, 12:30:10 pm



Sponge Filters

Started by SnappaGuy, December 26, 2018, 01:49:11 am

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SnappaGuy

Hello All,

Interested to here of anyones thoughts and experinces with sponge filters of the type shown?

Cheers ... SnappaGuy.
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sabertooth

I have only ever used the single sponge filters normally i have 2 small ones in a tank at either end so i can clean them out one at a time and not to mess with Biological filtration. I would rather have 2 single ones further apart so there is less distance for my shrimp to go and graze. My shrimp seem to have their own favorite spots in the tank they forage around in and spend most of their time.
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CrazyElk

For shrimp I am inclined to use those before other types, lots of benefits and very economical to run if you have a larger setup.
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tva351

An absolute must for shrimp tanks. I am running 14 shrimp tanks and every tank has a sponge filter. For $5 or $6 it is an cheap investment. They hardly ever need cleaning, because the bioload from shrimp is very minimal, and shrimp will graze on biofilm and organisms growing on the sponges. The baby shrimp cannot get sucked into the filter intake as with lots of other filters and the output is not making a huge current. If you are running a power filter, the intake should always have a sponge over it to avoid shrimp being sucked up. I hope this was helpful. :)

morgan16

Quote from: tva351 on December 29, 2018, 11:06:34 pm
An absolute must for shrimp tanks. I am running 14 shrimp tanks and every tank has a sponge filter. For $5 or $6 it is an cheap investment. They hardly ever need cleaning, because the bioload from shrimp is very minimal, and shrimp will graze on biofilm and organisms growing on the sponges. The baby shrimp cannot get sucked into the filter intake as with lots of other filters and the output is not making a huge current. If you are running a power filter, the intake should always have a sponge over it to avoid shrimp being sucked up. I hope this was helpful. :)


Umm, you have 14 shrimp tanks? Why so many, are you a commercial breeder?
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tva351

No. But you can't mix Neo's with other Neo's otherwise you will have cross breeding. I keep caradina aswell and they are the same. Unless you want to crossbreed. I have Tangerine Tigers that I have put in with Aura Blues, and I am hoping they cross breed.

JohnnyB

I use these or a variation in my shrimp tanks, low maintenance and running costs while doing a great job. Thumbs up from me!
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JohnnyB

Quote from: tva351 on January 07, 2019, 12:40:35 am
No. But you can't mix Neo's with other Neo's otherwise you will have cross breeding. I keep caradina aswell and they are the same. Unless you want to crossbreed. I have Tangerine Tigers that I have put in with Aura Blues, and I am hoping they cross breed.


I'll take ten.  ;D
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tva351

My Tiger females and my Tangerine Tiger females are all berried up so lets see what we have in a month or two.  ;D

Girrig

Got a big Hamburg-matten sponge filter in one tank and I'm using those double sponge filters in all my others. Except my guppy pond.. that just gets the Bob standard single one

MoJiTo

Love'em, whoever invented them should be given the keys to the city, ohh and a fat cheque also.

Had to google Hamburg-Matten sponge filter though, think I'm going to buy me a brace. :)
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