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Pleco James
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PostSubject: Filter help   Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:42 pm

I found these on ebay...
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220733472117&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/XL-Internal-Sponge-Filter-Aquariums-360-litres-/320642594077?pt=UK_Pet_Supplies_Fish&hash=item4aa7c9b51d


Would they be good in a breeding tank? i like the look of the sponge filter more because it is safer for the fry, what do you think?
Also, could you explain how the sponge filter works? i don't really understand the concept, do you just put it in the tank?

Thanks Very Happy

James
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PostSubject: Re: Filter help   Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:32 am

buy them both Smile

Sponge filters work with air Smile What happens is you attach an airline to it and it bubbles away. THe air bubbling up the tube acutally generates lift. Its sucks water through the sponge and it expels it with the bubbles They do not filter that much water but they do it well. That is why you need at least 2 of them in a breeding tank unless you have a power filter.

I like to have a sponge filter and a power filter in my tanks. gets more air into the water while keeping it well filtered Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Filter help   Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:12 am

Thanks Doug, i will probably buy them both but i have a Juwel fish tank, they have filters built in, so does that mean i only need to buy one?

it doesn't matter anyway, ill buy both


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PostSubject: Re: Filter help   Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:58 am

it depends on how much you trust the filter it comes with.

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PostSubject: Re: Filter help   Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:16 am

OK, i have had the Juwel fish tank for about 8 years now so they seem to be reliable, but there's nothing wrong with precautions...

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