- Sponge Filter - Hydra Aquatics
Sponge Filters are great to have on hand for quarantine tanks, hospital tanks, and really any other time you may have a temporary tank set up to hold livestock. By hooking an air pump up to the sponge filter, and placing at the bottom of the aquarium, water will be drawn into the sponge allowing mechanical and biological filtration to take place. The air bubbles floating upward will give you water movement and oxygen exchange, making the use of a propeller style powerhead unnecessary
Quarantine is a necessity in the saltwater aquarium hobby and having the necessary equipment can make or break the process. Foam Sponge Filters are one of the necessary items for a quarantine/hospital tank as it will trap detritus as well as help establish a bacterial colony to help with biological filtration.
You can keep the sponge in the display tank until ready for use in a quarantine tank. By keeping the sponge in an active tank will help seed the bacteria onto the sponge and help prevent a nitrogen cycle in the quarantine tank from taking place.
Works Great By Bull on 12/8/2015Bull would recommend this product to a friendThis works very well for a quarantine tank, works much better then a standard air stone. The Sponge filter works very good for a bio-filter as well, and no water is passing through the sponge so you dont need to clean/rinse it out every few days, like you would any normal sponge filter on a HOB filter.
Make sure you give the sponge a good squeeze when you put it in the water, if not it will float to the top of your tank.
Below is what i use for my Quarantine Tank
20 gallon tank
75w Eheim heater
20 gallon Sponge filter (with air pump connected)
30 gallon HOB filter
425 gph hydor koralia powerhead
Starting at: $6.29
Starting at: $3.59
What is needed to make this work? I'm assuming a pump of some sort. No size is listed for tubing so I don't know what to order to make it work. thanks
These are designed for use with an air pump as the main source. You may be able to modify some 5/8" tubing to fit around the out side of the sponge filter clear tubing adapter.