Omg thank you for posting this... i have mine coming out of the water at the top and it kinda looks a mess lol but still work, is this best to put under the water all told? (i only have mine in a butket of water for a test!)
Heres mine. In the Picture it's in my 55g but it's going to go into my 10g invert tank.
Super simple 5 minute sponge filter
Posted 12 February 2008 - 04:19 PM
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Posted 23 June 2009 - 03:37 PM
wouldnt the air just come back up the tube rather than going threw the gravel and sponge as it should
That is what is supposed to happen, the air bubbles go up the fat tube taking any water in the tube up with it,this causes water to be drawn into the container through the outer rim (the bit with the gravel and sponge in)
so it goes like the pics shown on page 4 or 5
Posted 05 August 2009 - 04:11 AM
Like this (Hope it's ok I used this picture):
Is this the idea behind this?
If so wouldn't you want to use something with a wide surface area on the top to create more filtered area?
Edited by NeWcS, 05 August 2009 - 04:13 AM.
Posted 05 August 2009 - 04:26 AM
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Posted 09 August 2009 - 12:37 AM
Here are a few pics;
Sorry for the crappy pics.
Posted 22 September 2009 - 08:10 PM
Posted 22 September 2009 - 11:59 PM
Posted 02 November 2009 - 06:21 AM
The filter is actually a box filter. Its a common mistake to confuse a box and a sponge filter.
Basically a box filter uses an enclosed thing (in this case the food container) and draws air through the media (in this case the soil/gravel and the sponge)
A sponge filter flows water through it and colonizes beneficial bacteria.
Here is a link about sponge filters:
http://aqualandpetsp...nge Filters.htm (GREAT READ)
And one for box filters:
http://www.firsttank....net/corner.php (its general and media inside can be virtually anything)
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