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Diy Sponge Filter Question?

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself Projects & Hardware' started by rpgmomma8404, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. rpgmomma8404

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    I'm thinking about making one for both my 10 and 15 gallon tanks to give them the extra filtration. I want to go as cheap as I possibly can with this. I noticed that the biggest things that would cost the most would be the filter sponge if I bought it from the pet store (I haven't found anything under four dollars) and the filter media I've looked at for fish tanks just cost way too much for amount I really don't need. 
     
    Now, the questions are: 
     
    Can I use just a regular dish sponge or something similar to that? 
     
    What alternates can I used for a filter media that won't cost an arm and a leg? 
     
    I'm probably going to use a plastic bottle, will that be okay in the long run? 
     
     
     
  2. EllieJellyEllie

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    No. Chemicals and such.
     
    Pure 100% polyester isnt expensive.
     
    It should be okay. You might need to replace it every once in a while, but plastic bottles are cheap.
     

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