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#1 wildfire

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 04:21 AM

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 05:18 AM

Now, granted thats a air stone, its really nice. It gives you a much wider surface area then many airstones you can buy. I think i might use this to up the aireation in the Tilapia tanks.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 05:32 AM

I don't know how big your tank is but if you can find a big sponge that work to as long as its safe lol just need to also find a bigger plastic hook or something similar. I have used air stone before and i forgoted if they produce smaller size bubbles coming out of the sponge or same size.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 09:59 AM

yeah, we have a few GIANT air pumps but they only bubble a small area of the water, if we take some big sponges we can spread the bubble out. The fry tanks are 75gal, 10, 20 and 3 500s.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 11:22 AM

Yeah definitely try that would work great. Good luck with your project i'm sure this method could save you alot of money.

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 10:02 PM

This is not a very good design imo. Sponge filters need to have a lift tube to draw water into the sponge. All this does is expel air out of the sponge.
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 08:11 AM

It also sucks in the junk in the fish tank into the sponge also so it works like a sponge filter. Sorry if you don't like the design can you show us how to make a better one?

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 04:55 PM

Actualy once again, thats not a sponge filter by design, its a airstone. And there is a thread http://www.ultimateb...showtopic=62592 that shows a sponge filter. Yours pushes air out, the water needs to be pushed up through a tube by the air so that it pulls things into the sponge.
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 07:18 PM

It also sucks in the junk in the fish tank into the sponge also so it works like a sponge filter. Sorry if you don't like the design can you show us how to make a better one?


Hey take it easy there wildfire! There are many videos already on diy sponge filters. I don't think I need to make another one. Although, I can and have made many sponge filters, as well as moving bed filters, in the past. I was not trying to attack you in any way. I was only pointing out the obvious flaw in your design. :chilllpill:

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 11:16 PM

You haven't even made one like this so how would u know how it works? You need to chill and stop posting on other people post when your obvious trying to get other mad. Oh so all cars need to look like a car to be car? All people need to look like a certain person to be a person is what your trying to say. Please stop posting here and go eat a e pill.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 11:20 PM

If you have tips/suggestions on how to make a better or improved sponge filter, there is nothing wrong with that.
There is no need for rudeness. Please keep things civil or the thread will be locked.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 11:54 PM

Bubble Out on the top
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^
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! Creates a vaccum done with my argument.
Water in ---> [ Sponge ] <---Water in
^
^
!
Water in

Edited by wildfire, 04 November 2011 - 11:58 PM.

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