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Kriblover
07-27-2011, 01:17 PM
I am going to buy 10 or 5 gallon tank for some RCS. I am going to use sand as a substrate. So any advice would helpful!! Thanks!!!

Lady Hobbs
07-27-2011, 01:41 PM
I use a sponge filter in my shrimp tank but have big filters in other tanks that also have shrimp. Some do get sucked into the bigger filters. With a small tank, I'd stick with the sponge.

Kriblover
07-27-2011, 01:45 PM
Ok. Thanks. Would it work with sand?

Goes to 11!
07-27-2011, 02:12 PM
Ok. Thanks. Would it work with sand?

Click here. (http://tinyurl.com/3s6yl73) And with absolutely minimal effort on your part you can find all the info you require [and more] about sponge filters & sand substrate.

bignellm
07-27-2011, 02:22 PM
Click here. (http://tinyurl.com/3s6yl73) And with absolutely minimal effort on your part you can find all the info you require [and more] about sponge filters & sand substrate.

^^^^^ What the heck was that? I was curious as the hyperlink.. I've never seen something like that.

Lady Hobbs
07-27-2011, 05:23 PM
Ok. Thanks. Would it work with sand?

Yes, it will work just fine.

Kriblover
07-27-2011, 06:10 PM
Thanks! Any other advice?

rodm81
07-27-2011, 07:48 PM
Click here. (http://tinyurl.com/3s6yl73) And with absolutely minimal effort on your part you can find all the info you require [and more] about sponge filters & sand substrate.


Man! Wish I could make a link like that. That was great.

Kriblover
07-27-2011, 08:04 PM
Ya I agree

MCHRKiller
07-27-2011, 09:03 PM
I use a Tom Rapids Dive Clean in my 8" cube shrimp tank, it is essentially a sponge filter with a motor...however it is a bit more tidy and I like that it has a spraybar.

Kriblover
07-27-2011, 11:06 PM
Ok... I can't kind the sponge filters.

dbosman
07-28-2011, 12:51 AM
Man! Wish I could make a link like that. That was great.

You paste your longer URL into a handy box at tinyurl.com and it gives you a shortened URL. You copy and paste that into your reply or post. Anyone Can do it, you just have to want to or need to.

The "trick" - I think - was hiding the fact that the poster was pointing the questioner to Google. A search of the internet or this forum would have given the questioner much more information than anyone would care to type.

Lady Hobbs
07-28-2011, 12:55 AM
Ok... I can't kind the sponge filters.

They are everywhere on the net so not sure why you couldn't find them.
They come in several styles but mine is like this one. An airline goes from the air pump to this.

http://www.bigalsonline.com/Fish_Filters_Sponge-Filters_Breeder-Sponge-Filters.html?tc=fish

dbosman
07-28-2011, 12:56 AM
Ok... I can't kind the sponge filters.

If you meant to type "can't find sponge filters" you aren't looking.
Any search engine will return lots of hits if you search for sponge filter. Google turns up over a million hits, with pictures on the first page.

Any online aquarium or pet supply shop will have at least two different styles.
www.bigalsonline.com and http://www.kensfish.com are great companies to do business with.
Ken's sponge filter page is http://www.kensfish.com/sponge-filter.html

Even Amazon.com lists sponge filters. 966 listings.

If you meant something else, please forgive my assumption.

Kriblover
07-28-2011, 01:44 AM
Well, im looking at the stores I like and could find much... I did find a sponge thing you put over a regular filter intake.

Fyrehawk
07-28-2011, 02:40 AM
Click here. (http://tinyurl.com/3s6yl73) And with absolutely minimal effort on your part you can find all the info you require [and more] about sponge filters & sand substrate.

That is seriously cool 850r. How did you do that as in capture the actual query?

dbosman
07-29-2011, 03:13 AM
That is seriously cool 850r. How did you do that as in capture the actual query?

Do your search. Right click on the URL of the resulting page that you like. Click copy then go to http://tinyurl.com/ and paste the copied URL into the box. Name it what you'd like in the next box.

Click on the Make TinyURL! button.

dbosman
07-29-2011, 03:16 AM
Well, im looking at the stores I like and could find much... I did find a sponge thing you put over a regular filter intake.

What stores? please.
I do pride myself on my searching capabilities, but sometimes forget that I'm simply skilled at it. I'm not a good surgeon, dentist, or TV News personality.
I take my car to a mechanic as they are better at that than I am.

Kriblover
07-29-2011, 01:13 PM
My 2 lfs. I'll keep loOking and asking. Any chain store who have them?

Fisharefriends27
07-29-2011, 02:10 PM
We don't know the stores around you, even the chain stores aren't all the same. So I don't know. Maybe, maybe not.

If you can't find one you can always get it online.

Kriblover
07-29-2011, 02:49 PM
Well there's petsmart, walmart, petco, and ones like that.

Lady Hobbs
07-29-2011, 02:55 PM
Yes, fish stores sell fish supplies. If your Walmart has a fish section, they probably have it too.

Kriblover
07-29-2011, 03:07 PM
Ok. I'll try to get there in the next couple of days.

dbosman
07-31-2011, 01:21 AM
If your local shops don't carry sponge filters they have to carry a box filter. Or, you can make a fine box filter from a ten cent pop bottle. There are too many videos Do It Yourself pop bottle filters on YouTube.

Kriblover
07-31-2011, 03:07 AM
Ok, ya I'll do that