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  1. #21

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krispyz View Post

    Sorry for having so many questions. I think you're wrong Taurus... this does seem like rocket science!
    Do not apologize for asking good questions. The only bad question is the one you don't ask. All this information can be overwhelming. I was a beginner once too.
    It'll all come together and make sense with time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Hey Rocksor, how do those sponge filters work?...they hook up to air pumps, then what?
    http://www.americanaquariumproducts....iltration.html

    Connect an air line, and then the airpump blows air into the column of the sponge filter. The air bubbles up to the surface, while at the same time pulling in water through the sponge, providing oxygen for the bacteria that starts to grow in the sponge.

    As far as maintaining the sponge, you just rinse in old tank water that you remove from the aquarium during a water change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    http://www.americanaquariumproducts....iltration.html

    Connect an air line, and then the airpump blows air into the column of the sponge filter. The air bubbles up to the surface, while at the same time pulling in water through the sponge, providing oxygen for the bacteria that starts to grow in the sponge.

    As far as maintaining the sponge, you just rinse in old tank water that you remove from the aquarium during a water change.
    I honestly had never heard of these before! I added the air stone because the Prime that I'm adding decreases the oxygen in the water... would I need an extra line and attachment for this or are you suggesting I use this instead of an airstone?

    I have a filter in my fry tank that works in a similar manner, by pushing air down the tube, then the bubbles bring water up with it, but it's a biobag filter.

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