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    The sponge filters I use are rather coarse and I haven't had any issues with flow being impeded. There are some that are finer (almost felt-like) and those are not good.

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    having used two types of sponges and h4n's filter intake guards

    Only the fine sponges or h4n's fine mesh will protect shrimp, the course stuff won't

    Fine Sponge:
    Pros: Cheap, protects shrimps
    Cons: hard to clean well, eventually will reduce flow A LOT and need replaced, not the nicest to look at

    Course Sponge:
    Pros: Cheap, protects small fish, easier to clean than the fine sponge
    Cons: tough to keep clean, eventually will reduce flow A LOT and need replaced, not the nicest to look at

    h4n Prefilter SS:
    Pros: Easy to clean (just rinse and wipe off), doesn't reduce flow, protects small baby shrimp, looks good, smaller than the sponge
    Cons: Costs more than a sponge

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    Wow thanks guys! :)

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    Just some fine black low denier stockings on mine - never had a problem ;)
    55g planted: 10x adult guppies + fry, 8x kuhli loaches, 7x black neons, 4x neons, 6x Amano shrimp, assassin snails & cherry shrimp

    10g planted: Bael the betta, 2x Indian glassfish & Pops the purple Apple snail

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    Oops. Sorry h4n. I guess I didn't scroll down far enough, only saw the caves. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikV View Post
    Oops. Sorry h4n. I guess I didn't scroll down far enough, only saw the caves. :)
    No worries ! :)

    I know it super long haha

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    One pro not mentioned on sponge pre-filters is that they host beneficial microbes that a) help with biological filtration, and b) shrimp like to dine on those microbes.

    With that being said, after a few weeks of having a sponge prefilter, I have noticed it has reduced flow. I am reaching out to h4n to try out one of his prefilters to see if that improves the flow.

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