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What are the best sponge filters for someone on a budget
Bean, these days there are some newer versions are crazy. Like purigen on one side and denitrate on the other... and maybe use them to take water back into a parent tank if in a fry tank...There is no best sponge filter, they are all the same my friend, in fact, you can do one.
I use corner/box filters instead of sponges because I can just add cycled media to it instead of having a ugly sponge filter hanging around in my "display" tanks. They plastic boxes cost me a buck.
Anything more than 8 dolars for a sponge filter and I feel I am being robbed.
Ah. I like the sponges for fry or shrimp to feed off of. It gives the advantages of both.Both purigen and denitrate are things I can put right into my box filter so I am confused about that comment.
The sponge looks cool but I am a simple man and only use sponge type filters for my non-display tanks, so I really dont care about looks, specially if I have to spend 20 bucks on it. I like box filters because I decide what I put in, which is more versatile that a sponge.
i like the double ones too. idk if there's really a difference between them and the single large sponge filters but aesthetically it looks better to me. surface area seems to be the key when it comes to sponge filters, more room means more bacteria. 2 might provide more area then 1, that's all i can really see in the way of one being better than another.I personally like the double sponge filters sold on ebay cheap.