Cartridge Vs Sponge Filter

Nate C

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So last week at my LFS I mentioned that I was getting armano shrimp and he said to get a sponge filter because the cartridge would suck up the shrimp. ~10 days later (today) I got the shrimp. Took out the cartridge filter to be safe. Should I put it back it back in? Or did the guy at the store give me good advice
 

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Sponge filters are better for shrimp tanks. They are safe and give the shrimp a surface to graze for algae and biofilm on.
 
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Nate C

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Ok. For a 20 long I have a sponge filter large Enough for a 40 gallon tank. Should I have it on low, medium or high
 

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Just want to say, "cartridge" filter is more commonly known as HOB

As mentioned for a shrimp tank sponge is best. However for HOBs, you can add a pre-filter sponge. This is what I do with my 40 breeder, I have an AC110 and have a breeding colony(50+) of sakura red cherry shrimps
 

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Just add a prefilter sponge or some other protection on your cartridge filter. You can continue using it.
 
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I already have the sponge so should I use just the sponge because my HOB filter is kinda junky anyways
 
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