Diy Sponge Filter?

Discussion in 'DIY - Do It Yourself' started by ravenwing, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. ravenwingNew MemberMember

    I have a 3 gallon tank am looking for effective/easy-ish ways to make a sponge filter. My 3 gal was a betta and two ghost shrimp so I'm looking for ideas that would be delicate enough not to hinder them.
  2. California L33

    California L33Well Known MemberMember

    The easiest way would be a big chunk of sponge, a plastic tube shoved deep into the sponge, an air stone in the tube, and an air pump to make the stone work- you can see pictures of them online. They aren't rocket science. The bubbles lift water and pull more water through the sponge. Unless you've got this stuff lying around it would probably just be cheaper to buy one, though. They aren't expensive.
  3. OnTheFlyWell Known MemberMember

    Agree, I would buy the first filter and see how they function.
  4. James17

    James17Well Known MemberMember

    Sponge Filters are very inexpensive I would't monkey around with it, I'd just buy one.
  5. Jeepn4x4New MemberMember


    THE HABITATWell Known MemberMember

    Any suggestions on a cheap effective sponge filter...brand,link,? Thinking of adding one to my 55 and possibly 20l...thanks
  7. Lcarr727

    Lcarr727Valued MemberMember

    I just made one last night, YouTube has lots of videos on how to make them, LifeWithPets has a good one and I think Rachel O'Leary has a video too and there are some others that are good too. I had all the stuff on hand so I thought, why not for my platy fry tank. Looks a lot bigger then it is due to the magnification from the bowl. Seems to be working well, water was nice and clear this morning

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