Sponge filter for 29?

Passionfish

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jake37

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Yes. But get a decent one (20ppi or 30ppi); it doesn't have to be large but needs to have good flow. 2x2 should be plenty large.
 

RayClem

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My premise is that you can never have too much filtration. Yes, a small sponge might work, but it will need to be rinsed often to remove debris so it won't clog up. If you use small sponge filters, you might want to use two of them so you can clean one at a time. Something like this combines two small sponges in one unit.

https://www.amazon.com/Hygger-Aquar...keywords=Sponge+Filters&qid=1610464211&sr=8-7

For a 29 gallon tank, I recommend a larger sponge filter such as one rated for a 60 gallon tank. That way, you won't need to clean it as often. This is what I use.

https://www.amazon.com/Aquapapa-Spo...=aquapapa+sponge+filter&qid=1610464617&sr=8-4
 

FishSupreme

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Get an aquarium co op sponge filter. The sponges are coarse enough that you won't have to spend too much time cleaning them. You can also fit a air stone inside.
 

jake37

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As someone who frequently run tanks with sponges I'm going to have to disagree - those are large and basically an eye sore. They will work but the op can do something quite a bit more elegant. Also when you consider the intended tank load ....
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However, I do agree that two filters is a good suggestion - one on each side of the rear of the tank would be nice. You can drive both off of a single pump.

RayClem said:
My premise is that you can never have too much filtration. Yes, a small sponge might work, but it will need to be rinsed often to remove debris so it won't clog up. If you use small sponge filters, you might want to use two of them so you can clean one at a time. Something like this combines two small sponges in one unit.

https://www.amazon.com/Hygger-Aquar...keywords=Sponge+Filters&qid=1610464211&sr=8-7

For a 29 gallon tank, I recommend a larger sponge filter such as one rated for a 60 gallon tank. That way, you won't need to clean it as often. This is what I use.

https://www.amazon.com/Aquapapa-Spo...=aquapapa+sponge+filter&qid=1610464617&sr=8-4
 

faydout

Member
Adding a +1 for those Hyggers. I've got 2 of them in a 40B and alternate rinsing them out weekly. They move a lot of water, and while they're not invisible they take up a lot less floor space than traditional sponge filters. I like have redundant systems in my tanks. They work well tucked in the corners with the powered internal filters I'm running.
 

Islandvic

Member
Check out the ATI brand of sponge filters sold on the Ken's Fish and Jehmco websites.

Consider using their Hydro-Sponge II and the HS-II Pro. The regular line of their HS filters use a fine foam while models with "Pro" in the name have a coarse foam. You can put one in each corner.

I use the ATI brand.

The Aquarium Co-Op brand is good also.

Both brands are stackable as well.
 

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