View Full Version : Sponges/nylon

11-29-2006, 05:00 PM
Ok so I have a 3 gal fry tank. I put a sponge in the intake of the filter. But, it doesn't work as well! Should I try something else? Nylon Socks??

11-29-2006, 06:31 PM
Its just so that the fry don't get sucked up. Any ideas??

11-29-2006, 08:02 PM
Anyone have a clue? I need fast replies... The tank is getting dirty on the plastic of the 3 gal a lot of algie that grows back in a day or 2.

11-29-2006, 08:20 PM
a nylon will prevent them getting sucked in but they could still get stuck, might try both.

11-29-2006, 08:21 PM
dang they can still get stuck...? Their practicly as skinny as the lines of the intake.

11-29-2006, 09:28 PM
look under my diy sponge filter. works great,

11-29-2006, 10:28 PM
cichlidpower, I don't have any empty ones.. But, I have this plastic one that i never use filled up with sun dried shrimp. Should I just flush the remaining shrimp and use that? Oh, and my filter is a regular filter with a cut up sponge in the intake lol.

11-30-2006, 06:21 AM
For $5-6 go get a sponge filter and be done with it! :D

11-30-2006, 04:59 PM
$5-6?? their that cheap???lol

11-30-2006, 05:14 PM
Well... I decided I'm just going to cover it up with rubberbands and a nylon sock covering it from the outside. :) simpler huh?

12-01-2006, 03:03 PM
If you want to sponge an intake, you get a piece big enough to go around the outside. The idea is to spread the suction out over a large area. Aqua Clear inserts work well for this. The nylon stocking will not do the same thing.

12-01-2006, 03:32 PM
Well I just need something that will allow the bio wheel to spin because it doesn't spin with the sponge.