AQUARIUM SPONGE FILTERS AND WHY YOU NEED ONE

I was looking at information about various filtration systems and comparing them. What I found was interesting and though I'd share it with you. Here is a wonderful site filled with information and excellent products discussed in this video - please check it out! AMERICAN AQUARIUM PRODUCTS http://www.americanaquariumproducts.com/sponge_filtration.html http://www.americanaquariumproducts.com/SpongeFilter.html Thanks again for taking the time to watch, comment, like and subscribe. Your support is greatly appreciated. I will comment within a day or so and check out your channel if you are new to mine. I love meeting fish keepers from all over the world and happily drop by to say hello. For any non fish keepers that come by.. Wow you guys are awesome too! I love many channels on other subjects and gladly check out your channels as well. This community on YouTube is a special one.. Let's grow it together in support of each other!! =D

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I was looking at information about various filtration systems and comparing them. What I found was interesting and though I'd share it with you. Here is a wonderful site filled with information and excellent products discussed in this video - please check it out! AMERICAN AQUARIUM PRODUCTS http://www.americanaquariumproducts.com/sponge_filtration.html http://www.americanaquariumproducts.com/SpongeFilter.html Thanks again for taking the time to watch, comment, like and subscribe. Your support is greatly appreciated. I will comment within a day or so and check out your channel if you are new to mine. I love meeting fish keepers from all over the world and happily drop by to say hello. For any non fish keepers that come by.. Wow you guys are awesome too! I love many channels on other subjects and gladly check out your channels as well. This community on YouTube is a special one.. Let's grow it together in support of each other!! =D

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Adam C
Adam C - 3 years ago
I have multiple sponge filters in every tank. if u pair sponge filters with a deep blue hurricane 5 pump your tanks are fully protected. u can hook up 2 sponges to one hurrican pump which is around 60 or 70 dollars on amazon and if the power goes out the hurricane pump will continue to run the sponges for 14 to 28 hours depending on what setting u have it on. great protection for show fish or any fish. you don't have to do a thing, it runs on outlet power then switches to battery when needed. so count me as a yes for sponges
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi Dan I have been looking at some interesting pumps. Have a look at this one and tell me what you think. This is the one I am looking at getting. https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B002JPM91W/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?smid=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&psc=1
danturbo316
danturbo316 - 3 years ago
Or look up a ups, tough it wont probably run your fishroom air pump more than an hour or so.
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi Dan.. I'm hoping to get a couple of them. I feel they are worth it just in stress relief!
danturbo316
danturbo316 - 3 years ago
+1 for that pump. I don't have it myself,tough I've heard good things about it
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi Adam It looks awesome. I'm going to have to order a couple. Thanks!
Adam C
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi Adam.. this is fantastic. I have been looking for pumps like that and couldn't decide which one I wanted. This sounds amazing and wow I could have used it over the weekend. We had an 18 hour power outage!! I am definitely going to get a couple of them for my show tanks. I know it would certainly put my at ease the next time I face a power outage!! Thanks so much for sharing... Experience speaks so much louder!!
The Truth
The Truth - 2 years ago
Marry me
The Truth
The Truth - 2 years ago
Im serious pretty
R Bear
R Bear - 2 years ago
I really like you video, wish they had sponge filters back when I first got into keeping fish. I run a sponge filter in my 10g. Betta tank and sponge filter plus hang on filters in my larger tanks. Thanks for the video.
Ryan Walter
Ryan Walter - 2 years ago
One of the best modifications you can ever do to one of these's air sponge filters is actually getting a bit of PVC piping and connecting it to a hydroponic pump because I found that it gives you amazing filtration and performance and it does a lot more better job of collecting good bacteria
Ryan Walter
Ryan Walter - 2 years ago
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl hi Deb well what I've done is I've gotten myself a hydroponic pump right which has an Inlet and an outlet and what I've done is I've connected a bit of plastic tubing to the inlet part of the air sponge filter which sits at the bottom which pumps out about 550 L per hour and what I've done on the other side of the tubing is connect that Inlet part to the hydroponic pump
Laughing Coffin
Laughing Coffin - 3 years ago
Wth? Great info there,but omg...intro and outro music is scary.I would use something a bit happier.
Montana Fishing
Montana Fishing - 3 years ago
Beautiful aquarium. I agree with the sponge filter. You should spray paint your background black or mirror effect. Would really set off your tank. You just tape off the outside & paint onlu the back of the outside glass.
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi Montana.. Welcome to my channel. I painted it blue for a new look. All my other tanks are black. I did end up painting this one black as well. I've never thought of mirror that would be cool to see. I would want to see it before I did though. Thanks for coming by! =D ♥♥
Jameson Aquatics
Jameson Aquatics - 3 years ago
Hi deb I am stating a wild amazon aquarium check it out
Jameson Aquatics
Jameson Aquatics - 3 years ago
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl thanks
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Awesome Jameson!! I'm coming!! =D ♥♥
Nester D'souza
Nester D'souza - 3 years ago
Very Good
Nester D'souza
Nester D'souza - 3 years ago
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl yes thanks alot Merry Christmas
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi Tech.. welcome to my channel.. It's nice to meet you. Thanks for the kind comment. I checked your channel out and subbed. I look forward to watching more of your videos! =D Merry Christmas! ♥♥
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi Cecelia.. it's great to see you here. I'm looking forward to getting to know you and your hobbies better.. have a great Christmas!! =D ♥♥

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Black Thunder
Black Thunder - 3 years ago
do sponge filter clean cloudy water??
Fwrapper Aqua
Fwrapper Aqua - 3 years ago
Great information, I have started a new channel for documenting my fish keeping experience
Please Visit & subscribe :)
Fwrapper Aqua
Fwrapper Aqua - 3 years ago
Thank you so much ♥♥
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi FA.. Welcome to my channel.. I'm so happy to meet you. I checked your channel and think it's going to be wonderful .. well done videos so far. I'm pleased to support you!! =D ♥♥
MONU
MONU - 3 years ago
I like your smile. Please keep on smiling.
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Thank you Monu.. welcome to my channel!! =D
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi HV.. and welcome to my channel.. actually I write out what I plan on saying mostly point form but this way I don't stumble or repeat myself. I make my points and keep my videos fairly short that way.. just my thing. Thanks for coming by.. I checked your channel and subbed.. I'm looking forward to seeing your videos! =D ♥♥
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi Josh.. you are doing an excellent job.. that's forethought that many people don't have. I do that as well. Have a backup ready always. =D
Libertybell Cichlids
Libertybell Cichlids - 3 years ago
Great video Love my sponge filters in my tanks
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
HI Libs.. good for you.. It's a great simply way in increase your bacteria colony. Have a great weekend! =D ♥♥
solar clapson
solar clapson - 3 years ago
BioWheal = junk.
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
I'm not a fan of bio- wheels myself.
everyinchaqueen
everyinchaqueen - 3 years ago
Would a smallish sponge work as the only filter in a 13gal with one betta?
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
HI M123 Welcome to my channel.. yes you would be just with a small sponge filter. I have my 10 gallon fry tanks equipped with only a sponge filter. It's a wonderful effect filter that needs more recognition. =D
Fresh Falcon
Fresh Falcon - 3 years ago
Hello thank you for this video, it was very interesting. I like you you recite the information in a calm soothing voice. Two things I'd suggest to change. In the opening, your head is very close to the camera and I cannot see your body. It appears your big talking head is disembodied and it was slightly frightening. The other change is that you spend many minutes talking about the sponge filter, but the camera shows your tank which doesn't have one. This is like doing a commercial for Oreo cookies but only showing ritz crackers. It was strange. Other than those two things I very much enjoyed. Thank you.
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Morning FF.. I'm looking forward to your videos as well. Thank you for the kind assessment of my videos. It's interesting to see how they improve with time as we get more comfortable. It's interesting how you mentioned the poetic inflection as I am a blogger and share my poetry on occasion. =D
Fresh Falcon
Fresh Falcon - 3 years ago
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl Thank you for your nice reply and for subscribing to my channel. I hope you enjoy my videos and would enjoy your commentary. I am looking forward to more of your videos. I like your detailed information expressed with soothing voice and excellent vocabulary. It has poetic quality. It is clear you put great effort to assemble the information you are sharing for your fans. Thank you.
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi FF.. thanks for the suggestions. Advice is always appreciated. I have improved the talking head thing.. I just want head shots - that's the only reason. As for the filter yes I was talking about learning all this great info about sponge filters that I intend to add them to all my tanks. I was just passing on what I had learned and wanted to share.. since then I have the in all my tanks.. I really appreciate your candid outlook on my video. We can only improve ourselves and our videos with constructive criticism. =D btw.. I subbed your channel! ♥♥
jampy00TV
jampy00TV - 3 years ago
Hiya! Glad I found this channel. In the past I have used sponge filter as my only source of filtration along with regular water changes. They tend to work very well, in my (new) next setup I'll be putting them in a sump to hide them from the viewing tank.
jampy00TV
jampy00TV - 3 years ago
Hey Thanks! No fish related content on my channel (yet) but I am working on a new fishroom build setup and would love to get some feedback from the community. I live in Southern Ontario so I may be pretty close to you? I keep African Cichlids and I have a 4 empty 75G's that will soon be filled.. I'll be sure to document my progress for all to enjoy!
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hey Jam.. Welcome to my channel.. It's very nice to meet you. I stopped by yours and subbed. I'm looking forward to getting to know you and your vids! I agree sponge filters are not the prettiest to look at but they are very functional and worth while. It's a great idea to be able to hide them and still benefit from them. Thanks for coming by. I'm so happy you left a comment. This way I can sub back and get to know my subscribers. Have a wonderful day!! =D ♥♥

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AZTECGOD777
AZTECGOD777 - 3 years ago
lol her voice, wow.
Fish Tropic
Fish Tropic - 3 years ago
If you don't have a sponge filter you need to go order 10 laugh out loud the best bio media you can buy that will seed every fish tank in your room simply put one of the top filters in the world next to your gravel bed. Right on Deb tell the people
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi FT.. it's so simple.. almost too simple.. it's can't possibly be that simple can it.. ok what's the catch?? lol
Josh Demetillar
Josh Demetillar - 3 years ago
Hi may I ask. What is your fish breed? did they grow big?
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
HI Josh.. and welcome to my channel.. This aquarium is my Haps and Peacocks. They are from Eastern African. Lake Malawi.. they are very young here just juveniles. This is the link to them in the new tank.. same fish just adults
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UD_UU0KJc8&list=PL2FUCdd0B9jRV-MUPo_UJg8OEGiKvBhLs&index=66
Julius Wicked
Julius Wicked - 3 years ago
the moment wherein im deciding if i have to get a sponge filter or not even though i already got an HOB :) After i watched ur video i think i have a decision. Thanks!
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi Julius.. Welcome to my channel.. I'm glad my video helped you! I appreciate you sharing your thoughts .. btw. I checked out your channel and subbed. I love birds .. I had many birds but now it's fish and cats.. I'll get my fill watching yours!!
JDO Fishtank
JDO Fishtank - 3 years ago
great video
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi J.. thanks always happy to see you my friend!
Nathaniel Touch
Nathaniel Touch - 3 years ago
That intro was creepy
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
hmm.. I am creepy? lol
NunchuckDuck
NunchuckDuck - 3 years ago
that first 5 seconds was creepy lol. Nice vid.
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
haha.. good one!!! Thanks =D Welcome to my channel.. I haven't seen you here before.. I subbed yours =D Looks like you have some great ideas!!
strawberryyogurt0
strawberryyogurt0 - 3 years ago
Consider looking into a hamburg matten filter (HMF) or a corner HMF for those that dislike the look of standard sponge filter. HMF works exactly like a sponge filter but with greater surface area. Secondly, they allow one to hide their unsightly aquarium equipments (i.e. heater, etc.) The majority install their HMF to the side of the tank which still allows their equipment to be visible, but if one do a few modifications and add a few extra sponge padding down the vertical sides, they would be better able to conceal their equipment. Another way would be to have the HMF at the back wall of the tank.
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi Straw.. this is great info.. I actually made my filters with the Poret foam from Swiss Tropicals. I'm very happy with it. I did have a looke at the HMF as well. Another great product. Thanks for sharing. =D
Kevs Hi Tek Tanks
Kevs Hi Tek Tanks - 3 years ago
I love sponge filters! My favorite thing about having them is i don't need to shut it off when i do a water change! :)
Kevs Hi Tek Tanks
Kevs Hi Tek Tanks - 3 years ago
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl that is great!
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi Kev.. I plan on switching all my tanks to sponge filters by that I mean my show tanks. It's going to take a bit but I shall get it done. That's a really good point!
Lovebetta
Lovebetta - 3 years ago
I feel the same. I been working on that issue too since I started my goldfish. I am thinking to get long sponge, to connect to marineland intake tube and attach to cobalt MJ600 or 900.
Lovebetta
Lovebetta - 2 years ago
Please excuse my English. Ty.
Lovebetta
Lovebetta - 3 years ago
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl I will if it works. Thank you.
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi Lovey.. that's excellent. I am also working on switching over.. =D You need to do a video =D

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paul browne
paul browne - 3 years ago
How do you keep your tanks so free of algae?? They are so clean, I guess I'm just jealous!
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi Paul.. ok so I went over and subbed your channel. I don't usually do that where there's no content but I want to see your tanks.. so upload and share.. I"m your first subscriber!! I don't have algae in my show tanks at all. The cichlids munch on it so it doesn't get out of hand and a couple of my tanks have plecos or bottom feeders that seem to do a good job. Now my little fish room has algae in a few of the tanks. I clean them of it all the time. =(
The Fish Beast
The Fish Beast - 3 years ago
I use sponge filtration in the majority of my tanks! The only downside is the volume of space they take up. Great video!
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi Beast.. I can see that.. That's part of the reason I don't want a 3D background. It takes more space than I'm willing to give up. I plan on having my show tanks on sponge filters soon.. I don't like how they look but I'm sure I can come up with a way to hide them. =D
American Aquarium
American Aquarium - 3 years ago
hey Deb! nice video. would you mind sourcing your info and picture? so glad our info helped, we could really use the link back to the info in the details. thanks!
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
I actually find your site amazing. I have 15 aquariums and four are show tanks. I eventually would like to switch my two 75 gallon tanks to sponge filter only. I have HOB and canisters on four of my show tanks. I found your site and have decided these are the sponge filters I want. I would be honored to work with you would be thrilled to accept a sponsorship sharing your products on my channel. I know we could be a great combination. =D
American Aquarium
American Aquarium - 3 years ago
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl it's wonderful thank you. it will only help your viewers! i guess i could also ask that the sale page of the Hydro Sponge be put in the details as well, as the largest distributor of the sponges. if your finding our site useful and want to share of course you can, we just prefer links to the articles where the information was taken from. we'd be willing to partner with you and sponsor goods in exchange for promoting our info... something to consider.
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
I added the source site.. thanks for letting me know. Is this ok? If I can do anything else please let me know. I will do more videos connected to your site if you like.. =D
American Aquarium
American Aquarium - 3 years ago
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl a link to the sponge filtration article will help everyone
http://www.americanaquariumproducts.com/sponge_filtration.html
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
sure.. tell me what to do
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Of course.. tell me what to do?
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
HI EJ.. that is exactly what I plan on doing. I have canisters as well and would ultimately like to get rid of all and only run sponge filters. That's great of you sharing your experience.. now make a video so I can sub you and see your tanks!! You need any help just ask =D
Betta Fish Bowies
Betta Fish Bowies - 3 years ago
canada*
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hey CANADA.. ROCKS! Nice to meet you Betta girl!! =D
Betta Fish Bowies
Betta Fish Bowies - 3 years ago
love your videos! I'm in cabana too.
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi there.. welcome to my channel.. thanks so much!
Mac Aquatics
Mac Aquatics - 3 years ago
Great video , I always have a few seeded sponge filters running just in case . Always good to have
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
HI Mac.. agree100%
MyView 10.75.69
MyView 10.75.69 - 3 years ago
Good video very informative, and im sure your up for the challenge on hiding that bad boy :D
MyView 10.75.69
MyView 10.75.69 - 3 years ago
You can do it !!!
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
It's a creative challenge lol I really don't like the look of them so It's going to be interesting. =D
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
They are young and really haven't declared dominance yet. I believe my male dolphin is the most dominant but time will tell. =D It's nice but still not even close to the group I lost =(
Vijay Sivasankaren
Vijay Sivasankaren - 3 years ago
Cool info Deb... I love to use the sponge filters for all those reasons you said... :).. thanks for sharing.
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi Vijay.. actually Dwain Kitchel made a good point that I forgot to mention. It's a great food source for fry! Thanks for coming by and your feedback. Always happy to see you!
GDee Cichlids
GDee Cichlids - 3 years ago
Hello Deb. Sponges have proven to be a must in my tanks. Just recent after a water change my AC 70 did not turn on and I didn't notice due to multitasking on other tanks. It stood that way for days because I left the house for a few days. Upon arriving home my heavily stocked tank was just the way I left it. Everyone was fine and dandy. I normally add two sponges just in case one is needed for an emergency qt, or hospital tank. Now I make sure everything is running properly before moving on to the next project. Could've been a bad day for me if the sponges weren't in this tank. So all my tanks have 2. Better to be safe than sorry. Have a good week my friend and keep tanking.
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi G.. wow you were very lucky and smart! Sponge filters with the proper flow rate can be used as the only or primary filter in even large tanks. I'm doing the same.. I have them in my fry tanks but I will be adding them to my show tanks as well. Thanks for sharing your experience. It's these types of experiences that teach us so much!!
David's Fish Tanks
David's Fish Tanks - 3 years ago
I have never used them before great info on them
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi David, You really should have a couple even just so you have seeded media if you need. They are a must in my opinion. Thanks for watching!
DPBradley
DPBradley - 3 years ago
I have sponge pre-filters on all of my H.O.B.s. and additional sponges inside the H.O.B.s
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
H DP Sounds like you are setup well =D
Bob J-M Gervais
Bob J-M Gervais - 3 years ago
Oh!!! I think im going to simply add some spong filter and airstone to my aquarium instead of changing my filtration systheme completely! that way, with the adition of a lot of plants, I will be able to add a few news fish to my 26 gallon aquarium! thanks a lot for this video DebTim :). Have a very nice day :)
Bob J-M Gervais
Bob J-M Gervais - 3 years ago
wow this is a very good investment :). im definitivly going to add one to my tank real soon!!! :D
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Sponge filters cost between $10 -20 and then you need an air pump for another $10-20. And remember that's it.. you don't have to by filter media or pads or anything else. Now for larger tanks of course the price goes up with the size. It's a good money saver even then.
Bob J-M Gervais
Bob J-M Gervais - 3 years ago
its not expensive? what do they cost aproximativly? this is a good new!!! :D
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
HI Jean-Michel.. yes that's the best part is the cost effectiveness of these filters allow us to spend our money on fish!! yah!! lol Have a wonderful day as well my friend!
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi George.. thanks for coming by!
LOM
LOM - 3 years ago
How nice to see the good and the good people on the channel all the best to you my friend Our like # 29
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi LOM.. thanks for coming by.. and the like!!
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi D.. I'm not surprised.. that's great! thanks for sharing!
danturbo316
danturbo316 - 3 years ago
Right on!
With the exception of wave makers in the tanks where they were needed, my fishroom was on sponge filters for filtration,aeration,water movement, etc etc
PS Make your own from poret (or any other non toxic aquarium safe )material, the chinese made ones may contain questionable materials.
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
HI Dan.. that's great. It's always handy to have a seeded filter if needed too. Thanks for sharing your experience.. =D
Drchiem
Drchiem - 3 years ago
I need to get sponge filter after watching this video....
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi Doc.. can't go wrong doing that! =D
Kevin Pitts
Kevin Pitts - 3 years ago
good info! I've never used a sponge filter. I have have pre-cut sponges that for over my intakes on my filters.
Ur fish r looking great! a lot of color poppin in there now. empress, intermedius, and dolphins r looking very good! what is that yellow looking guy w/the black around his eyes? reminds me of a neerii. he's cool for sure!
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
HI Kev.. You really should look into getting a couple. I know my fish are really starting to show some colours. I'm really excited about that. The small yellow guy is my Yellow Belly Albert. I have some of his babies. He's been bugging is mate again so I'm hoping they get at it?

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Jena Tucker Aquariums
Jena Tucker Aquariums - 3 years ago
Hi DebTim, thanks for sharing this information! I have been seriously considering adding Sponge filters to my existing hob's. I have them in three of my 11 tanks and I love their ease of care and bio capabilities. It's just hard to order them online because every thing is measured in centimeters. If anyone has a company that they would recommend, I would appreciate it!! Have a awesome day!!!
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi Jena.. just use a converter to get the numbers you need. It's a good idea. I'll be adding some to my show tanks soon. =D Have a great day too!
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Thanks MC
Lifewithpets
Lifewithpets - 3 years ago
The timing of this video was perfect! I use sponge filters in all the betta tanks but was trying to decide whether to add sponge filters to my 75 gallon tank to help my HOB filter. I think you've helped me make my decision, thanks!
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
HI Sheila.. that's great to hear. I would for sure. I will add them to my show tanks as well.. =D
AkwariumPRL
AkwariumPRL - 3 years ago
I love sponge filters :) great job :)
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Very good.. I do too.. they are far better than people realize!! Thanks for coming by =D
Efrain's Cichlids
Efrain's Cichlids - 3 years ago
great video DT, i like the sponge filters in my grow up tank, also i did a big w/c twice a week and the sponges help with the bacterias, in that case no matter how much water i removed my tank did not get ammonia
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi E.. that's some awesome feedback. Nothing compares to experience!! That is my plan as well. Thanks for sharing your knowledge E.. means so much to me! =D
Dwain Kitchel
Dwain Kitchel - 3 years ago
They also add a food source for shrimp or fry and smaller tank cultures, great video Deb!
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
HI Dwain.. that's a fantastic point!! I forgot to mention that but yes it's a terrific food source for the small fish/fry. Thanks for sharing that with us Dwain.. great feedback!
Eccentric Detectorist's
Eccentric Detectorist's - 3 years ago
Can you make a vlog but.....Pretend to be Jacques Cousteau???? Do you talk to the fishes?
Fish Tropic
Fish Tropic - 3 years ago
Eccentric Detectorist's yes Deb is the fish whisperer didn't you know that eccentric the mother of all Fish laugh out loud Deb :-)
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi Jena.. you gotta love our pets! Who knows our fish might be jealous too lol
Jena Tucker Aquariums
Jena Tucker Aquariums - 3 years ago
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl hey, I'm right there with you... Lol!!! My dog gets so jealous when I talk to my fish!
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
haha.. I love Jacques lol Yes I talk to my fish all the time.. my plants too.. heck I talk to myself .. I make a good audience =D
Eccentric Detectorist's
Eccentric Detectorist's - 3 years ago
Very glad to see with all your knowledge. You are open to learning new techniques.An sharing with people.
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi Ed.. I have to gain the knowledge first. Yes I love doing research and learning. Sharing is part of the joy of learning. Stop learning you die! Thanks Ed.. means a lot to me =D
Jonathan Saladin
Jonathan Saladin - 3 years ago
I think it's a great idea. I was actually considering installing 2 in my 150 gallon tall African cichlid tank. I seem to have over cleaned my system. I cleaned out all three canister filters (2fx6 and a sunsun hw304b) while also doing a water change. So I might take the sponge filters into consideration so I can reestablish my beneficial bacteria as well as help manage some oh the waste.
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi Jonathan.. I have done that before too. Not thinking about the ramifications. Having sponge filters running is an excellent way to seed a new tank or reseed on that was too thoroughly cleaned. I am going to add a couple to all my show tanks. Just make sure you get good reticulated sponges so you have optimal flow for your large tanks. They will also allow your canister media and filters to last much longer. Win Win
Matt Aquatics
Matt Aquatics - 3 years ago
wow your tanks are always so spotless. great info I love sponge filters especially when running multiple tanks it's a lot more cost effective.
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi Matt. It's amazing how much money you can save. Thanks for the awesome feedback.. =D
April Wood Art and Pets
April Wood Art and Pets - 3 years ago
I have one in my pea puffer tank with an aquaclear for flow. I need to get one for my 20 long because when when I go on vacation, I don't want the power to go out and then my house sitter has to deal with my hobs. I'll just have her unplug them.
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi April.. nice to see you sweets! No kidding .. there's not risk of burning up a filter that ran dry eh? Great plan. The only thing that can sometimes be a nuisance is the air pump can wear out or get loud as it ages. Still way cheaper than all the filter media we spend money on!! =D
cichlid keeper chuck
cichlid keeper chuck - 3 years ago
nice video Deb, I use sponge filters within my sump for my fry. great information too
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Unfortunately they are often overlooked as too simple but that's the beauty of them. I'm hoping people will share this video.. it's really helpful info.. especially for new fish keepers!
cichlid keeper chuck
cichlid keeper chuck - 3 years ago
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl thanks need to let people know the importance of sponge filters
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
I'm with you on that...
cichlid keeper chuck
cichlid keeper chuck - 3 years ago
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl no problem and I agree the sponge saved all my fish during the tank change so I'll always praise them
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi Chuck.. it's great to hear so many take advantage of the simplicity of sponge filters and benefit from the cost savings not to mention having a seeded filter handy when needed. Thanks Chuck always nice to see you!
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi Bri.. That's exactly what I did as well. I was really surprised at what I found as well but it makes great sense and makes financial sense as well =D I have never used chemical filtration only mechanical.. this is a brilliant way to have that added punch and have seeded filters when you need them =D Thanks for the awesome feedback Bri.. have a great day!!
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Nope don't like them.. they look ugly lol But they work =D
inventoryking
inventoryking - 3 years ago
Good morning Deb, I love my sponge filters. I always have some running. Also, its super nice to have in emergencies. Tank crash, new tank, etc.
Also, the peacocks and haps are getting some good color.
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi Paul.. I'll have to pop by and have a look at those colours. I agree it's always great to have a seeded filter ready when needed. Good feedback my friend =D
B.D.B.
B.D.B. - 3 years ago
nice rocks Deb. where did you fine them online?
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi Ry.. no actually I go down to the stone mason here in town. He has a large junk-rock pile and lets me take what I like for free. He does granite counter tops and stone mantels..stuff like that. It's awesome stone. =D Check around for a rock yard like that.. they usually have a pile of cast offs that they will give away! =D
Marks Shrimp Tanks
Marks Shrimp Tanks - 3 years ago
Great video Deb,Sponge with powerhead is an awesome combination for Shrimp and Fish :)
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi Mark.. I agree. I'm going to get my show tanks setup with them soon.. hope by my next water change. =D
b.a. Warman
b.a. Warman - 3 years ago
I have been running my 75g with 7 sponge filters for a year now and it has had times of absurd overstocking but held on great. After one year, what i find is that the mechanical part of the filtration is very sub-par and i have had to place some powerheads with sponge intake to take care of that issue. Of course, you are right, they are ugly. :P
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
That's pretty good power!!
b.a. Warman
b.a. Warman - 3 years ago
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl uff, just came back from my 75g where i was cleaning those powerheads i talked about. Seriously, i didnt put any substrate in the tank but it has about half an inch of it.
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi B.. sometimes you have to weigh the benefits against the appearance. I'm all for them and plan on adding them to my larger tanks as well. It's great to hear your feedback - nothing speaks as well as experience! =D
February Galaxy
February Galaxy - 3 years ago
I always loved sponge filters for some of my tanks, nice video and information!
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
HI Su Great job kiddo. You are a wise young man!!
Old School Fish Guy
Old School Fish Guy - 3 years ago
I only use sponge filters when they are on the intake of a canister or HOB or when they are all by themselves or any other time I can attach them to any kind of water flow. ROFL God video!
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
haha.. Hi Don.. I see you know your sponge filters!! Thanks for coming by. Always happy to see you. Hope all is well!! =D
Cichlid Sal
Cichlid Sal - 3 years ago
Really good information Deb. I use one in my 75. Thanks
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
HI Sal.. I never have but after learning more about how effective they are I'm adding them to my show tanks. I have power heads I'll attach them too. Thanks for the feedback.. I always appreciate what you have to say =D
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi JC.. I use them as well. I'm going to add them to my show tanks too. =D Thanks for the great comment!
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hey Toy, Thanks for the sub.. I had already subbed your channel.. it's great to meet you! Love meeting Youtubers!
BigSwamp504 #CTC
BigSwamp504 #CTC - 3 years ago
ty for info cause I been staying away from sponge filters, since my festaes had fry I'm goin to add sponge filter ,now can u tell me the name of sponge filter u were speaking about I think u said hydro, do you have a picture of the box it comes in?
BigSwamp504 #CTC
BigSwamp504 #CTC - 3 years ago
Ty Deb
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi Swampy.. for fry I use a denser sponge. Just make sure to check what the sponge is rated for. The more porous the sponge the higher the flow rate. =D You must keep us updated!

Here's the link from Amazon that I get. https://www.amazon.ca/Hydro-IV-Sponge-Pro-Filter/dp/B0002602SC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487167373&sr=8-1&keywords=hydro+sponge+filter+pro
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
HI T.. I agree and am going to get some reticulated sponge and then add them to my show tanks. Thank for your awesome support T.. Means the world to me xx
Reggie's H&P Cichlids
Reggie's H&P Cichlids - 3 years ago
All my aquariums have sponge filters since day one great info & video Deb!
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi Reg.. you are right on top of things! I think they are often overlooked because they are so simple and inexpensive but it's proven they are more effective than many popular filters we all use. =D Have a great day my friend!
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
HI E.. Nice to see you my friend.. thanks for your feedback =D
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi EW.. they replace the water polishers as well and you just leave them. Wonderful for seeding a new aquarium too. Thanks EW.. I'm always happy when you stop by =D
Jimmy H Fishes
Jimmy H Fishes - 3 years ago
very true... I recently added a sponge filter to my main tank.. also serving as a adhoc filter to set up another tank if needed.. nice info as always Deb
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi Jimmy.. that's right. There are many good reasons to have them seeding is a great one! Have a great day Jimmy!!
Aqualife Tv
Aqualife Tv - 3 years ago
first!
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 3 years ago
Hi AT.. thanks =D

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