Aquapapa Bio Sponge Filter for Betta Fry Aquarium Fish Tank Up to 60 Gal ea. 3-Pack (L)
About this item Provides both mechanical and biological filtration for your tank. The air infusion chamber produces numerous minute bubbles which promotes gas exchange process and increases dissolved oxygen level in water. Good to use in both fresh and saltwater tanks. Easy to set up – Just connect the unit with an air pump thru an airline. It provides both aeration and filtration for your tank. The sponge traps waste particles mechanically and cleans the water without trapping baby fish. It keeps water clean and clear. Product dimensions: 4.5”D x 8.0”H. They are useful for as breeding filter or as secondary filter. Or they can be used as pre-filtration unit by fitting to an external or a top filter. Max. tank size: up to 60 gallon each filter. Package includes: 3 pcs of Sponge filters and airline accessories – 1x 4 ft airline tubing, 1x check valve, and 1x control valve.
How Does It Work?A sponge filter uses bubbles of air from an external air pump, or an integral water pump to draw water through the sponge. As water is drawn out through the lift tube or pump, it is replaced by water entering the sponge. Sponge filters provide both mechanical and biological filtration.Most sponge filters are reasonably efficient filters for small volume tanks. These filter are excellent for small size fish like dwarf cichlid, guppy, killifish etc., or for hatcheries, maternity tanks, and fry tanks, as the filter produces minimal current and has almost no way to suck the fish through the filter. Also, the air infusion chamber produces minute bubbles which increase the oxygen solubility.What Maintenance Does It Require?The sponge will need to be rinsed every time it becomes dirty, about once every 2 to 4 weeks. It’s helpful to reserve the beneficial bacteria by washing the sponge gently with water from the fish tank instead of tap water. After 3 to 6 months’ usage, the micro holes of sponge is gradually clogged by the tiny debris, the beneficial bacteria won’t have as much living space as before. That’s when the sponge filter starts to lose its efficiency. So it is also recommended to replace the sponge once every three to six month or when the sponge gets worn out.