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Elite Sponge Filter

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  • Single filter; Air-driven system purifies water
  • Biologically transforms harmful wastes into harmless substances
  • Suction cup foam filter stays on aquarium sides
  • Gentle cleaning power
  • Safe for fry and small fish
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Product Details

Size: Single
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 5 x 11.5 inches ; 1.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0002AQGZQ
  • Item model number: A900
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,102 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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Product Description

Size: Single

The Elite Single Sponge Filter is an air-driven filter that efficiently oxygenates and filters aquarium water. Both biological and mechanical filtration are accomplished by the foam filter that traps floating debris and biologically cleanses aquarium water. To maintain effective biological filtration it is recommended to rinse the foam filters in water taken from the aquarium and to alternately replace them when necessary. Oxygenation of aquarium water is best achieved by locating the vertically adjustable outlet at the water's surface. The Elite Single Sponge Filter is a compact internal filter system that can be conveniently positioned in a variety of locations within the aquarium and is completely safe for even the smallest baby fish.


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Customer Reviews

Very impressed at how well the sponges work and very ease to clean.
Amazon Customer
After a while I personally just think it becomes "white noise" which is kind of a good thing in my 2 year old son's room.
GwenClark
This is a nice sponge filter that allows for excellent growth of the beneficial bacteria.
Nora

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By John B. Goode TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 24, 2012
Size Name: Double Verified Purchase
This is a great bio and mechanical filter for the small tank. You just attach this to your air pump and stick it to the side and you'll get aeration, mechanical and biofiltration. And the suction is strong too, I could literally see debris get sucked into the foam filters.

The only drawback is the noise, it's the noise of air and water exiting the top tube. It's noisy whether you put the outlet above or below the water; it's a little quieter above the water, but still noisy. It's a design flaw to leave an outlet just like that. But if you have a loud environment maybe it won't bother you that much.

I'm planning to put stick a diffuser of some sort on it, it can be as simple as 1/2" tubing with a lot of little holes drilled in it and they should have designed something just like that.

But apart from that it's pretty good, works well and is inexpensive!

Update: I've now stuck a DIY moving bed filter to the outlet end and I'm happy with the noise level now. Overall, I'm extremely happy with this product and the price.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Rev. Weavil on April 15, 2012
Size Name: Single Verified Purchase
This is a great little sponge filter; I'm using mine in a little 5 gallon and it works great. It does take up about 1/3, maybe 1/4 of the tank, I see this filter more suited to a 10 gallon +. I bought this filter for my fry tank and it has done a great job, I've actually just ordered another one as supplemental filtration for another tank and would definitely recommend it if you need a basic sponge filter.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By jhesse23 on October 30, 2012
Size Name: Double Verified Purchase
I love the old school affect of just hearing this thing bubble no matter how much it actually cleans. Put this filter in with a couple reverse-flow powerheads and an FX5 just for kicks and giggles.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By sinophile on January 10, 2012
Size Name: Single Verified Purchase
I bought several of these to add to tanks where I was having tank-cycling issues (due to lack of a stable bio-media in my HOB filters, I believe). After much research, it seems that many fish enthusiasts insist on added sponge filters for stability. There were actually not many brands that I could find, nor recommendations. I decided to try these in combination with my HOB filters and I am glad I did... I now have no more cycling issues in any tank that has one of these. These are suitable for 10-gallons and up (I do not think that they would fit in a rectangular 5-gallon)... though I would get the double sponge filter for overstocked tanks. As for maintenance, I only have to squeeze out the organic matter from the sponge once a month in the bucket with the siphoned water from the tank during a regular cleaning. I would guess that the sponges will need to be changed at least once a year as they are already much softer than when they were installed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By basha on February 14, 2013
Size Name: Single Verified Purchase
I was skeptical about sponge filters but this one has been keeping my water in great shape. This filter works great for this tank because Apistogrammas do no like flow.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Sayer on December 12, 2012
Size Name: Double Verified Purchase
I'm using the double sponge filter for my 20gal tank to supplement my HOB power filter. This is my first sponge filter so the following things I say may be naive or incorrect, however I expected the sponges to pick up more stuff in my goldfish tank. I squeeze out the sponges every week with my water change. my HOB filter is always super dirty, but the sponges don't seem to have much dirt in them, so I'm now cleaning them every other week.

My main gripe, and the reason for the 3 stars, is this thing is LOUD. there is an adjustable upside down L shaped tube that the instructions say to keep half submerged for best results. Due to the construction of the tube, the air creates an annoying whistling sound, whether I keep it half submerged, fully submerged, or out of the water completely. So i'm just not using the tube at all and letting the bubbles come straight up out of the core tube of the filter.

Looking back (and forward) I would probably go with the hydro sponge filters
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By fred on December 21, 2011
Size Name: Single Verified Purchase
This sponge filter is easy to set up. It is inexpensive and does a good job in my angelfisah fry raising tanks.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By bill on May 2, 2012
Size Name: Double Verified Purchase
Works great and is actually bigger then I thought it wud be!

It can extend in heigth by pulling on the tube. I have this in a 20 gallon aquarium but it would easily fit my 55 gallon. The sponge is nice size in the picture it looks quite small but is not.

Also I purchased the double because its the same exact thing as the single one but comes with 2 sponges and a T fitting. If you just want to use one filter at a time like I do then you dont use the T fitting and you have a replacement already cheaper then you can buy one later.
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