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Elite Sponge Filter

4.1 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews
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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 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.

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)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0002AQGZQ
  • Item model number: A900
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #94,632 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)

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Size: 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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Size: 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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Size: Double Verified Purchase
While these filters work, they have a fatal design flaw: the hole where air enters the main vertical tube is blocked by the "T" connector at the base and causes the air to flow irregularly and noisily. I used a knife to carve a hole in the connector to allow the air to get in directly. I switched all 12 of these filters to a different brand that does not have this design issue.

Two stars because they do actually work, just not efficiently or quietly.
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Size: Double Verified Purchase
I ordered this when my platies presented me with many unexpected and unwanted fry. Couldn't kill them so I had to do something to keep the water parameters under control with an over stocked tank. It seems to have done an excellent job so far the normal toxins that the fish deposit in the tank are well with the safe limits.

Even better it a lot cheaper than any other filter type that could do the job.
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Size: 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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Size: Double Verified Purchase
This is a nice sponge filter that allows for excellent growth of the beneficial bacteria. It has a nice stream of bubbles that isn't too much for my female bettas. Unfortunately, the filter doesn't stay in the two suction cups - it pops out. I am going to have to use some silicone to put it back together. Otherwise, a nice affordable product.
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Size: Single Verified Purchase
I recently put together a low tech 10 gallon planted tank. Not wanting to go with a HOB or cannister filter this was the perfect fit for the 10 gallon. Like others have said, it does get pretty loud. I added about 6 inches of clear tubing bought from a local hard ware store. With the end of the tube about 3 inches below the water line this elite sponge filter is 90% silent. I also added an adjustable valve on the airline so I can control the amount of "flow" on this filter. All in all, would buy again.
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By SevyJane on February 4, 2014
Size: Double Verified Purchase
This sponge filter is very well made. It is quite larger than I expected which made it a bit cluttered in my 20gallon. If you have a larger tank, I would definitely recommending purchasing this. I was able to conceal it a bit with larger plants, but it was still clunky.
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