OK do not make fun of my picture
OK so i was hoping to figure out if i could just make my own sponge filter rather than buy one just because it would be cheaper, and because i can't find the actual filters so i would have to buy them offline
aquarium filter sponge
weights to hold sponge down in tank
if i was to insert airline into a sponge with multiple holes up the line so air would escape from multiple points, would this be the basic way to make a sponge filter? I could be way off. Has anyone ever made one?
or using a better DIY website
just i would be on a smaller scale
this would be for keeping the betta fry but at the same time providing another food source.
Im not sure on the exact workings of a sponge filter, but i believe..
1. water flows through sponge
2. air flows through sponge
3. bacteria colonies form, and break down wastes
3. also provide micro live food supply
im not sure if i have water flow with this design. since the air line is inside the sponge and air is pushing water would that be sucking in new water too? is it necessary to have a powerhead?
haha any tips/ideas, please share them
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http://livebearers.org/modules/newbb...hp?topic_id=78 another site
i might have not included the exhaust tube thing, so i would have to add that too