Redesigned aquarium sponge filters for improved bio-filtration
Use reticulated foam filter with higher flow rate powerheads
Beneficial bacteria colonize sponge filter for waste breakdown
Reticulated foam sponge filters enhance aquarium biological filtration. Hydro-Sponge Pro Filters are upgraded to double the efficiency of the popular ATI Hydro-Sponge Filter. Versatile reticulated foam sponge filters handle higher flow rates without clogging, making it the ideal choice for use with aquarium powerheads. Durable reticulated foam is longer-lasting and is easier and faster to clean to ensure reliable performance.
Hydro-Sponge Pro Filters provide both mechanical and biological filtration. Raised filter sponge maximizes surface area exposure to optimize bacterial colonization and efficient breakdown of toxic ammonia and other nitrogenous waste. Weighted base allows for easy placement while preventing drifting. Use with an air pump or attach a powerhead to the included one inch diameter lift tube to suit your filtration needs. Modular design allows for stacking of multiple units to increase filtering capacity.
Please click on "More Information" for instructions.
Rinse and squeeze sponge under water.
Add extension to base if additional height is desired.
Attach bottom strainer to base.
Insert top strainer into sponge and connect to bottom strainer.
Snap "Bull's Eye" fitting onto strainer.
Thread standard airline tubing through the lift tube and connect to "Bull's Eye" fitting.
Attach lift tube to "Bull's Eye" fitting.
Hydro-Sponge Filters can be driven by an air pump and airstone or by a powerhead.
To use with an air pump and airstone: Connect airstone to the bottom of the "Bull's Eye" fitting and then connect the "Bull's Eye" fitting to the top of the strainer. If necessary, cut a piece of standard airline tubing to attach the airstone onto the "Bull's Eye" fitting.
To use with a power head: Attach powerhead to the one inch diameter lift tube.
Rinse the sponge with cool running water weekly. Do NOT use hot or very cold water as this will destroy the bacteria which colonize the sponge.
Do NOT use soap or detergent when rinsing the sponge.
Don't take the quality of your tap water for granted. If you draw your water from a well, nature may not be providing you the perfect balance. If you are using tap water from your municipal department, it likely includes minerals and additives.
Algae are prolific and opportunistic organisms that take advantage of aquarium systems that are out of balance. Water quality issues create ideal conditions for algae. This article explains how proper water quality helps control algae.
Which aquarium filter is right for you? Today's aquarium fillters include undergravel filters, power filters, canister filters, wet/dry filters, and internal filters. Read more to make the smart aquarium filter choice.
Explore enhanced stocking options with brighter more powerful
3W LEDs. JBJ 28 Gallon Nano Cube Professional LED Aquarium employs brilliant, high intensity LEDs (light emitting diodes) to expand the Nano Cube experience. Innovative LED illumination system boasts increased PAR ...