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Sponge Filters

Discussion in 'Aquarium Equipment & Decor' started by WhiteGloveAquatics, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. WhiteGloveAquatics

    WhiteGloveAquatics Thread Starter New Member

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    Does anyone know if there is a CFM rating on sponge filters? mainly the hydor model 4.
    Building a discus breeding room in my basement and need to power a minimum of 6 hydor 4's possibly 8 at the least. I plan on using a PVC DIY air log manifold but am unsure if I can overpower the sponges or not with a larger luft pump.

    Thank you.
     
  2. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    I personally couldn't see it hurting (over aerating them)...if that's even possible being it's a sponge?
    the worst case I'd tink would be trouble getting it to stay on the bottom from the increased aeration.

    I have the small one in the 20L powered by a whisper 30-60 at full blast (know that info isn't helping, but just saying).
    And NO I couldn't personally find the info you were looking for, but can do ya one better by giving you their contact information.

    Hydor
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  3. WhiteGloveAquatics

    WhiteGloveAquatics Thread Starter New Member

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    I shot em off an email yesterday afternoon and aint heard back yet so we'll see what they say.

    I just know if too much air is going to them and they plug up or a kink in the line happens you best be having a pressure relief valve on the air manifold or else its a mess.
     
  4. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    maybe give 'em a ring...specially if your in a rush to get everything up and running.
     
  5. Jeff W

    Jeff W New Member

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    I just ran a bleeder valve off the end of my manifold. It took care of having to much air. Then i just started buying more tanks to use up the extra air. Well thats what i told my wife. Then I switched over to a AP - 60 pond pump and I am running 52 sponges with a little air to spare.