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Topic: Micro aquarium sponge filter from Hotel Shampoo bottle !  (Read 4285 times)
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« on: March 18, 2014 12:29:28 AM »

 Iv got a few experimental tiny planted aquariums going I recently "reset" them both with full dirt substrate and tonight I added DIY micro filters. The 1.8 gal is a totally reconstructed tank . Its started as this poorly designed catastrophy http://www.comparestoreprices.co.uk/educational-toys/national-geographic-undersea-aquarium.asp

I removed the no longer functioning " periscope sub "  added a whisper HOB planted it riparium style and tonight the sponge filter ! only plant inhabitants " The bowl to the side has the same sponge filter and a few snails

 I added some carbon to the sponge

Hotel Shampoo , cut off bottom , poke several holes , insert air stone and sit inside sponge with a hole carved out but not thru . The air stone pushes air that creates a vacuum inside the bottle which pulls water and waste into the bottle and forces it thu the sponge where it is filtered thru the carbon tablets

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Thanks for looking and have a great day
 I hope this helps anyone out there with tiny aquariums or fish bowls . I previously thought fishbowls couldnt be filtered ( other than thru live plants ) a sponge filter gives an additional place for beneficial bacteria to grow and the more "bb" you have per water ratio the cleaner your water will stay and the healthier your fish will be .Especially in bowls where the gravel to water ratio is low it helps to have added surface area . ALONG with LIVE plants of course

Have a great day

 this is also a great way to recycle hotel shampoo bottles or any small bottle for bigger aquariums try a 20 oz pop bottle

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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2014 09:56:03 AM »

Very clever idea, thanks for sharing.

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