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Marineland sponge as a prefilter/update on my Eustralis Stellata

> Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2002 14:13:28 -0800
> From: Thomas Barr <tcbiii at earthlink_net>
> Subject: Re: prefilters for cansiters
> >
> > Also handy and somewhat economical, although not necessarily as
> > attractive, are the filter "sponge" socks that Marineland makes for
> > it's Reverse Undergravel Filters and Biowheels.  They cost about $3 or
> > $4 each and are coarse enough not to load up too quickly.  With a few
> > snips you can stretch them over just about any intake tube.  Other
> > brands of socks can also be used.
> >
> > Scott H.
> These are great for anyone using a Marineland filter(or other filters). It
> will reduce filter cleanings down to once every 6 months or so. I rinse
> sponge about monthly to 6 weeks.
> Regards,
> Tom Barr

You can see a picture of my setup using the Marineland sponge here:
I've been using them for years for this purpose.

while your at it if anyone's interested here is a picture taken exactly 4
weeks after the picture above. Check out the growth of my Eustralis Stellata
(Pictures are about 200K each)
Now I need suggestions as to how to prune these monsters!
From chilly NW CT
Bob Buettner,
Jobless in Connecticut and looking......