Large Intake Sponge
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The Intake sponges that you have on your site, are they sealed at the bottom or have sponge over the bottom of the sponge? I am interested in the small and large ones.
Both the mini and the large intakes have sealed bottoms. It is only the medium that has a hole all the way through.
I'm interested in buying this just have a question is this going to be big enough for a Emperor 400?
If you remove the strainer part from the intake tube it will fit. It stretches the round hole a bit, it is best if you create a better seal by putting a piece of vinyl tubing around the intake so the sponge can mate with it better.
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Had to remove sponge's. My water readings went crazy in my saltwalter tanks. My cichlid tank had a die off of 6 fish before I removed the sponges. I had no issues till I used the sponges. I honestly don't know why. I thought they were a great idea. But with issues in saltwater and freshwater tanks its hard to say it wasn't a be sponges. Sorry Cory I wanted them to work.
Great product, bought two, one for each of my canister filters. They work great and keep the little stuff out. Love that it is only open on one end.
I took Cory suggestion on "Hot Rodding" my current filter by adding this and changing the media inside, working great.
I have this sponge on the intake pipe of a Fluval 70 in my 20gallon tank. It works great but needed to be modified a little bit to fit correctly in my small tank. Also, the opening in the sponge is a little too wide for the Fluval 70 intake tube so it slides off if it is not pressed up against the glass of the tank. For those two reasons I am subtracting a star but the sponge otherwise is great and has been catching all the waste in my tank before it reaches my HOB filter. It also works greats to hide your intake tube if you have black wallpaper in your tank.
sponge works great as advertised and was even shipped out the very same day. thank you cory!
Ordered both the medium and large. The large I haven't used yet but the medium on the intake job filter for 10 gallon . I was fascinated at much more filtration flow instantly the filter was "hot rod fed" hooray crystal clear water Wasaaa .
Love these! They make the filter clean up easier, provides more area for beneficial bacteria to grow and my shrimp love them to death
Sponge fit perfect on my intake.
had already ordered two of these after i seen how good they worked ordered two more
These intake filters are really a no brainer. Prefiltering debris is just one of several obvious benefits. Preventing fry and small fish from getting sucked up is another. The real benefit comes with adding biological surface area is the real bonus. Can you ever have enough? The small price charged saves you that and then some in the first year. Thanks Corey for pointing all this out on YouTube and offering this product. Count me as a happy customer.
used it for a canister filter. thanks.
Great add on for an Aquaclear filter. Fits the intake perfectly. Recommend this for anyone looking to improve filtration.
Very nice intake sponge. Best part about them, no hole in the bottom, and will make filter maintanence easier
Have this on the intake on my Hyder 350 canister filter on a 60gal tank and I love it! Need to get the small one for my power head!! Thank you Co-op!!
I use these sponges on the intakes of my two Aquaclear 110 filters which sit on the back of my 75 gallon tank. These filters work fine but the intakes will suck in small fish and when using a screen the screen will hinder water flow and clog easily. I hadn't realized how powerful these filters are until I used these intake sponges. I had already improved these filters by using 4 inch square # 30 Poret sponges but the crystal clear water because of the increased water flow because of these sponges was surprising. I give these filters 5 stars.
Bought 3 of them and plan on buying more there excellent! My previous ones always got clogged and slowed up my water flow on my hob filters, these do not! I definitely recommend.
My Marineland 350 had a big strainer that suctioned lots of food and fish waste in and collected on the filter. This new large prefilter fits on the intake easily, (I took the strainer off and it fits the downspout perfectly) and it works as if designed for it. Also, I feel better about the set up. I am buying more for all my tanks and filters. They are incredible. Cory has taught me so much on his videos, I feel like a genius when friends ask me stuff at work but I am just parroting when Cory teaches.
Excellent sponge, just wish the opening was a bit smaller.
3 weeks ago I installed large intake filters on my Emperor 400 filters and they work great. The filter pads and internal sponge I use look like they are still new after 3 weeks, the in intake pre-filters catch the particulate matter and if food gets sucked into the sponges the fish will pick at it and eat it.
I bought these for my Aquaclear 70 HOB filters. The inside diameter of the filter sponge was too large and it just fell off the tube when put in the tank. At first I used a rubber band to secure. Then since I had been using a Fluval inlet sponge, I cut a sleeve to fit over the inlet tube and fill the gap so the large sponge stays on. Now they work great. I bought these because the Fluval inlet sponges plugged up very quickly and reduced flow. I think these large sponges will work great!
I upgraded all my Marineland's Emperor filters. clearer water and with this and sponge inserts I am able to increase the fish population in my tanks. Love it!
Great way to increase B.B.
Great price, awesome product, does exactly what it is suppose to do - maximize your water intake/ flow, the fish love it.
Not as intrusive in the tank as I would have thought and will love the added filtration.
It is a great idea and I'm glad We bought it. Great way to add filtration!
Great product, will be ordering more for all of my filter needs. Thanks
very nice product. there is no hole at the bottom, which is good.
I saw Cory's video on super charging your filter and decided to take his advice and bought the intake sponges for all 4 of my filters. Best decision I made! I was having cloudy issues with my 20 gallon and after I put the intake filter on it and did a water change, it has been clear! Yesterday I ordered the other sponges to put in my filters. Can't wait to get them! Just wished I would have waited to order them today so I could have gotten a pen! :( Lol! Thanks Cory for the GREAT videos on YouTube! They've helped me a lot!
I bought 4, 2 for canister, two for hand on back filters. Amazing product!!!! I heard Cory say on a video he has these made because he can't find them. I took the challenge. I looked everywhere! And I can always find the best bargin. No luck. So I then tried diy version.......that lasted 2 weeks. I love the size of these sponges, and they fit extremely well. I was amazed at what I saw colleted on them only after 24 hours. I have african cichlids, they create alotof waste. I'm sold!!!!!! Great job !
Awesome intake sponge, it is large and very coarse. Perfect on my A.C 110
Spent the dime and savin' time... Sponge is black and spongy. I have it in a planted tank with guppies where i don't separate fry. its a win win fry have one less thing to die from and feed on and i get to take more time in-between water changes. only downfall is it is quite large and takes some finesse to place it gently between plants w/o crushing them... spent the dime and savin' time
Ordered 2 of these and they work great on my 2 canister filters and will for sure be ordering more of these in the future. I'd also like to say that The aquarium Co-op youtube channel is one of my favorite channels and Cory does a really great job covering a lot of topics truthfully.
Very impressed with the fast shipping and great products will be ordering more from them.
a necessary product if you have aqua clear 110's
Works amazingly, and has saved my shrimp from getting killed via filter intake
I was pleasantly surprised when I saw that the intake pre-filter sponges are only open on one end. I was worried that a smaller fish and or plant matter would be sucked into the bottom of the sponge but Cory has the only intake sponge I've seen that only has one end open. Job well done Cory.
I ordered the 2 pre-filters Thursday and received them in the Saturday mail, less than 48 hours from Washington State to Pikesville, MD. I'll install them today, Sunday. Keep up the good work.
This is exactly what I needed to keep my Angel fish from brushing up against the intake tube and getting their fins sucked on to the intake. Now they can swim by with no worries!
These are AWESOME for a HOB or a canister intake. Isn't too small of holes to get clogged easily. Wish I had like a case of them!
This is on my Aqua Clear 70 and it works awesome. Keeps the fry (both fish and shrimp) in the tank, allows for more fry to live. Also, keeps plant matter from getting hung up in my HOB's impeller and causing problems or slow down of my HOB.
Flow rate of my Aqua Clear 70 is NOT affected at all. Allows another place for beneficial bacteria to grow on.
I will definitely buy this product again when I start up new tanks.
Bad ass wicked cool
and the sample no clog air stone is great will be ordering a few of those as well
It seems slightly large for my 30 gallon tank, but it nicely fits to intake of Aqueon quietflow 50 HOB, doesn't clogs up easily, doesn't affects flow rate of my filter and prevents fry to be sucked up
Just got them installed they came in good condition and looks like very good quality
Work as expected without reducing flow
I use it for my Fluval 306. Adds bacteria, debris filtering. I use the Fluval skimmer. A few large leaves can clog the small lower intake which causes to the skimmer to have a seizure. With the sponge filter this is no longer an issue. I'm also assuming that if we ever lost power the bacteria from the external sponge would help until the internal filter bacteria could regrow.
Great tough sponge, adds a prefilter and keeps plants and my baby fish out of the filter intake.
They work great, and they shipped them very fast.