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AquaTop CAF Sponge Filter

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The AQUATOP CAF-10 is a simple, classic and economical sponge filter for beginner and advanced aquarists alike. The specially developed foam materials of each CAF sponge filter supports the colonization of bacteria, allowing for mechanical and biological filtration. The process breaks down harmful ammonia and nitrite material resulting in a cleaner living environment for your fish.

Features: May be used as stand-alone filter; Fits most external or top filters; May be used as a pre-filtration unit
Includes: Sponge and Weighted Base

Intended Pet(s): Fish
Material(s): Plastic, Sponge
Color: Black
Product Dimensions: 2 in L x 3.5 in W x 2 in H

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AquaTop CAF Sponge Filter is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Floats a little I like this sponge filter, I use it for a betta and a shrimp in a tank because a hang on filter wont fit with the lid on top of the tank. As far as cleanliness goes its ok, but I still do frequent partial water changes to keep the tank clean. My biggest problem with this is it partially floats. It can be close to the bottom but will not sit on it, and no gravel, decor, or the rocks in its bottom compartment dont keep it down comfortably, so it sits on an angle. My betta is not terribly happy with the bubble current, but he tolerates it so far, so I say this will work with a betta.
Date published: 2018-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Effective! I put this in my Guppy Fry and shrimp tank. It works perfectly. It is just somewhat a challenge to keep it down on the substrate, and avoid it from floating. But other than that, I would definitely recommend using it!
Date published: 2018-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clears water Awesome clears water Quiet can use with regular air pump
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty good. Product works well. Better off with the filter that hangs on the back of the tank. Best for breeding shrimp, or any species that you don't want sucked into a powerful filter.
Date published: 2018-05-26
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I have a 40 gallon breeder tank with an axolotl. Would this be a good choice? Also I use fine sand as my substrate, is that compatible?

Asked by: DarbyDoll206
How deep is the water in your axolotl tank? It produces a low-flow movement in the water and does not pull sand in to the sponge, based on my experience with sand substrate. Make sure the sponge is fully submerged if your tank water is not totally filled. My feeling is it should help with filtering food waste as well as axolotl waste, and will contain beneficial bacteria built up over time so there's a couple different types of filtration it can offer. The flow can be adjusted with an in-line coupler on a length of air line tubing as well.
Answered by: tina417
Date published: 2019-02-25

Where does the filter attach to a powerhead

Asked by: Ken111
It attaches to an air pump via a length of air line. It works independently of a powerhead or hang on back filter. It sucks water through the sponge since the air bubbles from the air line create a natural suction. Debris and waste are pulled through the sponge and air bubbles leave through the top.
Answered by: tina417
Date published: 2019-02-25

Can I have a 25 gallon spong filter in a 29 gallon tank and the filter work efficiently 

Asked by: Rileytherhino90
Yes, that would work with weekly water changes.
Answered by: cattlecouch
Date published: 2019-02-25

im getting a turtle, should i get 2? and are these good? and what is the best filter?

Asked by: nate75
Sorry this is answered late, but for turtles I would recommend using a much stronger filter due to the amount of waste turtles produce. Like a canister filter or a powerful hang-on-back filter.
Answered by: cattlecouch
Date published: 2019-02-25

Do you need to have anything else to use this product, or is everything included?

Asked by: StrangerPets
You will need air line tubing, and an air pump that is compatible with your tank size.
Answered by: Lil Shira
Date published: 2019-02-26

Will this fit on an intake tube for my hanging filter?

Asked by: Chevy1walker
It's not designed that way. You would have to take it apart, and jot be using that actual filter, just the sponge. Cheaper to just get the round sponges designed for that.
Answered by: Tyrsdottir
Date published: 2019-02-25

Which air pump do you recommend

Asked by: KEITH 1w3
The correct one for your size tank.
Answered by: Tyrsdottir
Date published: 2019-02-25

I have a 60 gall, 55 gall, and a 37 gallon tanks. All using HOB Filters.  Would it be a benefit to buy the Sponge Filter for the 180 gallon tank to use in these tanks or would they be to big...

Asked by: Murlee
For filtering, no. Overfiltwring just means not having to do maintenance as often. So the only question is if you want one that big in your tank. If you click on the 180gal size and scroll to the description, it gives you the dimensions.
Answered by: Tyrsdottir
Date published: 2019-02-25
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