The use of an Aquarium or even Pond Sponge Filter is a proven and yet economical way to maintain effective aerobic biological filtration.

A Sponge Filter IS PROVEN useful for these applications:
*Main Filter, *Secondary Filter, *Pre-filter, *Sump or Central Filter System in Fresh or Marine Aquariums (the Hydro Pond Sponge works great for this), *Hospital Filter, *Bowl or Small Tank Filter.
(For more please read the posts below)

For a full article about how "The Best" Sponge Filters work, please visit this site:
"Sponge Filtration; How Sponge Filters work in Aquariums and Ponds"

This article is a MUST read as these filters Surpass most other filters in aerobic Bio Filtration; HydroPond & HydroSponge #5 PRO Sponge Filters even surpass many over hyped Canister Filters (only Fluidized Bed Filters out perform Sponge Filters for aerobic bio filtration)!
Please Scroll down for "Sponge Filter Article" posts/articles which follow this header section

To purchase the best in Sponge Filters at the lowest total prices
(when shipping is factored in):
Sponge Filters

Premium Patented ATI Hydro Sponge Filters, with links to ATI Filter Max Sponge Pre-Filters, Aquarium Filter Kits & Hydro Pond Filters

How to Connect Filter Max to Aquarium Filter Intake


Sponge Filters such as the patented design AAP Filter Max that use high performance sponge material make excellent pre-filters that fit most HOB Aquarium Power Filters as well as power-heads and internal water pumps (such as the Rio line).
These can keep your bio filter running when changing cartridges and add to your current bio filtration all the while keeping fry from being sucked into the intake

HOWEVER, sometimes, even with the many adapters included, it may be difficult for some to fit these onto their filters.
This is the point of this brief article is to show several different options (and far from a finite number of options too) as to how to adapter the AAP Filter Max to your aquarium filter intake tube.
As the reader will note, many suggestions recommend Teflon Tape for a tighter fit (which most persons have on hand or is readily available). One picture shows the use of 3/4" ID flexible tubing which is not included, otherwise everything else is included.

ATI Filter Max connection examples to aquarium filter intakes

Please click on the picture to enlarge for a better view

Please note that there are UNAUTHORIZED sellers of this aquarium pre-filter such as over at Amazon. These sellers are 2nd hand sellers, so chances of damaged products is a real possibility.
With authorized sellers such as American Aquarium Products, damage is less than 1 out of 250 filters and is quickly taken care of by their excellent customer service that is monitored on weekends and evenings too.
So be wary of less than accurate Amazon Reviews as to broken parts for this second to none aquarium pre-filter

AAP Filter Max Aquarium Pre-Filters

Other resource:
Rio Plus Pumps from AAP

Recommended Reading for serious aquarium keepers:
*Sponge Filtration; Use & more
*Freshwater Aquarium Basics
*Buying Aquarium Products via Amazon
*Why to not purchase aquarium products from Amazon
*Amazon Reviews For aquarium products

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