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Ista Hydro Bio Sponge Filter

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ISTA Bio Sponge

Simple, Efficient and Economical
The quality bio-sponge assures greater working life and its dense porous foam tissue forms large and ideal surface area for bacteria colonization and filtration.

  • Easy to install, simple to maintain and low cost
  • Driven by air to increase oxygen solubility.
  • For raising fry, to breed, or keep delicate species


Manufacturer Info

Ista
It has been more than 20 years since Tzong Yang Aquarium Co. was founded as a tropical fish breeder. After 20 years, they are no longer a breeder of tropical fishes, their dedication in accessories development has transformed them to be a manufacturer of many quality aquarium accessories that you know as Ista planted aquarium products.

These 20 years of experience in the aquarium field enables them to understand the specific demands of the hobbyist. Based on this understanding, the talented design team is able to develop products which are unique, professional and fit into the market trend. Innovation and quality assurance is the spirit Ista is proud of and because of this, their business partners in different countries can always stay one step ahead from others in the market of competition.

13 Reviews

REGINALD SHAFFER from PLEASANTON, CA UNITED STATES

07/17/2015

Experience Level: Expert

Great product

Have a 10 gallon grow out tank full of 5 week old baby Gold Bar Maroon Clown fish. Needed some sort of filter to clean up the water without sucking up my baby's. This filter did the trick. Had the tank clear in less than 1/2 hr. Now all the crap is on the filter and not floating around in my water column. Love it. Very reasonable price too.

3 out of 3 found this review helpful

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JOSEPH BETZLER from

07/16/2015

Experience Level: Expert

Bio Sponge

I use these type of filters in my quarantine tanks. This worked great for that purpose. The design is better than what I have had in the past and would recommend these to others.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful

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AMANDA BRODEUR OROZCO from BRANDON, FL UNITED STATES

01/03/2015

Experience Level: Beginner

Awesome Filter

This filter is very small and discreet, perfect for my 5 gallon betta tank. It has great bio-mechanical filtration power too. I will definatley be using these for any future tanks I get.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful

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CHANTAL SYC from SPRINGTOWN, TX UNITED STATES

09/13/2014

Experience Level: Expert

Filter Sponge Attachement

It is a great product. Inexpensive but a disclaimer should be put on there. That this is not a complete filter system, this is an attachment for a fiter system to protect fry.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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DIMITRI KLIMENKO from FAIRFAX, VA UNITED STATES

01/16/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

LOVE this filter

My wife calls this small filter, "cute", ...I think it's indispensable. It's hard to find a reliable filter that can handle a small talk (grow-out tank) without killing the fry or other inhabitants with too high a flow. This little bio-sponge is not only properly suited for flow considerations, but the filter material is perfectly sized for fry or baby shrimp. Almost every other brand uses sponge material with larger pores. For aquariums 2-5 gallons, give this a try.

4 out of 4 found this review helpful

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DUNG HO from Charlotte, NC UNITED STATES

10/04/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

Get the job done

Use this sponge filter in my 10g angle fish breeding tank, work quite well.

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AMERICO RODRIGUEZ from GLENDALE, NY UNITED STATES

06/13/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

Works great.

You will not find it cheaper any where else. Perfect in helping to keep tank crystal clear & your bioload steady. The bubbles come out at the right size not breaking up the surface. Quite & reliable. You will find fish & your tank cleaners feasting on the sponge. Getting at the debri stuck on to the sponge helping you from cleaning it sooner then you needed.

5 out of 5 found this review helpful

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EDWARD CLEAVER from KOKOMO, IN UNITED STATES

03/21/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

Bubbles not finely diffused

I love the size of this filter for my 5 gallon planted shrimp tank. However, the bubbles are not finely diffused which disturbs the water's surface and probably doesn't oxygenate the tank as well either. I took this apart to see if I could put a diffuser stone inside the assembly and this did not seem possible without significantly altering and possible ruining the plastic pieces which hold the sponge in place. If this item had better oxygen diffusion I think it would deserve a 5 star rating!

2 out of 5 found this review helpful

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FRANK BETANCOURT from NORCROSS, GA UNITED STATES

01/09/2012

Experience Level: Expert

inefective

The air lift tubing is to short, making the draw through the sponge innefective. The built in air difuser does not break the pump air into small bubbles creating large bubbles and making it rather noisy.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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RICHARD BOWDEN from RENO, NV UNITED STATES

10/13/2011

Experience Level: Intermediate

so far so good

I bought this for my hospital tank, very easy to set up and works great.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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