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Marina box / HOB filter


Dendrobatez
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So I bought a few marina boxes the other day and was putting them on the tanks when FedEx decides to deliver the sponge filters I ordered. So I'm assembling both and realise they fit together. I looked online but it doesn't look like other people put them together, they just throw a cut sponge on the intake. It doesn't impede waterflow and it only takes 1 air line now instead of 2, also if you use one of the chambers and throw some media in it you've effectively made an air driven HOB filter.

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Now to try and make them quieter..

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Back to the marina boxes. Can anyone tell me how deep they sit off of the tank? I have about 5.5 inches between the back of the tank and the wall. Will the large marina box squeeze in? Its hard to get a good feel for the exact dimensions from amazon. Thank you.

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