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Old 01-17-2012, 12:21 PM   #1
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Look at it right in the middle of the pic and there's 3 in the top right corner. I found them in my filter. They look like bugs!!!! What are they and are they harmful????
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:29 PM   #2
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Amphipods. They are good scavengers and safe for your system. They are crustaceans.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:58 PM   #3
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I have a lot on my filters also. Is their any way to stop them from getting in the filters? I have a 150 gallon tank and very porous rock. I take them off the filters at night. Turn off all my pumps and add them back. Most of the seem to end up back on the filters again because I look at night and I don't see that many in my tank.
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If they are getting in your filters, there are many of them. I used to peel them off of my filter socks too before washing them. I ended up not using filter socks any more.
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Yes I am getting tired of pulling them off. But I am wondering if they are multiplying or just the same ones falling drown the overflow. The reason I say this is at night I shine a flashlight in my tank and I don't see many at all but I can pull 150 plus off of my filter socks.
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