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Old 07-16-2005, 03:59 PM   #1
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Preventing fish from being sucked up in filter media.

I have a 20 gallon tank with a hagen aquaclear sponge filter, but I don't want my fish to get sucked up in the filter what can I do to prevent that with out clogging my filter?

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What kind of fish do you have? Most fish shouldn't have a problem. If you have very tiny fish that you are worried about you could cover the intake tube with pantyhose and that should help.
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I have neons, platies, a dwarf gourami, guppies and otos. I have had experience with these types of fish getting sucked up so I am trying to avoid that.
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Try finding a pre-fliter sponge that the sell for mag model 2-5 pumps.. they fit on some of the aquaclear intakes.. if its smaller then that look for the prefilter sponges for reverse flow power head applications to put on your intake..
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i use poylester and cutt a peice asnd put it over the end
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Cross-stitch mesh....buy a 12"x 12" sheet from Wal-Mart for $0.40 and wrap a piece around the intake and secure it with silicone or all-plastic zip-ties....works a charm.
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