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Old 03-04-2013, 08:38 AM   #1
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snails getting stuck in powerhead

is there any trick to prevent snails from getting stuck in the in take side of a power head? My powerhead is just opened at the bottom and it had got two of my snails. After the first one i tryed to move it so it was futher away from glass but the next one found its way there. Any suggestions?
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Open at the bottom? What sort of power head?
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I have a filter over the intake to my powerhead.
Amazon.com: AquaClear Quick Filter Powerhead Attachment (fits all sizes AquaClear Powerheads): Pet Supplies

I also keep one over my HOB filter intakes. I had one come off and I didn't realize it until I saw my Apple Snail stuck to the intake.
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It lookes like it could of had some kind of filter cap but when i bought it with the tank on cl it was not there. Is there something i can wire tie on it that will not hinder the flow through the powerhead and also prevent the suction from sucking snails to it.
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Aqua Clear Power Head

That looks to be it. It only comes with a little snout on the end. No prefilter. You may want to invest in something better suited for your tank, like one of the newer designs that are completely surrounded by caging, like the Koralias, aqueons, Sicce, Tunze....
I would use that one for stirring my water change water.
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Aqua Clear Power Head

That looks to be it. It only comes with a little snout on the end. No prefilter. You may want to invest in something better suited for your tank, like one of the newer designs that are completely surrounded by caging, like the Koralias, aqueons, Sicce, Tunze....
I would use that one for stirring my water change water.
I have the AquaClear and you can get the filter I linked to in my last post. It works fine.
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